Ranking the Top No-Hitters in Miami Marlins History

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#5: Henderson Alvarez; Sept 29, 2013

There are heaps of oddities surrounding the fifth entry on our list. Alvarez was one of the rare no-hitters in a game that ended in a walk-off. And a unique one at that.

The Marlins' SP pitched a gem, recording all 27 outs in just 99 pitches. All the while, the game's only run was scored when outfielder Giancarlo Stanton scored off of a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth.

This game was also the rare no-hitter to occur during the final game of the MLB regular season. It was a bright spot for the 2013 Marlins, who would record just 62 wins while finishing 34 games behind the division leader.

#4: Anibal Sanchez; Sept 6, 2006

While Anibal Sanchez established himself as a very solid starter over the course of his 16-year career, he is perhaps the most surprising player on this list. At the time, in 2006, Sanchez was a 22-year-old rookie who had just been called up from Double-A earlier that season.

The trivia point for this game is that the gap between Sanchez's no-hitter and the previous one (by Randy Johnson in 2004) is believed to be the longest gap between no-nos.

#3: Al Leiter; May 11, 1996

History will look back at Leiter as the best overall pitcher on this list and one of the most decorated players to even wear a Marlins uniform. The three-time World Series champion also holds the honor of being the first player in franchise history to record an official no-hitter. Additionally, Leiter's no-hitter was the first in MLB history to feature a three-pitch inning.

Leiter was dominant throughout this 11-0 blowout of the Colorado Rockies, striking out six batters and walking only two. You could make a legitimate argument that this start could rank higher on our list.

#2: Kevin Brown; June 10, 1997

Kevin Brown's stellar performance against the Giants in San Fransisco (the first no-hitter in club history pitched on the road) is the closest a Marlins' starter has ever come to a perfect game. Giants starter William VanLandingham also pitched a no-hitter through six innings, before the bottom fell out in a 9-0 Marlins victory.

Brown only allowed a single base runner, a hit-by-pitch with two outs in the eighth inning. Otherwise, Brown would be the Fins' only perfect starter.