Astrodome
aka Harris County Domed Stadium

1965 - 1999

Houston, TX
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(1965 - 1999)
2774
No-Hitters

6/18/1967: Don Wilson

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Don Wilson
9.0
0
0
0
3
15
0
3
30
27
0
0
0
4
8
0
1
Opposing Starter: Phil Niekro
Catcher: Dave Adlesh
Plate Umpire: Bill Williams
Attendance: 19,199
Time of Game: 2:35
Did You Know?
  • This was the first of two career no-hitters thrown by Don Wilson (vs. Reds on May 1, 1969 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati).
  • Wilson struck out 15 batters and tied Warren Spahn (vs. Phillies on September 16, 1960 at County Stadium in Milwaukee) for most strikeouts in a no-hitter to that point before Nolan Ryan fanned 17 Tigers on July 15, 1973 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit.
  • Once Wilson realized he had a no-hitter in the sixth inning he began throwing nothing but fastballs, including the ninth when he threw all fastballs.

7/9/1976: Larry Dierker

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Larry Dierker
9.0
0
0
0
4
8
0
4
30
26
0
0
0
9
9
1
1
Opposing Starter: Don Stanhouse
Catcher: Ed Herrmann
Plate Umpire: John McSherry
Attendance: 12,511
Time of Game: 2:26
Did You Know?
  • Dierker was the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos.
  • After Dierker's no-hitter, Astros general manager Tal Smith claimed he was going to re-write Dierker's contract and add $2,500 to it.

4/7/1979: Ken Forsch

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Ken Forsch
9.0
0
0
0
2
3
0
2
29
27
0
0
0
15
9
0
0
Opposing Starter: Larry McWilliams
Catcher: Alan Ashby
Plate Umpire: Murray Strey
Attendance: 24,325
Time of Game: 2:05
Did You Know?
  • Ken's no-hitter came on the earliest calendar date of the year and almost exactly a year after his brother Bob threw a no-hitter (vs. Phillies on April 16, 1978 at Busch Stadium II in St. Louis), making them the only brothers to each toss a no-no.
  • The previous mark for earliest no-hitter was held by Eddie Cicotte who tossed a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns on April 14, 1917 at Sportsman's Park III in St. Louis.
  • Jack Morris later threw a no-hitter on this date in 1984 against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago, but Hideo Nomo currently holds the record for earliest calendar date of the year (vs. Orioles on April 4, 2001 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore).
  • This was the first of three no-hitters caught by Alan Ashby (Nolan Ryan vs. Dodgers on September 26, 1981 at the Astrodome in Houston; Mike Scott vs. Giants On September 25, 1986 at the Astrodome).

9/26/1981: 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
3
11
0
3
30
27
0
0
0
11
5
0
0
Opposing Starter: Ted Power
Catcher: Alan Ashby
Plate Umpire: Bruce Froemming
Attendance: 32,115
Time of Game: 2:46
Did You Know?
  • This was Nolan Ryan's fifth of seven career no-hitters and broke a tie with Sandy Koufax for most in a career (vs. Royals on May 15, 1973 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City; vs. Tigers on July 15, 1973 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit; vs. Twins on September 28, 1974 at Anaheim Stadium; vs. Orioles on June 1, 1975 at Anaheim Stadium; vs. Athletics on June 11, 1990 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum; vs. Blue Jays on May 1, 1991 at Arlington Stadium).
  • Ryan walked three batters in the first three innings and tossed a wild pitch among 81 pitches he threw in the first four innings, but he threw only 48 pitches over the final five innings and retired the last 19 Dodgers in a row.
  • After the game, home plate umpire Bruce Froemming admitted he had no idea it was Ryan's fifth career no-hitter.
  • This was the second of three no-hitters caught by Alan Ashby (Ken Forsch vs. Braves on April 7, 1979 at the Astrodome in Houston; Mike Scott vs. Giants on September 25, 1986 at the Astrodome).

9/25/1986: Mike Scott

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE GB FB LD PU
Mike Scott
9.0
0
0
0
2
13
1
3
30
27
0
0
0
9
5
0
0
Opposing Starter: Juan Berenguer
Catcher: Alan Ashby
Plate Umpire: Bob Engel
Attendance: 32,808
Time of Game: 2:24
Did You Know?
  • Scott's no-hitter clinched the National League West division for the Astros.
  • His 13 strikeouts were the most by a no-hit pitcher in the NL since Don Wilson fanned 13 for the Astros on May 1, 1969 against the Reds at Crosley Field in Cincinnati.
  • Scott wasn't sharp in the first two innings, hitting leadoff hitter Dan Gladden with a pitch in the top of the first, then walked Chili Davis to lead off the second. Both stole second base and were in scoring position with no outs, but Scott worked out of it both times and didn't allow another runner to reach base until he walked Phil Ouellette with one out in the eighth inning.
  • This was the third of three no-hitters caught by Alan Ashby (Ken Forsch vs. Braves on April 7, 1979 at the Astrodome in Houston; Nolan Ryan vs. Dodgers on September 26, 1981 at the Astrodome).

9/8/1993: Darryl Kile

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE Pit Str Lk Sw GB FB LD PU
Darryl Kile
9.0
0
1
0
1
9
0
1
28
27
0
0
0
83
59
20
12
4
14
4
3
Opposing Starter: Frank Tanana
Catcher: Scott Servais
Plate Umpire: Ed Montague
Attendance: 15,684
Time of Game: 2:11
Did You Know?
  • A crazy play in the fourth inning allowed the Mets to score a run when Jeff McKnight walked, went to second on Darryl Kile's wild pitch, advanced to third when Astros catcher Scott Servais ignored the wild pitch, thinking the ball had hit the batter, and came home when first baseman Jeff Bagwell retrieved the ball and threw wildly to third.
  • Where pitch count is available, Kile's 83 pitches are the fewest thrown by a starter in a no-hitter since Ted Lyons tossed 81 in 1926 (vs. Red Sox on August 21, 1926 at Fenway Park in Boston).