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All-time perfect games in MLB history

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Even with a surprising run of five perfect games in three seasons from 2010-12 -- including a three in '12 alone -- the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order remains one of the rarest of baseball's gems. There have been just 23 such outings among the hundreds of thousands of big league games played since Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

Even with a surprising run of five perfect games in three seasons from 2010-12 -- including a three in '12 alone -- the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order remains one of the rarest of baseball's gems. There have been just 23 such outings among the hundreds of thousands of big league games played since Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

:: RARE FEATS ::

"When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying," said Don Larsen, who threw the only perfecto in postseason history for the Yankees vs. the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

While there have been many other close calls -- including the Pirates' Harvey Haddix's 12 innings of perfect baseball in 1959 before losing the game in the 13th inning, and the Tigers' Armando Galarraga losing his in 2010 on a clearly missed umpire's call at first base on what would have been the final out of the game -- here are the only 23 men who have been perfect from the first out until the last:

• Felix Hernandez, Aug. 15, 2012
Mariners vs. Rays, 1-0

Video: TB@SEA: Felix freezes Rodriguez to seal perfect game
• Matt Cain, June 13, 2012
Giants vs. Astros, 10-0

Video: HOU@SF: Cain retires Castro to finish up perfect game
• Philip Humber, April 21, 2012
White Sox at Mariners, 4-0

Video: CWS@SEA: Humber fans Ryan to complete perfect game
• Roy Halladay, May 29, 2010
Phillies at Marlins, 1-0

Video: PHI@FLA: Halladay closes out a perfect game
• Dallas Braden, May 9, 2010
Athletics vs. Rays, 4-0

Video: TB@OAK: Korach calls Braden's perfect game in Oakland
• Mark Buehrle, July 23, 2009
White Sox vs. Rays, 5-0

Video: Remembering Buehrle's perfect game from 2009

• Randy Johnson, May 18, 2004
D-backs at Braves, 2-0

Video: ARI@ATL: Johnson records final out of perfect game

• David Cone, July 18, 1999
Yankees vs. Expos, 6-0

Video: MON@NYY: Cone throws a perfect game against Montreal

• David Wells, May 17, 1998
Yankees vs. Twins, 4-0

Video: MIN@NYY: The last out of David Wells' perfect game

• Kenny Rogers, July 28, 1994
Rangers vs. Angels, 4-0

Video: LAA@TEX: Rogers hurls a perfect game vs. the Angels

• Dennis Martinez, July 28, 1991
Expos at Dodgers, 2-0

Video: MON@LAD: Dennis Martinez completes a perfect game

• Tom Browning, Sept. 16, 1988
Reds vs. Dodgers, 1-0

Video: LAD@CIN: Tom Browning completes perfect game

• Mike Witt, Sept. 30, 1984
Angels at Rangers, 1-0

Video: LAA@TEX: Witt completes perfect game against Rangers

• Len Barker, May 15, 1981
Indians vs. Blue Jays, 3-0

Video: TOR@CLE: Tribe pitcher Barker completes perfect game

• Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968
Athletics vs. Twins, 4-0

• Sandy Koufax, Sept. 9, 1965
Dodgers vs. Cubs, 1-0

Video: CHC@LAD: Scully calls final out of Koufax perfecto

• Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964
Phillies at Mets, 6-0

Video: PHI@NYM: Bunning completes perfect game with K

• Don Larsen, Oct. 8, 1956
Yankees vs. Dodgers, 2-0

Video: 1956 WS Gm5: Don Larsen tosses a perfect game

• Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922
White Sox at Tigers, 2-0

• Addie Joss, Oct. 2, 1908
Naps vs. White Sox, 1-0

• Cy Young, May 5, 1904
Americans vs. Athletics, 3-0

• John Ward, June 17, 1880
Grays vs. Bisons, 5-0

• Lee Richmond, June 12, 1880
Ruby Legs vs. Blues, 1-0

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

All-time no-hitters in MLB history

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There's nothing quite like the buzz around a ballpark when a pitcher has finished six or seven innings without allowing a hit.

There's nothing quite like the buzz around a ballpark when a pitcher has finished six or seven innings without allowing a hit.

:: RARE FEATS ::

By the start of the ninth inning, just about every fan at the park is on their feet hoping to see a piece of history. Players on both sides are just as tense as the fans. Even the announcers are afraid to jinx it.

"When you go through the order one time through, you know you have something going," Max Scherzer said in 2015 after he became just the sixth pitcher with two no-hitters in a season. "When you go through the lineup two times through, you know you have a real shot.

"After you get through six, you know you have a shot. If you can get through seven, then you can really empty the tank in the eighth and you give everything you have in the ninth. Once I was able to get through the seventh, I knew, 'Here we go, we have a real shot at this.'"

With bullpens continuing to assume a greater workload in the modern game, combined no-no's -- of which there was just one in MLB history through 1965 (due to a Babe Ruth ejection, of all things) -- have occurred with increasing frequency.

Postseason games are denoted by an asterisk and perfect games are listed as (PG).

James Paxton, May 8, 2018
Mariners vs. Blue Jays, 5-0 Coverage >, Watch >

Walker Buehler (6), Tony Cingrani (1), Yimi Garcia (1), Adam Liberatore (1), May 4, 2018
Dodgers at Padres (in Monterrey, Mexico), 4-0 Coverage >, Watch >

 Sean Manaea, April 21, 2018
A's vs. Red Sox, 3-0 Coverage >Watch >

Edinson Volquez, June 3, 2017
Marlins vs. D-backs, 3-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Jake Arrieta, April 21, 2016
Cubs at Reds, 16-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Max Scherzer, Oct. 3, 2015
Nationals at Mets, 2-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Jake Arrieta, Aug. 30, 2015
Cubs at Dodgers, 2-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Mike Fiers, Aug. 21, 2015
Astros vs. Dodgers, 3-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Hisashi Iwakuma, Aug. 12, 2015
Mariners vs. Orioles, 3-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Cole Hamels, July 25, 2015
Phillies vs. Cubs, 5-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Max Scherzer, June 20, 2015
Nationals vs. Pirates, 6-0 Coverage > , Watch >

• Chris Heston, June 9, 2015
Giants at Mets, 5-0 Coverage >, Watch >

• Jordan Zimmermann, Sept. 28, 2014
Nationals vs. Marlins, 1-0 Watch >

Cole Hamels (6), Jake Diekman (1), Ken Giles (1) Jonathan Papelbon (1), Sept. 1, 2014
Phillies at Braves, 7-0 Watch >

• Tim Lincecum, June 25, 2014
Giants vs. Padres, 4-0 Watch >

• Clayton Kershaw, June 18, 2014
Dodgers vs. Rockies, 8-0 Watch >

• Josh Beckett, May 25, 2014
Dodgers at Phillies, 6-0 Watch >

• Henderson Alvarez, Sept. 29, 2013
Marlins vs. Tigers, 1-0 Watch >

• Tim Lincecum, July 13, 2013
Giants at Padres, 9-0 Watch >

• Homer Bailey, July 2, 2013
Reds vs. Giants, 3-0 Watch >

• Homer Bailey, Sept. 28, 2012
Reds at Pirates, 1-0 Watch >

• Felix Hernandez, Aug. 15, 2012
Mariners vs. Rays, 1-0 (PG) Watch >

• Matt Cain, June 13, 2012
Giants vs. Astros, 10-0 (PG) Watch >

• Kevin Millwood (6), Charlie Furbush (2/3), Stephen Pryor (1/3) Lucas Luetge (1/3) Brandon League (2/3) Tom Wilhelmsen (1), June 8, 2012
Mariners vs. Dodgers, 1-0 Watch >

• Johan Santana, June 1, 2012
Mets vs. Cardinals, 8-0 Watch >

• Jered Weaver, May 2, 2012
Angels vs. Twins, 9-0 Watch >

• Philip Humber, April 21, 2012
White Sox at Mariners 4-0 (PG), Watch >

• Ervin Santana, July 27, 2011
Angels at Indians, 3-1 Watch >

• Justin Verlander, May 7, 2011
Tigers at Blue Jays, 9-0 Watch >

• Francisco Liriano, May 3, 2011
Twins vs. White Sox, 1-0 Watch >

• Roy Halladay, Oct. 6, 2010*
Phillies vs. Reds, 4-0 Watch >

• Matt Garza, July 26, 2010
Rays vs. Tigers, 5-0 Watch >

• Edwin Jackson, June 25, 2010
D-backs at Rays, 1-0 Watch >

• Roy Halladay, May 29, 2010
Phillies at Marlins, 1-0 (PG) Watch > 

• Dallas Braden, May 9, 2010
Athletics vs. Rays, 4-0 (PG) Watch >

• Ubaldo Jimenez, April 17, 2010
Rockies at Braves, 4-0 Watch >

• Mark Buehrle, July 23, 2009
White Sox vs. Rays, 5-0 (PG) Watch >

• Jonathan Sanchez, July 10, 2009
Giants vs. Padres, 8-0

• Carlos Zambrano, Sept. 14, 2008
Cubs vs. Astros, 5-0 Watch >

• Jon Lester, May 19, 2008
Red Sox vs. Royals, 7-0 Watch >

• Clay Buchholz, Sept. 1, 2007
Red Sox vs. Orioles, 10-0 Watch >

• Justin Verlander, June 12, 2007
Tigers vs. Brewers, 4-0 Watch >

• Mark Buehrle April 18, 2007
White Sox vs. Rangers, 6-0 Watch >

• Anibal Sanchez, Sept. 6, 2006
Marlins vs. D-backs, 2-0 Watch >

• Randy Johnson, May 18, 2004
D-backs at Braves, 2-0 (PG) Watch >

• Roy Oswalt (1), Pete Munro (2 2/3), Kirk Saarloos (1 1/3), Brad Lidge (2), Octavio Dotel (1), Billy Wagner (1), June 11, 2003
Astros at Yankees, 8-0 Watch >

