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Prior to 1991, Major League Baseball defined a no-hitter as "an offical game in which a pitcher, or pitchers, gives up no hits." The following is a list of the games that were offical games at the time and were declared as no-hitters and games in which a pitcher or pitchers lost a no-hitter in extra innings.

[edit] Broken up in extra innings

Pitcher(s) Date League Team Opponent Score Innings How Broken
Earl Moore 5/9/1901 AL Cleveland Blues Chicago White Sox 2 - 4 10 surrendered a leadoff single in 10th;
allowed one more hit
Bob Wicker 6/11/1904 NL Chicago Cubs New York Giants 1 - 0 12 allowed single with one out
in 10th; only hit allowed
Harry McIntire 8/1/1906 NL Brooklyn Superbas Pittsburgh Pirates 0 - 1 13 allowed single with two outs in
11th; allowed three more hits
Red Ames 4/15/1909
(Opening Day)
NL New York Giants Brooklyn Superbas 0 - 3 13 allowed single with one out in
10th; allowed 6 more hits
Tom Hughes 8/30/1910
(2nd game)
AL New York Highlanders Cleveland Naps 0 - 5 11 allowed single with one out in 10th;
allowed 6 hits and 5 runs in 11th inning
Jim Scott 5/14/1914 AL Chicago White Sox Washington Senators 0 - 1 10 allowed leadoff single in
10th, plus one more hit
Hippo Vaughn 5/21/1917 NL Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds 0 - 1 10 allowed single with one out in 10th
plus one more hit; opposing pitcher
(Fred Toney) threw 10-inning no-hitter
Bobo Newsom 9/18/1934 AL St. Louis Browns Boston Red Sox 1 - 2 10 lost on only hit allowed with two out in 10th
Johnny Klippstein (7 inn.)
Hersh Freeman (1 inn.)
Joe Black (3 inn.)
5/26/1956 NL Cincinnati Redlegs Milwaukee Braves 1 - 2 11 Black surrendered double with two out
in 10th; allowed two more hits;
Braves scored a run in the 2nd inning
Harvey Haddix 5/26/1959 NL Pittsburgh Pirates Milwaukee Braves 0 - 1 13 Perfect Game until leadoff hitter in
13th reached on error, followed by SH,
IBB, and game-ending double
Jim Maloney 6/14/1965 NL Cincinnati Reds New York Mets 0 - 1 11 allowed leadoff home run
in 11th, plus one more hit
Mark Gardner (9 inn.)
Jeff Fassero (0 inn.)
7/26/1991 NL Montreal Expos Los Angeles Dodgers 0 - 1 10 Gardner allowed leadoff single in 10th
and one more hit before being replaced
by Fassero, who allowed game-winning
hit; Gardner charged with loss
Pedro Martínez (9 inn.)
Mel Rojas (1 inn.)
6/3/1995 NL Montreal Expos San Diego Padres 1 - 0 10 Perfect Game until Martínez allowed
leadoff double in 10th; Rojas relieved
and retired next three batters

