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Randy Johnson Throws A Perfect Game  
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1578 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks threw a perfect game tonight for the first time in his major league career against the Atlanta Braves. This is the second no-hitter of his career. The last perfect game was tossed in the American League back in 1999. There hasn't been a perfect game in the National League since 1991. Randy threw 117 pitches and struck out 13.

I just finished watching the game on TBS....unbelievable stuff tonight!

Mark


A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Just the Braves' luck.

18 Ks from Ben Sheets on Sunday, Perfect Game from Big Unit tonight....

Can't buy a break.


User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
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B747-437B- Im surprised you get American Major League Baseball.


Anyway I think this is good for baseball, and go Indians!!



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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

Just the Braves' luck.

18 Ks from Ben Sheets on Sunday, Perfect Game from Big Unit tonight....

Can't buy a break.


I'd say they can't buy hit, Sean.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5345 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Good to hear Randy shutout the Braves. I'm a fan of two teams...the Pirates and whoever is playing the Braves.  Wink/being sarcastic

On another note, does anyone else think Randy Johnson's name AND his nickname sound like porn names?



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Im surprised you get American Major League Baseball.

TBS is everywhere.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

TBS is everywhere.

Yeah, part of that liberal media conspiracy in the U.S.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6277 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Iv'e often wondered about the term "perfect game." Since there are 9 innings per game, and 3 outs are required per inning, should a perfect game not mean he struck out 27? And let's say he had thrown 27 total pitches and every one was a pop up to center field, how is that a "perfect" game? And just for giggles let's say he had walked 17 batters in a row (I know, the manager would be in long before that but lets just suppose) causing 14 runs to be scored, and yet nobody got a base hit. That would also be a perfect game although the team may have lost by 14 runs.

OK, ignore me, I'm beeing silly. But it is the truth.



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User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

On another note, does anyone else think Randy Johnson's name AND his nickname sound like porn names?

Not as much as Magic Johnson...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




Create your own luck.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Not as much as Magic Johnson...

Hell, neither has anything on the drummer for J. Geils, Magic Dick.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

That would also be a perfect game

A perfect game is one where the pitcher allows no base runners, whether that be via hits, walks, errors, HBP or divine intervention.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Homeboy from the Giants pitched a 1 hitter also.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

IMissPiedmont,

I see what you're saying, but you're going under the assumption that even though a pop-out is an out, it still means that the batter hit the ball and "beat" the pitcher.

A perfect game refers to a batter never getting on base, by means of walking or getting a hit.

But having batters hit po-flies are a SKILL of the pitcher. Pitchers know how to throw in a way to LURE the batter to hit it in a way that will no produce a run. So, a po-fly is jsut as good as a strikeout in terms of the pitcher's skill.

Great pitching, shutting down every single batter by strikeout or popping out is most certainly a PERFECT game.

Hats off to Randy Johnson.

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Johnson was due, he was sucking it up all year so far.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Here's a list of the perfect games, not including Big Unit's, thrown in MLB history:

"Official" Perfect Games


Cy Young
05-05-1904 Boston
3 vs Philadelphia 0

Addie Joss
10-02-1908 Cleveland
1 vs Chicago 0 (  Big thumbs up )

Charlie Robertson
04-30-1922 Chicago
2 at Detroit 0

Don Larsen
10-08-1956 New York
2 vs Brooklyn 0 (Only one in World Series History)

Catfish Hunter
05-08-1968 Oakland
4 vs Minnesota 0

Len Barker
05-15-1981 Cleveland
3 vs Toronto 0 (  Big thumbs up )

Mike Witt
09-30-1984 California
1 at Texas 0

Kenny Rogers
07-28-1994 Texas
4 vs California 0

David Wells
05-17-1998 New York
4 vs Minnesota 0

David Cone
07-18-1999 New York
6 vs Montreal 0


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Still living in the past eh Alpha?  Big grin


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Man, that would sum it up for me. If I threw a perfect game and already had a World Series ring, I'd hang up my spikes right there. Go out on top Randy...




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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Still living in the past eh Alpha?

Hey, I like this kind of stuff. Show me a historic game on ESPN Classic, and I'll watch it.

Btw, on that El Perfecto that Len Barker of the Indians threw, there were about 7,500 people at old Municpal Stadium that night, although about 300,000 people in Greater Cleveland will swear they were there.

...No, I'm not one of them, I was away at college, and watched it on a tiny little color TV.  Big grin


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

They had TV's in the 1900's?!!?!??!  Laugh out loud


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

They had TV's in the 1900's?!!?!??!



Shit, you're starting to sound like my kids now!!


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

I kinda feel bad for the older members of the site.

I was listening to a classic rock station the other day, and a Pearl Jam song came on. This was a song I listened to when I was in 5th grade. I'm 20, and I felt pretty old when I heard it then. I'm sorry to those who grew up with Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles  Big grin



Go big or go home
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Jeez these emoticons get scarier and scarier by the day...soon the world will be ruled by them I think...

Props to Randy for the feat, he deserved and earned it...

Greg



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 994 times:

Alpha1,

The were saying on the news today that there have been seventeen no hitters in MLB history. Maybe your list was for the NL?



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 985 times:

Alpha 1's list is not for the NL, seeing as the the Yankees, Indians, and Boston are listed. I do think it is incomplete though.

Oh, and after the last two games, that collective THUD we all heard was Braves Fan jumping off the bandwagon. I'm willing to bet about 65% of them will all of a sudden end up long time "Yankees Fans".


User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Here's a run down
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/pitching/piperf.shtml

A no-hitter and a perfect game are similar, but there can be base runners in a no-hitter where as there are none in a perfect game.


25 Post contains images Alpha 1 : Oh, my bad. I didn't realize that I only pulled up the AL el perfecto's. Sorry 'bout that. An AA61hvy, you go ahead feeling sorry for the "older folks
26 Srbmod : This shows you how bad the Braves are this year, thank you Time-Warner. Damn, seeing Len Barker's name reminded me of the bonehead trade the Braves ma
27 JetService : Harvey Haddix and Pedro Martinez both pitched perfectly for nine plus innings only to lose their perfect games during the late innings. Damn, I bet th
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