Who was the 1st pitcher to defeat all 30 major league teams?
Al Leiter was the first to defeat all thirty. G.
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New York Yankees,Texas Rangers,Baltimore Orioles,Boston Red Sox,Minnesota Twins,Los Angeles Angels,Detroit Tigers,Kansas City Royals,Tampa Bay Rays,Seattle Maniners,Oakland At…hletics and Chicago White Sox.
1. Red Sox. 2. White Sox. 3. Reds. 4. Mets. 5. Yankees. 6. Dodgers. 7. Giants. 8. Braves. 9. Angels. 10. Nationals. 11. Blue Jays. 12. Phillies. 13. Marlins. 14. …Padres. 15. Tigers. 16. Cardinals. 17. Rangers. 18. Brewers. 19. Athletics. 20. Mariners. 21. Orioles. 22. Indians. 23. Twins. 24. Cubs. 25. Astros. 26. Devil Rays. 27. Pirates. 28. Diamond Backs. 29. Royals. 30. Rockies
Answer . Teams that do not have a no-hitter in their regular season history are the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, and San Diego Padres.
Al Leiter was the first pitcher to defeat all 30 Major League teams.
The first Player to defeat all 30 major league teams is AL LEITER.
According to Wikipedia the answer is Al Leiter who on April 30 2002 became the first pitcher to defeat all 30 teams after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks.
National League West: Colorado Rockies,Arizona Dimondbacks,San Francisco Giants,Los Angeles Dodgers,San Deigo Padres . National League Central: Houston Astros, St.Louis Car…dinals,Milwakee Brewers,Chicago Cubs,Cincinnati Reds,Pittsburgh Pirates . National League East: Philadelphia Pillies,New York Mets,Washington Nationals,Atlanta Braves,Florida Marlins . American League West: Anahime Angles, Seattle Mariners,Texas Rangers,Oakland Athletics . American League Central: Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins,Detroit Tigers,Cleveland Indians . American League East: Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees,Boston Red Sox
There are a total of 30 teams in Major League Baseball. 14 play in the American League (AL) while 16 are in the National League (NL) AL East: Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox …New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays AL Central: Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Minnesota Twins Kansas City Royals AL West (4 teams): Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers NL East: Atlanta Braves Florida Marlins New York Mets Philadelphia Phllies Washington Nationals NL Central (6 teams): Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks Colorado Rockies Los Angeles Dodgers San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants
Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers with 31 wins in 1968.
MLB went to 30 teams in 1998 with the addition of the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chesapeake Bayhawks Charlotte Hounds Denver Outlaws Long Island Lizards Ohio Machine Boston Cannons Hamilton Nationals Rochester Rattlers
Arizona Diamondbacks . Atlanta Braves . Baltimore Orioles . Boston Red Sox . Chicago White Sox . Chicago Cubs . Cincinnati Reds . Cleveland Indians . Colorado Rockies …. Detroit Tigers . Florida Marlins . Houston Astros . Kansas City Royals . Los Angeles Angels . Los Angeles Dodgers . Milwaukee Brewers . Minnesota Twins . New York Mets . New York Yankees . Oakland Athletics . Philadelphia Phillies . Pittsburgh Pirates . San Diego Padres . San Francisco Giants . Seattle Mariners . St. Louis Cardinals . Tampa Bay Rays . Texas Rangers . Toronto Blue Jays . Washington Nationals
No - the record is 12 teams, by Mike Morgan and Ron Villone. Villone is still active so there is a chance he could break the record. Also, Bruce Chen is only 32 years old and …he has already played for 10 teams, so he is another one to keep an eye on for this exciting record!
Five pitchers are used in a starting rotation for baseball teams. Sometimes in the post-season teams will use a rotation consisting of their best three or four pitchers only, …to maximize their chances of winning a series.
