Memorial Stadium

1954 - 1991

Baltimore, MD
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Team Years Games
Orioles
(1954 - 1991)
3006
No-Hitters

9/20/1958: Hoyt Wilhelm

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Hoyt Wilhelm
9.0
0
0
0
2
8
0
2
28
26
0
0
0
6
12
2
0
Hoyt Wilhelm
9.0
0
0
0
2
8
0
2
28
26
0
0
0
6
12
2
0

Starter Age: 36.056
Rank among 317: 305
Opposing Starter: Don Larsen
Catcher: Gus Triandos
Plate Umpire: Joe Paparella
Attendance: 10,941
Time of Game: 1:48
Did You Know?
  • Hoyt Wilhelm's no-hitter came in his ninth career start and only his third with the Orioles, who purchased the pitcher from Cleveland on August 23 for the then $20,000 waiver price.
  • The winning run came in the seventh inning courtesy of Indians catcher Gus Triandos, who hit his 30th home run of the season to break the 0-0 deadlock and tie Yankees catcher Yogi Berra for most homers in a season by an American League catcher to that point.
  • Wilhelm had appeared in 363 games from 1952 through the first two games of 1958 before he made his first career start (vs. Red Sox on May 4, 1958 at Fenway Park in Boston).
  • Among no-hit pitchers, Wilhelm's career games started percentage of 4.9 is by far the lowest and the only mark lower than 10%.
  • Among no-hit pitchers, Wilhelm's career 147 ERA+ is tied with Walter Johnson for second place behind Clayton Kershaw's 157.
  • According to the Baltimore Sun, Wilhelm called his wife Peggy the night before to apologize for not sending a card for their wedding anniversary, but all she wanted was for him to win the next day's game.

4/30/1967: Steve Barber, L (2-1)/Stu Miller

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Steve Barber
8.2
0
2
1
10
3
2
13
38
22
1
1
1
15
8
0
0
Steve Barber
8.2
0
2
1
10
3
2
13
38
22
1
1
1
15
8
0
0
Stu Miller
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Stu Miller
0.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0

Starter Age: 29.067
Rank among 317: 208
Opposing Starter: Earl Wilson
Catcher: Andy Etchebarren/Larry Haney
Plate Umpire: Bill Valentine
Attendance: 26,864
Time of Game: 2:38
Did You Know?
  • Steve Barber was all over the place, walking 10 batters, hitting two and throwing a wild pitch.
  • With a 1-0 lead going into the top of the ninth, Barber walked the first two Tigers before recording an out on a sacrifice bunt that sent the runners to second and third. He got the second out, but his two-strike wild pitch tied the score at 1-1 before he walked his 10th and final batter and was replaced by Stu Miller.
  • Miller got Don Wert to ground to shortstop Luis Aparicio, who flipped the ball to second baseman Mark Belanger, who dropped it just as the winning run crossed the plate.
  • Barber had come close to throwing another no-hitter in his first start of the season when he went 8 1/3 innings against the Angels before surrendering a hit.
  • Catcher Andy Etchebarren was replaced by pinch-hitter Charlie Lau in the bottom of the eighth and Larry Haney took over catching duties. It was the third time a catcher didn?t complete a no-hitter he started and is one of five times the starting catcher was either replaced or moved to another position (Walt Tragesser/Hank Gowdy vs. Pirates on June 16, 1916 at Braves Field in Boston; Pinch Tomas/Sam Agnew vs. Senators on June 23, 1917 at Fenway park in Boston; Bill Heath/Gene Oliver vs. Braves on August 19, 1969 at Wrigley Field in Chicago; Gene Tenace/Ray Fosse vs. Angels on September 28, 1975 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum).

4/27/1968: Tom Phoebus

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Tom Phoebus
9.0
0
0
0
3
9
0
3
29
26
0
0
0
5
12
1
0
Tom Phoebus
9.0
0
0
0
3
9
0
3
29
26
0
0
0
5
12
1
0

Starter Age: 26.021
Rank among 317: 114
Opposing Starter: Gary Waslewski
Catcher: Curt Blefary
Plate Umpire: Frank Umont
Attendance: 3,147
Time of Game: 2:26
Did You Know?
  • Tom Phoebus hadn't pitched in a week, had a sore throat, his warm up was interrupted by an hour and 23 minute rain delay, and he pitched to a guy who was catching only his fourth time in the majors.
  • Curt Blefary's 424 games played in the field to that point in his major league career came at either left field, right field, or first base before he caught his first game on April 17, 1968 against the A's at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • Phoebus benefitted by two stellar defensive plays, including a controversial one in the top of the third when shortstop Mark Belanger scooped up a chopper deflected by Phoebus and fired a strike to first that barely nipped Mike Andrews at the bag.
  • Andrews, Boston manager Dick Williams and coach Bobby Doerr argued the call, and Andrews was ejected from the game.
  • In the eighth inning third baseman Brooks Robinson robbed Rico Petrocelli of a hit with a nice diving catch to his left.

