No Hits, No Runs, No Errors (End of inning) (1874)

No base hit, no run, no fielding error.The Daily Inter-Ocean {Chicago}, July 30, 1874, p5. Description of the top of the second inning between the Atlantics and the White Stockings in a benefit game for Jimmy Wood.

  • NOTE: I would have thought this originated with broadcasting, which is hard to trace, but this is obviously long before that. The inning-by-inning account of the game states the number of hits, runs, and errors for most but not all half innings (after describing the actual plays). There were 10 no hit, no run, no error half innings in the 11-inning game, but this is the only one of them that uses this phrase or any variation of it. (Ken Liss)