- Ever since the modern era began in 1901, the best team in 110+ years is the New York Yankees (American League). There are several great dynasties other than the Yankees. Fo…r instance, one of the most powerful teams in history include: The 1906 Chicago Cubs , led by Hall of Fame pitcher "Three Finger" Brown and player-manager Frank Chance and won a record 116 games, but lost to the Chicago White Sox in a huge World Series upset. The 2001 Seattle Mariners , led by former Japanese legend Ichiro Suzuki, they and manager Lou Piniella (who retired on August 22, 2010 on a 16-5 loss) the Mariners won 116 games as well, but failed to bring home a pennant in a big upset of the New York Yankees in the ALCS. The 1954 Cleveland Indians , led by Hall of Fame pitchers Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, and slugger Al Rosen held manager Al Lopez's ballclub win 111 games, an American League record at the time and end the Yankees's skein of 5 straight titles and pennants, but lost in another huge, but epic upset to the New York Giants (became San Francisco Giants since 1958). The 1986 New York Mets , led by ignitors Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman and Ray Knight, cleanup batters Darryl Strawberry, Gary Carter, and Keith Hernandez, ace starters Dwight Gooden, Sid Fernandez, Bob Ojeda, Ron Darling, and reliever Jesse Orosco, the powerful Mets won 108 games and finished a staggering 21 1/2 games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East, they ran up with a tough NLCS against Mike Scott's Houston Astros, winning a 16 inning Game 6 to reach the fall classic, and taking a seven game series against the Boston Red Sox in the most thrilling fashion. However, their dynasty collapsed in the next few years. The 1969 Baltimore Orioles , led by sluggers Frank Robinson, Boog Powell and Brooks Robinson, sparkplugs Paul Blair and Dave Johnson, and aces Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Tony Phoebus, this loaded team with Earl Weaver as the manager, won 109 games, won the first-ever AL East and beat pitchers Dean Chance and Jim Kaat, hitters Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, and Harmon Killebrew and their AL West winner Minnesota Twins in a sweep of three games. However, against the Cinderella team, but underdog New York Mets, the Birds lost in five games in the biggest shock and upset of all time. They won a title in 1970, however, and another pennant in 1971. The 1975 Cincinnati Reds , led by ignitors Joe Morgan, Ken Griffey, Sr., Pete Rose and Dave Concepcion, sluggers Lee May, Tony Perez, Johnny Bench and George Foster, these Reds, or "Big Red Machine," won 108 games in their signature year in the 1970s when they dominated the National League under manager "Sparky" Anderson, they reached the World Series, but unexpectedly had to push the series to seven games against sluggers Fred Lynn, Jim Rice and Carlton Fisk, including veteran slugger Carl Yastrzemski and ace Bill Lee's Boston Red Sox before winning in one of the greatest World Series ever. They repeated as champs in 1976 but by 1982 their great dynasty finally cracked and they fell to the basement. The 1927 New York Yankees , led by sluggers "Babe" Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Bob Meusel, ignitors Earle Combs, Mark Koenig and "Jumping Joe" Dungan, aces Waite Hoyt, Urban Shocker, Herb Pennock, George Pipgras, "Dutch" Ruether, and reliever Wilcy Moore, they and skipper Miller Huggins, the best Yankees team of all won 110 games, lost just 44, and swept Paul Waner, Lloyd Waner, "Kiki" Cuyler, "Pie" Traynor and "Oil" Smith's Pittsburgh Pirates in an easy sweep and copped the fourth and last game at home in style. They kept winning until 1965 when their legendary dynasty FINALLY collapsed. The 2004 Boston Red Sox , led by aces Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe, Tim Wakefield and Pedro Martinez, closer Keith Foulke, ignitor Johnny Damon, sluggers David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Bill Mueller and Mark Bellhorn, and with the managerial skills of new manager Terry Francona, the Red Sox finished second in the AL East to sparkplug Derek Jeter, sluggers Jason Giambi, Tino Martinez, Gary Sheffield, and Alex Rodriguez, aces Kevin Brown, Javier Vasquez, and closer Mariano Rivera's New York Yankees, winners of 101 games that year. However, Boston finished 3 games back with 98 victories, but still won the American League wildcard, which means having the best second-place finish in the league. The Sox swept sluggers Vladimir Guerrero, Jose Guillen, Garret Anderson, sparkplug Darin Erstad, aces Bartolo Colon, John Lackey, and closer