Sunday, May 09, 2010

Perfect Game...Very Rare

27 up; 27 down. No hits, no walks, no hit-by-pitch, no reached-on-error, no reached-on-dropped-ball-following-third-strike. That is a perfect game.

Dallas Braden threw a perfect game beating the Tampa Bay Ray 4-0 in Oakland. That was only the 19th perfect game in major league history, the 17th in the modern era (not in the 1800s). He did it with 109 pitches, 77 of those were strikes. He only had 6 strikeouts. He did it in front of only 12,228 fans.

For us baseball fans, we appreciate perfection, even if only for a day.

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