For pitchers, baseball has only one individual pinnacle goal. One masterpiece that cements your career whether you are a Cy Young winner or a 1 year flash in the pan...%uFFFD ---
The perfect game.
According to the New Baseball Dictionary, “a no-hitter in which no opposing player reaches first base, either by a base hit, base on balls, hit batter, or fielding error. According to me… 27 batters up, 27 batters out.
It had happened exactly 17 times in baseball history. It is a feat steeped in superstition. Announcers never say the words “no hitter” or “perfect game” because the thought of jinxing the pitcher is too much to bear.
Last night was #18 as Chicago White Six pitcher Mark Buehrle achieved the ultimate goal in a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay. This one also includes what might be the catch of the year by center fielder DeWayne Wise.
A great moment regardless of whether you are a fan or not…