Has There ever been a MLB "No Hitter" and the there was a Hit By Pitch?
I know that the pitcher can have a no hit game and hit a batter. My question is, of the numerous no hit games, has there ever been game in the MLB where the pitcher has hit a batter?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Giants, 04-July-1908. Giants southpaw Hooks Wiltse is perfect for 8 2/3 innings. Opposing P George McQuillan appears to strike out to end it, but the umpire calls it a ball and he stays alive. On the next pitch, Wiltse plunks McQuillan in the shoulder. He gets the next out -- but the game is still scoreless. Wiltse pitches a perfect tenth inning, and the Giants finally push across a run to win in ten, 1-0, an extra-inning no-hitter for Wiltse, but denied the perfecto (superfecto?) by a HBP.
In 545 plate appearances, McQuillan got plunked three times.
Game article on p. 4 of the New York Evening World, July 4, 1908 (zoom in on the highlights to the right): http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/...
And check out the standings at the bottom of the page -- Boston is sixth in the AL, and New York is seventh. Of course Washington is dead last.
Here's two others, near-perfect games marred only by a HBP.
Lew Burdette, Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 18-August-1960. Tony Gonzalez gets plunked in the fifth. Burdette gets a double-play out of it, so faces only 27 batters, gets the no-hitter (Braves 1 - Phillies 0) but not the perfect game.
Kevin Brown, Florida at San Francisco, 10-June-1997. With two outs in the eighth, Brown plunks Marvin Bernard. The Marlins take the easy 10-0 win. Bonds haters will appreciate knowing that Himself went 0-3 in this game, because even years later they take petty delight from his failings.
And apparently there was a game in the early 1880s, American Association, where the leadoff batter got hit, and then everyone else on his team made an out. But there would be no recognizable names and no box score, so I'm not going to delve for more details.
- TroyLv 68 years ago
There have been plenty. Just off the top of my head I know that Dock Ellis hit a batter in his famous LSD no-hitter, and Edwin Jackson had to have hit someone in his crazy no-hitter.
- 8 years ago
well of coarse stupid