ATLANTIC LEAGUE NO-HITTERS
May 8, 2013: Lancaster Barnstormers LHP Lenny DiNardo defeated the Long Island Ducks 9-0 at Clipper Magazine Stadium. He struck out eight and walked two. He needed 115 pitches, throwing 77 for strikes. Only two batted balls reached the outfield.
July 5, 2006: Atlantic City Surf RHP Mark Persails defeated the Camden Riversharks 2-0 in a seven-inning game — the first game of a doubleheader — at Atlantic City’s Bernie Robbins Stadium. Persails struck out eight and walked one.
Aug. 17, 2004: Newark RHP Joe Gannon defeated the Somerset Patriots 6-0 at Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J. A knuckleballer, Gannon struck out five and walked thee. One baserunner also reached base on an error. Future Hall of Famer and Bears outfielder Rickey Henderson made a pair of great catches in the outfield — one coming in the eighth and another in the ninth — to preserve the no-hitter. Gannon once served as a bullpen catcher for knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro called Gannon to congratulate him.
May 25, 2001: Long Island Ducks RHP Rod Henderson defeated the Atlantic City Surf 3-0. Henderson struck out 10 and walked two batters. A mistake on the lineup card by Ducks manager Don McCormack forced Long Island to play without a designated hitter and resulted in Henderson batting throughout the game.
Sept. 16, 2011: The Camden Riversharks Santos Hernandez, Mike McGuire, Joe D’Allessandro, Chris Rollins and Kalen Gearhart combined to no-hit the Somerset Patriots in a seven-inning game. The Riversharks signed three of the pitchers used in the game earlier in the day.
Aug. 4, 2010: Southern Maryland Blue Crabs RHP Joe Newby and RHP Jim Ed Warden combined to hold the Newark Bears without a hit in Southern Maryland’s 3-1 victory at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
Sources: Newspaper and blog articles.
YORK BASEBALL NO-HITTERS
All games are nine-inning contests unless noted
NO-HITTERS BY YORK
July 15, 1969: York Pirates Fred Cambria (pictured above) pitched a seven-inning perfect game vs. Waterbury, 5-0
July 9, 1968: York Pirates Silvano Quezada vs. Elmira, 2-0
June 1, 1966: York White Roses Don Loun (7) vs. Williamsport, 3-2
June 22, 1954: York White Roses Eugene Weglarz (7) vs. Hagerstown, 1-0
Aug. 25, 1950: York White Roses Tony Segzda vs. Sunbury, 6-0
NO-HITTERS AGAINST YORK
Aug. 25, 1967: Pittsfield’s Bob Guindon (7), 5-0
July 25, 1967: Reading’s Steve Arlin (7), pictured above, 9-2
May 13, 1967: Waterbury’s Larry Tolliver, 6-0
April 25, 1967: Elmira’s Paul Campbell (7), 3-0
Sept. 5, 1964: Elmira’s Steve Cosgrove, 6-0
June 30, 1964: Williamsport’s Carl Nelson (7), 2-0
April 26, 1954: Colonial Heights-Petersburg’s Leo Dansby (10), 1-0
July 18, 1951: Wilmington’s Tom Casagrande (10), 1-0
June 25, 1944: Trenton’s Harold Kelleher (7), 6-0
July 2, 1940: Sunbury’s Don Kepler (7), 6-0
Source: The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball
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Source: The Biographical Encyclopedia of Negro Baseball Leagues
Since minor league baseball returned to York in 2007, the York Revolution have not played in a game where a no-hitter has been recorded. Here are some of the near misses, no-hitters that carried into the sixth inning or later:
May 17, 2013: York’s Brett Tomko held the Lancaster Barnstormers hitless through 5 1/3 innings. He lost the no-hit bid in the sixth inning when he allowed an opposite-field single to catcher Gustavo Molina.
April 20, 2013: York’s Brett Tomko (pictured above) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Bridgeport Bluefish. He lost the no-hit bid after 6 1/3 innings — the longest no-hit bid in franchise history. York eventually won 2-1 in walk-off fashion on a chilly night in York. Tomko had surrendered a full-count walk in the third to lose his perfect-game bid, then allowed a line-drive single with one out in the seventh to Daniel Mayora to lose the no-hit bid. Tomko, in his Revs’ debut, needed 89 pitches to throw seven innings. Tomko left after seven innings, allowing two singles. He struck out five and walked one. Tomko didn’t earn a decision as the Revs scored with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to win.
Sept. 18, 2012: The only no-hit bid that didn’t last until at least the sixth inning listed on this page, York’s Chris Waters finished off a one-hit, complete-game shutout, needing just 85 pitches to defeat Sugar Land 6-0 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. Sugar Land left fielder Aaron Bates hit a two-out double in the fifth inning to break up his no-hit bid. It’s the only one-hitter in Revs history.
Sept. 24, 2011: Lancaster’s John Halama was perfect through four and didn’t allow a hit until York’s Vince Harrison hit a leadoff double in the sixth inning at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Lancaster won Game 3 of the Atlantic League divisional series 5-1 as York held a 2-1 series advantage. The Revs would hold on and win the series with a 5-4 victory in 10 innings of Game 5.
Sept. 11, 2010: York’s Corey Thurman threw five no-hit innings, making his return after suffering a hamstring injury. Lancaster snapped the no-hit bid when York reliever Ryan Basner allowed a single to Lloyd Turner to lead off the sixth. Revs topped Lancaster 19-0 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
June 30, 2010: York’s Jesus Sanchez lost his bid for a perfect game at Sovereign Bank Stadium with two outs in the sixth inning, allowing a broken-bat, infield single to Long Island’s No. 9 hitter Erick Monzon. Long Island won 5-0.
May 4, 2010: Somerset’s Josh Miller retired the first 13 batters faced and did not allow a hit until Ian Bladergroen hit a leadoff homerun in the bottom of the sixth. Miller allowed two hits in seven innings, helping the Patriots beat York 5-1 at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
July 15, 2009: Southern Maryland’s Kenny Rayborn lost his bid for a perfect game when he allowed a solo homer to Jason Aspito on a 3-1 pitch with one out in the sixth inning. Rayborn tossed eight innings of one-hit ball in the Blue Crabs’ 11-1 victory in York.
May 19, 2009: Camden’s Nate Bump held the Revs without a hit until Jason Aspito singled up the middle with one out in the seventh. It was one of just two hits all night for the Revs, who lost to the Riversharks 5-1 at Campbell’s Field. It remains the longest no-hit bid against the Revs in team history.
July 5, 2008: York’s Frank Castillo lost his no-hit bid on a broken-bat, infield single to Lancaster’s Jordan Herr with one out in the sixth inning. York defeated Lancaster 16-4 at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
June 15, 2008: Lancaster’s Nick Renault held York hitless through 5 1/3 innings before Keoni De Renne singled in the sixth. The Revs managed five more hits thereafter, but lost on Father’s Day in Lancaster, 4-2.
Source: Revs play-by-play announcer Darrell Henry; YDR archives.