• Kevin Millwood, April 27, 2003
Phillies vs. Giants, 1-0 Watch >

• Derek Lowe, April 27, 2002
Red Sox vs. Rays, 10-0 Watch >

• Bud Smith, Sept. 3, 2001
Cardinals at Padres, 4-0 Watch >

• A. J. Burnett, May 12, 2001
Marlins at Padres, 3-0 Watch >

• Hideo Nomo, April 4, 2001
Red Sox at Orioles, 3-0 Watch >

• Eric Milton Sept. 11, 1999
Twins vs. Angels, 7-0, Watch >

• David Cone, July 18, 1999
Yankees vs. Expos, 6-0 (PG) Watch >

• Jose Jimenez, June 25, 1999
Cardinals vs. D-backs, 1-0 Watch >

• David Wells, May 17, 1998
Yankees vs. Twins, 4-0 (PG) Watch >

• Francisco Cordova (9), Ricardo Rincon (1), July 12, 1997
Pirates vs. Astros, 3-0 (10) Watch >

• Kevin Brown, June 10, 1997
Marlins at Giants, 9-0 Watch >

• Hideo Nomo, Sept. 17, 1996
Dodgers at Rockies, 9-0 Watch >

• Dwight Gooden, May 14, 1996
Yankees vs. Mariners, 2-0 Watch >

• Al Leiter, May 11, 1996
Marlins vs. Rockies, 11-0 Watch >

• Ramon Martinez, July 14, 1995
Dodgers vs. Marlins, 7-0 Watch >

• Kenny Rogers, July 28, 1994
Rangers vs. Angels, 4-0 (PG) Watch >

• Scott Erickson, April 27, 1994
Twins vs. Brewers, 6-0 Watch >

• Kent Mercker, April 8, 1994
Braves at Dodgers, 6-0 Watch >

• Darryl Kile, Sept. 8, 1993
Astros vs. Mets, 7-1 Watch >

• Jim Abbott, Sept. 4, 1993
Yankees vs. Indians, 4-0 Watch >

• Chris Bosio, April 22, 1993
Mariners vs. Red Sox, 2-0 Watch >

• Kevin Gross, Aug. 17, 1992
Dodgers vs. Giants, 2-0 Watch >

• Kent Mercker (6), Mark Wohlers (2), Alejandro Pena (1), Sept. 11, 1991
Braves vs. Padres, 1-0 Watch >

• Bret Saberhagen, Aug. 26, 1991
Royals vs. White Sox, 7-0 Watch >

• Wilson Alvarez, Aug. 11, 1991
White Sox at Orioles, 7-0 Watch >

• Dennis Martinez, July 28, 1991
Expos at Dodgers, 2-0 (PG) Watch >

• Bob Milacki (6), Mike Flanagan (1), Mark Williamson (1), Gregg Olson (1), July 13, 1991
Orioles at Athletics, 2-0 Watch >

• Tommy Greene, May 23, 1991
Phillies at Expos, 2-0 Watch >

• Nolan Ryan, May 1, 1991
Rangers vs. Blue Jays, 3-0 Watch >

• Dave Stieb, Sept. 2, 1990
Blue Jays at Indians, 3-0 Watch >

• Terry Mulholland, Aug. 15, 1990
Phillies vs. Giants, 6-0 Watch >

• Fernando Valenzuela, June 29, 1990
Dodgers vs. Cardinals, 6-0 Watch >

• Dave Stewart, June 29, 1990
Athletics at Blue Jays, 5-0 Watch >

• Nolan Ryan, June 11, 1990
Rangers at Athletics, 5-0 Watch >

• Randy Johnson, June 2, 1990
Mariners vs. Tigers, 2-0 Watch >

• Mark Langston (7), Mike Witt (2), April 11, 1990
Angels vs. Mariners, 1-0 Watch >

• Tom Browning, Sept. 16, 1988
Reds vs. Dodgers, 1-0 (PG) Watch >

• Juan Nieves, April 15, 1987
Brewers at Orioles, 7-0 Watch >

• Mike Scott, Sept. 25, 1986
Astros vs. Giants, 2-0 Watch >

• Joe Cowley, Sept. 19, 1986
White Sox at Angels, 7-1 Watch >

• Mike Witt, Sept. 30, 1984
Angels at Rangers, 1-0 (PG) Watch >

• Jack Morris, April 7, 1984
Tigers at White Sox, 4-0 Watch >

• Mike Warren, Sept. 29, 1983
Athletics vs. White Sox, 3-0 Watch >

• Bob Forsch, Sept. 26, 1983
Cardinals vs. Expos, 3-0 Watch >

• Dave Righetti, July 4, 1983
Yankees vs. Red Sox, 4-0 Watch >

• Nolan Ryan, Sept. 26, 1981
Astros vs. Dodgers, 5-0 Watch >

• Len Barker, May 15, 1981
Indians vs. Blue Jays, 3-0 (PG) Watch >

• Charlie Lea, May 10, 1981
Expos vs. Giants, 4-0

• Jerry Reuss, June 27, 1980
Dodgers at Giants, 8-0

• Ken Forsch, April 7, 1979
Astros vs. Braves, 6-0

• Tom Seaver, June 16, 1978
Reds vs. Cardinals, 4-0 Watch >

• Bob Forsch, April 16, 1978
Cardinals vs. Phillies, 5-0 Watch >

• Bert Blyleven, Sept. 22, 1977
Rangers at Angels, 6-0

• Dennis Eckersley, May 30, 1977
Indians vs. Angels, 1-0

• Jim Colborn, May 14, 1977
Royals vs. Rangers, 6-0

• John Montefusco, Sept. 29, 1976
Giants vs. Braves, 9-0

• John Candelaria, Aug. 9, 1976
Pirates vs. Dodgers, 2-0

• Blue Moon Odom (5), Francisco Barrios (4), July 28, 1976
White Sox at Athletics, 2-1

• Larry Dierker, July 9, 1976
Astros vs. Expos, 6-0

• Vida Blue (5), Glenn Abbott (1), Paul Lindblad (1), Rollie Fingers (2), Sept. 28, 1975
Athletics vs. Angels, 5-0

• Ed Halicki, Aug. 24, 1975
Giants vs. Mets, 6-0

• Nolan Ryan, June 1, 1975
Angels vs. Orioles, 1-0

• Nolan Ryan, Sept. 28, 1974
Angels at Twins, 4-0

• Dick Bosman, July 19, 1974
Indians at Athletics, 4-0

• Steve Busby, June 19, 1974
Royals at Brewers, 2-0

• Phil Niekro, Aug. 5, 1973
Braves vs. Padres, 9-0 Watch >

• Jim Bibby, July 30, 1973
Rangers at Athletics, 6-0

• Nolan Ryan, July 15, 1973
Angels at Tigers, 6-0

• Nolan Ryan, May 15, 1973
Angels at Royals, 3-0

• Steve Busby, April 27, 1973
Royals at Tigers, 3-0

• Bill Stoneman, Oct. 2, 1972
Expos vs. Mets, 7-0

• Milt Pappas, Sept. 2, 1972
Cubs vs. Padres, 8-0

• Burt Hooton, April 16, 1972
Cubs vs. Phillies, 4-0

• Bob Gibson, Aug. 14, 1971
Cardinals at Pirates, 11-0

• Rick Wise, June 23, 1971
Phillies at Reds, 4-0 Watch >

• Ken Holtzman, June 3, 1971
Cubs at Reds, 1-0

• Vida Blue, Sept. 21, 1970
Athletics vs. Twins, 6-0

• Bill Singer, July 20, 1970
Dodgers vs. Phillies, 5-0

• Clyde Wright, July 3, 1970
Angels vs. Athletics, 4-0

• Dock Ellis, June 12, 1970
Pirates at Padres, 2-0

• Bob Moose, Sept. 20, 1969
Pirates at Mets, 4-0

• Ken Holtzman, Aug. 19, 1969
Cubs vs. Braves, 3-0 Watch >

• Jim Palmer, Aug. 13, 1969
Orioles vs. Athletics, 8-0

• Don Wilson, May 1, 1969
Astros at Reds, 4-0

• Jim Maloney, April 30, 1969
Reds vs. Astros, 10-0

• Bill Stoneman, April 17, 1969
Expos at Phillies, 7-0

• Ray Washburn, Sept. 18, 1968
Cardinals at Giants, 2-0

• Gaylord Perry, Sept. 17, 1968
Giants vs. Cardinals, 1-0

• George Culver, July 29, 1968
Reds at Phillies, 6-1

• Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968
Athletics vs. Twins, 4-0 (PG)

