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Sport The most recent no-hitter for all 30 MLB teams

17:06  06 may  2021
17:06  06 may  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The first five weeks of the 2021 MLB season have been filled with pitching drama. Three hurlers (or four, depending on what you think of MLB rules) have already thrown no-hitters, and all of them were one baserunner away from being perfect.

Orioles left-hander John Means threw the third official no-no in a little more than a month when he zipped the Mariners 6-0 on May 5 in Seattle. The only baserunner he allowed was on a wild pitch following a strikeout of Sam Haggerty.

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon and Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove threw nine-inning no-hitters in April. Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-no in Game 2 of a doubleheader that month, but MLB only recognizes nine-inning no-hitters.

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There have been more than 215,000 games in MLB history but there have been just over 300 no-hitters thrown, meaning the members of the no-hit club are among some pretty elite company.

No-hitters come in all shapes and sizes, with no two no-nos looking the same. Below you can see every team's most recent no-hitter, every perfect game and more.

No-hitter vs. perfect game

A perfect game only occurs when the pitcher doesn't allow a single baserunner in the game, as in 27 batters up and 27 batters down. In a no-hitter baserunners are allowed, by walk, hit by pitch, error and so forth. Every perfect game is a no-hitter, but not every no-hitter is a perfect game.

Postseason no-hitters

In baseball history, there have only been two no-hitters thrown in the postseason.

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The first was Don Larsen's perfect game for the Yankees against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series.

The late, great Hall of Famer Roy Halladay joined Larsen as the second man to throw a no-hitter in the postseason when he no-hit the Cincinnati Reds for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 NLDS.

Most recent no-hitters

Team Pitcher Date Opponent
Arizona Diamondbacks Edwin Jackson June 25, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays
Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker April 8, 1994 Los Angeles Dodgers
Baltimore Orioles John Means May 5, 2021 Seattle Mariners
Boston Red Sox Jon Lester May 19, 2008 Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs Alec Mills Sept. 13, 2020 Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago White Sox Carlos Rodon April 14, 2021 Cleveland
Cincinnati Reds Homer Bailey July 3, 2013 San Francisco Giants
Cleveland Indians Len Barker May 15, 1981 Toronto Blue Jays
Colorado Rockies Ubaldo Jimenez April 17, 2010 Atlanta Braves
Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander May 7, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays
Houston Astros Justin Verlander Sept. 1, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals Brett Saberhagen Aug. 26, 1991 Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels

Combined: Taylor Cole (2 IP)

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Félix Peña (7 IP)

July 12, 2019 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers

Combined: Walker Buehler (6 IP)

Tony Cingrani (1 IP)

Yimi Garcia (1 IP)

Adam Liberator (1 IP)

May 4, 2018 San Diego Padres
Miami Marlins Edinson Volquez June 3, 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks
Milwaukee Brewers Juan Nieves April 15, 1987 Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins Francisco Liriano May 3, 2011 Chicago White Sox
New York Mets Johan Santana June 1, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees David Cone July 18, 1999 Montreal Expos
Oakland Athletics Mike Fiers May 7, 2019 Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels July 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates

Combined: Francisco Cordova (9 IP)

Ricardo Rincón (1 IP)

July 12, 1997 Houston Astros
San Diego Padres Joe Musgrove April 9, 2021 Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants Chris Heston June 9, 2015 New York Mets
Seattle Mariners James Paxton May 8, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays
St. Louis Cardinals Bud Smith Sept. 3, 2001 San Diego Padres
Tampa Bay Rays Matt Garza July 26, 2010 Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers Kenny Rogers July 28, 1994 California Angels
Toronto Blue Jays Dave Stieb Sept. 2, 1990 Cleveland
Washington Nationals Max Scherzer Oct. 3, 2015 New York Mets

Bold lettering denotes a perfect game.

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List of perfect games

Since 1903 — the World Series era — there have been 21 perfect games. There have been 23 perfectos total when factoring in pre-modern era play.

Pitcher Date Team Opponent
Felix Hernandez Aug. 15, 2012 Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Cain June 13, 2012 San Francisco Giants Houston Astros
Philip Humber Apr. 21, 2012 Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners
Roy Halladay May 29, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies Florida Marlins
Dallas Braden May 9, 2010 Oakland A's Tampa Bay Rays
Mark Buehrle July 23, 2009 Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Rays
Randy Johnson May 18, 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks Atlanta Braves
David Cone July 18, 1999 New York Yankees Montreal Expos
David Wells May 17, 1998 New York Yankees Minnesota Twins
Kenny Rogers July 28, 1994 Texas Rangers California Angels
Dennis Martinez July 28, 1991 Montreal Expos Los Angeles Dodgers
Tom Browning Sept. 16, 1988 Cincinnati Reds Los Angeles Dodgers
Mike Witt Sept. 30, 1984 California Angels Texas Rangers
Len Barker May 15, 1981 Cleveland Indians Toronto Blue Jays
Catfish Hunter May 8, 1968 Oakland A's Minnesota Twins
Sandy Koufax Sept. 9, 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago Cubs
Jim Bunning June 21, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies New York Mets
Don Larsen Oct. 8, 1956 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers
Charlie Robertson April 30, 1922 Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers
Addie Joss Oct. 2, 1908 Cleveland Naps Chicago White Sox
Cy Young May 5, 1904 Boston Americans Philadelphia A's
John Ward June 17, 1880 Providence Grays Buffalo Bisons
Lee Richmond June 12, 1880 Worcester Ruby Legs Cleveland Blues

Don Larsen's perfect game remains the only perfect game in postseason history.

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No-hitters by team

Team Number of no-hitters
Los Angeles Dodgers 26
Chicago White Sox 20
Boston Red Sox 18
San Francisco Giants 17
Cincinnati Reds 16
Chicago Cubs 16
Atlanta Braves 14
Cleveland Indians 14
Philadelphia Phillies 13
Oakland Athletics 13
Houston Astros 12
New York Yankees 11
Los Angeles Angels 11
St. Louis Cardinals 9
Detroit Tigers 7
Washington Nationals 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Miami Marlins 6
Seattle Mariners 6
Baltimore Orioles (modern) 6
Minnesota Twins 5
Texas Rangers 5
Kansas City Royals 4
Louisville Colonels 4
Philadelphia Athletics 4
Baltimore Orioles (old) 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Buffalo Bisons 2
Columbus Buckeyes 2
Providence Grays 2
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 1
Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 1
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 1
Cleveland Blues 1
Cleveland Spiders 1
Colorado Rockies 1
Kansas City Cowboys 1
Kansas City Packers 1
Milwaukee Brewers (old) 1
Milwaukee Brewers (modern) 1
New York Mets 1
Pittsburgh Rebels 1
Rochester Broncos 1
San Diego Padres 1
Tampa Bay Rays 1
Toronto Blue Jays 1

Italic lettering indicates defunct/moved franchises.

Tom Gatto contributed to this report.

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