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What is the fewest number of pitches pitched during a no hitter nine innings?

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Fewest Number of PitchesThe answer is 81. If the pitcher was to throw a no hitter and strike everyone out. Each person has three strikes. There are three outs alloted for an inning. Nine pitches thrown in an inning times the nine innings equals 81.

Edit: First, You did not answer the question, as you are referring to a hypothetical situation. The question asked for the name of the player who achieved a no-hitter in the least amount of pitches. Secondly, although I do not know the answer, your hypothetical situation is still wrong. A pitcher could achieve a no-hitter in 27 pitches. If the opposing team's batters swung on every pitch and grounded or flew out, that would be 3 pitches (outs) an inning times nine innings for a total of 27.

Edit #2: It could be as few as 24 if the home team was ahead in the middle of the ninth. --Jorge

Non-hypothetical answer: The record is 58 pitches, by Red Barrett of the Boston Braves in a nine-inning 2-0 complete game against the Cincinnati Reds on August 10, 1944. This is also the shortest recorded pro Baseball game. -ThanksForAsking

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