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Oct 15, 2017

125th anniversary of Bumpus Jones’ debut no-hitter

Today is the 125th anniversary of Bumpus Jones’ debut no-hitter. Charles Leander “Bumpus” Jones made his major-league debut for the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, October 15, 1892, and made the most of it, no-hitting the Pittsburgh Pirates at League Park for a 7-1 win. Reds player-manager Charles Comiskey, who had watched Jones pitch well in …
Oct 13, 2017

Happy 141st birthday, Rube Waddell

Happy birthday to the Hall of Famer Rube Waddell, who threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter in 1905. Waddell, throwing for the Philadephia Athletics, no-hit the St. Louis Browns for five innings at Philadelphia’s Columbia Park on Tuesday, August 15, 190.5 before the game was called with a 2-0 score. Waddell and Jim Dygert are also …
Oct 12, 2017

Columbus’ Gastright tosses 8-inning no-hitter vs. Toledo, 127 years ago today

The Colombus Solons’ Hank Gastright threw an eight-inning no-hitter 127 years ago today, but the accomplishment is not considered an official no-no as the game was called due to darkness. During a Sunday, October 12, 1890, American Association match-up in front of 4,000 fans at Columbus’ Recreation Park, Gastright no-hit the Toledo Maumees for a …
Oct 10, 2017

Horiuchi hits three home in his own no-hitter, 50 years ago today

The Yomiuri Giants’ Tsuneo Horiuchi hit three home runs while throwing a Japanese no-hitter, 50 years ago today. On Tuesday, October 10, 1967, during a game at Tokyo’s Korakuen Stadium against the Hiroshima Carp, Horiuchi blasted three home runs en route to an 11-0 win over the Carp. The major leaguer who came the closest …
Oct 9, 2017

Scherzer takes no-no into the 7th but Cubs top Nats to take lead in NLDS

The Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Monday before losing his bid on a one-out double by the Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist. The Cubs won 2-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the National League Divisional Series. Jayson Werth barehanded Zobrist’s liner to left center from the Wrigley Field ivy, …
Oct 8, 2017

Today is the 61st anniversary of Don Larsen’s World Series perfect game

Today is the 61st anniversary of Don Larsen’s perfect game for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series — the first no-hitter in MLB postseason history. Larsen retired all 27 Brooklyn Dodgers batters he faced at Yankee Stadium on Monday, October 8, 1956 for a 2-0 win. In the ninth, …
Oct 6, 2017

Nats’ Strasburg takes NLDS no-hitter into the 6th inning

The Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg took a National League Divisional Series no-hitter into the sixth inning on Friday night in the team’s opening game against the Chicago Cubs. With a runner on second and two out in the sixth, the Cubs’ Kris Bryant singled to break up the no-hitter and give the Cubs a 1-0 …
Oct 6, 2017

Phillies’ Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-no, 7 years ago today

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in post-season history, seven years ago today. On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, in Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series, Halladay no-hit the Cincinnati Reds for a 4-0 win at Citizens Bank Park. It was Halladay’s second no-hitter that season, as he threw a perfecto …
Oct 5, 2017

Indians’ Bauer takes ALDS no-no into 6th vs. Yankees

The Cleveland Indians Trevor Bauer took a no-hitter in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees Thursday night but gave up his bid on a one-out Aaron Hicks double to left. Bauer was looking to toss the first post-season no-no since Wednesday, October 6, 2010, when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay no-hit the Cincinnati …
Oct 4, 2017

Only no-hitter with a 0-0 score was thrown 133 years ago today

The Brooklyn Atlantics’ Sam Kimber threw baseball’s only tie-game no-hitter, 133 years ago today. On Saturday, October 4, 1884, Kimber threw 10 innings of no-hit ball against the Toledo Blue Stockings at Brooklyn’s Washington Park but his team couldn’t score him a run off Toledo pitcher Frank Olin, who yielded just four hits. The game …
Oct 3, 2017

Grier throws baseball’s first World Series no-hitter, 91 years ago today

Claude “Red” Grier threw baseball’s first World Series no-hitter, 91 years ago today. On Sunday, October 3, 1926, in the Game 3 of 1926 Colored World Series between Grier’s Atlantic City Bacharach Giants and the opposing Chicago American Giants, Grier no-hit the American Giants for a 10-0 win in front of just 2,857 fans at …
Oct 1, 2017

Wolverines’ Getzien, Red Sox’s Hansack threw rain-shortened no-nos on this date

Two rain-shortened no-hitters, which are not considered official, were thrown on this date. On Wednesday, October 1, 1884, the Detroit Wolverines’ Charlie “Pretzels” Getzien threw a six-inning no-no against the Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit’s Recreation Park. The Wolverines were leading 1-0 when Milt Scott and Getzien hit back-to-back singles in the seventh inning before the …
Sep 30, 2017

Angels’ Witt hurls perfect game to close ’84 season, 33 years ago today

The California Angels’ Mike Witt threw a perfect game on the final game of the 1984 season, 33 years ago today. On Sunday, September 30, 1984, Witt needed just 94 pitchers to retire all 27 of the Texas Rangers he faced for a 1-0 win in front of just 8,375 fans at Arlington Stadium. Witt …
Sep 28, 2017

Zimmermann tosses Nats’ first no-no, 3 years ago today

Jordan Zimmermann tossed the Washington Nationals’ first no-no since the franchise’s move to the nation’s capital, three years ago today. Zimmermann no-hit the Miami Marlins on the final game of the 2014 season at Nationals Park on September 28, striking out 10 batters while issuing just a single walk for a 1-0 victory. The Nats’ …
Sep 27, 2017

Boston Americans’ Dinneen throws no-no, 112 years ago today

The Boston Americans’ pitcher Bill Dinneen threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox 112 years ago today. Dinneen no-hit the White Sox at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds during the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, September 27, 1905. Boston topped Chicago 2-0, and Dinneen struck out six. Dinneen retired in 1909 after pitching …