8/13/1969: Jim Palmer

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Jim Palmer
9.0
0
0
0
6
8
0
8
35
29
0
0
2
10
11
1
0
Jim Palmer
9.0
0
0
0
6
8
0
8
35
29
0
0
2
10
11
1
0

Starter Age: 23.302
Rank among 317: 58
Opposing Starter: Chuck Dobson
Catcher: Elrod Hendricks
Plate Umpire: Lou DiMuro
Attendance: 16,826
Time of Game: 2:22
Did You Know?
  • Jim Palmer threw 142 pitches and 27 of them came in the ninth inning when he walked the bases loaded before getting Larry Haney to ground out to shortstop to complete the no-hitter.
  • Palmer's no-hitter came only five days after he came off the disabled list.
  • Palmer batted twice in the bottom of the seventh inning when he walked to lead off the frame, then hit a fly ball to left field to end it after Baltimore had scored five runs.
  • Palmer was the last Orioles pitcher to throw a non-combined no-hitter until John Means no-hit the Mariners on May 5, 2021 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, breaking a 52-year drought.

4/15/1987: Juan Nieves

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Juan Nieves
9.0
0
0
0
5
7
0
5
31
26
0
1
0
3
16
3
0
Juan Nieves
9.0
0
0
0
5
7
0
5
31
26
0
1
0
3
16
3
0

Starter Age: 22.100
Rank among 317: 26
Opposing Starter: Mike Flanagan
Catcher: Bill Schroeder
Plate Umpire: Jim Evans
Attendance: 11,407
Time of Game: 2:36
Did You Know?
  • This was the first no-hitter thrown by a Brewers pitcher in franchise history and it came in the team's ninth consecutive win to start the season en route to 13 straight before their first loss.
  • Baltimore's Eddie Murray slashed .385/.448/.846 against Nieves with three homers in 26 at-bats during his career and had a chance to get two more hits, but was robbed in the second inning on a diving catch by left fielder Jim Paciorek, then in the ninth when center fielder and fellow Hall of Famer Robin Yount made a diving catch in right-center field to end the game.
  • Among batters Nieves faced at least 20 times in his career, only Kirby Puckett (1.589 OPS) gave him a harder time than Murray (1.294 OPS).
  • Nieves was the first of two natives of Puerto Rico to throw a no-hitter (Jonathan Sanchez vs. the Padres on July 10, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco).
  • At 22 years, 3 months, and 10 days old, Nieves was the youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Chicago Cubs hurler Burt Hooton tossed a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 16, 1972 at Wrigley Field in Chicago when he was 22 years, 2 months, and 9 days old.
  • Paciorek, younger brother of fellow major leaguers John and Tom Paciorek, recorded his first major league hit when he doubled against Mike Flanagan to lead off the top of the seventh inning.

8/11/1991: Wilson Alvarez

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE Pit Str Lk Sw GB FB LD PU
Wilson Alvarez
9.0
0
0
0
2
5
0
3
30
28
0
0
1
114
74
17
9
13
10
4
0
Wilson Alvarez
9.0
0
0
0
2
5
0
3
30
28
0
0
1
114
74
17
9
13
10
4
0

Starter Age: 21.140
Rank among 317: 14
Opposing Starter: Dave Johnson
Catcher: Ron Karkovice
Plate Umpire: Don Denkinger
Attendance: 40,455
Time of Game: 2:45
Did You Know?
  • Wilson Alvarez is the first native of Venezuela to throw a no-hitter.
  • His no-hitter came in only his second career start, but first in which he recorded an out. In his first start with the Texas Rangers on July 24, 1989, Alvarez faced only five Toronto Blue Jays and allowed three hits, including back-to-back home runs, and walked two before being removed from the game after throwing only 26 pitches.
  • At 21 years and 140 days old, Alvarez was the youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Vida Blue (21.055) held the Twins hitless on September 21, 1970 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • This was the second of two no-hitters caught by Ron Karkovice (Joe Cowley vs. Angels on September 19, 1986 at Anaheim Stadium).