Friday, July 24, 2009

Perfect Game

"Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, left, is embraced by teammates including catcher Ramon Castro after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2009, in Chicago. The White Sox won 5-0."


"A perfect game is a complete game in which no opposing batter reaches first base, not even on an error or a walk. Buehrle, a 30-year-old left-hander, would not have gotten his without Wise’s catch." (NYT)

Baseball, more than any other games, rely much on game of chances as much as skills. Achieving a perfect game in the major is pretty bloody hard. This is only the 16th perfect game in the history of major baseball in the US. The last one was five years ago. That's a couple thousands game difference.

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