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Hitmen77
04-24-2012, 10:27 AM
Monday will be the 90th anniversary of the 1st White Sox perfect game. Here's a look back at that game (including the Trib's headline for that game).

http://miscbaseball.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/charlie-robertsons-perfect-game/

http://miscbaseball.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/some-more-notes-on-charlie-robertsons-perfect-game/

WhiffleBall
04-24-2012, 11:42 AM
Good stuff. The fans started the game by booing Charlie and ended up carrying him off the field after the game. Ty Cobb even inspected Charlie's uniform looking for some sort of pitch enhancing substance.

tacosalbarojas
04-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Looks like we found a new way to spell Tygers too. Win-win.

FielderJones
04-24-2012, 12:20 PM
Ty Cobb even inspected Charlie's uniform looking for some sort of pitch enhancing substance.


He was foiled again, but even after it was all over he still insisted there was something wrong. To a spectator it sounded like the squawk of a trimmed sucker. . . .:tongue:


Also, it looks like the Tribune's sports research department credited the George Bradley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bradley) no-hitter as a perfect game. Oops.

fisk4ever
04-24-2012, 12:33 PM
Robertson's quote on a career as a pro athlete. "...when they get through with an athlete he has to start over at an age when its the wrong time to be starting.

DSpivack
04-24-2012, 01:19 PM
Robertson's quote on a career as a pro athlete. "...when they get through with an athlete he has to start over at an age when it’s the wrong time to be starting.”

That was a great quote, although the way the blog was written at first I thought Don Larsen said that, not Robertson.

Robertson's remarks on his career are quite similar to an article today in the NY Times by Trevor Pryce, looking back on his NFL career:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/sports/football/jets-trevor-pryce-is-retired-and-getting-tired-of-it.html?_r=4

fisk4ever
04-24-2012, 03:59 PM
Robertson's remarks on his career are quite similar to an article today in the NY Times by Trevor Pryce, looking back on his NFL career:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/sports/football/jets-trevor-pryce-is-retired-and-getting-tired-of-it.html?_r=4

I couldn't access the entire NY Times article, but enjoyed this compelling line about NFL life: "As long as I wasn't preparing for surgery or being released, Mondays were special."

Hitmen77
04-25-2012, 08:00 AM
Also, it looks like the Tribune's sports research department credited the George Bradley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bradley) no-hitter as a perfect game. Oops.

Good catch. I could barely read the text from that copy of the Trib since it was so blurry. That's way the article says Robertson's was "6th time in history" instead of 5th.

It looks like Bradley's no hitter in 1876 is the first that is recognized by MLB.

FielderJones
04-25-2012, 02:07 PM
Good catch. I could barely read the text from that copy of the Trib since it was so blurry.

I had to capture and paste the article image into Irfanview and zoom it up to 200% to figure that out.

It could be that the Bradley game was at one time considered a perfect game and isn't now. I don't know if any old Saint Louis or Hartford newspapers have box score or play by play accounts of the game.

In 1876, the pitching distance was 45 feet and the motion had to be underhand. It took 9 balls to walk someone. I think a ball caught on one bounce was an out. Pre-1901 baseball is difficult to compare with the modern era.