• Tom Phoebus, April 27, 1968
Orioles vs. Red Sox, 6-0

• Joe Horlen, Sept. 10 1967
White Sox vs. Tigers, 6-0

• Dean Chance, Aug. 25, 1967
Twins at Indians, 2-1

• Don Wilson, June 18, 1967
Astros vs. Braves, 2-0

• Steve Barber (8 2/3) Stu Miller (1/3), April 30, 1967
Orioles vs. Tigers, 1-2

• Sonny Siebert, June 10, 1966
Indians vs. Senators, 2-0

• Dave Morehead, Sept. 16, 1965
Red Sox vs. Indians, 2-0

• Sandy Koufax, Sept. 9, 1965
Dodgers vs. Cubs, 1-0 (PG) Watch >

• Jim Maloney, Aug. 19, 1965
Reds at Cubs, 1-0 (10)

• Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964
Phillies at Mets, 6-0 (PG) Watch >

• Sandy Koufax, June 4, 1964
Dodgers at Phillies, 3-0

• Ken Johnson, April 23, 1964
Colt .45s vs. Reds, 0-1

• Juan Marichal, June 15, 1963
Giants vs. Colt .45s, 1-0

• Don Nottebart, May 17, 1963
Colt .45s vs. Phillies, 4-1

• Sandy Koufax, May 11, 1963
Dodgers vs. Giants, 8-0

• Jack Kralick, Aug. 26, 1962
Twins vs. Athletics, 1-0

• Bill Monbouquette, Aug. 1, 1962
Red Sox at White Sox, 1-0

• Sandy Koufax, June 30, 1962
Dodgers vs. Mets, 5-0

• Earl Wilson, June 26, 1962
Red Sox vs. Angels, 2-0

• Bo Belinsky, May 5, 1962
Angels vs. Orioles, 2-0

• Warren Spahn, April 28, 1961
Braves vs. Giants, 1-0

• Warren Spahn, Sept. 16, 1960
Braves vs. Phillies, 4-0

• Lew Burdette, Aug. 18, 1960
Braves vs. Phillies, 1-0

• Don Cardwell, May 15, 1960
Cubs vs. Cardinals, 4-0 Watch >

• Hoyt Wilhelm, Sept. 20, 1958
Orioles vs. Yankees, 1-0

• Jim Bunning, July 20, 1958
Tigers at Red Sox, 3-0

• Bob Keegan, Aug. 20, 1957
White Sox vs. Senators, 6-0

• Don Larsen, Oct. 8, 1956*
Yankees vs. Dodgers, 2-0 (PG) Watch >

• Sal Maglie, Sept. 25, 1956
Dodgers vs. Phillies, 5-0

• Carl Erskine, May 12, 1956
Dodgers vs. Giants, 3-0

• Mel Parnell, April 14, 1956
Red Sox vs. White Sox, 4-0

• Sam Jones, May 12, 1955
Cubs vs. Pirates, 4-0

• Jim Wilson, June 12, 1954
Braves vs. Phillies, 2-0

• Bobo Holloman, May 6, 1953
Browns vs. Athletics, 6-0

• Virgil Trucks, Aug. 25, 1952
Tigers at Yankees, 1-0

• Carl Erskine, June 19, 1952
Dodgers vs. Cubs, 5-0

• Virgil Trucks, May 15, 1952
Tigers vs. Senators, 1-0

• Allie Reynolds, Sept. 28, 1951
Yankees vs. Red Sox, 8-0

• Allie Reynolds, July 12, 1951
Yankees vs. Indians, 1-0

• Bob Feller, July 1, 1951
Indians vs. Tigers, 2-1

• Cliff Chambers, May 6, 1951
Pirates at Braves, 3-0

• Vern Bickford, Aug. 11, 1950
Braves vs. Dodgers, 7-0

• Rex Barney, Sept. 9, 1948
Dodgers at Giants, 2-0

• Bob Lemon, June 30, 1948
Indians at Tigers, 2-0

• Bill McCahan, Sept. 3, 1947
Athletics vs. Senators, 3-0

• Don Black, July 10, 1947
Indians vs. Athletics, 3-0

• Ewell Blackwell, June 18, 1947
Reds vs. Braves, 6-0

• Bob Feller, April 30, 1946
Indians vs. Yankees, 1-0

• Ed Head, April 23, 1946
Dodgers at Braves, 5-0

• Dick Fowler, Sept. 9, 1945
Athletics vs. Browns, 1-0

• Clyde Shoun, May 15, 1944
Reds vs. Braves, 1-0

• Jim Tobin, April 27, 1944
Braves vs. Dodgers, 2-0

• Lon Warneke, Aug. 30, 1941
Cardinals at Reds, 2-0

• Tex Carleton, April 30, 1940
Dodgers at Reds, 3-0

• Bob Feller, April 16, 1940
Indians at White Sox, 1-0

• Monte Pearson, Aug. 27, 1938
Yankees vs. Indians, 13, 0

• Johnny Vander Meer, June 15, 1938
Reds at Dodgers, 6-0

• Johnny Vander Meer, June 11, 1938
Reds vs. Bees, 3-0

• Bill Dietrich, June 1, 1937
White Sox vs. Browns, 8-0

• Vern Kennedy, Aug. 31, 1935
White Sox vs. Indians, 5-0

• Paul Dean, Sept. 21, 1934
Cardinals vs. Dodgers, 3-0

• Bob Burke, Aug. 8, 1931
Senators vs. Red Sox, 5-0

• Wes Ferrell, April 29, 1931
Indians vs. Browns, 9-0

• Carl Hubbell, May 8, 1929
Giants vs. Pirates, 11-0

• Ted Lyons, Aug. 21, 1926
White Sox at Red Sox, 6-0

• Dazzy Vance, Sept. 13, 1925
Robins vs. Phillies, 10-1

• Jesse Haines, July 17, 1924
Cardinals vs. Braves, 5-0

• Howard Ehmke, Sept. 7, 1923
Red Sox at Athletics, 4-0

• Sam Jones, Sept. 4, 1923
Yankees at Athletics, 2-0

• Jesse Barnes, May 7, 1922
Giants vs. Phillies, 6-0

• Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922
White Sox at Tigers, 2-0 (PG)

• Walter Johnson, July 1, 1920
Senators at Red Sox, 1-0

• Ray Caldwell, Sept. 10, 1919
Indians at Yankees, 3-0

• Hod Eller, May 11, 1919
Reds at Cardinals, 6-0

• Dutch Leonard, June 3, 1918
Red Sox at Tigers, 5-0

• Babe Ruth (0), Ernie Shore (9), June 23, 1917
Red Sox vs. Senators, 4-0

• Bob Groom, May 6, 1917
Browns vs. White Sox, 3-0

• Ernie Koob, May 5, 1917
Browns vs. White Sox, 1-0

• Fred Toney, May 2, 1917
Reds at Cubs, 1-0 (10)

• George Mogridge, April 24, 1917
Yankees at Red Sox, 2-1

• Ed Cicotte, April 14, 1917
White Sox at Browns, 11-0

• Dutch Leonard, Aug. 30, 1916
Red Sox vs. Browns, 4-0

• Joe Bush, Aug. 26, 1916
Athletics vs. Indians, 5-0

• Rube Foster, June 21, 1916
Red Sox vs. Yankees, 2-0

• Tom Hughes, June 16, 1916
Braves vs. Pirates, 2-0

• Jimmy Lavender, Aug. 31, 1915
Cubs at Giants, 2-0

• Rube Marquard, April 15, 1915
Giants vs. Robins, 2-0

• George Davis, Sept. 9, 1914
Braves vs. Phillies, 7-0

• Joe Benz, May 31, 1914
White Sox vs. Indians, 6-1

• Jeff Tesreau, Sept. 6, 1912
Giants at Phillies, 3-0

• Earl Hamilton, Aug. 30, 1912
Browns at Tigers, 5-1

• George Mullin, July 4, 1912
Tigers vs. Browns, 7-0

• Ed Walsh, Aug. 27, 1911
White Sox vs. Red Sox, 5-0

• Smoky Joe Wood, July 29, 1911
Red Sox vs. Browns, 5-0

• Chief Bender, May 12, 1910
Athletics vs. Naps, 4-0

• Addie Joss, April 20, 1910
Naps at White Sox, 1-0

• Addie Joss, Oct. 2, 1908
Naps vs. White Sox, 1-0 (PG)

• Frank Smith, Sept. 20, 1908
White Sox vs. Athletics, 1-0

• Dusty Rhoads, Sept. 18, 1908
Naps vs. Red Sox, 2-1

• Nap Rucker, Sept. 5, 1908
Superbas vs. Doves, 6-0

• Hooks Wiltse, July 4, 1908
Giants vs. Phillies, 1-0 (10)

• Cy Young, June 30, 1908
Red Sox at Highlanders, 8-0

• Nick Maddox, Sept. 20, 1907
Pirates vs. Superbas, 2-1

• Big Jeff Pfeffer, May 8, 1907
Braves vs. Reds, 6-0

• Mal Eason, July 20, 1906
Superbas at Cardinals, 2-0

• Johnny Lush, May 1, 1906
Phillies at Superbas, 6-0

• Bill Dinneen, Sept. 27, 1905
Americans vs. White Sox, 2-0

• Frank Smith, Sept. 6, 1905
White Sox at Tigers, 15-0

• Weldon Henley, July 22, 1905
Athletics at Browns, 6-0

• Christy Mathewson, June 13, 1905
Giants at Cubs, 1-0

• Jesse Tannehill, Aug. 17, 1904
Americans vs. White Sox, 6-0

• Cy Young, May 5, 1904
Americans vs. Athletics, 3-0 (PG)

• Chick Fraser, Sept. 18, 1903
Phillies at Cubs, 10-0

• Nixey Callahan, Sept. 20, 1902
White Sox vs. Tigers, 3-0

• Christy Mathewson, July 15, 1901
Giants vs. Cardinals, 5-0

• Noodles Hahn, July 12, 1900
Reds vs. Phillies, 4-0

• Vic Willis, Aug. 7, 1899
Beaneaters vs. Senators, 7-1

• Deacon Phillippe, May 25, 1899
Colonels vs. Giants, 7-0

• Walter Thornton, Aug. 21, 1898
Orphans vs. Bridegrooms, 2-0

• Red Donahue, July 8, 1898
Phillies vs. Beaneaters, 5-0

• Jay Hughes, April 22, 1898
Orioles vs. Beaneaters, 8-0

• Ted Breitenstein, April 22, 1898
Reds vs. Pirates, 11-0

• Cy Young, Sept. 18, 1897
Spiders vs. Reds, 6-0

• Bill Hawke, Aug. 16, 1893
Orioles vs. Senators, 5-0
• Bumpus Jones, Oct. 15, 1892
Reds vs. Pirates, 7-1

• Ben Sanders, Aug. 22, 1892
Colonels vs. Orioles, 6-2

• Happy Jack Stivetts, Aug. 6, 1892
Beaneaters vs. Grooms, 11-0

• Amos Rusie, July 31, 1891
Giants vs. Grooms, 6-0

• Tom Lovett, June 22, 1891
Grooms vs. Giants, 4-0

• Charlie Ferguson, Aug. 29, 1885
Quakers vs. Grays, 1-0

• John Clarkson, July 27, 1885
White Stockings vs. Grays, 4-0

• Pud Galvin, Aug. 4, 1884
Bisons at Wolverines, 18-0

• Larry Corcoran, June 27, 1884
White Stockings vs. Grays, 6-0

• Hugh Daily, Sept. 13, 1883
Blues at Quakers, 1-0

• Old Hoss Radbourne, July 25, 1883
Grays at Blues, 8-0

• Larry Corcoran, Sept. 20, 1882
White Stockings vs. Ruby Legs, 1-0

• Pud Galvin, Aug. 20, 1880
Bisons at Ruby Legs, 1-0

• Larry Corcoran, Aug. 19, 1880
White Stockings vs. Beaneaters, 6-0

• Monte Ward, June 17, 1880
Grays vs. Bisons, 5-0 (PG)

• Lee Richmond, June 12, 1880
Ruby Legs vs. Blues, 1-0 (PG)

• George Bradley, July 15, 1876
Brown Stockings vs Dark Blues, 2-0

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

All-time rookie no-hitters in MLB history

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Throwing a no-hitter is hard enough for a crafty veteran. But doing it as a rookie? Well, that puts you into some of the most elite company in the game's history.

Throwing a no-hitter is hard enough for a crafty veteran. But doing it as a rookie? Well, that puts you into some of the most elite company in the game's history.

:: RARE FEATS ::

Only 22 big leaguers have accomplished the feat, and it's a wonder that the number is that large. It's tough enough to be pitching at big league parks for the first time against hitters you've only ever seen before on TV. 

"I'm still not sure what just happened. It's awesome," the Giants' Chris Heston said after becoming the most recent member of the fraternity in 2015. "Definitely something I'll remember forever. Just to even have the opportunity to be out there, I'm really blessed. It was a lot of fun."

Here is the complete list of pitchers who, like Heston, pulled off a no-no in their first year:

• Chris Heston, June 9, 2015
Giants at Mets, 5-0 Coverage >

Video: Heston throws a no-hitter on the biggest stage

• Clay Buchholz, Sept. 1, 2007
Red Sox vs. Orioles, 10-0

Video: BAL@BOS: Buchholz no-hits O's in second career start

• Anibal Sanchez, Sept. 6, 2006
Marlins vs. D-backs, 2-0

Video: ARI@FLA: Anibal Sanchez no hits the D-Backs

• Bud Smith, Sept. 3, 2001
Cardinals at Padres, 4-0

Video: STL@SD: Bud Smith completes no-hitter against Padres

• Jose Jimenez, June 25, 1999
Cardinals at D-backs, 1-0

Video: STL@ARI: Jose Jimenez completes a no-hitter

• Wilson Alvarez, Aug. 11, 1991
White Sox at Orioles, 7-0

Video: CWS@BAL: Alvarez hurls a no-hitter against the O's

• Mike Warren, Sept. 29, 1983
Athletics vs. White Sox, 3-0

• Jim Bibby, July 30, 1973
Rangers at Athletics, 3-0

• Steve Busby, April 27, 1973
Royals at Tigers, 3-0

• Burt Hooton, April 16, 1972
Cubs vs. Phillies, 4-0

• Vida Blue, Sept. 21, 1970
Athletics vs. Twins, 6-0

• Don Wilson, June 18, 1967
Astros vs. Braves, 2-0

• Bo Belinsky, May 5, 1962
Angels vs. Orioles, 2-0

• Sam Jones, May 12, 1955
Cubs vs. Pirates, 4-0

• Bobo Holloman, May 6, 1953
Browns vs. Athletics, 6-0 (first career start)

• Bill McCahan, Sept. 3, 1947
Athletics vs. Senators, 3-0

• Vern Kennedy, Aug. 31, 1935
White Sox vs. Indians, 5-0

• Paul Dean, Sept. 21, 1934
Cardinals at Dodgers, 3-0

• Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922
White Sox at Tigers, 2-0 (PG)

• Jeff Tesreau, Sept. 6, 1912
Giants at Phillies, 3-0

• Nick Maddox, Sept. 20, 1907
Pirates vs. Superbas, 2-1

• Christy Mathewson, July 15, 1901
Giants at Cardinals, 5-0

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Players who have hit for the cycle

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Getting four knocks in one day is memorable for even the best hitters.

Getting four knocks in one day is memorable for even the best hitters.

:: RARE FEATS ::

But getting a hit of each kind -- a single, double, triple and homer -- in the same game? That's something special.

How special? Well, no Marlins hitter has accomplished the feat, meaning that they have more World Series championships as a franchise than players who have hit for the cycle.

And the Padres, who have been around since 1969, didn't have their first cycle in team history until 2015 -- nearly five decades into their existence.

"It's hard to believe," Matt Kemp said after completing San Diego's first cycle. "All those great hitters that have been here, like Tony Gwynn and all those guys, haven't been able to get a hit for a cycle. I'm just glad to be able to do it."

