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No-Hitters and Perfect Games Added to Baseball Reference

Posted by Mike Lynch on November 21, 2017

We're happy to announce that we've added a page that should answer one of our most frequently asked questions.

No, we haven't penned a detailed description of why we hate your favorite team (yet).

Rather, we've added a page with every no-hitter and perfect game in MLB history. You'll find the list is sortable, contains a leaderboard and also has a separate table for the 11 combined no-nos (where the no-hitter was a combined effort).

We also have one more no-hitter than Major League Baseball officially recognizes. That's because we list Joe Borden's 1875 no-hitter in the National Association, which is a league we consider as a Major League, but MLB does not include in its history.

We have also included full stat lines for the no-hitters back to 1913. So you can see things like:

Jim Maloney's 40 batters faced in a no-hitter is the most

Wes Ferrell had the most batters reach on error in a no-hitter

Max Scherzer's 104 Game Score is the best in a no-hitter

Furthermore, you can see that Nolan Ryan (7) and Sandy Koufax (4) are the all-time leaders in no-hitters.

This new feature can always be accessed from our Frivolities page, where you can find other fun lists and features.

3 Responses to “No-Hitters and Perfect Games Added to Baseball Reference”

  1. Alan Shumard Says:

    In 1991 MLB committed a heinous crime - the guy who pitched the greatest game ever, my Pirates' Harvey Haddix retired the first 36 batters he faced vs. the Braves, the NL's best hitting team then, on 5/26/59. No perfect game had gone more than 9 innings (or has since) and Haddix did 12! So MLB took away Haddix's perfect game because after 12 perfect innings he allowed 3 runners (error, intentional walk, and double). What a shame, MLB!

  2. Bud Norton Says:

    Would be even better if you add a chart with the no-hitters that baseball in 1991 re-defined as not no-hitters: complete game no-hitters of less than 9 innings (Steve Barber/ Stu Miller, Matt Young, Dean Chance, Pascual Perez, etc.), no-hitter through the end of 9 innings (Harvey Haddix, Rich Hill, Pedro Martinez, Hippo Vaughn, etc.), for those of us who disagree with that change, or just like to know about those quirky achievements.

  3. allan Says:

    Jim Maloney's 40 batters faced in a no-hitter is the most

    He also holds the record for most walks in a no-hitter: 10!
    10-0-0-10-12 (& 1 HBP).

    I second Bud Norton's suggestion. (We cannot forget Andy Hawkins, the only man to pitch a no-hitter and lose by 4 runs!)

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