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October 15, 1892
On the last day of the season, Charles Bumpus Jones goes the distance in his first major league start, allowing no hits in the Reds' 7-1 victory over the Pirates at Cincinnati's League Park. The 22-year-old right-hander becomes the first major league rookie to throw a no-hitter.
July 15, 1901
Christy Mathewson becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in baseball history in the modern era. The 20-year-old right-hander, who will hurl another no-hit game in 1905, holds the Cardinals hitless in the Giants' 5-0 victory at Robison Field in St. Louis.
September 20, 1907
Nick Maddox no-hits the Dodgers at Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, 2-1. The Pirates hurler becomes the youngest pitcher and the second rookie to throw a no-hitter, accomplishing the feat at 20 years and 10 months.
September 6, 1912
Jeff Tesreau, joining Christy Mathewson (Giants, 1901) and Nick Maddox (Pirates, 1907), becomes the third post-1900 rookie to throw a no-hitter. The 24-year-old right-hander holds the Phillies hitless in the Giants' 3-0 victory in the first game of the Baker Bowl's twin bill.
April 30, 1922
In only his fourth career start, Charlie Robertson becomes the third modern pitcher to throw a perfect no-hit, no-run game when he beats the Tigers at Navin Field, 2-0. Thanks to Johnny Mostil's two outstanding catches in the outfield, the White Sox hurler is also the fourth modern-era rookie to throw a no-hitter.
September 21, 1934

"If I'da known he was gonna throw one, I'da thrown one, too." - DIZZY DEAN, after his brother tosses a no-hitter in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

In the second game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field, 22-year-old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean, called Daffy by his teammates, becomes the fifth rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy held Brooklyn hitless until the eighth inning in the opener, settling for a two-hitter in the team's 13-0 blanking of the Bums.

August 31, 1935
Besides stroking a three-run triple, 28-year-old White Sox Vern Kennedy becomes the sixth rookie to throw a no-hitter. The right-hander's 5-0 gem against the Indians is the first hitless game thrown in Comiskey Park.
September 3, 1947
At Shibe Park, A's right-hander Bill McCahan throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the Senators, 3-0. The WW II test pilot, the seventh freshman in baseball history to toss a hitless gem, will hurt his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting short his promising baseball career due to the injury.
May 6, 1953
In his first major league start, Alva Lee Holloman throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the A's in his first big league start, 6-0. The Browns' freshman will never pitch another complete game, and 'Bobo' will win just three games in his one-year career in the majors.
May 12, 1955
After Sam 'Toothpick' Jones walks the bases full in the bottom of the ninth, the Cubs right-hander whiffs Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente, and Frank Thomas to preserve his 4-0 no-hitter against the Pirates. Unfortunately, only 2,918 fans are on hand at Wrigley Field to witness the first no-hitter ever thrown by a black player and the ninth rookie to throw a hitless game.
May 5, 1962
In his fourth big league start, Bo Belinsky throws the first hitless game in Angels history and the first ever tossed at Dodger Stadium, beating the Orioles 2-0. The 25-year-old southpaw is only the tenth rookie to throw a no-hitter.
June 18, 1967
Astros' hurler Don Wilson no-hits the Braves, 2-0, striking out 15 of the 30 batters he faces. Next season, the right-handed fireballer, who will pitch another no-no for Houston, becomes the tenth rookie to throw a no-hitter.

