» May 22, 1901: At Cincinnati, Reds ace Noodles Hahn strikes out 16 Boston batters en route to a 4-3 Reds win. The 16 K's will stand as the club record until it is matched by Jim Maloney in 1963.
» June 8, 1961: Milwaukee sets a major-league record with four consecutive home runs in the 7th inning against the Reds. Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron hit back-to-back home runs off Jim Maloney; Joe Adcock greets reliever Marshall Bridges with another home run, and Frank Thomas sets the record. When these four teammates end their ML careers, they will have hit a combined total of 1,889 homers. For all the bombardment, the Braves lose 108.
» June 17, 1962:
Before a crowd of 70,916, the Indians sweep a pair from the Yankees, 61 and 63, and boost their lead over the Twins to two games. Donovan becomes the ML's first 10 game winner in the opener. In the nitecap, the Indians hit three straight homers in the 2nd off Jim Stafford. Jerry Kindell, Bubba Phillips and Jim Maloney connect.
» September 26, 1962:
Pittsburgh's Earl Francis (9-8) gives up two hits in 10 innings in beating the Reds, 10. Jim Maloney matches him for nine innings. Bob Friend pitches the 11th to earn his 1st save of the year after Mazeroski and Stargell double home the winning run. Bucs vet Bill Virdon steals his 5th base to go along with his 13 caught steals, tying him for National League high with Maury Wills.
» May 21, 1963: Jim Maloney ties the modern major-league record with eight consecutive strikeout, from the 1st to the 4th innings, against the Braves. Maloney finishes with 16 strikeouts in the 20 win, but needs relief help from Bill Henry, who retires the last two batters.
» July 11, 1963: Jim Maloney strikes out 13 in pitching the Reds to a 73 win over the visiting Cubs.
» July 23, 1963: At Wrigley, Jim Maloney pitches a one hitter as the Reds edge the Cubs, 10. Ellis Burton's single in the first inning is the only hit for Chicago.
» August 13, 1963: At Crosley Field, the Reds and Giants deal aces as Jim Maloney outpitches Juan Marichal to win, 40. Maloney allows just two hits.
» September 2, 1963:
At the Polo Grounds, Pete Rose hits the first pitch of the game from Jay Hook for a homer. It's the only score as the Reds win, 10. Jim Maloney strikes out 13 Mets in the win.
» September 24, 1963:
At Milwaukee, Jim Maloney strikes out 14 in winning his 23rd game of the year. The Reds beat the Braves, 42.
» September 29, 1963: On Stan Musial Day in St. Louis, The Man has two hits, giving him an National League career total of 3,630. His 1st hit is a 4th inning single past 2B Pete Rose. After his 2nd hit off Jim Maloney, driving in his 1,951st run, Musial retires for a pinch runner as 27,576 roar their approval. Rose has three hits in the game but the Cards beat the Reds in 14 innings 32.
» April 18, 1964: Jim Maloney tosses six innings of no-hit ball against the Dodgers, before leaving with a pulled muscle. John Tsitouris relieves and pitches hitless ball until two are out in the 9th inning when Frank Howard beats out an infield single. Sandy Koufax fans the side on nine pitches in the 3rd inning, becoming the first National League pitcher to do it twice (and matching Lefty Grove), but Cincinnati wins, 30, on Deron Johnson's 3-run homer.
» September 1, 1964:
At Crosley Field, Jim Maloney strikes out 13 in the Reds 21 win over Chicago.
» September 11, 1964:
In a pitching duel between the Braves Denny Lemaster and the Reds Jim Maloney, Milwaukee scores a run in the 8th to win, 10. Gene Oliver doubles, the 2nd hit of the game off Maloney, and scores after a double steal and fly out. Leo Cardenas has the only hit off Lemaster.
» September 25, 1964:
At Shea, Jim Maloney fires a one-hitter in the Reds, 30, win over the Mets. Joe Christopher's 2nd-inning single is the only hit.
