The North Side of Chicago is now the No-Hit Side.
Cubs right hander Alec Mills pitched the second no-hitter of the 2020 MLB season on Sept. 13, etching his name in the record books just weeks after White Sox hurler Lucas Giolito tallied a no-hitter vs. the Pirates. It’s even sweeter when you add in that Mills grew up a Cubs fan.
The Cubs’ 12-0 drubbing of the Brewers was only made sweeter by Mills’ effort, going the distance while walking just three batters in the process. It’s the Cubs’ first no-hitter since Jake Arrieta no-hit the Reds on April 21, 2016, and the 16th no-hitter in Cubs history.
There have been more than 215,000 games in MLB history but there have been just over 300 no-hitters thrown, meaning the members of the no-hit club are among some pretty elite company.
No-hitters come in all shapes and sizes, with no two no-nos looking the same. Below you can see every team’s most recent no-hitter, every perfect game and more.
No-hitter vs. Perfect Game
A perfect game only occurs when the pitcher doesn’t allow a single baserunner in the game, as in 27 batters up and 27 batters down. In a no-hitter baserunners are allowed, by walk, hit by pitch, error and so forth. Every perfect game is a no-hitter, but not every no-hitter is a perfect game.
In baseball history, there have only been two no-hitters thrown in the postseason.
The first was Don Larsen’s perfect game for the Yankees against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series.
The late, great Hall of Famer Roy Halladay joined Larsen as the second man to throw a no-hitter in the postseason when he no-hit the Cincinnati Reds for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 NLDS.
Most recent no-hitters
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Edwin Jackson||June 25, 2010||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Atlanta Braves||Kent Mercker||April 8, 1994||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Baltimore Orioles||Combined: Bob Milacki (6 IP)|
Mike Flanagan (1 IP)
Mark Williamson (1 IP)
Gregg Olson (1 IP)
|July 13, 1991||Oakland Athletics|
|Boston Red Sox||Jon Lester||May 19, 2008||Kansas City Royals|
|Chicago Cubs||Alec Mills||Sept. 13, 2020||Milwaukee Brewers|
|Chicago White Sox||Lucas Giolito||Aug. 25, 2020||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Cincinnati Reds||Homer Bailey||July 3, 2013||San Francisco Giants|
|Cleveland Indians||Len Barker||May 15, 1981||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Colorado Rockies||Ubaldo Jimenez||April 17, 2010||Atlanta Braves|
|Detroit Tigers||Justin Verlander||May 7, 2011||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Houston Astros||Justin Verlander||Sept. 1, 2019||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Kansas City Royals||Brett Saberhagen||Aug. 26, 1991||Chicago White Sox|
|Los Angeles Angels||Combined: Taylor Cole (2 IP)|
Félix Peña (7 IP)
|July 12, 2019||Seattle Mariners|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Combined: Walker Buehler (6 IP)|
Tony Cingrani (1 IP)
Yimi Garcia (1 IP)
Adam Liberator (1 IP)
|May 4, 2018||San Diego Padres|
|Miami Marlins||Edinson Volquez||June 3, 2017||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Juan Nieves||April 15, 1987||Baltimore Orioles|
|Minnesota Twins||Francisco Liriano||May 3, 2011||Chicago White Sox|
|New York Mets||Johan Santana||June 1, 2012||St. Louis Cardinals|
|New York Yankees||David Cone||July 18, 1999||Montreal Expos|
|Oakland Athletics||Mike Fiers||May 7, 2019||Cincinnati Reds|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Cole Hamels||July 25, 2015||Chicago Cubs|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Combined: Francisco Cordova (9 IP)|
Ricardo Rincón (1 IP)
|July 12, 1997||Houston Astros|
|San Francisco Giants||Chris Heston||June 9, 2015||New York Mets|
|Seattle Mariners||James Paxton||May 8, 2018||Toronto Blue Jays|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Bud Smith||Sept. 3, 2001||San Diego Padres|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Matt Garza||July 26, 2010||Detroit Tigers|
|Texas Rangers||Kenny Rogers||July 28, 1994||California Angels|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Dave Stieb||Sept. 2, 1990||Cleveland Indians|
|Washington Nationals||Max Scherzer||Oct. 3, 2015||New York Mets|
Bold lettering denotes a Perfect Game.
The San Diego Padres have yet to pitch a no-hitter.
List of Perfect Games
Since 1903 — the World Series era — there have been 21 perfect games. There have been 23 perfectos total when factoring in pre-modern era play.
|Felix Hernandez||Aug. 15, 2012||Seattle Mariners||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Matt Cain||June 13, 2012||San Francisco Giants||Houston Astros|
|Philip Humber||Apr. 21, 2012||Chicago White Sox||Seattle Mariners|
|Roy Halladay||May 29, 2010||Philadelphia Phillies||Florida Marlins|
|Dallas Braden||May 9, 2010||Oakland A’s||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Mark Buehrle||July 23, 2009||Chicago White Sox||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Randy Johnson||May 18, 2004||Arizona Diamondbacks||Atlanta Braves|
|David Cone||July 18, 1999||New York Yankees||Montreal Expos|
|David Wells||May 17, 1998||New York Yankees||Minnesota Twins|
|Kenny Rogers||July 28, 1994||Texas Rangers||California Angels|
|Dennis Martinez||July 28, 1991||Montreal Expos||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Tom Browning||Sept. 16, 1988||Cincinnati Reds||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Mike Witt||Sept. 30, 1984||California Angels||Texas Rangers|
|Len Barker||May 15, 1981||Cleveland Indians||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Catfish Hunter||May 8, 1968||Oakland A’s||Minnesota Twins|
|Sandy Koufax||Sept. 9, 1965||Los Angeles Dodgers||Chicago Cubs|
|Jim Bunning||June 21, 1964||Philadelphia Phillies||New York Mets|
|Don Larsen||Oct. 8, 1956||New York Yankees||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Charlie Robertson||April 30, 1922||Chicago White Sox||Detroit Tigers|
|Addie Joss||Oct. 2, 1908||Cleveland Naps||Chicago White Sox|
|Cy Young||May 5, 1904||Boston Americans||Philadelphia A’s|
|John Ward||June 17, 1880||Providence Grays||Buffalo Bisons|
|Lee Richmond||June 12, 1880||Worcester Ruby Legs||Cleveland Blues|
Don Larsen’s perfect game remains the only perfect game in postseason history.
No-hitters by team
|Team||Number of no-hitters|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||26|
|Chicago White Sox||19|
|Boston Red Sox||18|
|San Francisco Giants||17|
|New York Yankees||11|
|Los Angeles Angels||11|
|St. Louis Cardinals||9|
|Baltimore Orioles (modern)||5|
|Kansas City Royals||4|
|Baltimore Orioles (old)||3|
|Cincinnati Outlaw Reds||1|
|Kansas City Cowboys||1|
|Kansas City Packers||1|
|Milwaukee Brewers (old)||1|
|Milwaukee Brewers (modern)||1|
|New York Mets||1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||1|
Italic lettering indicates defunct/moved franchises.
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