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jenn2080
09-13-2006, 12:33 PM
I think this is a fun question I saw today. I was in the elevator and they had a thing on there that said in baseball history there has only been 16 perfect games in baseball history. Who was it and when?

drewcifer
09-13-2006, 12:44 PM
Well, I know there were back to back years at the end of the 90s... I think 98 and 99.

Wells for the Yanks vs. the Twinkies and Cone for the Mets vs. Expos.....

23Ventura
09-13-2006, 12:50 PM
These are the ones I remember/know of:
2004- Randy Johnson (D'backs)
1999- David Cone (Yankees)
1998- David Wells (Yankees)
1994- Kenny Rogers (Rangers)
1991- Dennis Martinez (Expos)
1988- Tom Browning (Reds)
I'm also pretty sure that Catfish Hunter once pitched a perfect game, but I don't know the year. Sandy Koufax pitched one against the Cubs, I don't know the year on that either. Cy Young might have a perfect game as well.

drewcifer
09-13-2006, 12:54 PM
These are the ones I remember/know of:
2004- Randy Johnson (D'backs)
1999- David Cone (Yankees)
1998- David Wells (Yankees)
1994- Kenny Rogers (Rangers)
1991- Dennis Martinez (Expos)
1988- Tom Browning (Reds)
I'm also pretty sure that Catfish Hunter once pitched a perfect game, but I don't know the year. Sandy Koufax pitched one against the Cubs, I don't know the year on that either. Cy Young might have a perfect game as well.

Duh! I forgot about RJ... What a dolt...

Don't remember Kenny Rogers doing it all.

Also, there was a guy who did it for the Angels when I was like 10 (83 or 84)... I forget his name, though....

PaulDrake
09-13-2006, 12:59 PM
Here they are.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/pitching/piperf.shtml

downstairs
09-13-2006, 01:01 PM
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/pitching/piperf.shtml

There have been 17... one in post-season, of course...

TommyJohn
09-13-2006, 01:23 PM
Let's not forget April 30, 1922. Charlie Robertson flings perfection, Ty Cobb
crabs and moans about it the entire game. Johnny Mostil, playing left field,
catches a foul pop up for the final out, falling into the stands as he does so.
White Sox 2, Tigers 0.

Oblong
09-13-2006, 01:55 PM
Should have been 18... if not for Jerry Hairston.:redneck

TommyJohn
09-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Should have been 18... if not for Jerry Hairston.:redneck

Billy Pierce feels Milt Wilcox's pain.

Fenway
09-13-2006, 02:25 PM
Carl Everett broke up one with 2 outs in the 9th at Fenway in 2001 off Mike Mussina

23Ventura
09-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Carl Everett broke up one with 2 outs in the 9th at Fenway in 2001 off Mike Mussina
I remember that game. I believe he was down in the count 0-2 when he got that single.

TDog
09-13-2006, 04:24 PM
Milt Pappas missed a perfect game with a close pitch called a ball on a 3-2 count with 2 out in the 9th for the Cubs in Wrigley.

He still got the no-hitter.

cbotnyse
09-13-2006, 05:09 PM
Carl Everett broke up one with 2 outs in the 9th at Fenway in 2001 off Mike Mussinawere you there for that game? I'd imagine it was one of the loudest groans in history.

gobears1987
09-13-2006, 06:00 PM
We almost got #17 today.

fusillirob1983
09-13-2006, 06:01 PM
This thread was started on the wrong day...

The Dude
09-13-2006, 06:19 PM
I think this is a fun question I saw today. I was in the elevator and they had a thing on there that said in baseball history there has only been 16 perfect games in baseball history. Who was it and when?

How did you know today would be a near one??? :redneck

Chisox353014
09-13-2006, 06:23 PM
Crazy that this thread was posted on a day when 2 guys took perfect games into the 7th inning

Oblong
09-13-2006, 06:27 PM
This thread cursed them. You had no way of knowing it at the time though.

The Dude
09-13-2006, 06:30 PM
Crazy that this thread was posted on a day when 2 guys took perfect games into the 7th inning

Horsemaster Jenn is starting to scare me!:tongue:

soxfanreggie
09-14-2006, 03:18 AM
Imagine if Pedro would have kept his perfect game through 10 innings. To be at that point in the game and have to go extras to keep it, wow!

Sox-o-matic
09-14-2006, 03:45 AM
Here they are.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/pitching/piperf.shtml

I think they need to update something....


If there are baseball gods, then the justice they mete out is both severe and long lasting. Just ask the Chicago White Sox. Having fielded competitive teams in the first two decades of the 20th Century, the 1919 team intentionally lost the World Series in the infamous "Black Sox" scandal. Since then, the Sox have not won a World Series and have won only one pennant.

Sox-o-matic
09-14-2006, 03:47 AM
Imagine if Pedro would have kept his perfect game through 10 innings. To be at that point in the game and have to go extras to keep it, wow!

I wonder if Pedro would have kept it 'official' had Montreal forfeitted the game after 9?

downstairs
09-14-2006, 09:28 AM
I wonder if Pedro would have kept it 'official' had Montreal forfeitted the game after 9?

No way... I believe a forfeit counts as a 9-0 loss for the forfieter (sp?). I would assume that would ruin the perfect game by some rule.

I mean... does the rule merely say "no one touches base"... or does it also mention no one scoring? Because in a forfeit, I believe they score 9 offical runs.

I'm guessing on all of this off the top of my head...

soxfan13
09-14-2006, 10:02 AM
Can we add freddy to the list. he would have got it if I didnt jinx him:tongue:

The Racehorse
09-15-2006, 06:22 AM
Let's not forget April 30, 1922. Charlie Robertson flings perfection, Ty Cobb
crabs and moans about it the entire game. Johnny Mostil, playing left field,
catches a foul pop up for the final out, falling into the stands as he does so.
White Sox 2, Tigers 0.


The other day, I saw somewhere that that was the only game Mostil played in LF during his career. When he played OF, he was always in center field.

BTW, go Charlie! :D:

slobes
09-15-2006, 08:42 AM
No way... I believe a forfeit counts as a 9-0 loss for the forfieter (sp?). I would assume that would ruin the perfect game by some rule.

I mean... does the rule merely say "no one touches base"... or does it also mention no one scoring? Because in a forfeit, I believe they score 9 offical runs.

I'm guessing on all of this off the top of my head...

A forfeit does result in a 9-0 loss, but this does pose an intersting question.

Via Wikipedia:
Since 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991), a perfect game has been defined by Major League Baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball) as a game in which a pitcher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcher) pitches a complete game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_game) victory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_%28baseball%29) that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposition player reaches first base.

So that definition says they must win the ballgame.