Dodgers become just the 17th club in MLB history to accomplish the feat
With Clayton Kershaw joining teammate Josh Beckett in the no-hit club on Wednesday night, the Dodgers became the 17th club to toss a pair of no-hitters in a season.
In addition, being eight years apart -- Kershaw is 26, Beckett 34 -- they also became one of the pairs with the largest age differential. That record belongs to Burt Hooton and Milt Pappas of the 1972 Cubs. Hooton was 22, Pappas 33.
Other notable no-hit duos with significant age differences have been Sal Maglie (39) and Carl Erskine (29) of the 1956 Dodgers, Bob Groom (32) and Ernie Koob (24) of the 1917 Browns and Warren Spahn (39) and Lew Burdette (33) of the 1960 Braves.
Here's a look at the other teammates to throw no-hitters in the same season:
2010 Philadelphia Phillies Eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay tossed a pair of no-hitters in 2010 -- one each in the regular season and the postseason. The first came on May 29 in the form of a perfect game while blanking the Marlins, 1-0. The second came on Oct. 6, when the Phils topped the Reds, 4-0, in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Carlos Ruiz caught both games, and Halladay's playoff gem came in his postseason debut.
1973 California Angels Hall of Fame right-hander Nolan Ryan, who holds the record for the most career no-hitters with seven, tossed two in the same season for the Angels in 1973. The first came on May 15 in a 3-0 win over the Royals, and the second came on July 15 in a 6-0 victory over the Tigers.
1972 Chicago Cubs Hooton and Pappas each tossed no-hitters in 1972, with Randy Hundley catching both. Hooton's came in a 4-0 blanking of the Phillies on April 16 (his season debut), while Pappas' came on Sept. 2 in an 8-0 victory over the Padres.
1962 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson threw a no-hitter for Boston on June 26 in a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels, and Bill Monbouquette also tossed a no-no on Aug. 1 in a 1-0 vitory vs. the White Sox.
1960 Milwaukee Braves Del Crandall caught a pair of no-hitters for the Braves in 1960, both of which were against the Phillies. The first was on Aug. 18 by Burdette in a 1-0 win, and the second was by Hall of Famer Spahn on Sept. 16.
1956 Brooklyn Dodgers Erskine and Maglie each tossed a no-hitter for the defending World Series champs in 1956, each caught by Hall of Famer Roy Campanella, who also caught another no-no from Erskine in 1952.
1952 Detroit Tigers Right-hander Virgil Trucks tossed a pair of no-hitters for Detroit despite going just 5-19 in 1952. The first came on May 5, when the two-time All-Star blanked the Washington Senators, 1-0. The second came on Aug. 25 in a 1-0 win vs. the Yankees.
1951 New York Yankees Six-time All-Star and six-time World Series champion Allie Reynolds tossed a pair of no-hitters for the Yankees in 1951, with the first coming in a 1-0 win over the Indians on July 12, and the second in an 8-0 route of the Red Sox on Sept. 28. Hall of Famer Yogi Berra caught both of the no-nos.
1938 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Vander Meer tossed two no-hitters in consecutive starts just four days apart for the Reds -- a 3-0 win over the Boston Bees on June 11 and a 6-0 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers on June 15. Both of Vander Meer's no-hitters here caught by Hall of Fame backstop Ernie Lombardi.
1917 St. Louis Browns Koob, a left-hander, and Groom, a right-hander, tossed no-hitters on consecutive days on May 5-6 in victories over the Chicago White Sox. Hank Severeid caught both of the no-nos for St. Louis.
1916 Boston Red Sox Right-hander Rube Foster and left-hander Dutch Leonard threw no-hitters for Boston in 1916. Foster's came in a 2-0 win over the Yankees on June 21, while Leonard's came in a 4-0 blanking of the St. Louis Browns on Aug. 30. Both of the no-hitters were caught by Pinch Thomas.
1908 Cleveland Naps Right-hander Bob Rhoads tossed a no-hitter in a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 18, and Hall of Fame righty Addie Joss threw a perfect game on Oct. 2 in a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. The perfecto was the first of two no-hitters in Joss' career, with the second coming in 1910, also against the White Sox.
1904 Boston Americans Hall of Fame right-hander Cy Young tossed the second of his three career no-hitters when he pitched a perfect game for the Americans on May 5 in a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Athletics. Jesse Tannehill threw Boston's second no-no of the year in a 6-0 blanking of the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 17.
1888 Philadelphia Athletics Right-handers Ed Seward and Gus Weyhing threw no-hitters five days apart for the A's, with Seward's coming in a 12-2 win over the Cincinnati Red Stockings coming on July 26 and Weyhing's coming in a 4-0 blanking of the Kansas City Cowboys on July 31. Seward's no-no was caught by Hall of Famer Wilbert Robinson.
1884 Columbus Buckeyes Left-hander Ed Morris and right-hander Frank Mountain both threw no-hitters for Columbus in 1884. Morris' came in a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on May 29, while Mountain's came on June 5 in a 12-0 route against the Washington Nationals. Rudy Kemmler was behind the plate for both gems.
1882 Louisville Eclipse Right-handers Tony Mullane and Guy Hecker both pitched no-hitters for Louisville in 1882. Mullane's came in a 2-0 blanking of the Cincinnati Red Stockings on Sept. 11, while Hecker's was in a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Alleghenys eight days later. Both games were caught by Dan Sullivan