By no-hitting the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Ubaldo Jimenez became the first Rockies pitcher to accomplish the feat. Only three teams in major league baseball have never had a no-hitter: the Mets, Padres and Rays. On the other end of the spectrum, the Braves (Atlanta, Milwaukee and Boston) have no been no-hit 17 times, tying them with the Philadelphia Phillies for the most hitless games. The team with the most no-hitters is the Dodgers with 20, including 4 by Sandy Koufax.
|Red Sox||18||Jon Lester||Royals||5/19/2008||12|
|White Sox||17||Mark Buehrle*||Rays||7/23/2009||14|
|Indians||15||Len Barker*||Blue Jays||5/15/1981||12|
|Braves||14||Combined (3 pitchers)||Padres||9/11/1991||17|
|Astros||10||Combined (6 pitchers)||Yankees||6/11/2003||3|
|Athletics||10||Dave Stewart||Blue Jays||6/29/1990||14|
|Orioles||9||Combined (4 pitchers)||A’s||7/13/1991||13|
|Angels||8||Mark Langston (7)/ Mike Witt (2)||Mariners||4/11/1990||7|
|Pirates||7||Francisco Cordova (9)/ Ricardo Rincon (1)||Astros||7/12/1997||6|
|Royals||4||Bret Saberhagen||White Sox||8/26/1991||2|
|Mariners||2||Chris Bosio||Red Sox||4/22/1993||2|
No Hitter Facts
- The record for most no-hitters by a pitcher is Nolan Ryan with 7, giving him more than 14 teams.
- Bobo Holloman is the only pitcher to throw a hitter in his first major league start. Holloman had previously pitched 4 games in relief before no-hitting the Philadelphia Athletics on May 6, 1953.
- There have been 18 perfect games (10 in the AL and 8 in the NL), including Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. The Yankees’ three perfect games are the most by any franchise.
- The Cincinnati Reds Johnny Vander Meer is the only pitcher to throw two consecutive no-hitters. Vander Meer no hit the Boston Braves on June 11, 1938 and then four days later no hit the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first night game ever played at Ebbets Field.
- Thirteen pitchers have thrown nine no-hit innings before giving one up in extra innings.
- The only Opening Day no-hitter was thrown by the Cleveland Indians’ Bob Feller on April 16, 1940 against the Chicago White Sox.
- The Chicago Cubs haven’t been no hit in the last 44 seasons (since Sandy Koufax’ perfect game against them in 1965). The record for most consecutive season without being no-hit is 45, accomplished by the Yankees between 1958 and 2003.
- The Philadelphia Phillies hold the record for most consecutive seasons without a no-hitter. Jim Bunning’s perfect game against the Mets on June 21, 1964 broke the Phillies’ string of 57 years without a no hitter.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers had a no hitter in each season between 1962 and 1965, a record for most consecutive seasons. Sandy Koufax was responsible for all four of the Dodgers’ no-hitters.