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MLB 49 43 Multiple career no-hitters 29904471 Nolan Ryan (7) Nolan+Ryan+%287%29 MLB

Nolan Ryan pitched an astounding seven no-hitters in his storied career. His first two no-no's occurred in the same year — May 15, and July 15, 1973 — while with the California Angels. He pitched two more as an Angel — Sept. 28, 1974, and June 1, 1975. His fifth, on Sept. 26, 1981, while with the Astros, broke Sandy Koufax's 16-year-old record of four no-hitters. Ryan's sixth and seventh no-hitters came with the Texas Rangers on June 11, 1990 and May 1, 1991. The latter occurred when he was 44 years old, making him the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter. He never threw a perfect game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

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MLB 49 43 Multiple career no-hitters 29904485 Sandy Koufax (4) Sandy+Koufax+%284%29 MLB

Koufax held the record for most no-hitters in a career for 16 years, pitching one each year for four years, all for the Dodgers. His first was on June 30, 1962 against the expansion Mets. In the first inning of that game, he struck out three batters on nine pitches. His second no-no came on May 11, 1963 against the Giants and he pitched his third on June 4, 1964 vs. the Phillies. On Sept. 9, 1965, Koufax threw a perfect game for his fourth no-hitter. He is one of six pitchers to throw a perfect game and a no-hitter. Arm pain forced him into retirement at the end of the 1966 season. The three-time Cy Young winner was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.

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MLB 49 43 Multiple career no-hitters 29904487 Bob Feller (3) Bob+Feller+%283%29 MLB

Feller, who missed four seasons to military service in WWII, threw three no-hitters and 12 one-hitters (both records at the time of his retirement), all for the Indians. He pitched a remarkable 279 complete games and was renowned for his 100 mph fastball, which earned him the nickname Rapid Robert. On Opening Day 1940 he pitched a no-hitter against the White Sox, with the help of a diving play on the final out by second baseman, Ray Mack. It remains the only Opening Day no-hitter. His second was against the Yankees on April 30, 1946, and his third no-hitter came on July 1, 1951, vs. the Tigers. Feller was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962. He died in 2010 at age 92.

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MLB 49 43 Multiple career no-hitters 29904483 Cy Young (3) Cy+Young+%283%29 MLB

Cy Young, the man for whom baseball's most coveted pitching award is named, threw three no-hitters in his legendary career. The first was on Sept. 18, 1897 for the Cleveland Spiders, against the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched his second on May 5, 1904, as a member of the Boston Americans, blanking the Philadelphia Athletics. His final no-hitter came on June 30, 1908 for the Boston Red Sox, vs. the New York Highlanders. He was one of five players in the inaugural Hall of Fame class in 1937. He died in 1955 at age 88.

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MLB 49 43 Multiple career no-hitters 29906214 Larry Corcoran (3) Larry+Corcoran+%283%29 MLB

In 1882, Corcoran became the first pitcher to throw two no-hitters in a career. Two seasons later, he became the first pitcher to throw three no-hitters, setting a record that would be tied twice, but not broken until 1965. He pitched both left- and right-handed. All three of his no-hitters were achieved as a member of the Chicago White Stockings. His first was on Aug. 19, 1880 vs. the Boston Red Caps, his second was achieved on Sept. 20, 1882 against the  Worcester Ruby Legs. His final no-hitter came on June 27, 1884 vs. the Providence Grays.

MLB 49 43 Multiple career no-hitters 30058461 History in the making? History+in+the+making%3F MLB

Of active pitchers, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is most likely to join the group of hurlers with three or more career no-hitters. With two already under his belt and a command that puts opposing lineups on notice, it seems only a matter of time until Verlander joins this elite squad.

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