The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Cole Hamels, July 25, 2015)
If this is Cole Hamels final game with the Phillies, what a way to go!
The Phillies should take advantage and trade Hamels RIGHT NOW before anyone thinks he has any arm issues. Getting an ace fresh off of a no hitter?
I think he is in good shape.
This is also the first no hitter thrown against the Cubs since Sandy Koufax in 1965. A cool fact but the end of a Twitter account called @CubsNoHitStreak which reminded the world of their ability to break up no nos in every game since.
Alas, it is no more.
No. 7,921: Cole Hamels has no-hit the Cubs. The Streak dies.
— Cubs No-Hit Streak (@CubsNoHitStreak) July 25, 2015
A few more thoughts… Cole Hamels has started more no hitters since September 1, 2014 than the Padres and Mets have had in their history combined.
But his last no hitter was a combined one, so that means Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon are off the list now.
They didn’t last long… not as long as Indians pitcher Len Barker who has been on this list since 1981.
It is time to update my list!
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
Henderson Alvarez – September 29, 2013.
1-0 over Arizona.
Jered Weaver – May 2, 2012.
9-0 over Minnesota.
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
Dallas Braden – May 9, 2010
4-0 over Tampa Bay. (Perfect Game.)
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
Carlos Zambrano – September 14, 2008.
5-0 over Houston.
BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.
NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)
Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)
Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.
Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia
ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia
Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.
It is truly bonkers that no Padres name is on this list!!
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