Michael Lorenzen, you are the man!

Great pickup by Dave Dombrowski. Perhaps the greatest trade deadline acquisition in Phillies history! Speaking of which, here’s your updated list of Phils no-hitters:

  1. August 29th, 1885 – Charles Ferguson vs. Providence Grays
  2. July 8th, 1898 – Red Donahue vs. the Boston Beaneaters
  3. September 18th, 1903 – Chick Fraser vs. Cubs
  4. May 1st, 1906 – Johnny Lush vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
  5. June 21st, 1964 – Jim Bunning’s perfect game vs. Mets
  6. June 23rd, 1971 – Rick Wise vs. Reds
  7. August 15th, 1990 – Terry Mulholland vs. Giants
  8. May 23rd, 1991 – Tommy Greene vs. Expos
  9. April 27th, 2003 – Kevin Milwood vs. the Giants
  10. May 29th, 2010 – Roy Halladay’s perfect game against the Marlins
  11. October 6th, 2010 – Halladay vs. Reds in the playoffs
  12. September 1st, 2014 – Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon – combined no-hitter vs. Braves
  13. July 25th, 2015 – Cole Hamels vs. Cubs
  14. August 9th, 2023 – Michael Lorenzen vs. Nationals

Man I remember that Red Donahue game like it was yesterday!

For real though, that’s a wonderful list. Look at the names. Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Cole Hamels, etc. We’ve been blessed with some amazing pitching performances over the years.

A couple of things worth nothing:

  • Two of these 14 no-hitters were perfect games.
  • Only one was a combined no-hitter (I know a lot of people poo-poo the combined no-hitter).
  • Halladay’s no-no in the playoffs came just five months after the perfect game. What a Phillies run that was. Ballpark was rocking, team was electric, then fucking Cody Ross happened.
  • The Jim Bunning perfect game took place on Father’s Day and was the first in Phillies history. It was the NL’s first perfect game of the modern era.
  • Terry Mulholland bagged the first no-hitter at the Vet.
  • Rick Wise also hit two home runs in that game he pitched. Only a handful of pitchers have ever done that.
  • Choooooch caught four no-hitters in his career.

Lots of cool notes there. Lots of history. This is what baseball is all about. Go Phils.