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Nine-pitch innings
Fifty pitchers have struck out the side on the minimum nine pitches. The feat has occured 52 times, with three pitchers having done it twice.

American League

 Pitcher Team Date Inning Opponent Batters
Brandon McCarthy Yankees 09-17-2014 Seventh Rays Wil Myers,
Nick Franklin,
Matt Joyce
Garrett Richards Angels 06-04-2014 Second Astros Jon Singleton,
Matt Dominguez,
Chris Carter
Justin Masterson Indians 06-02-2014 Fourth Red Sox Jonny Gomes,
Grady Sizemore,
Stephen Drew
Brad Boxberger Rays 05-08-2014 Sixth Orioles Steve Pearce,
Jonathan Schoop,
Caleb Joseph
Steve Delabar Blue Jays 07-30-2013 Eighth Athletics Adam Rosales,
Coco Crisp,
Chris Young
Ivan Nova Yankees 05-29-2013 Eighth Mets Ike Davis,
Mike Baxter,
Ruben Tejada
Clay Buchholz Red Sox 08-16-2012 Sixth Orioles Adam Jones,
Matt Wieters,
Chris Davis
Rafael Soriano Rays 08-24-2010 Ninth Angels Erick Aybar,
Mike Napoli,
Peter Bourjos
A.J. Burnett Yankees 06-20-2009 Third Marlins Josh Johnson,
Chris Coghlan,
Emilio Bonifacio
Felix Hernandez Mariners 06-17-2008 Fourth Marlins Jeremy Hermida,
Jorge Cantu,
Mike Jacobs
Rich Harden Athletics 06-08-2008 First Angels Maicer Izturis,
Howie Kendrick,
Garret Anderson
Pedro Martinez Red Sox 05-18-2002 First Mariners Ichiro Suzuki,
Mark McLemore,
Ruben Sierra
Jeff Montgomery Royals 04-29-1990 Eighth Rangers Pete Incaviglia,
Geno Petralli,
Thad Bosley
Danny Jackson Royals 10-24-1985 Seventh Cardinals Terry Pendleton,
Tom Nieto,
Brian Harper
Ron Guidry Yankees 08-07-1984 Ninth White Sox Carlton Fisk,
Tom Paciorek,
Greg Luzinski
Nolan Ryan Angels 07-09-1972 Second Red Sox Carlton Fisk,
Bob Burda,
Juan Beniquez
Al Downing Yankees 08-11-1967 Second Indians Tony Horton,
Don Demeter,
Duke Sims
Jim Bunning Tigers 08-02-1959 Ninth Red Sox Sammy White,
Jim Mahoney,
Ike Delock
Billy Hoeft Tigers 09-07-1953 Seventh White Sox Jim Rivera,
Mike Fornieles,
Chico Carrasquel
Lefty Grove Athletics 09-27-1928 Seventh White Sox Moe Berg,
Tommy Thomas,
Johnny Mostil
Lefty Grove Athletics 08-23-1928 Second Indians Eddie Morgan,
Luther Harvel,
Martin Autry
Sloppy Thurston White Sox 08-22-1923 Twelfth Athletics Beauty McGowan,
Chick Galloway,
Sammy Hale
Rube Waddell Athletics 07-01-1902 Third Orioles Billy Gilbert,
Harry Howell,
John Cronin

