How many no-hitters have been thrown in Reds history?

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley / Ron Schwane/GettyImages

The Cincinnati Reds have a long and impressive history in Major League Baseball, with some of the greatest pitchers in the game taking the mound for the team over the years.

A no-hitter is one of the most impressive feats in baseball, and it requires a pitcher to be at the top of their game. While a perfect game requires a pitcher to face the minimum of 27 batters without allowing anyone to reach base, there's a bit more leniency when it comes to a no-hitter.

According to, the Reds have thrown a total of 17 no-hitters in their illustrious history. Let's look back at each time a Reds pitcher got all 27 outs without allowing a single hit.

How many no-hitters have been thrown in Reds history?

The first no-hitter in Reds history was thrown by Charles "Bumpus" Jones on October 15, 1892. Jones was a rookie who was pitching in his first major league game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jones' no-hitter was the first in National League history.

Ted Breitenstein (1898) owns two records for the Cincinnati Reds. Breitenstein is the first left-handed pitcher to throw a no-hitter and also has the largest margin of victory in a no-hitter beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0.

Two years later on July 12th 1900, Frank "Noodles" Hahn (1900) tossed a no-no. After that, Fred Toney (1917) and Horace Eller (1919) both threw no-hitters during their Reds career. Toney's no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs saw Hippo Vaughn put up zeroes through nine innings as well. According to, that's the only time this has ever happened.

In 1938, Johnny Vander Meer, in back-to-back starts against the Boston Bees, and the Brooklyn Dodgers, would throw two no-hitters. This feat has never been duplicated, and it remains one of the most impressive accomplishments in MLB history.

The 1940s would see two no-hitters both thrown against the Boston Braves by Clyde Shoun (1944) and Ewell Blackwell (1947). Jim Maloney (1965) and George Culver (1968) joined the no-hit club in the 1960s.

Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, previously took three different no-hitters into the ninth inning with the New York Mets, and on his fourth attempt on June 16th, 1978 in a Cincinnati Reds uniform against the St. Louis Cardinals, he would finally accomplish the feat.

On September 16, 1988, Tom Browning pitched a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Browning's perfect game was the first thrown and only in Reds history.

Homer Bailey pitched two no-hitters during his time with the Cincinnati Reds. The first coming on September 28, 2012 and the second coming on July 2, 2013. The most recent no-hitter thrown by the Reds was on May 7, 2021 when Wade Miley pitch went nine scoreless innings against Cleveland. At 34-year-old, Miley is the oldest pitcher in Reds history to throw a no-hitter.

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