Only 22 Perfect Games from 1880 to 2012 but two in 2012
With Matt Cain pitching a perfect game last night against the Astros, we already have two perfect games this year and is only June 14. There were also two perfect games in 2010. Are they turning out to be less rare?
Here is the list of the 22 MLB perfectos:
Worcester Ruby Legs LEE RICHMOND, JUNE 12, 1880, against the Cleveland Blues
The Providence Grays JOHN MONTGOMERY WARD, JUNE 17, 1880 against the Buffalo Bisons.
Boston Americans, CY YOUNG, MAY 5, 1904 against the Philadelphia A’s.
Cleveland Naps ADDIE JOSS, OCT. 2, 1908 against the Chicago White Sox.
Chicago White Sox CHARLIE ROBERTSON, APRIL 30, 1922 against the Detroit Tigers.
New York Yankees DON LARSEN, OCTOBER 8, 1956 against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Philadelphia Phillies JIM BUNNING, JUNE 21, 1964 against the Mets.
Los Angeles Dodgers SANDY KOUFAX September 9, 1965 against the Chicago Cubs
Oakland A’s, CATFISH HUNTER, MAY 8, 1968 against the Twins.
Cleveland Indians LEN BARKER, MAY 15, 1981 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
California Angels MIKE WITT, SEPT. 30, 1984 against the Texas Rangers
Cincinnati Reds TOM BROWNING, SEPT. 16, 1988 against the Los Angeles Dodgers
Montreal Expos DENNIS MARTINEZ, JULY 28, 1991 against the Dodgers
Texas Rangers KENNY ROGERS, JULY 28, 1994 defeated the Angels
Yankees DAVID WELLS, MAY 17, 1998. defeated the Twins,
Yankees DAVID CONE, JULY 18, 1999 against the Montreal Expos
Arizona Diamondbacks RANDY JOHNSON, MAY 18, 2004 against the Braves
Chicago White Sox MARK BUERHLE, JULY 23, 2009 defeated the Tampa Bay Rays,
Oakland A’s DALLAS BRADEN, MAY 9, 2010 defeated the Rays,
Phillies ROY HALLADAY, MAY 29, 2010 against the Marlins
Chicago White Sox PHILIP HUMBER, APRIL 21, 2012 against Seattle Mariners
San Francisco Giants MATT CAIN, JUNE 13, 2012 against Houston.
I guess Matt Cain does not believe on the 13th being a bad luck day.
The month with the most Perfect games is May with seven followed by June and July with four. None in the dog days of August.
yes, that is my Sandy koufax baseball that I won at the Safe at Home event with Sandy Koufax at LA Live.
Congratulations to all that have pitched perfect games