We have moved into an era of renewed pitching dominance. The scores are frequently low and very close, but still, this era beats the steroid era by a landslide.
Thus, the no-hitter has made a comeback. In 1998, there was one no-hitter -- a perfect game by David Wells. In 2000, there were no no-nos. In '02, there was one. In '04, there was one -- Randy Johnson's perfect game. In '05, the no-hitter total was again zero.
Mike Bauman is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.