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Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito became the first pitcher to toss a no-hitter in 2020 on Tuesday night.
In a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Giolito yielded just a walk. He struck out 13 and tossed the no-no on 102 pitches.
Giolito becomes the first White Sox pitcher to toss a no-hitter since Philip Humber in 2012 and the fifth to do so since 1991. He’s also responsible for the first no-hitter of the decade.
The White Sox have quite an extensive no-hitter history, but are they among the franchises with the most ever? We count down the five Major League Baseball franchises with the most no-hitters:
5. Cincinnati Reds (16)
First No-Hitter: Bumpus Jones vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Oct. 15, 1892)
Last No-Hitter: Homer Bailey vs. San Francisco Giants (July 2, 2013)
Perfect Games: One — Tom Browning vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Sept. 15, 1988)
Pitchers to Throw Multiple No-Hitters: Johnny Vander Meer (2, 1938), Jim Maloney (2, 1965 and 1969), Homer Bailey, (2, 2012 and 2013)
Overview: Three pitchers account for more than 1/3 of the Cincinnati Reds’ all-time no-hitters. The Reds went 19 years in between no-hitters from 1919 to 1938. Johnny Vander Meer proceeded to throw no-hitters in back-to-back starts in June 1938. He’s the only pitcher in baseball history to accomplish that feat.
4. San Francisco Giants (17)
First No-Hitter: Amos Rusie (New York Giants) vs. Brooklyn Grooms (July 31, 1891)
Last No-Hitter: Chris Heston vs. New York Mets (June 9, 2015)
Perfect Games: One — Matt Cain vs. Houston Astros (June 13, 2012)
Pitchers to Throw Multiple No-Hitters: Christy Mathewson (2, 1901 and 1905), Tim Lincecum (2, 2013 and 2014)
Overview: Eight of the Giants’ 17 no-hitters came before moving to San Francisco. The franchise went 34 years in between no-hitters before Juan Marichal tossed the first no-hitter after moving to San Francisco. Marical no-hit the Houston Colt .45s in 1963.
3. Boston Red Sox (18)
First No-Hitter: Cy Young (Boston Americans) vs. Philadelphia Athletics (May 5, 1904)
Last No-Hitter: Jon Lester vs. Kansas City Royals (May 19, 2008)
Perfect Games: One — Cy Young (Boston Americans) vs. Philadelphia Athletics (May 5, 1904)
Pitchers to Throw Multiple No-Hitters: Dutch Leonard (2, 1916 and 1918)
Overview: Then the Boston Americans, Cy Young’s perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics served as the first in club history and the first of the World Series era. The Red Sox have not had a player throw a no-hitter in more than 12 years.
2. Chicago White Sox (19)
First No-Hitter: Nixey Callahan vs. Detroit Tigers (Sept. 20, 1902)
Last No-Hitter: Lucas Giolito vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Tuesday)
Perfect Games: Three — Charlie Robertson vs. Detroit Tigers (April 30, 1922), Mark Buerhle vs. Tampa Bay Rays (July 23, 2009), Philip Humber vs. Seattle Mariners (April 21, 2012)
Pitchers to Throw Multiple No-Hitters: Frank Smith (2, 1905 and 1908) and Mark Buehrle (2, 2007 and 2009)
Overview: The Chicago White Sox have the second most and most recent no-hitter. The White Sox also have the most perfect games with three. Chicago’s longest drought in between no-hitters is 20 years from Bill Dietrich in 1937 to Bob Keegan in 1957.
1. Los Angeles Dodgers (26)
First No-Hitter: Sam Kimber (Brooklyn Atlantics) vs. Toledo Blue Stockings (Oct. 4, 1884)
Last No-Hitter: Combined vs. San Diego Padres (May 4, 2018)
Perfect Games: One — Sandy Koufax vs. Chicago Cubs (Sept. 9, 1965)
Pitchers to Throw Multiple No-Hitters: Adonis Terry (2, 1886 and 1888), Carl Erskine (2, 1952 and 1956), Sandy Koufax (4, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965)
Overview: The Los Angeles Dodgers have the most no-hitters by a wide margin. Sandy Koufax has the club record with four no-hitters. All-time, only Nolan Ryan has more. Despite having the most no-hitters in baseball history, only the most recent one in 2018 was combined.