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 Roy Halladay had a perfect game in the 2010 regular season and threw a no-hitter in the postseason. Lamond Pope,, 13 June 2021 DeGrom, who took a perfect game into the fifth inning, departed the game after six innings because of right flexor tendinitis (the flexor is in the forearm and runs up to the elbow). Justin Toscano, USA TODAY, 12 June 2021 Sydney Schwartz pitched a perfect game with 10 strikeouts to lead the top-seeded Storm past the sixth-seeded Eagles in the winners' bracket final. Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 For those who aren’t into the bat-and-ball sports, pitching a perfect game means that 21 batters came to the plate against Fouts, and all 21 batters failed to reach first base against her. Ike Morgan |, al, 7 June 2021 Alabama's Montana Fouts, who threw a perfect game against UCLA on Friday, got into trouble early on against Florida State. Cliff Brunt,, 7 June 2021 Omar Serrano of Downey threw a rare perfect game in a 1-0 win over Westlake. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 Watling wants his team to play a literal perfect game; dominating the ball, constant pressure, exciting scores, no goals allowed, clean play, so on and so forth. Shawn Mcfarland,, 17 May 2021 Arkansas nearly had a 10-0 run-rule victory over Georgia before Josh McAllister broke up Lael Lockhart's perfect game with two outs in the seventh ahead of Corey Collins' two-run home run that took the run rule out of play. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021

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First Known Use of perfect game

1907, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Perfect game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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