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MLB: Does an error count against a no-hitter?

Errors are very important statistics when it comes to a pitcher throwing a no-hitter in MLB.

When a big-league pitcher is throwing a no-hitter in MLB, errors and walks have to be considered.

The idea behind celebrating a no-hitter is a pitcher, or a pitching staff in some instances, give up zero hits in a ball game. A team can win, or even lose, a game of this most important significance. What is important though is for a pitcher to throw a no-hitter, not a single base runner can reach on a hit. As far as errors and walks are concerned, those two statistics do not factor in a no-hitter.

As long as a pitcher or pitching staff does not give up a hit, it will still be considered a no-hitter.

MLB: Do errors count against a pitcher throwing a no-hitter?

If a pitcher walks someone, intentionally or not, hits a batter or somebody in the field of play behind them makes an error, a perfect game goes out the window. The same principle applies when a runner reaches base on a dropped third strike. All that matters when throwing a no-hitter is that the pitcher does not give up a hit. There is one other very important caveat to all this…

While a pitching staff may not give up a hit in a shortened game, it is not considered a no-hitter if a pitching staff does not record a full 27 outs in a ball game. This can happen in games that are shortened by weather, or other mitigating circumstances. But for the most part, if a game ends and a team has not recorded a hit, it will be deemed a no-hitter, an incredible feat to celebrate.

This should be everything you would need to know about the art of throwing a no-hitter in MLB.

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