Major League Baseball’s Combined No-Hitters

The Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels (l.), Jake Diekman, Ken Giles And Jonathan Papelbon Threw A No-Hitter Tonight

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels (l.), Jake Diekman, Ken Giles And Jonathan Papelbon Threw A No-Hitter Tonight

It’s happened 11 times – combined no-hitters – including tonight.

Four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers joined arms to toss a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves.

The first combined no-hitter, almost 100 years ago, featured none other than Babe Ruth himself, as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Crazy thing is, he was tossed from the game for arguing balls and strikes before even recording an out. Ernie Shore came in and retired all 27 batters, including the one the Babe left on base.

The second combined no-hitter, by the Baltimore OriolesSteve Barber and Stu Miller, is the only one that was a loss.

The two most recent combined no-nos before tonight were both in interleague play and featured no less than six pitchers apiece. That’s a lot of pitchers.

TEAM PITCHERS IP AGAINST FINAL SCORE DATE
1. Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth 0 Washington Senators 4-0 Jun. 23, 1917
Ernie Shore 9
2. Baltimore Orioles Steve Barber 8.2 Detroit Tigers 2-1 (Loss) Apr. 30, 1967
    Stu Miller 0.1      
3. Oakland A’s Vida Blue 5 California Angels 5-0 Sep. 28, 1975
Glenn Abbott 1
Paul Lindblad 1
Rollie Fingers 2
4. Chicago White Sox Blue Moon Odom 5 Oakland A’s 2-1 Jul. 28, 1976
    Francisco Barrios 4      
5. California Angels Mark Langston 7 Seattle Mariners 1-0 Apr. 11, 1990
Mike Witt 2
6. Baltimore Orioles Bob Milacki 6 Oakland A’s 2-0 Jul. 13, 1991
    Mike Flanagan 1      
    Mark Williamson 1      
    Gregg Olson 1      
7. Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker 6 San Diego Padres 1-0 Sep. 11, 1991
Mark Wohlers 2
Alejandro Pena 1
8. Pittsburgh Pirates Francisco Cordova 9 Houston Astros 3-0 Jul. 12, 1997
    Ricardo Rincon 1      
9. Houston Astros Roy Oswalt 1 New York Yankees 8-0 Jun. 11, 2003
Pete Munro 2.2
Kirk Saarloos 1.1
Brad Lidge 2
Octavio Dotel 1
Billy Wagner 1
10. Seattle Mariners Kevin Millwood 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Jun. 8, 2012
    Charlie Furbush 0.2      
    Stephen Pryor 0.1      
    Lucas Luetge 0.1      
    Brandon League 0.2      
    Tom Wilhelmsen 1      
11. Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels 6 Atlanta Braves 7-0 Sep. 1, 2014
Jake Diekman 1
Ken Giles 1
Jonathan Papelbon 1

Photo: Curtis Compton, Atlanta-Journal Constitution via santamariatimes.com

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