When was the last no hitter in the World Series?

Jake Nichol October 30, 2021
When was the last no hitter in the World Series?
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The Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 2-0 in game three of the World Series, and very nearly produced a no hitter game, but when was the last no hitter in the World Series?

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On a low scoring night at Truist Park, the Braves limited the Astros and their scoring opportunities.

Such was the dominance of the Braves, they were just six outs away from posting a no hitter game.

It was in the eighth innings that Astros batter Aledmys Diaz scored just a single that the away side got bat on ball.

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Austin Riley and Travis D’Arnaud scored for the Braves, who now lead 2-1 in the best of seven World Series.

The Braves can clinch the World Series if they win the next two games – both to be played on home soil at Truist Park.

If they do, it will be their first triumph in the post-season since 1995.

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When was the last no-hitter in the World Series?

Had the Braves managed to restrict the Astros to a no-hitter game, it would have been just the second time in World Series history.

The first and only time it has happened in the World Series was back in 1956.

That year, the New York Yankees played the LA Dodgers, with the historic moment coming in game five.

Yankees pitcher Don Larsen bounced back from a terrible game two to play the match of his life (below).

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Larsen went through the Dodgers team, one by one – not allowing the batting line-up – featuring Jackie Robinson – nothing.

Robinson very nearly squeaked a single, but failed to do so as Larsen entered a very exclusive club of which he is still the sole member.

His perfect game is one of the most iconic moments in World Series history.

What about Roy Halladay?

One other player has recorded a no-hitter in the post-season, albeit not the World Series.

In 2010, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter game.

It was in the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

After winning the series, the Phillies would lose to the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series in the next round of the post-season.

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Jake can usually be found writing about or watching anything to do with motorsport – from Formula 1 to NASCAR to British Truck Racing. His work as a motorsport journalist has been published by the likes of Autosport, Motorsport.com and Motorsport News – all highly respected names. Away from racing he is a keen amateur astronomer, podcast listener and enjoys long walks in the park with his three dogs.