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BASEBALL!
Notes on the National Pastime
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"Baseball is not necessarily an obsessive-compulsive disorder, like washing your hands 100 times a day, but it's beginning to seem that way. We're reaching the point where you can be a truly dedicated, state-of-the-art fan or you can have a life. Take your pick." -- Thomas Boswell
PERFECT GAMES
perfect game -- A no-hitter in which no opposing player reaches first base, either by a base hit, base on balls, hit batter, or fielding error; the pitcher or pitchers retire all 27 opposing batters in order.

Lee Richmond ... June 12, 1880 ... WOR 1, CLE 0
John Ward ... June 17, 1880 ... PRO 5, BUF 0
Cy Young ... May 5, 1904 ... BOS 3, PHI 0
Addie Joss ... Oct. 2, 1908 ... CLE 1, CHW 0
Charlie Robertson ... April 30, 1922 ... CHW 2, DET 0
Don Larsen ... Oct. 8, 1956 ... NYY 2, BRO 0
Jim Bunning ... June 21, 1964 ... PHI 6, NYM 0
Sandy Koufax ... Sept. 9, 1965 ... LAD 1, CHC 0
Catfish Hunter ... May 8, 1968 ... OAK 4, MIN 0
Len Barker ... May 15, 1981 ... CLE 3, TOR 0
Mike Witt ... Sept. 30, 1984 ... CAL 1, TEX 0
Tom Browning ... Sept. 16, 1988 ... CIN 1, LAD 0
Dennis Martinez ... July 28, 1991 ... MON 2, LAD 0
Kenny Rogers ... July 28, 1994 ... TEX 4. CAL 0
David Wells ... May 17, 1998 ... NYY 4, MIN 0
David Cone ... July 18. 1999 ... NYY 6, MON 0
Randy Johnson ... May 18, 2004 ... ARI 2, ATL 0

BUF: Buffalo Bisons          PRO: Providence Grays          WOR: Worchester Brown Stockings

IMAGE: Larsen being congratulated by his battery mate following the perfecto.