Catching Near Perfect Games
No-Hitters That Fell Short of Perfection
(By a Walk, Error or Hit Batsman)
|Cy Young (BOS-A)||Lou Criger||6/30/1908||NY Yankees||8-0|
Walked first batter of the game on a 3-2 count. The runner was then thrown out in a steal attempt by Criger and the next 26 batters were retired.
|George Wiltse (NYG-N)||Roger Bresnahan||7/4/1908||Phillies||1-0|
Wiltze pitched 10 innings and only yielded one base runner when, with two outs in the ninth, he hit Phillies pitcher George McQuillan with a pitch.
|Chief Bender (PHI-A)||Ira Thomas||5/12/1910||Indians||4-0|
With two out in the fourth, Bender walked Terry Turner who was thrown out trying to steal second by Thomas.
|Ed Walsh (CHI-A)||Bruno Block||8/27/1911||Red Sox||5-0|
Walsh surrendered a base on balls to Clyde Engle on a 3-1 pitch to lead off the fourth inning..
|Joe Bush (PHI-A)||Val Picinich||8/26/1916||Indians||5-0|
Bush walked first batter of game on a 3-1 count before retiring the next 27 batters.
|Dutch Leonard (BOS-A)||Wally Schang||6/3/1918||Tigers||5-0|
Bobby Veach walked with two out in first inning.
|Walter Johnson (WAS-A)||Val Picinich||7/1/1920||Red Sox||1-0|
Second baseman Bucky Harris committed an error on Harry Hooper's ground ball to leadoff the seventh inning. This was Val Picinich's second no-hitter & second near perfect catching game.
|Jesse Barnes (NYG-N)||Earl Smith||5/7/1922||Phillies||6-0|
Walked first batter Cy Williams in the fifth inning on a 3-1 pitch.
|Clyde Shoun (CIN-N)||Ray Mueller||5/15/1944||Boston Braves||1-0|
With two outs in the third, Shoun walked opposing pitcher Jim Tobin.
|Bill McCahan (PHI-A)||Buddy Rosar||9/3/1947||Senators||3-0|
Stan Spence reached second base with one out in the second inning when first baseman Ferris Fain tossed wildly to McCahan after fielding an easy grounder.
|Carl Erskine (BRO-N)||Roy Campanella||6/19/1952||Cubs||5-0|
With two outs in the third, Erskine walked pitcher Willard Ramsdell on four pitches.
|Don Cardwell (CHI-N)||Del Rice||5/15/1960||Cardinals||4-0|
With one out in the first inning, Cardwell walked Alex Grammas.
|Lew Burdette (MIL-N)||Del Crandall||8/18/1960||Phillies||1-0|
Burdette hit Tony Gonzalez with a pitch with one out in the fifth inning.
|Bill Monbouquette (BOS-A)||Jim Pagliaroni||8/1/1962||White Sox||1-0|
Al Smith walked with two out in the fifth inning.
|Jack Kralick (MIN-A)||Earl Battey||8/26/1961||K.C. A's||1-0|
Kralick walked pinch-hitter George Alusik on a 3-2 pitch with two out in the ninth.
|Sandy Koufax (LA-N)||Doug Camilli||6/4/1964||Phillies||3-0|
Dick Allen drew a base on balls with two out in the fourth inning on a 3-2 pitch.
|Dave Morehead (BOS-A)||Bob Tillman||9/16/1965||Indians||2-0|
Rocky Colavito walked on a 3-2 pitch to start the second inning.
|Vida Blue (OAK-A)||Gene Tenace||9/21/1970||Twins||6-0|
Harmon Killebrew walked with two outs in the fourth inning.
|Rick Wise (PHI-N)||Tim McCarver||6/23/1971||Reds||4-0|
With one out in the sixth inning, Wise walked Dave Concepcion.
|Milt Pappas (CHI-N)||Randy Hundley||9/2/1972||Padres||8-0|
Walked pinch-hitter Larry Stahl with two outs in the ninth on a 3-2 pitch.
|Steve (Jim) Busby (KC-A)||Fran Healy||6/19/1974||Brewers||2-0|
Leading off the second, George Scott fell behind in the count 2-0 before drawing a walk.
|Dick Bosman (CLE-A)||John Ellis||7/19/1974||Oakland A's||4-0|
With two out in the fourth, Bosman committed an error when Sal Bando hit a slow roller between the third base line and the mound.
|John Montefusco (SF-N)||Gary Alexander||9/29/1976||Atlanta Braves||9-0|
Walked Jerry Roster on a 3-1 pitch to leadoff the fourth inning.
|Jerry Reuss (LA-N)||Steve Yeager||6/27/1980||SF Giants||8-0|
Throwing error by shortstop Bill Russell with two out in the first inning allowed Jack Clark to be the only Giants base runner.
|Bob Forsch (STL-N)||Darrell Porter||9/26/1983||Expos||3-0|
Hit Gary Carter with two out in the second inning.
|Terry Mulholland (PHI-N)||Darren Daulton||8/15/1990||SF Giants||6-0|
In the seventh inning, leadoff batter Rick Parker reached first base on a throwing error by third baseman Charlie Hayes.
|Ramon Martinez (LA-N)||Mike Piazza||7/14/1995||Marlins||7-0|
Walked Tommy Gregg on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the eighth inning.
|Kevin Brown (FLA-N)||Charles Johnson||6/10/1997||SF Giants||9-0|
With two outs in the eighth inning, Brown hit pinch-batter Marvin Bernard on an 0-2 pitch.
|Jonathan Sanchez (SF-N)||Eli Whiteside||7/10/2009||SD Padres||8-0|
In the eighth inning, the 2nd batter, Chase Headley reached first on a throwing error by third baseman Juan Uribe. No walks or hit batsmen in the game.