» April 19, 1965:
Jim Maloney pitches a one hitter as the Reds top the Braves, 20. The only hit is Denis Menke's single in the 8th inning.
» June 14, 1965: No-hit pitching and 18 strikeouts, tying the National League extra-inning record, net Cincinnati's Jim Maloney a 00 tie with the last-place Mets through 10 innings. Johnny Lewis's 11th-inning lead off home run gives New York and Larry Bearnarth, in relief of Frank Lary, a 10 win and a heartbreaking loss for Maloney. Maloney allows one other hit and is the 10th pitcher to lose a no-hitter in extra innings; Harvey Haddix was the last, in 1959. Maloney walks one to go with his 18 strikeouts.
» July 5, 1965: Jim Maloney pitches the Reds to a 75 win against the Dodgers, as Cincinnati takes the NL lead.
» August 8, 1965:
The Reds show no mercy in pasting the Dodgers, 180 in the National League's most lopsided shutout in twenty years. Jim Maloney coasts to the win, while Don Drysdale takes the loss.
» August 19, 1965: In a magnificent performance, Reds P Jim Maloney's records his 2nd 10-inning no-hit effort of 1965. It is another 00 duel through nine innings, until Reds SS Leo Cardenas homers off the LF foul pole in the 10th at Wrigley Field. Maloney sets a no-hit record by allowing 10 walks, and fans 12 in Cincinnati's 10 win. Larry Jackson is the losing pitcher.
» September 1, 1965:
Cincinnati sweeps the Braves 76 and 20 to regain first place, while the Giants and Phils are rained out. Jim Maloney strikes out 12 in tossing the shutout for the Reds.
» September 25, 1965:
In Houston, the Reds Jim Maloney allows two hits in beating Houston, 10.
» April 16, 1966: Reds fireballer Jim Maloney strikes out 13 Phillies in a 40 shutout at Philadelphia.
» May 17, 1966: Reds ace Jim Maloney allows two hits in shutting out the Mets, 40, at Shea.
» July 19, 1966: At Chicago, Cubs Byron Browne strikes out five times against Reds starter Jim Maloney. The Reds finally win, 32, in 18 innings, with Joe Nuxhall victorious over Fergie Jenkins. Don Pavletich belts a homer in the 18th inning off Jenkins. In tomorrow's Reds win over the Cubs, Browne will K another three times to set a National League record for two games on his way to leading the NL in strikeouts with 143.
» July 29, 1966:
At Cincinnati, Jim Maloney strikes out 13 in the Reds 43 win over Houston.
» September 23, 1966:
At Crosley Field, Reds ace Jim Maloney strikes out 13 in a 70 win over the Mets.
» July 9, 1967: In the bottom of the 9th inning, Willie Stargell breaks a 11 tie by slamming a Jim Maloney pitch over the RF roof at Forbes Field. The Bucs top the Reds, 21.
» August 16, 1967: Reds P Jim Maloney retires all 19 batters he faces, but has to leave the game with one out in the 7th when he steps in a hole and injures his ankle. Reliever Billy McCool allows two hits and the Reds win, 20, in Pittsburgh.
» August 21, 1967: Jim Maloney, who gave up nine hits on the 16th. allows just two hits, as the Reds beat the Giants, 20. Maloney pitches hitless ball over the past seven innings.
» September 25, 1967:
At Forbes Field, the Reds Jim Maloney pitches a 2-hitter to beat the Pirates, 30. All the scores come on solo homers2 by Mack Jones and one by Lee May.
» May 28, 1968:
Jim Maloney fires a one-hitter at the Dodgers, as the Reds win 70. A single in the 5th inning by Zoilo Versalles is the only LA hit.
» July 28, 1968:
At Shea Stadium, Reds pitchers Jim Maloney and Clay Carroll combine on a one hit, 53, victory. Maloney gives up a run scoring double to Cleon Jones in the first inning and then is lifted in the 6th after walking three batters. Carroll gives up two run-scoring grounders, but pitches four hitless frames.
