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 Only a Hanley Ramirez error prevents it from being a perfect game. Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2022 Two of them are Hall of Famers, and the third pitched a perfect game in the World Series. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 29 May 2022 Fairhope’s Ryley Harrison pitched a perfect game, striking out 12, in a 1-0 victory over Satsuma. Ben Thomas |, al, 5 Apr. 2022 Elle Riendeau pitched a perfect game and struck out 8 in the War Eagles' opening day shutout. Chip Souza, Arkansas Online, 2 Mar. 2022 The senior pitched a five-inning perfect game against Holy Cross April 27 in a 10-0 win to keep the Colonels undefeated at 16-0. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 7 May 2021 Although more times than not a no-hitter or perfect game is a statistical anomaly, the likelihood of a complete game no-hitter becomes less likely by the season. Tyler Small, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Stephen followed up his perfect game weeks later with a 299. Timothy J. Carroll, WSJ, 18 June 2022 Hjerpe’s perfect game bid is over, as Kai Roberts hits a single to center. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of perfect game

1907, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Perfect game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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