Transactions History: No-Hitters

We all know how the Twins acquired Francisco Liriano. Back in 2003, the Giants sent Liriano, Joe Nathan and Boof Bonser to Minnesota for A.J. Pierzynski in what would become one of the most significant trades of the decade. In honor of Liriano’s recent no-hitter, here’s a list of all the pitchers to throw no-hitters since 2005 and an explanation of how their teams acquired them:


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  1. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    Three of thirteen were developed by the Red Sox.

    Oh yeah. Waaaaaay overrated development system.

    • MB923 4 years ago

      I don’t know of anyone who called the Red Sox system overrated. But I wouldn’t use no hitters as an example to say why it isn’t.

      Galaragga as we all know had a perfect game last year, and WAR shows he has been the worst pitcher in all of baseball this year. He also would have been the 3rd Tiger as well on this list.

      • RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

        You mean “was robbed of a perfect game last year”!

        • alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

          Nope, he had the only 28 out perfect game in MLB history.

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        Yeah, that went through my head while writing it. Feeling spunky tonight, though.

        • Pawsdeep 4 years ago

          You could make the gallaraga game as one of the best, had you been spunky enough to put it on there.

          Would have ended the game with pitch count of 84, and true only struck out 3, but also threw 65 of those pitches for strikes and using that kind of an economy of pitches through 9 innings is freakish.

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Sounds like about the amount of pitches his former teammate Verlander usually throws in the first inning lol

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    it would be interesting to get the details on each of these performances and order them from most to least impressive

    you bored, ben? where’s howard. he can take it back further in history and find the best and worst no-hitters ever or something

    • MB923 4 years ago

      Well I can bet almost any amount that the worst 2 belonged to the 2 pitchers who pitched in the same game last night

      • stl_cards16 4 years ago

        Bud Smith would like a word with you.

      • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

        yea, how much would you be willing to bet on that? i like making money

        IP H R ER BB SO HR

        9 0 0 0 6 2 0 (francisco liriano)

        9 0 0 0 8 6 0 (edwin jackson)

        8 0 2 2 7 6 0 (matt young)

        • MB923 4 years ago

          I know you know your baseball, but….

          1- In case you did not read the article or understand what I was saying, I was referring to the ones listed, and the ones listed, as explained, were since 2005

          2- Matt Young did not officially throw a no hitter

          • stl_cards16 4 years ago

            The post you respnded to said “he can take it back further in history and find the best and worst no-hitters ever or something”

            Key words: Further, Ever

          • MB923 4 years ago

            Touche, thank you. Nontheless, Matt Young did not throw a no hitter

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            only because of a silly technicality invented in 1991. young pitched a complete game and surrendered no hits. if you don’t want to call it a no-hitter because a committee in 1991 decided they wouldn’t, that’s your choice. but i think it’s a weird one

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            The technicality because there was no 9th inning to be pitched as he took the loss?

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

            I believe no hitters were/are only considered if the pitcher threw the full 9 innings, which is bogus. Those no-hitters listed above by notsure are still better than Burnett’s 9 walker.

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