Tiger Stadium
aka Navin Field; Briggs Stadium

1912 - 1999

Detroit, MI
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Tigers
(1912 - 1999)
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No-Hitters

7/4/1912: George Mullin

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
George Mullin
9.0
0
0
0
5
5
0
6
31
25
1
Opposing Starter: Willie Adams
Catcher: Oscar Stanage
Plate Umpire: Bill Dinneen
Attendance: 5,760
Time of Game: 2:05
Did You Know?
  • George Mullin had been put on waivers only three weeks prior to throwing his no-hitter and didn't travel with the Tigers when they went to St. Louis and Cleveland from June 23-27 because manager Hughie Jennings insisted Mullin get in better playing shape.
  • Mullin then became the first Detroit Tigers hurler to throw a no-hitter and he did it on his 32nd birthday.
  • Six Browns reached base on five walks, including three to Burt Shotton, and an error by second baseman Baldy Louden, and Shotton and Jimmy Austin each stole a base, but none scored.
  • Contemporary accounts had the Browns flying, popping, and grounding out weakly until late in the game when they hit two shots that center fielder Ty Cobb hauled in to save Mullin's no-hitter.
  • When he took the mound in the ninth inning, Mullin held up three fingers and pointed to the official scorer to indicate that he'd rapped out three hits in the game, then he finished off his no-hitter with help from Cobb who corralled a long drive by Del Pratt to end the game.

8/30/1912: Earl Hamilton

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Earl Hamilton
9.0
0
1
0
2
0
0
4
31
29
2
Opposing Starter: Jean Dubuc
Catcher: Walt Alexander
Plate Umpire: Silk O'Loughlin
Attendance: 2,150
Time of Game: 1:35
Did You Know?
  • This was the first time a modern-era no-hit pitcher failed to strike out a batter and is one of only three times it's happened (Sad Sam Jones vs. Athletics on September 4, 1923 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia; Ken Holtzman vs. Braves on August 19, 1969 at Wrigley Field in Chicago).
  • The Tigers hit several balls hard, including a line drive by Jean Dubuc that hit Hamilton and almost knocked him from the game, but none recorded a hit.
  • Browns shortstop Henry Smoyer was particularly active, making a play deep in the hole on Donie Bush's grounder in the fourth, then spearing Davy Jones' liner in the sixth inning that "nearly knocked [him] off his feet."
  • Hamilton walked Ty Cobb twice and Cobb scored in the fourth inning when second baseman Del Pratt made an error on a grounder by Sam Crawford and Cobb rounded the bases while the Browns tried to throw Crawford out on the bases.

6/3/1918: Dutch Leonard

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Dutch Leonard
9.0
0
0
0
1
4
0
1
28
27
0
Opposing Starter: Hooks Dauss
Catcher: Wally Schang
Plate Umpire: Bill Dinneen
Attendance: 3,500
Time of Game: N/A
Did You Know?
  • This was the second of two career no-hitters thrown by Dutch Leonard (vs. Browns on August 30, 1916 at Fenway Park in Boston).
  • Tigers manager Hughie Jennings had only one left-handed batter in the lineup, left fielder Bobby Veach, to face the lefty-throwing Leonard and Veach was the only Tiger to reach base when Leonard walked him in the first inning.
  • Babe Ruth homered off Hooks Dauss in the first, his fifth of the year, tying him with Philadelphia Athletics first baseman "Tioga George" Burns for second place in the American League behind Athletics outfielder Tillie Walker, who had six.

4/30/1922: Charlie Robertson (Perfect Game)

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Charlie Robertson
9.0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
27
27
0
Opposing Starter: Herman Pillette
Catcher: Ray Schalk
Plate Umpire: Dick Nallin
Attendance: 25,000
Time of Game: 1:55
Did You Know?
  • Among no-hit pitchers who started at least 100 games, Charlie Robertson's career 10.3 hits per 9 innings is the worst.
  • This was the third of three no-hitters caught by Ray Schalk (Joe Benz vs. Naps on May 31, 1914 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago; Eddie Cicotte vs. Browns on April 14, 1917 at Sportsman's Park III in St. Louis).