Here is a complete list of every player to hit for the cycle, broken down by franchise:

Angels
• Mike Trout, May 21, 2013 Watch >
• Chone Figgins, Sept. 16, 2006 Watch >
• Jeff DaVanon, Aug. 25, 2004 Watch >
• Dave Winfield, June 24, 1991 Watch >
• Dan Ford, Aug. 10, 1979
• Jim Fregosi, May 20, 1968
• Jim Fregosi, July 28, 1964

Astros
• Brandon Barnes, July 19, 2013 Watch >
• Luke Scott, July 28, 2006 Watch >
• Craig Biggio, April 8, 2002 Watch >
• Jeff Bagwell, July 18, 2001 Watch >
• Andujar Cedeno, Aug. 25, 1992 Watch >
• Bob Watson, June 24, 1977
• Cesar Cedeno, Aug. 9, 1976
• Cesar Cedeno, Aug. 2, 1972

Athletics
• Mark Ellis, June 4, 2007 Watch >
• Eric Byrnes, June 29, 2003 Watch >
• Miguel Tejada, Sept. 29, 2001 Watch >
• Eric Chavez, June 21, 2000 Watch >
• Mike Blowers, May 18, 1998 Watch >
• Tony Phillips, May 16, 1986 Watch >
• Elmer Valo, Aug. 2, 1950
• Sam Chapman, May 5, 1939
• Doc Cramer, June 10, 1934
• Jimmie Foxx, Aug. 14, 1933
• Pinky Higgins, Aug. 6, 1933
• Mickey Cochrane, Aug. 2, 1933
• Mickey Cochrane, July 22, 1932
• Frank Baker, July 3, 1911
• Danny Murphy, Aug. 25, 1910
• Nap Lajoie, July 30, 1901
• Harry Davis, July 10, 1901
• Harry Stovey, May 15, 1888
• Chippy McGarr, Sept. 23. 1886
• Henry Larkin, June 16, 1885
• Lon Knight, July 30, 1883

Blue Jays
• Jeff Frye, Aug. 17, 2001 Watch >
• Kelly Gruber, April 16, 1989 Watch >

Braves
• Freddie Freeman, June 15, 2016  Watch >
• Mark Kotsay, Aug.14, 2008 Watch >
• Albert Hall, Sept. 23,1987 Watch >
• Bill Collins, Oct. 6, 1910
• Johnny Bates, April 26, 1907
• Duff Cooley, June 20, 1904
• Herman Long, May 9, 1896

Brewers
• Christian Yelich, Sept. 17, 2018 Watch >
• Christian Yelich, Aug. 29, 2018 Watch >
• George Kottaras, Sept. 3, 2011 Watch >
• Jody Gerut, May 8, 2010 Watch >
• Chad Moeller, April 27, 2004 Watch >
• Paul Molitor, May 15, 1991
• Robin Yount, June 12, 1988 Watch >
• Charlie Moore, Oct. 1, 1980
• Mike Hegan, Sept. 3, 1976

Cardinals
• Mark Grudzielanek, April 27, 2005 Watch >
• John Mabry, May 18, 1996 Watch >
• Ray Lankford, Sept. 15, 1991 Watch >
• Willie McGee, June 23, 1984 Watch >
• Lou Brock, May 27, 1975
• Joe Torre, June 27, 1973
• Ken Boyer, June 16, 1964
• Ken Boyer, Sept. 14, 1961
• Bill White, Aug. 14, 1960
• Stan Musial, July 24, 1949
• Johnny Mize, July 13, 1940
• Joe Medwick, June 29, 1935
• Pepper Martin, May 5, 1933
• Chick Hafey, Aug. 21, 1930
• Jim Bottomley, July 15, 1927
• Cliff Heathcote, June 13, 1918
• Tommy Dowd, Aug. 16, 1895
• Tip O'Neill, May 7, 1887
• Tip O'Neill, April 30,1887
• Fred Dunlap, May 24, 1886

Cubs
• Mark Grace, May 9, 1993 Watch >
• Andre Dawson, April 29, 1987
• Ivan De Jesus, April 22, 1980
• Randy Hundley, Aug. 11, 1966
• Billy Williams, July 17, 1966
• Lee Walls, July 2, 1957
• Roy Smalley, June 28, 1950
• Babe Herman, Sept. 30, 1933
• Hack Wilson, June 23, 1930
• Jimmy Ryan, July 1,1891
• Jimmy Ryan, July 28,1888

D-backs
• Aaron Hill, June 29, 2012 Watch >
• Aaron Hill, June 18, 2012  Watch >
• Kelly Johnson, July 23, 2010 Watch >
• Stephen Drew, Sept. 1, 2008 Watch >
• Greg Colbrunn, Sept. 18, 2002 Watch >
• Luis Gonzalez, July 5, 2000 Watch >

Dodgers
• Cody Bellinger, July 15, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• Orlando Hudson, April 13, 2009 Watch >
• Wes Parker, May 7, 1970
• Gil Hodges, June 25, 1949
• Jackie Robinson, Aug. 29, 1948
• Dixie Walker, Sept. 2, 1944
• Babe Herman, July 24, 1931
• Babe Herman, May 18, 1931
• Jimmy Johnston, May 25, 1922
• Tom Burns, Aug. 1, 1890

Giants
• Pablo Sandoval, Sept. 15, 2011 Watch >
• Fred Lewis, May 13, 2007 Watch >
• Randy Winn, Aug. 15, 2005 Watch >
• Jeff Kent, May 3, 1999 Watch >
• Robby Thompson, April 22, 1991 Watch >
• Chris Speier, July 9, 1988 Watch >
• Candy Maldonado, May 4, 1987 Watch >
• Jeffrey Leonard, June 27, 1985
• Dave Kingman, April 16, 1972
• Jim Ray Hart, July 8, 1970
• Don Mueller, July 11, 1954
• Harry Danning, June 15, 1940
• Sam Leslie, May 24, 1936
• Freddie Lindstrom, May 8, 1930
• Mel Ott, May 16, 1929
• Bill Terry, May 29, 1928
• Ross Youngs, April 29, 1922
• Dave Bancroft, June 1, 1921
• George Burns, Sept. 17, 1920
• Chief Meyers, June 10, 1912
• Sam Mertes, Oct. 4, 1904
• Mike Tiernan, Aug. 28, 1890
• Roger Connor, July 21, 1890
• Mike Tiernan, Aug. 25, 1888
• Dave Orr, Aug. 10, 1887
• Dave Orr, June 12, 1885

Indians
• Rajai Davis, July 2, 2016 Watch >
• Travis Hafner, Aug. 14, 2003 Watch >
• Andre Thornton, April 22, 1978
• Tony Horton, July 2, 1970
• Larry Doby, June 4, 1952
• Odell Hale, JUly 12, 1938
• Earl Averill, Aug. 17, 1933
• Bill Bradley, Sept. 24, 1903

Mariners
• Adrian Beltre, Sept. 1, 2008 Watch >
• John Olerud, June 16, 2001 Watch >
• Alex Rodriguez, June 5, 1997 Watch >
• Jay Buhner, June 23, 1993 Watch >

Marlins
None

Mets
• Scott Hairston, April 27, 2012 Watch >
• Jose Reyes, June 21, 2006 Watch >
• Eric Valent, July 29, 2004 Watch >
• John Olerud, Sept. 11, 1997 Watch >
• Alex Ochoa, July 3, 1996 Watch >
• Kevin McReynolds, Aug.1, 1989 Watch >
• Keith Hernandez, July 4, 1985
• Mike Phillips, June 25, 1976
• Tommie Agee, July 6, 1970
• Jim Hickman, Aug. 7, 1963

Nationals
• Trea Turner, April 25, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• Cristian Guzman, Aug. 28, 2008 Watch >
• Brad Wilkerson, April 6, 2005 Watch >
• Vladimir Guerrero, Sept. 14, 2003 Watch >
• Brad Wilkerson, June 24, 2003 Watch >
• Rondell White, June 11, 1995
• Tim Raines, Aug. 16, 1987 Watch >
• Chris Speier, July 20, 1978
• Tim Foli, April 21, 1976

Orioles
• Felix Pie, Aug. 14, 2009 Watch >
• Aubrey Huff, June 29, 2007 Watch >
• Cal Ripken Jr., May 6, 1984
• Brooks Robinson, July 15, 1960
• George McQuinn, July 19, 1941
• Ski Melillo, May 23, 1929
• Baby Doll Jacobson, April 17, 1924
• George Sisler, Aug. 13, 1921
• George Sisler, Aug. 8, 1920

Padres
• Wil Myers, April 10, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• Matt Kemp, Aug. 14, 2015 Watch >

Phillies
• David Bell, June 28, 2004 Watch >
• Gregg Jefferies, Aug. 25, 1995 Watch >
• Johnny Callison, June 27, 1963
• Chuck Klein, May 26, 1933
• Chuck Klein, July 1, 1931
• Cy Williams, Aug. 5, 1927
• Sam Thompson, Aug. 17, 1894
• Lave Cross, April 24, 1894

Pirates
• John Jaso, Sept. 28, 2016 Watch >
• Daryle Ward, May 26, 2004 Watch >
• Jason Kendall, May 19, 2000 Watch >
• Gary Redus, Aug. 25, 1989
• Mike Easler, June 12, 1980
• Richie Zisk, June 9, 1974
• Willie Stargell, July 22, 1964
• Gus Bell, June 4, 1951
• Ralph Kiner, June 25, 1950
• Wally Westlake, June 14, 1949
• Wally Westlake, July 30, 1948
• Bill Salkeld, Aug. 4, 1945
• Bob Elliott, July 15, 1945
• Arky Vaughan, July 19, 1939
• Arky Vaughan, June 24, 1933
• Max Carey, June 20, 1925
• Kiki Cuyler, June 4, 1925
• Pie Traynor, July 7, 1923
• Dave Robertson, Aug. 30, 1921
• Honus Wagner, Aug. 22, 1912
• Chief Wilson, July 3, 1910
• Fred Clarke, May 7, 1903
• Fred Clarke, July 23, 1901
• Fred Carroll, May 2, 1887

