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These 36 pitchers each started Game 1 of a World Series, and pitched all or part of a no-hitter. The dates refer first to their no-hitters, and then to their Game 1 starts.


Cy Young 1897, 1908; WS 1903

Christy Mathewson 1901, 1905; WS 1905, 1911

Chief Bender 1910; WS 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914

George Mullin 1912; WS 1909

Joe Wood 1911; WS 1912

Jeff Tesreau 1912; WS 1912

Rube Marquard 1915; WS 1913, 1916, 1920

Ernie Shore 1917; WS 1915

Eddie Cicotte 1917; WS 1917, 1919

Babe Ruth 1917; WS 1918

Joe Bush 1916; WS 1922

Walter Johnson 1920; WS 1924, 1925

Howard Ehmke 1923; WS 1929

Carl Hubbell 1929; WS 1933, 1936, 1937

Lon Warneke 1941; WS 1935

Bob Feller 1940, 1946, 1951; WS 1948

Allie Reynolds 1951, 1951; WS 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953

Carl Erskine 1952, 1956; WS 1953

Sal Maglie 1956; WS 1954, 1956

Warren Spahn 1960, 1961; WS 1957, 1958

Sandy Koufax 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965; WS 1963

Jim Palmer 1969; WS 1970

Bob Gibson 1971; WS 1967, 1968

Gaylord Perry 1968; WS 1971

Ken Holtzman 1969, 1971; WS 1972, 1973, 1974

Tom Seaver 1978; WS 1969

Jerry Reuss 1980; WS 1981

Bob Forsch 1979, 1983; WS 1982

Jack Morris 1984; WS 1984, 1991, 1992

Dave Stewart 1990; WS 1988, 1989, 1990

Mike Flanagan 1991; WS 1979

Kevin Brown 1997; WS 1998

David Wells 1998; WS 1998, 2003

Al Leiter 1996; WS 2000

Justin Verlander 2007; WS 2006

Jon Lester 2008; WS 2013


Of the 35 pitchers, 32 pitched a complete game no-hitter. Ruth and Shore combined for a no-hitter, the only one of either of their careers. Flanagan's no-hitter came as a reliever, when he pitched just one inning.

The youngest three were Wood (22), Verlander (24) and Tesreau (24). Wood and Tesreau both started Game 1 of the 1912 World Series, having previously pitched a no-hitter. The oldest to be added to the list was Flanagan, followed by Maglie and then Spahn: all were 39.

Christy Mathewson, Allie Reynolds, Warren Spahn and Ken Holtzman are the only pitchers with at least two of both: no-hitters and World Series Game 1 starts.

Cy Young, Sandy Koufax and David Wells are the only pitchers who have pitched a perfect game and started Game 1 of a World Series.

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