The no-hitter remains one of the most notable feats in baseball. Even if it seems like no-hitters are on the rise, there is an argument that isn't the case, and no matter how you slice it, it is one of the game's greatest achievements to get 27 or more outs without surrendering a single hit.
To wit: Five current MLB teams have had only one no-hitter in their entire existence.
Thus, we look at the last no-hitter for every team. If you weren't around for the last one, odds are you've got quite a wait for the next one.
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
Blue Jays: Dave Stieb
September 2, 1990
Stieb, one of the most unappreciated great pitchers of the past 30 years, had taken no-hitters into the ninth inning three times before he finally got one. This is the only no-hitter in Blue Jays history.
Orioles: John Means
May 5, 2021
Nearly 30 years after the Orioles’ previous no-hitter -- a combined effort that saw Bob Milacki and three relievers shut down the A’s -- Means made history with a brilliant effort in Seattle, coming within a third-strike wild pitch of a perfect game. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first non-perfect no-no in Major League history that didn't include a walk, hit by pitch or error. Before Means’ gem, the O’s most recent solo no-hitter came via the right arm of Hall of Famer Jim Palmer in 1969.
Rays: Matt Garza
July 26, 2010
Garza faced the minimum number of batters; he walked a batter who was erased by a double play in the third inning. Opposing pitcher Max Scherzer of the Tigers actually took his own no-hit bid into the sixth inning. This remains the only no-hitter in Rays history.
Red Sox: Jon Lester
May 19, 2008
This no-hitter was less than two years after Lester had faced down cancer, and it was also the game that gave Jason Varitek the all-time lead for no-hitters caught (Carlos Ruiz later tied him).
Varitek's no-hitters caught:
Hideo Nomo: April 4, 2001
Derek Lowe: April 27, 2002
Clay Buchholz: April 1, 2007
Lester: May 19, 2008
Yankees: Corey Kluber
May 19, 2021
One day after Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull tossed a no-hitter, Corey Kluber threw the first Yankees no hitter this millennium against the Rangers. It was the sixth no-hitter of 2021 and the fourth in the month of May.
Indians: Len Barker
May 15, 1981
For all the great pitchers the Indians have had, they've still had only Barker's perfect game to hold them for nearly 40 years now. Pitchers who threw no-hitters for the Indians before Barker include two Hall of Famers: Dennis Eckersley and Bob Feller, who threw three. Barker threw only 19 balls the whole game.
Royals: Bret Saberhagen
August 26, 1991
The last guy you want to face when you're trying to hang on to your first career no-hitter is Frank Thomas, but Saberhagen got him to ground out to second base to finish it off.
Tigers: Spencer Turnbull
May 18, 2021
Turnbull threw the first no-no for the Tigers in more than a decade, blanking the Mariners in Seattle while walking two and striking out nine on 117 pitches.
Twins: Francisco Liriano
May 3, 2011
Liriano had one of the most fortunate no-hitters ever: He walked six batters and only struck out two.
White Sox: Carlos Rodón
April 14, 2021
White Sox fans had to wait less than eight months (and barely over 40 regular-season games) for another no-no after Lucas Giolito threw one against the Pirates on Aug. 25, 2020. Rodón was two outs away from a perfect game when he hit Cleveland's Roberto Pérez on the foot, a mistake that ended up accounting for his only baserunner of the night.
Angels: Taylor Cole and Felix Pena
July 12, 2019
In their first home game since Tyler Skaggs’ death at 27 years old, the Angels honored their teammate in a perfect way, combining to throw the 11th no-hitter in franchise history while all of the players on the team wore Skaggs’ No. 45 jersey in a 13-0 win over the Mariners at Angel Stadium.
Astros: Justin Verlander
September 1, 2019
The Astros became the 18th team in MLB history to throw multiple no-hitters in the same season, when Justin Verlander followed Houston’s combined effort on Aug. 3 with his third career no-no. Verlander was dominant in a 120-pitch effort against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre -- becoming the third player to throw multiple no-hitters against the same team and the first to do so on the road -- striking out 14 batters and allowing just one baserunner, a first-inning walk. It marked the franchise's 13th no-hitter, the most of any MLB expansion teams since 1961.
Athletics: Mike Fiers
May 7, 2019
Fiers threw the second no-hitter of his career -- which doubled as his second career complete game -- after a lighting delay pushed the game against the Reds into the wee hours of the night. Fiers became the 35th pitcher with multiple no-hitters in his career.
