Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1601 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1229 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!
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1179 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.
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
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.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1155 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.
Aa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1147 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