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?

asked by Crocodile in Baseball | 4770 views | 06-03-2010 at 07:05 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.

answered by Fred | 06-03-2010 at 07:08 PM

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