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The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball franchise based in . They play in the National League East division. Also known in their early years as the "Philadelphia Quakers", pitchers for the Phillies have thrown nine separate no-hitters in franchise history. A no-hitter is officially recognized by Major League Baseball only "when a pitcher (or pitchers) retires each batter on the opposing team during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings". No-hitters of less than nine complete innings were previously recognized by the league as official; however, several rule alterations in 1991 changed the rule to its current form. A no-hitter is rare enough that four teams in Major League Baseball have never had a pitcher accomplish the feat.

Of the nine no-hitters pitched by Phillies players, three have been won by a score of 6–0, more common than any other result. The largest margin of victory in a Phillies no-hitter was ten runs, in a 10–0 win by Chick Fraser. Two Phillies players have won their no-hitters by a one-run margin; Charlie Ferguson's no-hitter, the first in franchise history, was a 1–0 victory, as was the most recent no-hitter, thrown by Kevin Millwood in 2003. Two pitchers to throw no-hitters for the Phillies have been left-handed: Johnny Lush (in 1906) and Terry Mulholland (in 1990). The other seven pitchers were right-handed. No pitcher has thrown more than one no-hitter in a Phillies uniform, though some, including Hall of Famermarker Jim Bunning, have pitched more than one in their careers. The longest interval between Phillies no-hitters was between the games pitched by Lush and Bunning, encompassing 58 years, 1 month, and 20 days. Conversely, the shortest interval between no-hitters was between Mulholland's and Tommy Greene's games, with a total of merely 9 months and 8 days.

The umpire is also an integral part of any no-hitter. The task of the umpire in a baseball game is to make any decision "which involves judgment, such as, but not limited to, whether a batted ball is fair or foul, whether a pitch is a strike or a ball, or whether a runner is safe or out… [the umpire's judgment on such matters] is final."{{cite web|url=http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/rules_interest.jsp|title=Umpires: Rules of Interest|work=MLB.com|publisher=Major League Baseball|accessdate=2009-02-22}} Part of the duties of the umpire making calls at home plate includes defining the [[strike zone]], which "is defined as that area over [[home plate|homeplate]] ''(sic)'' the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap." These calls define every baseball game and are therefore integral to the completion of any no-hitter. A different umpire presided over each of the Phillies' nine no-hitters, including [[Wes Curry]], who created Major League Baseball's [[catcher interference]] rule.{{cite book| title = Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box, Pgs 98-99 | last=Bronson | first=Eric | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=Zc11bf7iopcC&pg=PA98&lpg=PA98&dq=%22Wes+Curry%22+baseball&source=web&ots=hMgAtUNlQf&sig=2NEAG3A0vsMtykgkBgXLt7uiBkU&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=7&ct=result | accessdate = 2008-06-14 |isbn=0812695569}} One [[perfect game]], a special subcategory of no-hitter, has been pitched in Phillies history. This feat was achieved by Bunning in 1964 and was the first perfect game in the [[National League]] since 1880. As defined by Major League Baseball, "[in] a perfect game, no batter reaches any base during the course of the game." ==Key== {| class="wikitable" border="1" |- |bgcolor="#ffffbb"|  ¶  | Indicates a [[perfect game]] |- |  £  | Pitcher was left-handed |- |  *  | Member of the [[National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum]] |} ==Table== [[Image:MG 8291 Kevin Millwood.jpg|thumb|right|upright|The most recent no-hitter in Phillies history was pitched by [[Kevin Millwood]].|alt=Kevin Millwood, delivering a pitch from the mound for the Texas Rangers]] {| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" border="1" |- ! Date ! Pitcher ! Final score ! Umpire !class="unsortable"| Notes !class="unsortable"| Ref |- | {{sort|1|August 29, 1885}} | {{sort|Ferguson|[[Charles J. Ferguson|Charlie Ferguson]]}} | {{sort|01|1–0}} | {{sort|Curry|[[Wes Curry]]}} |align="left"| *First [[no-hitter]] in [[History of the Philadelphia Phillies|franchise history]] *First Phillies no-hitter at home ballpark *First Phillies no-hitter at [[Recreation Park (Philadelphia)|Recreation Park]] *Smallest margin of victory in a Phillies [[no-hitter]] ''(tie)'' | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1885/VPHI01885.htm|title=The 1885 Philadelphia Phillies Game Log|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|2|July 8, 1898}} | {{sort|Donahue|[[Red Donahue]]}} | {{sort|05|5–0}} | {{sort|Gaffney|[[John Gaffney]]}} |align="left"| *First Phillies [[no-hitter]] at [[Baker Bowl|Philadelphia Baseball Grounds/Baker Bowl]] | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1898/VPHI01898.htm|title=The 1898 Philadelphia Phillies Game Log|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|3|September 18, 1903}} | {{sort|Fraser|[[Chick Fraser]]}} | {{sort|10|10–0}} | {{sort|Emslie|[[Bob Emslie]]}} |align="left"| *Largest margin of victory for the Phillies in a [[no-hitter]] *First Phillies [[no-hitter]] in a road game | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1903/VPHI01903.htm|title=The 1903 Philadelphia Phillies Game Log|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|4|May 1, 1906}} | {{sort|Lush|[[Johnny Lush]]£}} | {{sort|06|6–0}} | {{sort|O'Day|[[Hank O'Day]]}} |align="left"| *First Phillies [[no-hitter]] by a left-handed pitcher | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1906/VPHI01906.htm|title=The 1906 Philadelphia Phillies Game Log|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- bgcolor="#ffffbb" | {{sort|5|June 21, 1964}} | {{sort|Bunning|[[Jim Bunning]]*}} | {{sort|06|6–0}} | {{sort|Sudol|Ed Sudol}} |align="left"| *[[Perfect game]] (only in Phillies history; see also [[Mets–Phillies rivalry#Bunning's perfect game|Bunning's perfect game]]) *Longest interval between [[no-hitter]]s in [[History of the Philadelphia Phillies|franchise history]] *Game one of a [[doubleheader (baseball)|doubleheader]] | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1964/B06211NYN1964.htm|title=Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Mets 0 (1)|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|6|June 23, 1971}} | {{sort|Wise|[[Rick Wise]]}} | {{sort|04|4–0}} | {{sort|Dale|Jerry Dale}} |align="left"| *Two [[home run]]s also hit by pitcher Rick Wise | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1971/B06230CIN1971.htm|title=Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|7|August 15, 1990}} | {{sort|Mulholland|[[Terry Mulholland]]}}£ | {{sort|06|6–0}} | {{sort|Gregg|[[Eric Gregg]]}} |align="left"| *First Phillies [[no-hitter]] at [[Veterans Stadium]] | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1990/B08150PHI1990.htm|title=Philadelphia Phillies 6, San Francisco Giants 0|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|8|May 23, 1991}} | {{sort|Greene|[[Tommy Greene]]}} | {{sort|02|2–0}} | {{sort|Quick|Jim Quick}} | align="left"| *First Phillies [[no-hitter]] outside of the [[United States]] *Shortest interval between [[no-hitter]]s in [[History of the Philadelphia Phillies|franchise history]] | {{cite web|url=http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1991/B05230MON1991.htm|title=Philadelphia Phillies 2, Montreal Expos 0|work=Retrosheet.org|publisher=Retrosheet, Inc|accessdate=2009-02-20}} |- | {{sort|9|April 27, 2003}} | {{sort|Millwood|[[Kevin Millwood]]}} | {{sort|01|1–0}} | {{sort|Everitt|[[Mike Everitt]]}} | align="left"|
  • Smallest margin of victory in a Phillies no-hitter (tie)


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