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The most recent no-hitter for all 30 MLB teams

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The most recent no-hitter for all 30 MLB teams

The Padres finally have their no-hitter.

They recorded the first one in franchise history on April 9, 2021, as right-hander Joe Musgrove blanked the Rangers 3-0 in Arlington, Texas . Musgrove, a native of nearby El Cajon, Calif., ended the drought after 8,206 games. The franchise debuted in 1969 as a National League expansion club.

Musgrove was a hit batsman away from vying for a perfect game. He nicked Joey Gallo with a pitch in the fourth inning. He walked none and struck out 10 in his first career complete game.  

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There have been more than 215,000 games in MLB history but there have been just over 300 no-hitters thrown, meaning the members of the no-hit club are among some pretty elite company.

No-hitters come in all shapes and sizes, with no two no-nos looking the same. Below you can see every team’s most recent no-hitter, every perfect game and more.

No-hitter vs. perfect game

A perfect game only occurs when the pitcher doesn’t allow a single baserunner in the game, as in 27 batters up and 27 batters down. In a no-hitter baserunners are allowed, by walk, hit by pitch, error and so forth. Every perfect game is a no-hitter, but not every no-hitter is a perfect game.

Postseason no-hitters

In baseball history, there have only been two no-hitters thrown in the postseason.

The first was Don Larsen’s perfect game for the Yankees against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series.

The late, great Hall of Famer Roy Halladay joined Larsen as the second man to throw a no-hitter in the postseason when he no-hit the Cincinnati Reds for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2010 NLDS. 

Most recent no-hitters

Team Pitcher Date Opponent
Arizona Diamondbacks Edwin Jackson June 25, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays
Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker April 8, 1994 Los Angeles Dodgers
Baltimore Orioles Combined: Bob Milacki (6 IP)
Mike Flanagan (1 IP)
Mark Williamson (1 IP)
Gregg Olson (1 IP)
July 13, 1991 Oakland Athletics
Boston Red Sox Jon Lester May 19, 2008 Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs Alec Mills Sept. 13, 2020 Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago White Sox Lucas Giolito Aug. 25, 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds Homer Bailey July 3, 2013 San Francisco Giants
Cleveland Indians Len Barker May 15, 1981 Toronto Blue Jays
Colorado Rockies Ubaldo Jimenez April 17, 2010 Atlanta Braves
Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander May 7, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays
Houston Astros Justin Verlander Sept. 1, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals Brett Saberhagen Aug. 26, 1991 Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Angels Combined: Taylor Cole (2 IP)
Félix Peña (7 IP)
July 12, 2019 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers Combined: Walker Buehler (6 IP)
Tony Cingrani (1 IP)
Yimi Garcia (1 IP)
Adam Liberator (1 IP)
May 4, 2018 San Diego Padres
Miami Marlins Edinson Volquez June 3, 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks
Milwaukee Brewers Juan Nieves April 15, 1987 Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins Francisco Liriano May 3, 2011 Chicago White Sox
New York Mets Johan Santana June 1, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees David Cone July 18, 1999 Montreal Expos
Oakland Athletics Mike Fiers May 7, 2019 Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels July 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates Combined: Francisco Cordova (9 IP)
Ricardo Rincón (1 IP)
July 12, 1997 Houston Astros
San Diego Padres Joe Musgrove April 9, 2021 Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants Chris Heston June 9, 2015 New York Mets
Seattle Mariners James Paxton May 8, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays
St. Louis Cardinals Bud Smith Sept. 3, 2001 San Diego Padres
Tampa Bay Rays Matt Garza July 26, 2010 Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers Kenny Rogers July 28, 1994 California Angels
Toronto Blue Jays Dave Stieb Sept. 2, 1990 Cleveland Indians
Washington Nationals Max Scherzer Oct. 3, 2015 New York Mets

Bold lettering denotes a perfect game.

List of perfect games

Since 1903 — the World Series era — there have been 21 perfect games. There have been 23 perfectos total when factoring in pre-modern era play.

