perfect game


Definition of perfect game

: a baseball game in which a pitcher allows no hits, no runs, and no opposing batter to reach first base

Examples of perfect game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bocce ball is the perfect game to play together, while staying distant. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "How to host a socially distant summer party," 23 June 2020 Ethan Sauceda, one of the eight players who competed at the 2019 Mustang 9s World Series, was pitching a perfect game for the Angels through three frames, before two of his World Series buddies ended Sauceda’s bid at perfection. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "In reunion of Mustang 9s World Series players, Astros nip Angels 4-1," 19 June 2020 Matt Cain did something at AT&T Park on June 13, 2012, that no pitcher in the history of the Giants’ franchise — which was established in 1883 — had done or has done since: throw a perfect game. Steve Kroner,, "June 13, 2012: Matt Cain throws first perfect game in Giants’ history," 13 June 2020 With the game still tied 0-0 in the 13th, Haddix lost his perfect game on an error and eventually took the loss on a walk-off hit by the Milwaukee Braves' Joe Adcock. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Oh-so-close to greatness: From the Titans to Butler, these are the top just-missed moments in sports history," 3 June 2020 Strikeouts by Galarraga; That would have been tied for fewest strikeouts in a perfect game. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Armando Galarraga's 'Imperfect Game' Here's what you need to know, 10 years later," 2 June 2020 Consider this: Ping pong just might be the perfect game for the times. Betsy Cribb, Southern Living, "Why Your Yard Needs an Outdoor Ping Pong Table," 28 May 2020 Browning threw the 12th perfect game in MLB history. 2 p.m. Bobby Nightengale,, "MLB Network airing classic Cincinnati Reds games Tuesday for Larkin, Browning birthdays," 27 Apr. 2020 While Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa threw his first INT of the season in a win against Texas A&M and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts struggled with red zone efficiency against Texas, Burrow played a nearly perfect game against No. 7 Florida. John Talty |, al, "Georgia done as CFP contender, LSU’s O is real deal," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of perfect game

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Perfect game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of perfect game

baseball : a game in which a pitcher does not allow the batters from the other team to get a base hit or to get to first base in any other way

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