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Crocodile 06-03-2010 07:05 PM

How Many Perfect Games In MLB History?
 
How many perfect games have been thrown in major league baseball history?

After reading about yesterday's blown call by Umpire Jim Joyce I thought about the amount of perfect games in MLB history.
My friend says there have only been 20 perfect games in MLB history, can anyone list them?

Fred 06-03-2010 07:08 PM

The list of pitchers to throw a perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball grew to 20 so far. 18 perfect games in the Modern Era, 2 in the 19th Century.

Listed below are the 20 pitchers who have thrown a perfect game (18 since the modern era began in 1901).

Roy Halladay
Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Marlins, 1-0
May 29, 2010

Dallas Braden
Oakland A's vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0
May 9, 2010

Mark Buehrle
Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0
July 23, 2009

Randy Johnson
Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves, 2-0
May 18, 2004

David Cone
New York Yankees vs. Montreal Expos, 6-0
July 18, 1999

David Wells
New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins, 4-0
May 17, 1998

Kenny Rogers
Texas Rangers vs. California Angels, 4-0
July 28, 1994

Dennis Martinez
Montreal Expos at Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-0
July 28, 1991

Tom Browning
Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-0
Sept. 16, 1988

Mike Witt
California Angels at Texas Rangers, 1-0
Sept. 30, 1984

Len Barker
Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0
May 15, 1981

Catfish Hunter
Oakland A's vs. Minnesota Twins, 4-0
May 8, 1968

Sandy Koufax
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs, 1-0
Sept. 9, 1965

Jim Bunning
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets, 6-0
June 21, 1964

Don Larsen
New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0
Oct. 8, 1956
(World Series)

Charles Robertson
Chicago at Detroit (AL), 2-0
April 30, 1922

Addie Joss
Cleveland vs. Chicago (AL), 1-0
Oct. 2, 1908

Cy Young
Boston vs. Philadelphia (AL), 3-0
May 5, 1904

Prior to Modern Era

John Montgomery Ward
Providence vs. Buffalo (NL), 5-0
June 17, 1880

Lee Richmond
Worcester vs. Cleveland (NL), 1-0
June 12, 1880


Unofficial perfect games

* Ernie Shore, Boston Red Sox vs. Washington Senators, 4-0, June 23, 1917. Shore entered the game after starting pitcher Babe Ruth allowed a walk to Ray Morgan and was ejected. Shore replaced Ruth, Morgan was caught stealing, and Shore retired the next 26 batters.
* Harvey Haddix, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Braves, 0-1, 13 innings, May 26, 1959. He pitched 12 perfect innings and lost the game in the 13th.
* Pedro Martinez, Montreal Expos at San Diego Padres, June 3, 1995, 1-0, 10 innings. He pitched nine perfect innings, then allowed a leadoff double in the 10th.


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