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MLB Pitcher Joins An Elite List With His Historic Feat

Major League Baseball has been around for nearly 150 years. Despite the thousands of games played, there have only been 24 perfect games in it's history. The most recent happened on Wednesday, June 28th, in Oakland, California when New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German retired all 27 Oakland Athletics batters in order. Remarkably, it was his first-ever nine-inning complete game as a professional and he did it in just 99 pitches.


German improved his record to 5-5 with a 4.54 earned run average in 15 starts. The Yankees now sit at 44-36 and third in the American League East. They would clinch a Wildcard Playoff Spot if the season ended today, but remain 9 and a half games back from the division leading Tampa Bay Rays.



Domingo German pitched the fourth perfect game in Yankees history and it was the first one in the MLB since 2012. He joins a small list of all-time greats to accomplish the rare feat.


Which MLB Pitchers Have Done It Before?

Here is the list of all the pitchers who have thrown perfect games in MLB history:

  1. Lee Richmond (Worcester) - June 12, 1880

  2. John Montgomery Ward (Providence) - June 17, 1880

  3. Cy Young (Boston Americans) - May 5, 1904

  4. Addie Joss (Cleveland Naps) - October 2, 1908

  5. Charlie Robertson (Chicago White Sox) - April 30, 1922

  6. Don Larsen (New York Yankees) - October 8, 1956 (World Series)

  7. Jim Bunning (Philadelphia Phillies) - June 21, 1964

  8. Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) - September 9, 1965

  9. Catfish Hunter (Oakland Athletics) - May 8, 1968

  10. Len Barker (Cleveland Indians) - May 15, 1981

  11. Mike Witt (California Angels) - September 30, 1984

  12. Tom Browning (Cincinnati Reds) - September 16, 1988

  13. Dennis Martinez (Montreal Expos) - July 28, 1991

  14. Kenny Rogers (Texas Rangers) - July 28, 1994

  15. David Wells (New York Yankees) - May 17, 1998

  16. David Cone (New York Yankees) - July 18, 1999

  17. Randy Johnson (Arizona Diamondbacks) - May 18, 2004

  18. Mark Buehrle (Chicago White Sox) - July 23, 2009

  19. Dallas Braden (Oakland Athletics) - May 9, 2010

  20. Roy Halladay (Philadelphia Phillies) - May 29, 2010

  21. Philip Humber (Chicago White Sox) - April 21, 2012

  22. Matt Cain (San Francisco Giants) - June 13, 2012

  23. Félix Hernández (Seattle Mariners)- August 15, 2012

  24. Domingo Germán(New York Yankees)- June 28, 2023

 

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