National League

 Pitcher Team Date Inning Opponent Batters
Cole Hamels Phillies 05-17-2014 Third Reds Zack Cozart,
Brandon Phillips,
Todd Frazier
Wade Miley D-backs 10-01-2012 Third Rockies Jonathan Herrera,
Drew Pomeranz,
Josh Rutledge
Juan Perez Phillies 07-09-2011 Tenth Braves Jason Heyward,
Nate McLouth,
Wilkin Ramirez
Jordan Zimmermann Nationals 05-06-2011 Second Marlins Mike Stanton,
Greg Dobbs,
John Buck
Ross Ohlendorf Pirates 09-05-2009 Seventh Cardinals Khalil Greene,
Julio Lugo,
Jason LaRue
Buddy Carlyle Braves 07-06-2007 Fourth Padres Khalil Greene,
Russell Branyan,
Jose Cruz Jr.
Rick Helling Brewers 06-20-2006 First Tigers Curtis Granderson,
Placido Polanco,
Ivan Rodriguez
LaTroy Hawkins Cubs 09-11-2004 Ninth Marlins Jeff Conine,
Juan Encarnacion,
Alex Gonzalez
Ben Sheets Brewers 06-13-2004 Third Astros Pete Munro,
Craig Biggio,
Jose Vizcaino
Brandon Backe Astros 04-15-2004 Eighth Brewers Bill Hall,
Scott Podsednik,
Craig Counsell
Brian Lawrence Padres 06-12-2002 Third Orioles Brook Fordyce,
Jerry Hairston Jr.,
Melvin Mora
Byung-Hyun Kim D-backs 05-11-2002 Eighth Phillies Scott Rolen,
Mike Lieberthal,
Pat Burrell
Jason Isringhausen Cardinals 04-13-2002 Ninth Astros Daryle Ward,
Jose Vizcaino,
Julio Lugo
Randy Johnson D-backs 08-23-2001 Sixth Pirates Tony McKnight,
Gary Matthews Jr.,
Jack Wilson
Mike Magnante Astros 08-22-1997 Ninth Rockies Ellis Burks,
Harvey Pulliam,
Jeff Reed
Mel Rojas Expos 05-11-1994 Ninth Mets David Segui,
Todd Hundley,
Jeff McKnight
Trevor Wilson Giants 06-07-1992 Ninth Astros Jeff Bagwell,
Eric Anthony,
Rafael Ramirez
Pete Harnisch Astros 09-06-1991 Seventh Phillies Wes Chamberlain,
Dickie Thon,
Jose DeJesus
David Cone Mets 08-30-1991 Fifth Reds Herm Winningham,
Randy Myers,
Mariano Duncan
Andy Ashby Phillies 06-15-1991 Fourth Reds Hal Morris,
Todd Benzinger,
Jeff Reed
Rob Dibble Reds 06-04-1989 Eighth Padres Carmelo Martinez,
Mark Parent,
Garry Templeton
Jeff Robinson Pirates 07-07-1987 Eighth Cubs Leon Durham,
Andre Dawson,
Rafael Palmeiro
Bruce Sutter Cubs 09-08-1977 Ninth Expos Ellis Valentine,
Gary Carter,
Larry Parrish
Milt Pappas Cubs 09-24-1971 Fourth Phillies Greg Luzinski,
Don Money,
Mike Anderson
Bob Gibson Cardinals 05-12-1969 Seventh Dodgers Len Gabrielson,
Paul Popovich,
John Miller
Nolan Ryan Mets 04-19-1968 Third Dodgers Claude Osteen,
Wes Parker,
Zolio Versalles
Bob Bruce Colt .45s 04-19-1964 Eighth Cardinals Bill White,
Charlie James,
Ken Boyer
Sandy Koufax Dodgers 04-18-1964 Third Reds Leo Cardenas,
Johnny Edwards,
Jim Maloney
Sandy Koufax Dodgers 06-30-1962 First Mets Richie Ashburn,
Rod Kanehl,
Felix Mantilla
Dazzy Vance Dodgers 09-24-1924 Second Cubs Sam Bohne,
Bubbles Hargrave,
Eppa Rixey
Joe Oeschger Braves 09-08-1921 Fourth Phillies Bevo LeBourveau,
Cy Williams,
Ed Konetchy
Pat Ragan Dodgers 10-05-1914 Eighth Braves Possum Whitted,
Butch Schmidt,
Red Smith
John Clarkson Beaneaters 06-04-1889 Third Quakers Jim Fogarty,
Sam Thompson,
Sid Farrar