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September 21, 1970
Oakland southpaw Vida Blue, in his eighth major league start, becomes the 11th rookie to throw a no-hitter. The A's 21-year-old freshman, who will become the AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner next season, beats the Twins at Oakland Coliseum, 6-0.
April 16, 1972
On the second day of the season, 22-year-old Burt Hooton, making his fourth career start, no-hits the Phillies at Wrigley Field, 4-0. The Cubs right-hander, who pitched 21.1 innings for the team last season, becomes the 12th rookie to throw a no-hitter.
April 27, 1973
Kansas City's starter Steve Busby becomes the 13th rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating Detroit, 3-0, at Tiger Stadium. The 22-year-old right-hander's gem is the first-ever no-hit game thrown by a Royals pitcher, and the former UCLA hurler will pitch the second no-hitter in franchise history next season.
July 30, 1973
Freshman Ranger right-hander Jim Bibby, a Vietnam veteran, becomes the 14th rookie to throw a no-hitter and the first hurler in franchise history to accomplish the feat. The 28-year-old right-hander, obtained in a June 6th trade with the Cardinals, strikes out 13 batters while holding the World Champions A's hitless in a 3-0 Texas victory at the Oakland Coliseum.
September 29, 1983
In a game that lasts only two hours and twenty minutes, Mike Warren, in his last start of the season, no-hits the White Sox, 3-0, in front of 9,058 fans at the Oakland Coliseum. The 22-year-old right-hander from California, who will win only four more games in his three-year career, is the 15th rookie to throw a no-hitter.
August 11, 1991
In only his second big league start, 21-year-old White Sox southpaw Wilson Alvarez becomes the 16th rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Orioles, 7-0. Only Browns' hurler Bobo Holloman, who threw a no-no in his first major league start in 1953, accomplished the feat in fewer starts.
June 25, 1999
At Bank One Ballpark, Jose Jimenez, facing only 28 batters, outduels Randy Johnson, throwing a no-hitter en route to blanking the Cardinals 1-0, with the contest's only run scoring on Thomas Howard's ninth-inning single plating Darren Bragg. The 25-year-old right-hander, retiring the side in order in the bottom of the frame, becomes the 20th major league and the first since 1973 rookie to throw a no-hitter.

September 3, 2001
In just his 11th start, Cardinal freshman hurler Bud Smith, throwing 134 pitches, no-hits the Padres at Qualcomm Stadium on Labor Day, 4-0. The 21-year-old southpaw becomes the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1900 to accomplish the feat.

September 6, 2006
With the help of three defensive gems at Miami's Dolphin Stadium, Anibal Sanchez no-hits the Diamondbacks, 2-0, when Eric Byrnes makes the last out of the game on a questionable, bang-bang play at first base. The 22-year-old Venezuelan hurler is the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter, and he joins Al Leiter, Kevin Brown, and A.J. Burnett as the fourth Marlin to throw a no-hitter.

September 1, 2007
In only his second major league start, Clay Buchholz, using an assortment of fastballs, curves, and changeups becomes the 20th rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Orioles in front of a supportive Fenway crowd, 10-0. The 23-year-old right-hander, called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make the start, becomes the youngest of the seventeen players to have accomplished the feat in Red Sox history.

June 9, 2015
In front of a dwindling crowd of mostly remaining Giants fans, Chris Heston, making his 13th career start, strikes out the side in the ninth inning to finish the season's first no-hitter, a 5-0 Giants victory over the Mets at Citi Field. The 27-year-old rookie right-hander's no-no, the 17th in franchise history, marks the fourth straight season the feat has been accomplished by a San Francisco hurler, with Matt Cain (2012) and Tim Lincecum (2013 and 2014) throwing complete games without yielding a hit during the past three years.

August 14, 2021
Joining Theodore Breitenstein (1891), Bumpus Jones (1892), and Bobo Holloman (1953), Arizona southpaw Tyler Gilbert becomes the fourth pitcher to hurl a no-no in his first big league start when he beats the Padres at Chase Field, 7-0. The Diamondbacks' 27-year-old freshman becomes the 24th rookie to throw a no-hitter, with his gem being the eighth no-hitter of the season, equaling the big-league record set in 1884, the first year of overhand pitching.
May 22, 2022
In his tenth career start, Reid Detmers becomes the 25th rookie to throw a no-hitter, blanking the Rays at Angel Stadium, 12-0. The 22-year-old southpaw out of the University of Louisville throws 108 pitches, the most in his professional career, completing the 12th no-no in franchise history.

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