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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.

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September 20, 1907
At Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, Nick Maddox no-hits the Dodgers, 2-1. At the age of 20 years and ten months, the Pirates hurler becomes the youngest pitcher and the second rookie to throw a no-hitter.
September 6, 1912
Jeff Tesreau, joining Christy Mathewson (Giants, 1901) and Nick Maddox (Pirates, 1907) becomes the third 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 a twin bill at the Baker Bowl.
April 30, 1922
Charlie Robertson, in only his fourth career start, becomes the third modern pitcher to throw a perfect no-hit, no-run game when he beats the Tigers at Navin Field, 2-0. The White Sox hurler, thanks to Johnny Mostil's two outstanding catches in the outfield, is also the fourth 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 threw a no-hitter in the nightcap of a double-header

In the second game of a doubleheader 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
In addition to 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 player in baseball history to toss a no-hitter in his freshman year, hurts his arm lifting barrels of oil in his offseason job, cutting his promising baseball career short 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 a total of just three games in his one-year career in the majors.
May 12, 1955
After walking the bases full in the bottom of the ninth, Cubs right-hander Sam 'Toothpick' Jones 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 just his fourth big league start, Bo Belinsky throws the first hitless game in Angels history and the first one 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. The right-handed fireballer, who will pitch another no-no for Houston next season, 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, Burt Hooton, making his fourth career start, no-hits the Phillies at Wrigley Field, 4-0. The Cubs hurler becomes the 12th rookie to throw a no-hitter.
April 27, 1973
Kansas City's 22 year-old starter Steve Busby becomes the 13th rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating Detroit, 3-0, at Tiger Stadium. It 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 becomes 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 game which 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
Jose Jimenez, entering the game with an 6+ ERA, faces only 28 batters and no-hits the Diamondbacks, 1-0. The Cardinal hurler, who outduels future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson for the victory, is the first NL rookie to throw a no-hitter since 1973 and the first Cardinal hurler to accomplish the feat since 1983, when Bob Forsch kept the Expos hitless at Busch Stadium.
September 3, 2001
On Labor Day, in just his 11th start, Cardinal freshman hurler Bud Smith no-hits the Padres, 4-0. The 21 year-old 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 very supportive Fenway crowd, 10-0. The 23 year-old right-hander, who was 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, made up of mostly remaining Giants fans, Chris Heston 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 no-no thrown by the 27 year-old rookie right-hander, making just his 13th career start, is the 17th in franchise history and 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.


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