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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nasty pitching!

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    it is amazing to me how many average pitchers throw perfect games. I guess any MLB quality pitcher can catch lightning in a bottle for one night.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    RidethelightningRidethelightning Posts: 398 ✭✭✭

    What a glorious thing to see. That was gnarly.

    Agreed an Craig's input. There are pitchers that have done this that no one ever guessed they would have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_perfect_games

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    Alfonz24Alfonz24 Posts: 3,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Something does look like the others.

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    PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While the A’s do suck, and are literally a AAA team, it is still quite an accomplishment.

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    Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,553 ✭✭✭✭

    @Ridethelightning said:
    What a glorious thing to see. That was gnarly.

    Agreed an Craig's input. There are pitchers that have done this that no one ever guessed they would have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_perfect_games

    Its almost crazier that Ted Barrett has been an umpire for 3 of them, 2 of which he was behind the plate

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Basebal21 said:

    @Ridethelightning said:
    What a glorious thing to see. That was gnarly.

    Agreed an Craig's input. There are pitchers that have done this that no one ever guessed they would have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_perfect_games

    Its almost crazier that Ted Barrett has been an umpire for 3 of them, 2 of which he was behind the plate

    Wow!

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,957 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 30, 2023 7:40PM

    @craig44 said:
    it is amazing to me how many average pitchers throw perfect games. I guess any MLB quality pitcher can catch lightning in a bottle for one night.

    Is that anything like time in a bottle? :blush:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rLH-X5fR8

    Fun fact: The number of pitchers who pitched a perfect game (24) is now tied with the number of people who have orbited the moon!

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
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    Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,553 ✭✭✭✭

    @Estil said:

    @craig44 said:
    it is amazing to me how many average pitchers throw perfect games. I guess any MLB quality pitcher can catch lightning in a bottle for one night.

    Is that anything like time in a bottle? :blush:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rLH-X5fR8

    Fun fact: The number of pitchers who pitched a perfect game (24) is now tied with the number of people who have orbited the moon!

    Should actually be one more. Armondo Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game on the last out by an incorrect call at first base on the last out before replay was an option in 2010. It would have been the third of the season and the third in less than a month. 2012 saw 3 total as well

    I probably wouldnt count the two in 1880 which would leave one less perfect game even counting Galarraga who should have had one.

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    EstilEstil Posts: 6,957 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 30, 2023 9:32PM

    I mentioned this before but with the Galarraga (not to be confused with Andres!) incident, he had his back turned to the runner, so unless he could feel the ball slam into his glove first, then feel the foot hit the base...I don't know if Armondo even knew at first the call was blown (hence I think he took it fairly well at first; perhaps thinking at first the runner beat the throw fair and square). I also remembered the look on whoever threw the ball (who maybe was too far away to notice the call was blown) and he must've been all like, "Oh why couldn't I have thrown it a little harder/faster or got to it quicker!?"

    And yeah I know some would say only ones from the modern era (1901- ) should count. Sorta like how most people mistakenly believe Jackie Robinson was the first black MLB player when in the 1880s we had Moses Fleetwood Walker (and I think a few others) so more accurately, Jackie was the first black MLB player of the modern era.

    WISHLIST
    Dimes: 54S, 53P, 50P, 49S, 45D+S, 44S, 43D, 41S, 40D+S, 39D+S, 38D+S, 37D+S, 36S, 35D+S, all 16-34's
    Quarters: 52S, 47S, 46S, 40S, 39S, 38S, 37D+S, 36D+S, 35D, 34D, 32D+S
    74 Topps: 37,38,46,47,48,138,151,193,210,214,223,241,256,264,268,277,289,316,435,552,570,577,592,602,610,654,655
    1997 Finest silver: 115, 135, 139, 145, 310
    1995 Ultra Gold Medallion Sets: Golden Prospects, HR Kings, On-Base Leaders, Power Plus, RBI Kings, Rising Stars
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    Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,553 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 30, 2023 10:12PM

    I dont count 1800s records in terms of stats simply because it was a new game going through a lot of changes and 1880 was basically like a mens softball league. Even in 1899 the Cleveland Spiders were 20-134 because the owner owned two teams and traded everyone to St Louis for what was basically a bag of batting practice balls to stack one team and decimate the other.

    As far as Galarraga you can skip to 1:35 in the video to see it. Everyone on the field knew the call was blown immediately. Miggy, basically every Tiger, even the runner all immediately put their hands on their head and just stood there in shock. It wasnt even a close play at all. Miggy was very vocal at Joyce the rest of the game and Miggy was the one who threw him the ball and immediately knew the call was blown. The only two people that seemed to not know were Joyce the umpire and Leyland

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX7yVYjUg6M

    Theres some foul language occasionally in the video as a warning which is almost all from quoting whats said on the field, but it should have been a perfect game

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