One of the rarest feats in baseball is the combined no-hitter, in which the starter and any relief pitchers combine to no-hit the opposing team. This is has been accomplished fewer times than the number of perfect games which is now at a total of 23 in over a century of baseball.
The combined no-hitter has been accomplished fewer than a dozen times in the modern-era of baseball. Last summer four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers, Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon collectively threw a no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves.
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