The month of MLB no-hitters


There has already been a pair of one-hitters in the major leagues this season after only one week of play. In Oakland on Opening Day, April 6, two A’s pitchers allowed only one hit (a lead-off single in the eighth) against the Texas Rangers, while three days later a ninth-inning home run spoiled a potential no-hitter as four Cleveland pitchers allowed only one hit in their win.

There have been 244 no-hitters in the Modern Era of baseball (since 1901). The earliest no-hitter on the calendar since 1901 was on April 4, 2001 when Boston’s Hideo Nomo pitched the first no-hitter in Camden Yards history as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 3-0. It was the second game of the year for the Boston.

Here’s a look at which months have had the most no-hitters since 1901.

September – 57

May – 43

June – 41

April – 34

July – 34

August – 31

October – 4

If you are looking for a date in the month for the most likely occurrence of a no-hitter, the 15th and 30th top the list, both with 14 no-hitters happening on those dates. The fewest no-hitters were thrown on the 22nd, 24th and 31st of the month; it happened only three times each on those dates.

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