Mariners: James Paxton
May 8, 2018
Paxton's no-hitter was the first to be thrown by a Canadian-born pitcher -- Big Maple! -- in Canada.
Rangers: Kenny Rogers
July 28, 1994
Fun factoid about Rogers' perfect game: It was called by a career Minor League umpire who only worked a total of eight MLB games behind the plate.
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
Braves: Kent Mercker
April 8, 1994
Greg Maddux never threw a no-hitter for the Braves. John Smoltz never threw a no-hitter for the Braves. Tom Glavine never threw a no-hitter for the Braves. But Mercker threw two. (To be fair, he only threw six innings of the first one.)
Marlins: Edinson Vólquez
June 3, 2017
Much has gone down in Miami since Volquez's no-hitter, that's for sure.
Mets: Johan Santana
June 1, 2012
Mets fans thought they would never see a no-hitter. An argument could be made that they only had to sacrifice the rest of Santana's career.
Nationals: Max Scherzer
October 3, 2015
This was Scherzer's second no-hitter of the season and nearly his second of the week. Oh yeah, he also struck out 17.
Phillies: Cole Hamels
July 25, 2015
Hamels, along with Ryan Howard, was one of the last Phillies left standing from the 2008 World Series championship team, so it was fitting that the MVP of that Series finished off his Phillies career with a no-hitter. (He was traded to the Rangers before his next start.)
Brewers: Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader
September 11, 2021
Burnes and Hader ended the Brewers' 34-year drought with their combined effort in Cleveland, just the second no-hitter in franchise history. The masterpiece also marked the third time in the 2021 season that Cleveland found itself on the wrong end of a no-hitter, a first in AL/NL history.
Cardinals: Bud Smith
September 3, 2001
Smith's random no-hitter, at the age of 21, came in only his 11th big league start. He parlayed it into a postseason start that year, winning Game 4 of the NL Division Series over eventual World Series-champion Arizona. He never got it back together after that and was traded to the Phillies after the 2002 season, a year in which he had a 6.94 ERA, along with Placido Polanco for Scott Rolen. Smith never appeared in the Majors again.
Cubs: Zach Davies, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel
June 24, 2021
The Cubs pitching staff was effectively wild during their performance against the Dodgers, walking a combined eight batters en route to the team's first combined no-no in its 146-year history. That's tied for fourth-highest among no-hitters all-time. They also were the first to no-hit the defending World Series champions since Homer Bailey did so against the Giants in 2013.
Pirates: Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon
July 12, 1997
This is technically a split no-hitter, but Cordova actually threw a nine-inning no-no. Unfortunately for him, the Pirates didn't score in his nine innings, so after Mark Smith hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th, Rincon finished up the rest.
Reds: Wade Miley
May 7, 2021
Miley baffled Cleveland's lineup at Progressive Field, walking one and striking out eight on 114 pitches (72 strikes). In his 11th Major League season and in his age-34 campaign, Miley worked briskly and lowered his season ERA to 2.00 by throwing the fourth no-hitter in the first five weeks of the 2021 season.
D-backs: Tyler Gilbert
August 14, 2021
Gilbert made history in the desert, becoming just the fourth player in AL/NL history to toss a no-hitter in their first career start. His stellar performance also marked a record-breaking eighth no-no thrown during the 2021 season, tying the 1884 season for the most in a single year.
Dodgers: Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Yimi García, Adam Liberatore
May 4, 2018
Buehler was a huge part of the Dodgers' success in 2018, particularly down the stretch and into October, when he beat the Rockies in a Game 163 tiebreaker for the NL West title before pitching well in the postseason as Los Angeles reached the World Series for the second consecutive year.
Giants: Chris Heston
June 9, 2015
Heston famously hit three batters in his no-hitter. He started 31 games for the Giants that year, but after 2015, he only won one more game the rest of his career.
Padres: Joe Musgrove
April 9, 2021
After 8,205 games -- 52 years and one day from the franchise's debut -- the Padres got their first no-hitter, and from a local kid, no less. Musgrove played high school ball 13 miles from Petco Park in El Cajon, Calif., though his first no-hitter came some 1,300 miles away. "I've never thrown a no-hitter in my life," Musgrove said after the final out, "so my first one came today on this field."