Words alone cannot describe pitching's second highest "club" and still one of the most desirable goals — a no-hitter. These elusive gems are masterpieces of a career on the mound and a mystical feat that must be witnessed to be fully appreciated.
Tossing a complete game with no hits are all that is required to join this elite group of American Association pitchers. A group we here at Baseball Almanac truly appreciate and hold in the highest regard during a day and age when the home run is king.
"I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no-hit game." - Bob Feller
Less Than Nine Innings
Tony Mullane's no-hitter on September 11, 1882, was the first in Major League history where the mound was 50' away from home plate .
Did you know that Sam Kimber's no-hitter on October 4, 1884, is the only one in American Association history to go extra innings?