Francisco Rodriguez's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. When Boston faced the Yankees in the ALCS, they were down 2 games to 0 when they lost Game 3, 19-8 at home! However, Boston recovered to win games 4, 5, 6 and 7 to make the biggest comeback ever and sweep slugger Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen, Larry Walker, ignitor Edgar Renteria, aces Chris Carpenter, Matt Morris, Jason Marquis and Jeff Suppan's St. Louis Cardinals to win their first title in 86 years (1918)! They won another title in 2007 and made the playoffs every year since 2003, but it may end in 2010. The 1981 Montreal Expos , led by sluggers Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, sparkplug Tim Raines, ace Steve Rogers and closer Jeff Reardon, and manager Dick Williams helped the Expos won the second half of the season due to a mid-season strike, beat slugger Mike Schmidt, ace Steve Carlton and closer Tug McGraw's Philadelphia Phillies in the deciding fifth game. However, against skipper Tommy Lasorda, ace Fernando Valenzuela, star infielders Davey Lopes, Ron Cey, Bill Russell, and Steve Garvey's Los Angeles Dodgers, it wasn't easy for Montreal to beat them as the score was 1-1 in the 9th inning of the deciding fifth game, too. LA's Rick Monday homered and the Dodgers went on to win the fall classic. The HR cost the Expos the fortune of their franchise and their first ever pennant (they never got closer to a World Series). By 1986, most of the players on their team became ex-Expos on business decisions and attendance collapsed also. The 1995 Cleveland Indians , led by ignitor Kenny Lofton, sluggers Albert Belle, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez, and Carlos Barega, veterans Eddie Murray and Dave Winfield, aces Orel Hershiser and Dennis Martinez and closer Jose Mesa, they won 100 games, but lost only 44 games in a 144-game schedule due to the 1994 strike that canceled the season. The Indians ended 35 years of futility, won their division by 30 games and beat Mo Vaughn and Jose Canseco's Red Sox in the first-ever division series and ended sluggers Ken Griffey, Jr., Edgar Martinez, speedster Vince Coleman, ace Randy Johnson, reliever Tim Belcher and rookie sensation Alex Rodriguez's Seattle Mariners' terrific Cinderella season in a 6 game League Championship Series. However, they had to face aces Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, reliever Mark Wohlers, slick fielder Marquis Grissom, sluggers Fred McGriff and Chipper Jones's Atlanta Braves in the World Series. The Braves led 3 games to 2 going into Game 6. However, Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combined for just one allowed hit. Only Cleveland backup catcher Tony Pena's 6th inning single was the only hit for Cleveland and Dave Justice's homer provided all the needed scoring. Cleveland went on to build a great dynasty that ended by 2002 and a lucky playoff ALCS berth in 2007. The 1994 Montreal Expos , led by ace Pedro Martinez, closer John Wetteland, sluggers Moises Alou, Marquis Grissom and Larry Walker, and skipper Felipe Alou worked altogether to put the Expos on the top spot in the NL East, 6 games up on the Braves on August 11, when a strike ended the season and playoffs. On that day, the Expos had a 74-40 won-loss record and were reportedly on pace to win 110 or more games, with 5 Expos making the All-Star team that year. Unfortunately, the strike forced to end the Expos' remarkable season and their franchise collapsed from the next season on and became the Washington Nationals in 2005, moving to the nation's capital. Finally, the 1998 New York Yankees , led by ignitors Derek Jeter, Chuck Knoblauch and Paul O'Neill, sluggers "Chili" Davis, Tino Martinez, Chad Curtis, Darryl Strawberry and Bernie Williams, aces David Wells, Andy Pettite, David Cone and closer Mariano Rivera, skipper Joe Torre's Yankees won 114 games and lost 48, went on to sweep Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez's Texas Rangers, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and Sandy Alomar, Jr.'s Cleveland Indians and pound out a sweep of Kevin Brown, Greg Vaughn and Trevor Hoffman's San Diego Padres to win the first of 3 straight titles and the second one of a skein of 4 titles in 5 years to improve the 1998 Yankees's overall record to 125-50. The Yankees reached the World Series in 2001 for the 5th time in 6 years and in 2003 but reached the postseason 13 times in 14 years before winning their first World Series since 2000 in 2009. They may reach the playoffs again in 2010. These were 12 of the most powerful dynasties ever and there are many more to come in the future.