Rangers
• Carlos Gomez, April 29, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• Adrian Beltre, Aug. 3, 2015 Watch >
• Shin-Soo Choo, July 21, 2015  Watch >
• Alex Rios, Sept. 23, 2013 Watch >
• Adrian Beltre, Aug. 24, 2012 Watch >
• Bengie Molina, July 16, 2010 Watch >
• Ian Kinsler, April 15, 2009 Watch >
• Gary Matthews Jr., Sept. 13, 2006 Watch >
• Mark Teixeira, Aug. 17, 2004 Watch >
• Oddibe McDowell, July 23, 1985
• Jim King, May 26, 1964

Rays
• Evan Longoria, Aug. 1, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• B.J. Upton., Oct. 2, 2009 Watch >

Red Sox
• Mookie Betts, Aug. 9, 2018 Watch >
• Brock Holt, June 16, 2015 Watch >
• John Valentin, June 6, 1996 Watch >
• Scott Cooper, April 12, 1994 Watch >
• Mike Greenwell, Sept. 14, 1988
• Rich Gedman, Sept. 18, 1985
• Dwight Evans, June 28, 1984
• Fred Lynn, May 13, 1980
• Bob Watson, Sept. 15, 1979
• Carl Yastrzemski, May 14, 1965
• Lou Clinton, July 13, 1962
• Bobby Doerr, May 13, 1947
• Ted Williams, July 21, 1946
• Bob Johnson, July 6, 1944
• Bobby Doerr, May 17, 1944
• Leon Culberson, July 3, 1943
• Joe Cronin, Aug. 2, 1940
• Moose Solters, Aug. 19, 1934
• Roy Carlyle, July 21, 1925
• Tris Speaker, June 9, 1912
• Patsy Dougherty, July 29, 1903
• Buck Freeman, June 21, 1903

Reds
• Eric Davis, June 2, 1989 Watch >
• Frank Robinson, May 2, 1959
• Harry Craft, June 8, 1940
• Heinie Groh, July 5, 1915
• Mike Mitchell, Aug. 19, 1911
• Tom Parrott, Sept. 28, 1894
• John Reilly, Aug. 6, 1890
• Bid McPhee, Aug. 26, 1887
• John Reilly, Sept. 19, 1883
• John Reilly, Sept. 12, 1883

Rockies
• Nolan Arenado, June 18, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• Michael Cuddyer, Aug. 17, 2014 Watch >
• Carlos Gonzalez, July 31, 2010 Watch >
• Troy Tulowitzki, Aug. 10, 2009 Watch >
• Mike Lansing, June 18, 2000 Watch >
• Todd Helton, June 19, 1999 Watch >
• Neifi Perez, July 25, 1998 Watch >
• Dante Bichette, June 10, 1998 Watch >

Royals
• George Brett, July 25, 1990 Watch >
• Frank White, Aug. 3, 1982
• Frank White, Sept. 26, 1979
• George Brett, May 28, 1979
• John Mayberry, Aug. 5, 1977
• Freddie Patek, July 9, 1971

Tigers
• Carlos Guillen, Aug. 1, 2006 Watch >
• Damion Easley, June 8, 2001
• Travis Fryman, July 28, 1993 Watch >
• Hoot Evers, Sept. 7, 1950
• George Kell, June 2, 1950
• Vic Wertz, Sept, 14, 1947
• Charlie Gehringer, May 27, 1939
• Gee Walker, April 20, 1937
• Bob Fothergill, Sept. 26, 1926
• Bobby Veach, Sept. 17, 1920

Twins
• Michael Cuddyer, May 22, 2009 Watch >
• Jason Kubel, April 17, 2009 Watch >
• Carlos Gomez, May 7, 2008 Watch >
• Kirby Puckett, Aug. 1, 1986
• Gary Ward, Sept. 18, 1980
• Mike Cubbage, July 27, 1978
• Lyman Bostock, July 24, 1976
• Larry Hisle, June 4, 1976
• Cesar Tovar, Sept. 19, 1972
• Rod Carew, May 20, 1970
• Mickey Vernon, May 19, 1946
• Joe Cronin, Sept. 2, 1929
• Goose Goslin, Aug. 28, 1924
• Otis Clymer, Oct. 2, 1908

White Sox
• Jose Abreu, Sept. 9, 2017 Full story > , Watch >
• Jose Valentin, April 27, 2000 Watch >
• Chris Singleton, July 6, 1999 Watch >
• Carlton Fisk, May 16, 1984
• Jack Brohamer, Sept. 24, 1977
• Ray Schalk, June 27, 1922

Yankees
• Melky Cabrera, Aug. 2, 2009 Watch >
• Tony Fernandez, Sept. 3, 1995 Watch >
• Bobby Murcer, Aug. 29, 1972
• Mickey Mantle, July 23, 1957
• Joe DiMaggio, May 20, 1948
• Joe Gordon, Sept. 8, 1940
• Buddy Rosar, July 19, 1940
• Lou Gehrig, Aug. 1, 1937
• Joe DiMaggio, July 9, 1937
• Lou Gehrig, June 25, 1934
• Tony Lazzeri, June 3, 1932
• Bob Meusel, July 26, 1928
• Bob Meusel, July 3, 1922
• Bob Meusel, May 7, 1921
• Bert Daniels, July 25, 1912

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Longest hitting streaks in MLB history

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Poll players, fans and media experts on what records they think will never be broken, and invariably Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak will garner plenty of mentions, right up there with Cy Young's 511 wins and Cal Ripken's ironman streak of 2,632 consecutive games played.

Poll players, fans and media experts on what records they think will never be broken, and invariably Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak will garner plenty of mentions, right up there with Cy Young's 511 wins and Cal Ripken's ironman streak of 2,632 consecutive games played.

:: RARE FEATS ::

In 1941, DiMaggio breezed past the previous record of 45 straight games with a home run, and he then tacked on 10 more games for good measure.

Play Beat the Streak

In the seven-plus decades since, only one other player has even made it to 40 straight. That was Pete Rose, who hit in 44 in a row in 1978 under the glare of a national spotlight. Paul Molitor has been the closest since, with a 39-game streak in '87.

"I'm not sure the importance of the streak has set in to the degree that it eventually will," Molitor said after his was snapped. "Talking to my teammates about going six weeks without [a hitless game] ... I think that as time goes by I'll appreciate it more and more."

Here are all of the players in big league history who avoided an 0-fer in at least 30 straight games:

• Joe DiMaggio, Yankees, 1941, 56 games Coverage >
• Willie Keeler, Orioles, 1896-97, 45 games Watch >
• Pete Rose, Reds, 1978, 44 games Watch >
• Bill Dahlen, Cubs, 1894, 42 games
• George Sisler, Browns, 1922, 41 games
• Ty Cobb, Tigers, 1911, 40 games
• Paul Molitor, Brewers, 1987, 39 games Watch >
• Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, 2005-06, 38 games Watch >
• Tommy Holmes, Braves, 1945, 37 games
• Gene DeMontreville, Senators, 1896-97, 36 games
• Chase Utley, Phillies, 2006, 35 games Watch >
• Luis Castillo, Marlins, 2002, 35 games Watch >
• George Sisler, Browns, 1925-26, 35 games
• Ty Cobb, Tigers, 1917, 35 games
• Fred Clarke, Colonels, 1895, 35 games
• Benito Santiago, Padres, 1987, 34 games Watch >
• Dom DiMaggio, Red Sox, 1949, 34 games
• George McQuinn, Browns, 1938, 34 games
• Dan Uggla, Braves, 2011, 33 games Watch >
• Heinie Manush, Senators, 1933, 33 games
• Rogers Hornsby, Cardinals, 1922, 33 games
• Hal Chase, Yankees, 1907, 33 games
• George Davis, Giants, 1893, 33 games
• Harry Heilmann, Tigers, 1922-23, 32 games
• Vladimir Guerrero, Expos, 1999, 31 games Watch >
• Ken Landreaux, Twins, 1980, 31 games
• Ron LeFlore, Tigers, 1975-76, 30 games
• Rico Carty, Braves, 1970, 31 games
• Willie Davis, Dodgers, 1969, 31 games
• Sam Rice, Senators, 1924, 31 games
• Nap Lajoie, Naps, 1906, 31 games
• Ed Delahanty, Phillies, 1899, 31 games
• Freddie Freeman, Braves, 2016, 30 games Watch >
• Andre Ethier, Dodgers, 2011, 30 games Watch >
• Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, 2009, 30 games Watch >
• Moises Alou, Mets, 2007, 30 games Watch >
• Willy Taveras, Astros, 2006, 30 games Watch >
• Albert Pujols, Cardinals, 2003, 30 games Watch >
• Luis Gonzalez, D-backs, 1999, 30 games Watch >
• Eric Davis, Orioles, 1998, 30 games Watch >
• Nomar Garciaparra, Red Sox, 1997, 30 games Watch >
• Sandy Alomar Jr., Indians, 1997, 30 games Watch >
• Hal Morris, Reds, 1996-97, 32 games
• Jerome Walton, Cubs, 1989, 30 games Watch >
• George Brett, Royals, 1980, 30 games
• Vada Pinson, Reds, 1965-66, 31 games
• Jimmy Wolf, Colonels, 1885-86, 31 games
• Stan Musial, Cardinals, 1950, 30 games
• Goose Goslin, Tigers, 1934, 30 games
• Lance Richbourg, Braves, 1927-28, 30 games
• Charlie Grimm, Pirates, 1922-23, 30 games
• Tris Speaker, Red Sox, 1912, 30 games
• Elmer Smith, Reds, 1898, 30 games
• Dusty Miller, Reds, 1895-96, 30 games
• Cal McVey, White Stockings, 1876, 30 games

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.