6/30/1948: Bob Lemon

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Bob Lemon
9.0
0
0
0
3
4
0
3
30
27
0
0
0
14
9
0
0
Opposing Starter: Art Houtteman
Catcher: Jim Hegan
Plate Umpire: Cal Hubbard
Attendance: 49,761
Time of Game: 1:33
Did You Know?
  • George Kell almost spoiled Lemon's no-hitter in the fourth inning when he drove a ball to deep left field, but Dale Mitchell leaped against the wall and robbed Kell of an extra-base hit. The only other threat was a Hoot Evers smash to third in the fifth inning that Ken Keltner backhanded and fired to first for the out.
  • Lemon's no-hitter was his 11th win of the year, an American League best, and the shutout was his league-leading fifth and broke a tie with Yankees hurler Vic Raschi.
  • Lemon, a former third baseman who converted to a pitcher, was slashing .370/.453/.652 going into the game and left with a slash line of .347/.429/.612 after going 0 for 3.
  • This was the second of three no-hitters caught by Jim Hegan (Don Black vs. Athletics on July 10, 1947 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit; Bob Feller vs. Tigers on July 1, 1951 at Cleveland Stadium).

5/15/1952: Virgil Trucks

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Virgil Trucks
9.0
0
0
0
1
7
2
4
31
28
0
0
1
9
12
0
1
Opposing Starter: Bob Porterfield
Catcher: Joe Ginsberg
Plate Umpire: Jim Honochick
Attendance: 2,215
Time of Game: 1:32
Did You Know?
  • This was the first of two no-hitters thrown by Virgil Trucks in 1952 (vs. Yankees on August 25, 1952 at Yankee Stadium I in New York).
  • The game was scoreless with two outs in the bottom of the ninth before Vic Wertz homered off Bob Porterfield to win the game and save the no-hitter.
  • It's the first no-hitter capped off by a walk-off homer and one of two (Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon vs. Astros on July 12, 1997 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh).
  • Prior to Trucks' no-hitter, the only other Tigers pitcher to throw a no-hitter was George Mullin (vs. Browns on July 4, 1912 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit).
  • Trucks won only five games against 19 losses in 1952 and his .208 winning percentage is the lowest among no-hit pitchers.

4/27/1973: Steve Busby

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Steve Busby
9.0
0
0
0
6
4
0
6
31
25
0
1
0
9
12
3
0
Opposing Starter: Jim Perry
Catcher: Fran Healy
Plate Umpire: John Rice
Attendance: 16,345
Time of Game: 2:18
Did You Know?
  • Busby's no-hitter was the first in Kansas City Royals franchise history and the first of his two career no-hitters (vs. Brewers on June 19, 1974 at County Stadium in Milwaukee).
  • This was the first no-hitter thrown at Tiger Stadium since Virgil trucks held the Washington Senators hitless on May 15, 1952.
  • Busby's no-hitter came in only his 10th career start.
  • It was saved by a ninth-inning walk to Duke Sims that required Royals first baseman John Mayberry to play close to the bag and allowed him to spear a line drive by Rich Reese that would have been a hit otherwise.
  • Mayberry made an unassisted double play and Busby got Bill Freehan to pop out to shortstop to complete the no-hitter.
  • Busby had been battling a sore shoulder and hadn't started in a week, but followed his no-hitter by holding the Milwaukee Brewers hitless for 5 1/3 innings on May 4 before surrendering a home run to Dave May.
  • This was the first of two no-hitters caught by Fran Healy (Steve Busby vs. Brewers on June 19, 1974 at County Stadium).

7/15/1973: Nolan Ryan

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Nolan Ryan
9.0
0
0
0
4
17
0
4
31
27
0
0
0
4
6
1
1
Opposing Starter: Jim Perry
Catcher: Art Kusnyer
Plate Umpire: Ron Luciano
Attendance: 41,411
Time of Game: 2:21
Did You Know?
  • Ryan fanned 12 of the first 14 batters he faced and struck out Duke Sims, Dick McAuliffe, and Dick Sharon in order in both the second and seventh innings.
  • He had 16 strikeouts through seven innings and was two away from tying Bob Feller's then-American League record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, but a five-run Angels rally in the top of the eighth kept Ryan on the bench long enough for his arm to stiffen and he fanned only one of the final six batters he faced.
  • This is the second of two no-hitters Nolan Ryan threw in 1973 and the second of seven career no-hitters (vs. Royals on May 15, 1973 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City; vs. Twins on September 28, 1974 at Anaheim Stadium; vs. Orioles on June 1, 1975 at Anaheim Stadium; vs. Dodgers on September 26, 1981 at the Astrodome in Houston; vs. Athletics on June 11, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum; vs. Blue Jays on May 1, 1991 at Arlington Stadium).
  • Ryan became only the fourth hurler to throw two no-hitters in the same season and is one of five (Johnny Vander Meer, 1938; Allie Reynolds, 1951; Virgil Trucks, 1952; Max Scherzer, 2015).
  • His 17 strikeouts are tied for the most for a no-hit pitcher (Max Scherzer vs. Mets on October 3, 2015 at Citi Field in New York).
  • It was the second time in 19 starts that Jim Perry was the victim of a no-hitter (Steve Busby vs. Tigers on April 27, 1973 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit).