Here’s the breakdown by franchise of the 318 no-hitters over major-league professional baseball’s 130-plus year history. The page ranks the teams by no-hitters thrown and has links to view all of a particular team’s no-nos. The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers sit far ahead of all other teams, and as of April 9, 2021, all current franchises now have one.
No-hitters thrown by franchise
(a franchise’s other historical team names are in parentheses)
|26||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|(Brooklyn Atlantics/Brooklyn Grays/Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Brooklyn Grooms/Brooklyn Superbas/Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers/Brooklyn Robins/Brooklyn Dodgers)|
|20||Chicago White Sox|
|(Chicago White Stockings)|
|18||Boston Red Sox|
|17||San Francisco Giants|
|(New York Gothams/New York Giants)|
|(Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)|
|(Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts/Chicago Orphans)|
|(Houston Colt .45’s)|
|(Cleveland Indians/Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)|
|(Boston Red Caps/Boston Beaneaters/Boston Doves/Boston Rustlers/Boston Bees/Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)|
|(Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics)|
|12||New York Yankees|
|(New York Highlanders)|
|12||Los Angeles Angels|
|(California Angels/Anaheim Angels)|
|10||St. Louis Cardinals|
|(St. Louis Browns/St. Louis Perfectos)|
|(Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns)|
|4||Kansas City Royals|
|2||New York Mets|
|1||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays|
|(Tampa Bay Devil Rays)|
|1||San Diego Padres|
|4||Philadelphia Athletics (AA)|
|4||Louisville Eclipse/Colonels (NL, AA)|
|3||Baltimore Orioles (AA, NL)|
|2||St. Louis Browns/Brown Stockings (NL, AA)|
|2||Buffalo Bisons (NL)|
|2||Columbus Buckeyes (AA)|
|2||Providence Grays (NL)|
|1||Cleveland Blues (NL)|
|1||Cincinnati Outlaw Reds (UA)|
|1||Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales (FL)|
|1||Milwaukee Brewers (UA)|
|1||Kansas City Packers (FL)|
|1||Pittsburgh Rebels (FL)|
|1||Cleveland Spiders (AA, NL)|
|1||Worcester Ruby Legs (NL)|
|1||Brooklyn Tip-Tops (FL)|
|1||St. Louis Terriers (FL)|
|1||Kansas City Cowboys (AA)|
|1||Rochester Broncos (AA)|
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How many no-hitters, per team, have there been since 1964?
The list goes back pretty far, so I wanted to find out what a more recent list would say. Seems like the Angels have the most no hitters in a shorter period of time.
Not sure on that.
I think it would be the Astros!
Actually, the Houston Astros and the California/LA Angels both became Franchises in 1962.
Houston has 1 more than LA 12 to 11.
Interestingly, they would be tied if it was not for the Angels all time leader in no hitters (who is also the all time leader in No Hitters) in MLB history.
Nolan Ryan had 4 of his 7 No Hitters as an Angel. However, he also had one for the Astros giving them the nod by one!
The Angels got a one-year jump on the Astros joining the AL in 1961, so the Astros are averaging 0.211 no-hitters a year to the Angels’ 0.190. They’re both in the Top 5, though.
As of this writing, 305 no hitters throughout history is duly noted. Regarding the no hitters thrown by what are now defunct franchises, one such game was not included. In a National League game that was played at South Street Park in Indianapolis, Sam Weaver of the Milwaukee Grays was the winning pitcher in a game that Milwaukee prevailed, 2-1. One scorer credited John Clapp of the hometown, Indianapolis Blues with a single, but Weaver is generally recognized today with throwing a no hitter. “Generally recognized” – what does this mean? Are you aware of this game? If so, what is (are) your reason(s) for not including it in your most impressive, comprehensive list?
The 305 listed are the ones official recognized by Major League Baseball and Elias Sports. There have been several articles written about Weaver’s game noting the discrepancies of the box scores, but I don’t think MLB will ever revisit it. Vic Willis and Ben Sanders are on the official list but perhaps shouldn’t be.
In my recent reply, I did not mention the date of the Sam Weaver game, Milwaukee Grays at Indianapolis Blues. It was May 9, 1878.
One more question regarding the Weaver game, I have never seen a Vintage Base Ball Association game. Perhaps this may answer this inquiry. Until Bill Doak, patented his web glove, it must have been tough, especially outfielders to nab some of the balls hit their way. Back in 1878, did some (any) of them wear some type of glove? Or did they gut it out, Bid McPhee style? Also, how hard or soft was the ball itself? The game played then was quite different than our current scenarios. Weaver was pitching from 45 feet and had to be pitching underhand. In any event, Weaver must have pitched a splendid game. In trying to picture the environment back in 1878, just surmising of course, I can visualize the John Clapp at bat to have a been a ball that may have been difficult to handle under the circumstances and he therefore should probably be credited with a hit.
Not sure of exactly when more players wore gloves than not. By the 1890s, they were the norm.
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