What are the most recent no-hitters in Phillies history?

An improbable feat in the game of baseball, let's take a look back at the Phillies' most recent no-nos.
Philadelphia Phillies legend Roy Halladay threw two of the team's most recent no-hitters
Philadelphia Phillies legend Roy Halladay threw two of the team's most recent no-hitters / Chris Trotman/GettyImages

There are many things in baseball that are exciting to watch. From go-ahead home runs to pitching battles that will leave you in awe. These jolts of excitement leave fans patiently waiting on every pitch.

There are also those special moments that are more of a slow burn, where, as the game goes on, the suspense climbs with every out. The elusive no-hitter is an age-old royalty and is forever remembered by fans. It's the kind of event that makes you second-guess your bathroom trips during commercial breaks.

Let's take a look back at the most recent "no-nos" in Phillies history, dating back to the turn of the century.

April 27, 2003: Kevin Millwood

Millwood delivered final-season magic at the Vet against the reigning NL champion San Francisco Giants.

In the final season of 32 years of the historic Veterans Stadium, Kevin Millwood was acquired in trade in December 2002 from the division rival Atlanta Braves. He delivered a 10-strikeout performance for the ages. Phillies center fielder Ricky Ledée hit a one-out solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, the only run scored on the Phillie Phanatic's birthday.

The single run was more than enough for Millwood, who allowed only three walks while inducing four ground ball outs and 12 outs via the fly ball. Millwood pounded the strike zone on a sunny Sunday afternoon in South Philadelphia with 102 pitches, 72 for strikes. The Giants' Marquis Grissom flied out to center field to seal the deal and give the Phanatic the best birthday gift he could have asked for in a 1-0 victory.

May 29, 2010: Roy Halladay

The legend achieved perfection in a dominant win over the Florida Marlins.

What's more impressive than not allowing a base hit over the course of nine innings of a baseball game? How about not allowing a single baserunner at all? That is exactly what Roy Halladay bestowed upon Sun Life Stadium on a warm Saturday night.

The only run scored was an error by the Marlins center fielder on a line drive by second baseman Chase Utley, scoring Wilson Valdez. Halladay was wheeling and dealing and got the Marlins' Ronny Paulino to ground out to third base to complete only the 10th no-hitter and only the second perfect game in franchise history.

At the time, this was only the 20th perfect game in MLB history. Halladay finished his gem with 115 pitches at a 63 percent strike rate while striking out 11 batters in a 1-0 Phillies win.

Halladay received his second career Cy Young Award at year's end with a final 21-10 record, 2.44 ERA, 219 strikeouts and a league-leading nine complete games.

Oct. 6, 2010: Roy Halladay

Halladay struck yet again for baseball immortality against Cincinnati Reds.

At 33 years of age, Roy Halladay pitched in his first career postseason game against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS. Halladay had already thrown his perfect game in late May of the same year and was ready to set the tone for the series. Halladay's only flaw in this one was a fifth-inning walk issued to Jay Bruce. He miraculously retired everyone else in the lineup. The moment was never too big for "Doc."

With the stadium ready to erupt, Halladay finished it off with a weak grounder in front of catcher Carlos Ruiz, who fired it to Ryan Howard at first to solidify just the second no-hitter in postseason history. With eight strikeouts and 12 ground outs on just 104 pitches, Halladay demonstrated that lightning could indeed strike twice.

Every fan, all 46,000 plus, will never forget this special Phillies 4-0 win. They swept the Reds and punched their ticket to their third straight NLCS.

Sept. 1, 2014: Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon

Hamels and company put a damper on the playoff hopeful Atlanta Braves.

On a Monday afternoon in 2014, in the thick of the rebuild era, the Phillies were looking to play spoilers to the Braves' playoff odds, and they did just that. After a couple of big hits from Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins, the Phillies were cruising.

Hamels did the same. He finished the sixth inning with no hits on 108 pitches, walking five batters while fanning seven. Hamels exited early due to his high pitch count and was followed by Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon. Each reliever set down their half of the inning and, in the end, got Phil Gosselin to line out to first base to complete the only combined no-hitter in Phillies history.

July 25, 2015: Cole Hamels

Hamels said goodbye to Philly with a memorable final dance against the Chicago Cubs.

Rumors had been swirling around the clubhouse whether the longtime Philadelphia left-hander would be dealt at the trade deadline. Cole Hamels had been a three-time All-Star and World Series MVP in 2008. Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins had already departed, and the Phillies were only looking to get younger.

That didn't stop Hamels from celebrating one final time with the only club he had known since being drafted in 2002. On a warm July afternoon in historic Wrigley Field, Hamels dealt through nine innings, striking out 13 batters on 129 pitches. It all ended with a heart-stopping deep fly out to center field with a trip and final stretch by Odúbel Herrera to secure the sacred final out of a 5-0 win.

Cole Hamels did, in fact, fall victim to the trade deadline and was sent to the Texas Rangers just four days later.

Aug. 9, 2023: Michael Lorenzen

Lorenzen blanked the Washington Nationals in the second no-no in Citizens Bank Park history.

Lorenzen was acquired at the 2023 Aug. 1 trade deadline from the Detroit Tigers. His first start at CBP sent electricity through South Philly.

The Phillies had bounced back from their sluggish start to the season and were making up significant ground in the playoff standings. The team was still riding the wave of the Trea Turner standing ovation five days prior, and Lorenzen capitalized on the momentum the best way he could.

In the bottom of the second, Weston Wilson, in his first major league at-bat, took a curveball 429 feet deep into the left field stands. This would be slightly overshadowed by the brilliance of Lorenzen that night.

He allowed four walks but was able to pitch around the baserunners. Lorenzen closed out the eighth with 111 pitches, a career-high.

Murmuring in the stadium was emerging as to whether he would be given the green light to finish it out. Sure enough, as he climbed the stairs from the dugout, the crowd erupted and again settled back in to count those last three precious outs.

A groundout to third, a strikeout looking and one lazy flyball secured by Johan Rojas in center field put the ribbon on the 7-0 win, the first no-no at CBP in nearly 13 years and the first in a regular season contest. The fans went home with smiles on their faces and proved president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski right to bring him in.