[edit] Shortened Games

Pitcher(s) Date League Team Opponent Score Innings Notes
Larry McKeon 5/6/1884 AA Indianapolis Hoosiers Cincinnati Red Stockings 0 - 0 6
Charlie Geggus 8/21/1884 UA Washington Nationals Wilmington Quicksteps 12 - 1 8
Charlie Getzein 10/1/1884 NL Detroit Wolverines Philadelphia Quakers 1 - 0 6
Charlie Sweeney (2 inn.)
Henry Boyle (3 inn.)
10/5/1884 UA St. Louis Maroons St. Paul Apostles 0 - 1 5
Dupee Shaw 10/7/1885
(1st game)
NL Providence Grays Buffalo Bisons 4 - 0 5
George Van Haltren 6/21/1888 NL Chicago White Stockings Pittsburgh Alleghenys 1 - 0 6
Ed Crane 9/27/1888 NL New York Giants Washington Nationals 3 - 0 7
Matt Kilroy 7/29/1889
(2nd game)
AA Baltimore Orioles St. Louis Browns 0 - 0 7
Silver King 6/21/1890 PL Chicago Pirates Brooklyn Ward's Wonders 0 - 1 8
George Nicol 9/23/1890 AA St. Louis Browns Philadelphia Athletics 21 - 2 7
Hank Gastright 10/12/1890 AA Columbus Solons Toledo Maumees 6 - 0 8
Jack Stivetts 10/15/1892
(2nd game)
NL Boston Beaneaters Washington Senators 4 - 0 5
Elton Chamberlain 9/23/1893
(2nd game)
NL Cincinnati Reds Boston Beaneaters 6 - 0 7
Ed Stein 6/2/1894 NL Brooklyn Grooms Chicago Colts 1 - 0 6
Red Ames 9/14/1903
(2nd game)
NL New York Giants St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 0 5 First Major League game
Rube Waddell 8/15/1905 AL Philadelphia Athletics St. Louis Browns 2 - 0 5
Jake Weimer 8/24/1906
(2nd game)
NL Cincinnati Reds Brooklyn Superbas 1 - 0 7
Stoney McGlynn 9/24/1906
(2nd game)
NL St. Louis Cardinals Brooklyn Superbas 1 - 1 7
Lefty Leifield 9/26/1906
(2nd game)
NL Pittsburgh Pirates Philadelphia Phillies 8 - 0 6
Ed Walsh 5/26/1907 AL Chicago White Sox New York Highlanders 8 - 1 5
Ed Karger 8/11/1907
(2nd game)
NL St. Louis Cardinals Boston Doves 4 - 0 7 Perfect Game
Howie Camnitz 8/23/1907
(2nd game)
NL Pittsburgh Pirates New York Giants 1 - 0 5
Rube Vickers 10/5/1907
(2nd game)
AL Philadelphia Athletics Washington Senators 4 - 0 5 Perfect Game
Johnny Lush 8/6/1908 NL St. Louis Cardinals Brooklyn Superbas 2 - 0 6
King Cole 7/31/1910
(2nd game)
NL Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 0 7
Carl Cashion 8/20/1912
(2nd game)
AL Washington Senators Cleveland Naps 2 - 0 6
Walter Johnson 8/25/1924 AL Washington Senators St. Louis Browns 2 - 0 7
Fred Frankhouse 8/27/1937 NL Brooklyn Dodgers Cincinnati Reds 5 - 0 8
John Whitehead 8/5/1940
(2nd game)
AL St. Louis Browns Detroit Tigers 4 - 0 6
Jim Tobin 6/22/1944
(2nd game)
NL Boston Braves Philadelphia Blue Jays 7 - 0 5
Mike McCormick 6/12/1959 NL San Francisco Giants Philadelphia Phillies 3 - 0 5 Allowed hit in 6th inning,
game called due to rain
before completion of inning,
reverting to the end of 5th,
with 5-inning no-hitter intact.
Sam Jones 9/26/1959 NL San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 0 7
Dean Chance 8/6/1967 AL Minnesota Twins Boston Red Sox 2 - 0 5 Perfect Game
David Palmer 4/21/1984
(2nd game)
NL Montreal Expos St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 0 5 Perfect Game
Pascual Pérez 9/24/1988 NL Montreal Expos Philadelphia Phillies 1 - 0 5
Andy Hawkins 7/1/1990 AL New York Yankees Chicago White Sox 0 - 4 8 8 innings pitched in regulation
9-inning road loss
Melido Pérez 7/12/1990 AL Chicago White Sox New York Yankees 8 - 0 6
Matt Young 4/12/1992 AL Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians 1 - 2 8 8 innings pitched in regulation
9-inning road loss
Devern Hansack 10/1/2006 AL Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles 9 - 0 5 Game called due to rain
Jered Weaver (6 inn.)
Jose Arredondo (2 inn.)
6/28/2008 AL/NL Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Dodgers 0 - 1 8 interleague game; 8 innings pitched
in regulation 9-inning road loss
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