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Saturday July 13th, 2013
By Matt Steinmann ( MLB Reports Reds Correspondent)Follow @thesteinmann
The No-Hitter is a very special moment for any pitcher, any fanbase, and of course any franchise in baseball. It’s a rare feat; only 280 of them have been pitched since 1875, with 23 of them being Perfect Games.
Nolan Ryan’s 7 career No-Hitters is the Major League record, and he is one of 31 players in Major League history to throw more than one.
In 1991, the No-Hitter was officially defined by MLB’s Committee For Statistical Accuracy as follows: “An official no-hit game occurs when a pitcher (or pitchers) allows no hits during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings.”
This definition took off the books many previously recognized No-Hitters that failed to meet the definition.
Homer Bailey No Hitter 2013