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Perfect Game Marred by What May Be the 'Strangest Rule' in Sports

But John Means of the Baltimore Orioles still got his no-hitter

(Newser) - John Means of the Baltimore Orioles threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. But a look at the box score reveals an odd thing: He faced the minimum 27 batters, and did not walk anyone or hit any batters with a pitch, notes ESPN . His team made no...

She Just Did What No Pitcher Has Done

Hope Trautwein makes Division I history with 21-strikeout perfect game

(Newser) - Pitching a no-hitter is hard. Pitching a perfect game is harder. Pitching a perfect game by striking out every player? Well, it's unprecedented at college's top level—at least until now. North Texas softball pitcher Hope Trautwein achieved the feat last weekend against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, reports the Dallas ...

Jim Bunning, Tough Pitcher, Senator, Dies at 85
Jim Bunning,
Tough Pitcher,
Senator, Dies at 85
OBITUARY

Jim Bunning, Tough Pitcher, Senator, Dies at 85

Pitched first perfect game in National League history, headed to US Senate

(Newser) - Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major-league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a US senator. "The main qualities it takes for professional athletes and politicians is to have a very thick hide, a thick skin, and to be able to meet and greet...

Seattle's Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game

It's the first in team history, third in majors this year

(Newser) - Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez just made a little history: He tossed a perfect game in his team's 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the first one in franchise history, reports the Seattle Times . It's only the 23rd in league history, but it happens to be No....

Matt Cain Pitches Giants' 1st Perfect Game

125-pitch masterpiece gives Giants 10-0 win over Astros

(Newser) - Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitched the Houston Astros into oblivion at AT&T Park last night, throwing the first perfect game in the team's history, and the 22nd in major league history, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . He had a career-high 14 strikeouts and threw a...

Chicago's Phil Humber Throws Perfect Game

White Sox pitcher tosses 1st perfecto of 2012

(Newser) - Phil Humber, who underwent Tommy John surgery seven years ago, threw the first perfect game in the majors in almost two years, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners today. It was baseball's 21st perfect game and first since Philadelphia's Roy Halladay...

Selig Won't Overturn Perfect Game Ruling
 Selig Won't 
 Overturn 
 Perfect Game 
 Ruling 
pitcher, ump get ovation

Selig Won't Overturn Perfect Game Ruling

Crowd cheers at hatchet-burying move

(Newser) - Sorry, Armando Galarraga, baseball chief Bud Selig isn't going to reverse last night's blown call and give you a perfect game, reports AP . The news came as umpire Jim Joyce returned to Tigers Stadium today, and the first person he saw was the man he inadvertently robbed of the feat....

Classy Galarraga Proves We Don't Need Replay

Pitcher's gracious reaction was best part of the night

(Newser) - Today, lots of people are calling for the instant replay that would have saved poor Armando Galarraga's perfect game. But the truth is, we're better off without it. That blown call “is the most interesting thing to happen in baseball so far this year,” writes Hampton Stevens of...

Just Reverse the Call, Bud!
 Just Reverse the Call, Bud! 
OPINION

Just Reverse the Call, Bud!

Shouldn't Bud Selig just set matters right?

(Newser) - The baseball world is up in arms over the blown call that cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game. So here's a radical idea: Why can't Bud Selig just reverse the dang call? “Only a grinch would protest such a thing,” writes Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post . And...

Ump Blows Perfect Game
 Ump Blows Perfect Game 

Ump Blows Perfect Game

Bad call snatches record from Tigers' Galarraga

(Newser) - If umpire Jim Joyce hadn't screwed up, Armando Galarraga would have entered the record books as the first Detroit Tiger in history to pitch a perfect game. But the ump—with 8 and two-thirds innings gone—incorrectly ruled that the Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald was safe, sparking a chorus of...

White Sox' Buehrle Throws Perfect Game

(Newser) - White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle retired 27 consecutive Tampa Bay Rays today for a perfect game and a 5-0 win, the Chicago Tribune reports. There were a couple of dicey moments, particularly in the ninth inning, when center fielder DeWayne Wise barely caught a drive by Gabe Kapler destined for...

Giants' Sanchez No-Hits Padres

(Newser) - Jonathan Sanchez, an unlikely candidate, pitched the majors' first no-hitter this season last night, dominating the San Diego Padres with an array of pitches in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 victory. The 26-year-old left-hander returned to the rotation after a nearly 3-week demotion to the bullpen—and he only got...

Perfect Game Makes Little League Girl Star

12-year-old will throw out first pitch before Mets game tomorrow

(Newser) - Life has been a bit insane for Mackenzie Brown since Tuesday, when the 12-year-old became the first girl in her Bayonne, NJ, Little League’s history to throw a perfect game. Brown’s performance cracked ESPN, she’s appeared on a Fox national morning show, and tomorrow she’ll throw...

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