» April 30, 1969: The Reds Jim Maloney hurls his first 9-inning no-hitter, and 3rd overall. He has 13 strikeouts and Bobby Tolan drives in four runs as Cincinnati romps over Houston 100.
» June 9, 1969: After President Johnson declares this a national day of mourning in memory of the assassinated Robert Kennedy, the Reds' players threaten to boycott today's doubleheader with the Cardinals. Led by Milt Pappas and Vada Pinson, the team, by a slim majority, votes not to play. A very upset GM Bob Howsam and manager David Bristol call for nine volunteers to play. Pete Rose, Tommy Helms, and Jim Maloney leave the clubhouse and shortly afterwards the rest of the team follows. The Reds take an 80 lead after four innings before the Birds lay 10 runs in the 5th to complete the scoring. It's a reverse in the nitecap as the Cards take a 61 lead, and the Reds score five in the 5th to tie, and once in the 12th inning to win, 76.
» August 4, 1969: The Reds win another squeaker, this time 10 over the Mets at Crosley Field. Jim Maloney (52) allows two hits and beats Jerry Koosman.
» September 3, 1969: The Reds Jim Maloney stops the slumping Cubs on two hits to win, 20. Bill Hands takes the loss. It's Maloney's 9th career two hitter; he's thrown three no-hitters and five one-hitters. The Cubs lead slips to four games.
» September 27, 1969: Jim Maloney fires a one-hitter in beating Houston, 30, at Crosley Field. Joe Morgan's 3rd inning single is the only safety.
» April 16, 1970: Reds' ace Jim Maloney suffers a severed Achilles tendon in his left leg while running the bases against the Dodgers in the 3rd inning. He is replaced by 19-year-old rookie Don Gullett, who earns his first ML victory, 122, with five innings of shutout ball. Lee May collects four hits including a grand slam. Maloney, 29, will never win another game in the majors.
» December 15, 1970: The Reds trade former ace Jim Maloney to the Angels for Greg Garrett. Maloney was just 0-1 this year and will do no better in California.
» October 2, 1982:
Houston hands the Reds their 100th loss of the season, 42, a first for the Cincy franchise. However, Reds P Mario Soto does set a better club record by striking out nine batters to break Jim Maloney's mark of 265.
» July 26, 1991: Against the Dodgers, Montreal's Mark Gardner pitches a no-hitter for nine innings before Lenny Harris beats out an infield single in the 10th. The Dodgers get two more hits, including an RBI single by Darryl Strawberry, to plate the only run of the contest. After a 2-out walk in the 1st to Eddie Murray, Gardner retires 19 in a row. The Expos manage only two hits themselves against the combined efforts of Orel Hershiser, Kevin Gross, and Jay Howell. Gardner is the 11th pitcher to lose a no-hitter after nine innings; the last being Jim Maloney, on June 14, 1965, and the first pitcher to hurl nine no-hit innings against the Dodgers since Johnny Vander Meer, in 1938.
» September 4, 1991: After 30 years, the asterisk attached to Roger Maris' 61 home runs in 1961 is removed by an 8-man Committee for Statistical Accuracy. Regarding the expunging of the asterisk, historian Bill Deane later points out, "It was an easy job: the asterisk never existed. Maris's record was, from 1962 until 1991, listed separately from Ruth's and was never actually defined by 'some distinctive mark.'" The committee also defines a no-hit game as one which ends after nine or more innings with one team failing to get a hit. This removes 50 games from the list that had previously been considered no-no's, mostly shortened games, but also including Harvey Haddix's 12 perfect innings against the Braves in 1959 and Jim Maloney' 1965 10 loss in 11-innings. Another casualty is Ernie Shore's 27 straight outs in 1917, a game in which he relieved Ruth with a runner on and no outs in the 1st. It is now a combined no-hitter.