Pitcher Date Team Opponent
Felix Hernandez Aug. 15, 2012 Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Cain June 13, 2012 San Francisco Giants Houston Astros
Philip Humber Apr. 21, 2012 Chicago White Sox Seattle Mariners
Roy Halladay May 29, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies Florida Marlins
Dallas Braden May 9, 2010 Oakland A’s Tampa Bay Rays
Mark Buehrle July 23, 2009 Chicago White Sox Tampa Bay Rays
Randy Johnson May 18, 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks Atlanta Braves
David Cone July 18, 1999 New York Yankees Montreal Expos
David Wells May 17, 1998 New York Yankees Minnesota Twins
Kenny Rogers July 28, 1994 Texas Rangers California Angels
Dennis Martinez July 28, 1991 Montreal Expos Los Angeles Dodgers
Tom Browning Sept. 16, 1988 Cincinnati Reds Los Angeles Dodgers
Mike Witt Sept. 30, 1984 California Angels Texas Rangers
Len Barker May 15, 1981 Cleveland Indians Toronto Blue Jays
Catfish Hunter May 8, 1968 Oakland A’s Minnesota Twins
Sandy Koufax Sept. 9, 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers Chicago Cubs
Jim Bunning June 21, 1964 Philadelphia Phillies New York Mets
Don Larsen Oct. 8, 1956 New York Yankees Brooklyn Dodgers
Charlie Robertson April 30, 1922 Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers
Addie Joss Oct. 2, 1908 Cleveland Naps Chicago White Sox
Cy Young May 5, 1904 Boston Americans Philadelphia A’s
John Ward June 17, 1880 Providence Grays Buffalo Bisons
Lee Richmond June 12, 1880 Worcester Ruby Legs Cleveland Blues

Don Larsen’s perfect game remains the only perfect game in postseason history. 

No-hitters by team

Team Number of no-hitters
Los Angeles Dodgers 26
Chicago White Sox 19
Boston Red Sox 18
San Francisco Giants 17
Cincinnati Reds 16
Chicago Cubs 16
Atlanta Braves 14
Cleveland Indians 14
Philadelphia Phillies 13
Oakland Athletics 13
Houston Astros 12
New York Yankees 11
Los Angeles Angels 11
St. Louis Cardinals 9
Detroit Tigers 7
Washington Nationals 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Miami Marlins 6
Seattle Mariners 6
Baltimore Orioles (modern) 5
Minnesota Twins 5
Texas Rangers 5
Kansas City Royals 4
Louisville Colonels 4
Philadelphia Athletics 4
Baltimore Orioles (old) 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Buffalo Bisons 2
Columbus Buckeyes 2
Providence Grays 2
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 1
Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 1
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 1
Cleveland Blues 1
Cleveland Spiders 1
Colorado Rockies 1
Kansas City Cowboys 1
Kansas City Packers 1
Milwaukee Brewers (old) 1
Milwaukee Brewers (modern) 1
New York Mets 1
Pittsburgh Rebels 1
Rochester Broncos 1
San Diego Padres 1
Tampa Bay Rays 1
Toronto Blue Jays 1

Italic lettering indicates defunct/moved franchises.

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Why did the Rangers fire John Davidson and Jeff Gorton? Production may be reason behind shocking move

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Why did the Rangers fire John Davidson and Jeff Gorton? Production may be reason behind shocking move

Ladies and gentlemen: JD and the Straight Fired. 

The Rangers have fired general manager Jeff Gorton and team president John Davidson, per reports, in a shocking move that no one in the NHL saw coming.

Gorton had been employed by the Rangers since 2015, acting as the team’s GM in that span. During that time, the team acquired Artemi Panarin and navigated a rebuild on the fly, developing a core of young, talented players in the process.

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Davidson, though, is the more surprising firing: The long-time Ranger fan favorite and front-office exec got the ax, as well, despite being in the role for less than two years. He was hired on May 17, 2019.

Chris Drury, former Ranger, gets the nod to assume both GM and president roles:

The Rangers are coming off a disappointing 26-21-6 season, missing out on the Stanley Cup playoffs again under head coach David Quinn.

Here’s why both Gorton and Davidson got the ax.

Why did the Rangers fire Jeff Gorton and John Davidson?

There are conflicting reports on the exact reason why both front office executives are heading to the unemployment line.

The predominant reports indicate that team owner James Dolan was simply unhappy with the team’s production in 2020-21, missing out on the Stanley Cup playoffs with just three games left.

Others say that Davidson and Gorton distancing themselves from the Rangers’ controversial statement on Tuesday, calling for the head of NHL Player Safety George Parros’ resignation, ultimately led to the firing.

Some reports have said that the firing is purely coincidental. 

Still, the Rangers seem to be ahead of the timeline they set for themselves a few years ago, when a letter to fans addressed the team’s intentions to undergo a rebuild. 

Since then, the team has drafted Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere, Filip Chytil and K’Andre Miller, who have made their marks as members of the core. They’ve also acquired Adam Fox, Jacob Trouba and Artemi Panerin either via trade or free agency.

Chris Drury will assume GM and president duties. 

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Raiders declined trade-down offer in NFL Draft to avoid losing Alex Leatherwood

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Raiders declined trade-down offer in NFL Draft to avoid losing Alex Leatherwood

No team has been more criticized for its 2021 NFL Draft haul than the Raiders. And none of the Raiders’ picks was more scrutinized than their top overall pick: Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood at No. 17 overall.