40-40 club: 40 steals, 40 homers in a season

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Every big league manager would love the luxury of being able to pencil a 40-homer slugger and a 40-steal speed burner into their lineup.

Every big league manager would love the luxury of being able to pencil a 40-homer slugger and a 40-steal speed burner into their lineup.

:: RARE FEATS ::

But what if the slugger and the speed burner were the same guy?

That combination of power and speed are so rare that the coveted 40-40 club has just these four members.

40-40 CLUB

Alfonso Soriano, Nationals, 2006
After nearly joining the 40-40 club in 2002 with the Yankees (39 homers, American League-leading 41 steals), Soriano made his first season with the Nationals particularly memorable by swiping 41 bags and setting a career high with 46 home runs.

"That's very amazing for me, because there's a lot of players that can play this game. That's an amazing number," Soriano told MLB.com at the time.

"I'm proud of myself that I did 40-40 this year."

Video: WSH@PHI: Soriano's 40th home run of 2006 season

Alex Rodriguez, Mariners, 1998
After showing a nice combination of power (59 combined home runs) and speed (44 combined steals) in his first two full big league seasons, A-Rod took it to another level in '98, going deep 42 times to reach the 40-homer mark for the first of eight times in his career and stealing 46 bases, which were 17 more than he had in any other season.

Video: BAL@SEA: A-Rod steals his 40th base of 1998

Barry Bonds, Giants, 1996
For more than a decade before he became Major League Baseball's single-season home run leader, Bonds was known as being one of the game's most complete players. Never was that more evident than in his 11th big league season, when the Giants superstar posted the second of his eight career 40-homer seasons (42 in '96) and reached the 40-steal mark (40 in '96) for the third and final time in his career.

Video: SF@COL: Barry Bonds joins 40/40 club

Jose Canseco, A's, 1988
While there had been a couple close calls in the past -- Ken Williams had 39 homers and 37 steals as early as 1922, and Bonds' dad, Bobby, missed out by just one homer when he swiped 43 bases in '73 -- Canseco became the charter member of the 40-40 club on Sept. 23, 1988, when he swiped two bags to give him exactly 40 on the year while also hitting the 41st of his 42 homers that season. Canseco, interestingly enough, is the only player to win an MVP Award during their 40-40 season.

Video: OAK@MIL: Canseco becomes first player to go 40/40

30-30 CLUB

Video: LAA@TEX: Trout becomes youngest member of 30/30 club

• Mike Trout, Angels, 2012, 30 homers, 49 steals
• Ryan Braun, Brewers, 2012, 41 homers, 30 steals
• Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 2011, 32 homers, 30 steals Watch >
• Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox, 2011, 32 homers, 39 steals Watch >
• Ryan Braun, Brewers, 2011, 33 homers, 33 steals Watch >
• Matt Kemp, Dodgers, 2011, 39 homers, 40 steals Watch >
• Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 2009, 31 homers, 31 steals 
• Hanley Ramirez, Marlins, 2008, 33 homers, 35 steals
• Grady Sizemore, Indians, 2008, 33 homers, 38 steals
• Brandon Phillips, Reds, 2007, 30 homers, 32 steals
• Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, 2007, 30 homers, 41 steals
• David Wright, Mets, 2007, 30 homers, 34 steals
• Alfonso Soriano, Nationals, 2006, 46 homers, 41 steals
• Alfonso Soriano, Rangers, 2005, 36 homers, 30 steals
• Bobby Abreu, Phillies, 2004, 30 homers, 40 steals
• Carlos Beltran, Royals/Astros, 2004, 38 homers, 42 steals
• Alfonso Soriano, Yankees, 2003, 38 homers, 35 steals
• Vladimir Guerrero, Expos, 2002, 39 homers, 40 steals
• Alfonso Soriano, Yankees, 2002, 39 homers, 41 steals
• Bobby Abreu, Phillies, 2001, 31 homers, 36 steals
• Jose Cruz Jr., Blue Jays, 2001, 34 homers, 32 steals
• Vladimir Guerrero, Expos, 2001, 34 homers, 37 steals
• Preston Wilson, Marlins, 2000, 31 homers, 36 steals
• Jeff Bagwell, Astros, 1999, 42 homers, 30 steals
• Raul Mondesi, Dodgers, 1999, 33 homers, 36 steals
• Shawn Green, Blue Jays, 1998, 35 homers, 35 steals
• Alex Rodriguez, Mariners 1998, 42 homers, 46 steals
• Jeff Bagwell, Astros, 1997, 43 homers, 31 steals
• Barry Bonds, Giants, 1997, 40 homers, 37 steals
• Raul Mondesi, Dodgers, 1997, 30 homers, 32 steals
• Larry Walker, Rockies, 1997, 49 homers, 33 steals
• Dante Bichette, Rockies, 1996, 31 homers, 31 steals
• Barry Bonds, Giants, 1996, 42 homers, 40 steals
• Ellis Burks, Rockies, 1996, 40 homers, 32 steals
• Barry Larkin, Reds, 1996, 33 homers, 36 steals
• Barry Bonds, Giants, 1995, 33 homers, 31 steals
• Sammy Sosa, Cubs, 1995, 36 homers, 34 steals Watch >
• Sammy Sosa, Cubs, 1993, 33 homers, 36 steals Watch >
• Barry Bonds, Pirates, 1992, 34 homers, 39 steals
• Ron Gant, Braves, 1991, 32 homers, 34 steals
• Howard Johnson, Mets, 1991, 38 homers, 30 steals
• Barry Bonds, Pirates, 1990, 33 homers, 52 steals
• Ron Gant, Braves, 1990, 32 homers, 33 steals
• Howard Johnson, Mets, 1989, 36 homers, 41 steals
• Jose Canseco, A's, 1988, 42 homers, 40 steals
• Joe Carter, Indians, 1987, 32 homers, 31 steals
• Eric Davis, Reds, 1987, 37 homers, 50 steals
• Howard Johnson, Mets, 1987, 36 homers, 32 steals
• Darryl Strawberry, Mets, 1987, 39 homers, 36 steals
• Dale Murphy, Braves, 1983, 36 homers, 30 steals
• Bobby Bonds, White Sox/Rangers, 1978, 31 homers, 43 steals
• Bobby Bonds, Angels, 1977, 37 homers, 41 steals
• Bobby Bonds, Yankees, 1975, 32 homers, 30 steals
• Bobby Bonds, Giants, 1973, 39 homers, 43 steals
• Tommy Harper, Brewers, 1970, 31 homers, 38 steals
• Bobby Bonds, Giants, 1969, 32 homers, 45 steals
• Hank Aaron, Braves, 1963, 44 homers, 31 steals
• Willie Mays, Giants, 1957, 35 homers, 38 steals
• Willie Mays, Giants, 1956, 36 homers, 40 steals
• Ken Williams, Browns, 1922, 39 homers, 37 steals

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MLB hitters who have won the Triple Crown

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For nearly five decades, hitting for the Triple Crown was as rare as any feat in baseball.

For nearly five decades, hitting for the Triple Crown was as rare as any feat in baseball.

:: RARE FEATS ::

From 1967 to 2012, only four players -- Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez -- led their leagues in each of the three Triple Crown categories at any point in their careers, though none of them finished a season atop the leaderboard in all three.

Finally in '12, Tigers star Miguel Cabrera ended the 45-year drought, beating Mike Trout by four points (.330 to .326) in the American League batting race, besting Curtis Granderson and Josh Hamilton by one home run apiece (44 to 43) and knocking in 11 more runs than Hamilton.

Here's a compete list of the 15 Triple Crown-winning hitters in MLB history.

