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

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DeShields' most-recent jaw-dropping catch came Wednesday in the seventh innings just after left-hander Mike Minor lost his bid for a perfect game. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "'The wall and I have a very good relationship'," 29 June 2018 Later that summer, Roberts made the more difficult choice to end Rich Hill's bid for a perfect game in Miami. Andy Mccullough,, "Dodgers shut out Padres in first combined no-hitter in franchise history," 5 May 2018 The highest game score for a perfect game is 101, shared by Sandy Koufax (1965) and Matt Cain (2012). Michael Beller,, "Kerry Wood's 20-Strikeout Outing is the Greatest Pitching Performance Ever ... And I Missed It," 4 May 2018 On May 18, 2004, Randy Johnson threw a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin takes no-hitter into 8th, twirls one-hit shutout of Giants," 17 Apr. 2018 With two outs in the fourth, and a perfect game still intact, Tropeano's control escaped him. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Justin Verlander shines in Astros' win over Angels," 26 Apr. 2018 The Yankees did manage to end Gibson’s bid for a perfect game, with Brett Gardner’s walk in the fourth inning, and stop his no-hitter, with Gardner’s single in the sixth inning. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "After a Wild Twist, Yankees Walk Off With a Series Sweep," 26 Apr. 2018 Louisville played a near-perfect game for about 35 minutes. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "3 things to watch in Louisville basketball's Thursday rematch against Virginia," 7 Mar. 2018 Halladay, the author of a no-hitter, a perfect game, and a Hall of Fame-worthy career, was in his first months on the job as a mental-skills coach for the Phillies. Matt Breen,, "Phillies rookie Austin Davis becomes Roy Halladay's first pupil to reach the major leagues," 21 June 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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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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