Johnny Vander Meer’s consecutive no-hittersNolan Ryan had seven chances at this record and failed each time. Vander Meer’s consecutive no-hitters were four days apart. He did allow base runners via the walk. Giving up three walks in his first no-hitter. However his second bid attempt he nearly lost his no-hitter walking eight batters. In fact he walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning before Leo Durocher popped out to ended the game. There have been 286 no-hitters in major league history.