• Miguel Cabrera, 2012, Tigers (.330 average, 44 homers, 139 RBIs) Full coverage >

Video: DET@KC: Miggy discusses Triple Crown season
• Carl Yastrzemski, 1967, Red Sox (.326 average, 44 homers, 121 RBIs)

Video: 10/1/67 MIN@BOS: Yaz wills Sox to pennant
• Frank Robinson, 1966, Orioles (.316 average, 49 homers, 122 RBIs)

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• Mickey Mantle, 1956, Yankees (.353 average, 52 homers, 130 RBIs)
• Ted Williams, 1947, Red Sox (.343 average, 32 homers, 114 RBIs)
• Ted Williams, 1942, Red Sox (.356 average, 36 homers, 137 RBIs)
• Joe Medwick, 1937, Cardinals (.374 average, 31 homers, 154 RBIs)
• Lou Gehrig, 1934, Yankees (.363 average, 49 homers, 165 RBIs)
• Jimmie Foxx, 1933, Athletics (.356 average, 48 homers, 163 RBIs)
• Chuck Klein, 1933, Phillies (.368 average, 28 homers, 120 RBIs)
• Rogers Hornsby, 1925, Cardinals (.403 average, 39 homers, 143 RBIs)

Video: 125 Years Profile: Rogers Hornsby
• Rogers Hornsby, 1922, Cardinals (.401 average, 42 homers, 152 RBIs)
• Heinie Zimmerman, 1912, Cubs (.372 average, 14 homers, 104 RBIs)
• Ty Cobb, 1909, Tigers* (.377 average, nine homers, 115 RBIs)
• Nap Lajoie, 1901, Athletics* (.421 average, 14 homers, 125 RBIs)
• Hugh Duffy, 1894, Beaneaters* (.440 average, 18 homers, 145 RBIs)
• Paul Hines, 1878, Grays* (.358 average, four homers, 50 RBIs)

* RBI was not an official statistic before 1920

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MLB pitchers who have won the Triple Crown

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Unlike the batter's Triple Crown, where the rare combination of hitting for power and a high average led to a nearly five-decade gap between the most recent two winners, the pitcher's Triple Crown is slightly more common, with winners in each league as recently as 2011.

Unlike the batter's Triple Crown, where the rare combination of hitting for power and a high average led to a nearly five-decade gap between the most recent two winners, the pitcher's Triple Crown is slightly more common, with winners in each league as recently as 2011.

:: RARE FEATS :: 

However, leading one's league in wins, ERA and strikeouts isn't exactly a walk in the park. Even with Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw both accomplishing the feat in 2011, it has only happened five times since the turn of the century.

"I think that a starting pitcher has to do something special to be as valuable or more so than a position player," Verlander said after also winning the American League MVP Award during his Triple Crown season."You have to have a great impact almost every time out to supersede [position players], and it happens on rare occasions, and I guess this year was one of those years."

In the entire decade of the 1980s, Dwight Gooden was the only pitcher to win the Triple Crown. In the '70s, Steve Carlton was the lone hurler to do it. And other than Sandy Koufax -- a three-time Triple Crown winner from 1963-66 -- no pitcher led his league in all three categories from Hal Newhouser in '45 until Carlton's epic '72 season.

Here is the complete list of 27 pitchers who have won the Triple Crown, including just 22 since 1901:

• Justin Verlander, 2011, Tigers (24 wins, 2.40 ERA, 250 K's) 

Video: Verlander is unanimous pick for 2011 AL Cy Young

• Clayton Kershaw, 2011, Dodgers (21 wins, 2.28 ERA, 248 K's)

Video: LAD@SD: Kershaw earns his 21st win of the season
• Jake Peavy, 2007, Padres (19 wins, 2.54 ERA, 240 K's)
• Johan Santana, 2006, Twins (19 wins, 2.77 ERA, 245 K's)
• Randy Johnson, 2002, D-backs (24 wins, 2.32 ERA, 334 K's)
• Pedro Martinez, 1999, Red Sox (23 wins, 2.07 ERA, 313 K's)
• Roger Clemens, 1998, Blue Jays (20 wins, 2.65 ERA, 271 K's)
• Roger Clemens, 1997, Blue Jays (21 wins, 2.05 ERA, 292 K's)
• Dwight Gooden, 1985, Mets (24 wins, 1.53 ERA, 268 K's)
• Steve Carlton, 1972, Phillies (27 wins, 1.97 ERA, 310 K's)
• Sandy Koufax, 1966, Dodgers (27 wins, 1.73 ERA, 317 K's)
• Sandy Koufax, 1965, Dodgers (26 wins, 2.04 ERA, 382 K's)
• Sandy Koufax, 1963, Dodgers (25 wins, 1.88 ERA, 306 K's)
• Hal Newhouser, 1945, Tigers (25 wins, 1.81 ERA, 212 K's)
• Bob Feller, 1940, Indians (27 wins, 2.61 ERA, 261 K's)
• Bucky Walters, 1939, Reds (27 wins, 2.29 ERA, 137 K's)
• Lefty Gomez, 1937, Yankees (21 wins, 2.33 ERA, 194 K's)
• Lefty Gomez, 1934, Yankees (26 wins, 2.33 ERA, 158 K's)
• Lefty Grove, 1931, Athletics (31 wins, 2.06 ERA, 175 K's)
• Lefty Grove, 1930, Athletics (28 wins, 2.54 ERA, 209 K's)
• Walter Johnson, 1924, Senators (23 wins, 2.72 ERA, 158 K's)
• Dazzy Vance, 1924, Robins (28 wins, 2.16 ERA, 262 K's)
• Pete Alexander, 1920, Cubs (27 wins, 1.91 ERA, 173 K's)
• Walter Johnson, 1918, Senators (23 wins, 1.27 ERA, 162 K's)
• Hippo Vaughn, 1918, Cubs (22 wins, 1.74 ERA, 148 K's)
• Pete Alexander, 1916, Phillies (33 wins, 1.55 ERA, 167 K's)
• Pete Alexander, 1915, Phillies (31 wins, 1.22 ERA, 241 K's)
• Walter Johnson, 1913, Senators (36 wins, 1.14 ERA, 243 K's)
• Christy Mathewson, 1908, Giants (37 wins, 1.43 ERA, 259 K's)
• Rube Waddell, 1905, Athletics (27 wins, 1.48 ERA, 287 K's)
• Christy Mathewson, 1905, Giants (31 wins, 1.28 ERA, 206 K's)
• Cy Young, 1901, Americans (33 wins, 1.62 ERA, 158 K's)
• Amos Rusie, 1894, Giants (36 wins, 2.78 ERA, 195 K's)
• John Clarkson, 1889, Beaneaters (49 wins, 2.73 ERA, 284 K's)
• Tim Keefe, 1888, Giants (35 wins, 1.74 ERA, 335 K's)
• Old Hoss Radbourn, 1884, Grays (59 wins, 1.38 ERA, 441 K's)
• Tommy Bond, 1877, Red Stockings (40 wins, 2.11 ERA, 170 K's)

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Most consecutive games with a home run

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In the history of Major League Baseball, only seven players have homered in at least seven straight games, the most recent of whom is Kendrys Morales. How difficult is it to go deep in seven straight? There have been many more 30-game hitting streaks, four-strikeout innings and six-hit games. There have been more than three times as many perfect games.

As impressive as it is to homer in seven straight games, it's still one shy of the record. Here's a breakdown of those remarkable streaks:

In the history of Major League Baseball, only seven players have homered in at least seven straight games, the most recent of whom is Kendrys Morales. How difficult is it to go deep in seven straight? There have been many more 30-game hitting streaks, four-strikeout innings and six-hit games. There have been more than three times as many perfect games.

As impressive as it is to homer in seven straight games, it's still one shy of the record. Here's a breakdown of those remarkable streaks:

:: RARE FEATS ::

8 STRAIGHT GAMES

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mariners, July 20-28, 1993
Griffey began his streak with a solo shot at Yankee Stadium on July 20 in a game in which Don Mattingly -- who tied the MLB record with homers in eight straight games six years earlier -- also went deep. Junior homered again the next day vs. the Bronx Bombers, and then each day during a four-game series in Cleveland before heading home to Seattle with a six-game streak under his belt.

After making it seven straight with a third-inning grand slam vs. the Twins, Griffey tied the MLB mark with a solo homer in the seventh inning the next day. Griffey's quest to become the first player to homer in nine straight ended July 29, when he went 2-for-4, including a double off the wall in center field in the third.

"It was a lot of fun. I'm not disappointed," Griffey told reporters at the time. "It was long, but I'm happy for what I did, what I achieved."

Video: MIN@SEA: Griffey Jr. homers in eighth-straight game

Don Mattingly, Yankees, July 8-18, 1987
Mattingly started his march towards history with a two-homer game at home vs. the Twins on July 8. He added another two-homer game on July 16 on the road vs. Texas to extend his streak to six games.

As was the case 31 years earlier with original record setter Dale Long, Mattingly's streak had become national news by the time he set the American League record with his seventh straight game with a homer on July 17 vs. Texas. Donnie Baseball tied Long the next day with a solo shot in the fourth off the Rangers' Jose Guzman before being held in the park on July 19 despite a 2-for-4 night at the plate in Texas.

"For me, I looked at it really as more of a hot streak than anything else," Mattingly