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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.

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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

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.