A no-hitter is the most difficult and interesting achievement in baseball.
A no-hitter can happen the same night as a perfect game.
A no-hitter is similar to a perfect game, but only one batter is able to get a hit during the entire game.
It depends on the situation. A no-hitter is a pitch where the number of hits are not accumulated. So a no-hitter would consist of 3 strikes, where the third strike is an out.
What is the Difference Between a No-Hitter and a Shutout?
When a pitcher takes the mound, the idea is simple: don’t let the batter get any runs. Unfortunately for the pitcher, the batter has multiple ways to get on base, and each of them is as good as any other.
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Has Anyone Ever Pitched a No-Hitter and Lost?
ÂReds pitcher Homer Bailey allowed no hits in a no-hitter in his 2010 season debut, but the Reds did lose a no-hitter — in 2006. The Giants had walked two to start the game, then hit a pair of free passes in the fifth. The Reds still had a chance to win because Giants starter Brandon Sitton allowed six hits in the sixth inning. But on a 3-2 pitch at the knees, Cincinnati catcher Brayan Pena misplayed a line drive off the end of the bat, allowing Matt Williams to score the winning run.
What Happens if the Game Goes Into Extra Innings?
Let’s say the Marlins are playing the Phillies. A pitcher for the Marlins has a no-hitter going into nine innings and finally gets the third out of the inning. Not only is it a shutout, but the starting pitcher has thrown a no-hitter through nine. However, what if the score remains 0 against 0? It’s a tie. So the Marlins are awarded a shutout.
What Season Has Had the Most No Hitters?
The second largest record of no-hitters in one season occurred in 1981, when eight no-hitters occurred. The last recorded total of no-hitters in one season was nine as mentioned above, and the first was in 1884, where eight were thrown.
The record for the most individual no-hitters in a single season was accomplished in 1981 by ten pitchers while in 2020 as of 9-12-2020 it was done by nine pitchers.
The record for the most complete games and innings in a single season is nine in 2020 as of 9-12-2020 for no-hitters with a perfect game, as of 9-12-2020 with a perfect game. As of 4-14-2020, the record for most complete games and innings in a single season was ten no-hitters in 1981.
Random Facts About No-Hitters
The most recent no-hitter to be thrown by a reliever occurred on June 3, 2004, by John Burkett of the Chicago Cubs against the Milwaukee Brewers. Burkett was credited with a perfect game, only the fourth in major league history.
Conclusion: What is a No Hitter in Baseball?
To win a no-hitter, a pitcher must not allow any of the batters in a game to get a base hit, reach base via a walk or reach base via a hit. If a pitcher achieves this, he is said to have a no-hitter. If a pitcher achieves a perfect game in which he has a complete game and not allow any baserunners, he is said to have a perfect game.