Corey Kluber of the New York Yankees was the latest to accomplish the feat, against the Texas Rangers in Arlington on Wednesday. The Yankees won 2-0, with a lone walk costing Kluber a perfect game.
“It was a lot of fun,” Kluber said afterward. “It was a special night, I’ve never been part of one, witnessed one, let alone thrown one,” adding that he did not begin thinking about the possible no-hitter until the sixth inning and wasn’t “all-in” on the thought until the ninth.
Kluber is the first Yankee to toss a no-hitter since David Cone pitched a perfect game against the Montreal Expos in 1999, according to the team.
Madison Bumgarner of the Arizona Diamondbacks also no-hit the Atlanta Braves in April, yet the performance did not count as an official no-hitter because the game was shortened to seven innings for a doubleheader that day.
Other teams around the league may be looking ahead at their schedules, as the six official no-hitters tossed this season have been against three teams: The Rangers (twice), the Mariners (twice) and the Indians (twice). No team has ever been no-hit three times in the same season.