Most mock drafts, including Sporting News’, considered Leatherwood a Day 2 selection. That Raiders GM Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden took him in the first round was considered a massive reach, especially when most assumed that he would be available in the second. That they took him over several, more highly rated offensive tackles — SN rated six available tackles higher, including four with first-round grades — only added to the controversy of the pick.

But Mayock has defended the choice, saying he, Gruden, offensive line coach Tom Cable and Raiders scouts all highly valued Leatherwood. Las Vegas was so enamored with the big-name tackle that it even declined an offer to trade down in the 2021 NFL Draft for risk of losing him.

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“Just when we got on the clock a team did call us and inquired about moving up, but they gave us a very poor trade offer and it was a team that needed a tackle,” Mayock said (via ESPN). “So the combination of the poor offer and their need kind of pushed us away from that.

“There’s a risk/reward scenario and, in this case, we didn’t feel that it was worth it.”

Ultimately, the Vikings were the only other team to draft a tackle in the first round, selecting Virginia Tech tackle Christian Darrisaw with the 23rd overall pick. Only two more offensive tackles went in Round 2 before the Raiders drafted again at 43: Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkens to Chicago, at 39, and Notre Dame’s Liam Eichenberg to Miami, at 42.

This isn’t the first time Mayock’s draft choices have been scrutinized. His previous drafts have included an inordinate number of players from big-name schools, especially in the early rounds. Those include Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell, Alabama’s Josh Jacobs and Henry Ruggs III, Ohio State’s Damon Arnette and more.

That said, It’s a virtual certainty that NFL teams’ draft boards aren’t the same as outlets’ mock drafts. And if the Raiders saw something they liked in Leatherwood — enough to warrant their first-round pick — then that’s their prerogative.

Only time will tell whether he was worth the high selection.

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Aaron Rodgers’ attempt to throw insults at Packers GM Brian Gutekunst is mostly bull

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Packers-Aaron Rodgers divide grows, and 2021 NFL Draft won't narrow it

Of the 13 seasons Aaron Rodgers has spent as a starting quarterback in the NFL, nine ended in the Pro Bowl and three with him named the league’s Most Valuable Player. He’s so good that you could call him the “Michael Jordan of quarterbacks,” if you wished, and not be far off in your assessment.

Not far at all, it turns out.

Bob McGinn, a veteran journalist who has covered the Packers for four decades, reported in The Athletic that Rodgers’ relationship with general manager Brian Gutekunst has become so fractured that Rodgers referred to the GM as “Jerry Krause” in group chats with his teammates.

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Rodgers is angry with Gutekunst about several personnel moves over the past few seasons, enough so that McGinn’s reporting confirmed the player’s intent not to return to the Packers as long as Gutekunst remains in charge of personnel.

Among Rodgers’ gripes is the obvious: the decision to trade for an earlier selection in the 2020 NFL Draft that was used to select a quarterback who presumably will be the successor at that position. Rodgers was embarrassed by the team’s decision to cut receiver Jake Kumerow — the day after Rodgers had said during a show he hosts on Sirius XM Radio that he thought Kumerow was a valuable member of the team.

If it seems petty for Rodgers to be so aggravated by his organization over a receiver who has caught 21 passes — combined — in three NFL seasons, well, that’s where the Jordan/Rodgers comparison truly coalesces.

Jordan spent much of his later years with the Bulls degrading himself with public insults aimed at Krause’s weight and stature, even though Krause, at the time, was earning a position in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame with his shrewd drafting, trading, hiring and management of the Bulls’ rosters that won six NBA championships in the 1990s.

Jordan was the centerpiece of those teams, and he was drafted before Krause was hired as Bulls GM, but every other essential member of the teams that won from 1991 to 1993 and from 1996 to 1998 was added by Krause, including Hall of Famers Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and head coach Phil Jackson.

Gutekunst has done little to warrant the comparison to Krause.

He has been GM since 2018, and the Packers delivered 13-3 records in his second and third seasons but fell short of the Super Bowl each time. Their defenses allowed an average of 34 points in the 2019 and 2020 NFC Championship games.

Rodgers almost certainly drew his inspiration for the use of Krause as a front-office insult from “The Last Dance,” the ESPN documentary that chose to portray him as a villain despite that he’d built the championship team whose impending dissolution Jordan was lamenting. Rodgers should study basketball history better; there surely are GMs who would serve as a fitting standard of ineptitude.

Krause is not the guy. He won six championship rings in his position as Bulls GM.

Rodgers still has just the one, earned 11 seasons ago.

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