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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Ethan Hummel and Nick Ellis combined to pitch a perfect game in a 6-0 victory against Wellington. Alex Kushel,, "West Boynton Little League takes home hardware," 3 July 2019 The minor league Fresno Grizzlies also tweeted about the earthquake, which occurred while the Tacoma Rainiers were throwing a perfect game. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Earthquake postpones games in Nevada, rattles baseball games in California," 27 June 2019 His team won its district semifinal on a perfect game pitching performance by Matt Allan, and then rebounded from a district final loss to advance to state. Buddy Collings,, "Kaley Mudge, Riley Greene earn top Sentinel high school player of year awards," 11 June 2019 Houchens pitched a perfect game in Male’s 4-0 victory over Boyle County in Friday’s quarterfinals. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Male softball team survives scare against Clay County, advances to state final," 15 June 2019 Buzz: Pitched a perfect game with 17 strikeouts in district semifinals to help send eventual Class 9A state champion Seminole to region tournament for first time since 2001. J.c. Carnahan,, "Seminole High’s Matt Allan leads Sentinel baseball all-area teams," 7 June 2019 Baker hit 37 homers -- a single-season national record, drove in a state-best 101 runs nad went 20-1 with 16 shutouts, five no-hitters and four perfect games as a pitcher. Josh Bean |,, "National home run record helps G.W. Long star win Miss Softball," 9 June 2019 Against a playoff team in his school's division earlier this season, Schroeder threw a perfect game with 17 strikeouts — one Shannon said was controlled by just his curveball and a fastball that can have occasional movement or sink. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros select Jayson Schroeder with the 66th pick in MLB Draft," 5 June 2018 Oregon's other regular starter, Miranda Elish (16-1, 0.99 ERA), has five shutouts and a perfect game this season and averages 10.7 strikeouts per seven innings. Tyson Alger,, "Royce Freeman taken by Denver Broncos with 71st pick in NFL Draft," 27 Apr. 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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