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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:34 PM
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Have any of you witnessed a Perfect Game? or even a No-Hitter?
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 09:37 PM by charlie and algernon
If not, any no-hitter or perfect game go late into the game?

Me, I haven't come close yet. Saw no-hitters go into the 4th or 5th, but that's it.


I mean been there in person, I saw Buchholz's and Lester's no-hitters on TV, but never saw one live in person.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:36 PM
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1. I saw Kerry Wood, in what should have been a no-hitter...
...the game where he went apeshit and struck out (I think) 20 batters. The one hit really should have been an error.
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:48 PM
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7. wow
damn close
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:39 PM
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2. A minor league perfect game
John Wasdin on April 7, 2003.

Nashville Sounds vs. Albuquerque Isotopes
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:40 PM
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4. oh wow, that's awsome
was it a close game?
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:42 PM
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5. Not particularly
4-0, but games like that take on an excitement of their own.

Wasdin is a hell of a nice guy too. He's the very definition of a journeyman.
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:40 PM
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3. No, but I saw Tom Seaver strike out 10 consecutive San Diego Padres
in 1970, a record that still stands.
If my memory serves me right, it was the last 10 batters he faced in a complete game.
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:47 PM
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6. that's nuts
I wish I had been around to see the legends pitch. The best I've gotten is Randy Johnson on the downside of his career, when he was on the Yankees.
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 09:53 PM
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8. I grew up in the Forest Hills section of Queens
used to walk to Shea Stadium as a kid. To this day my all time favorite sports event is the '69 Mets. That was even greater than the Giants' super bowls.

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3.14158675309 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:12 PM
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9. YES, and by pure luck!
We were vacationing in Tucson back in '99 and drove up to PHX to see the Cards play the D-backs one night. As luck would have it, the Big Unit was on the mound for AZ. He was facing a rookie by the name of Jos Jimnez. Both pitchers had no-hitters going into the 5th inning. Johnson gave up a walk and a double (2 hits in all), but Jimnez pitched a no-no and won 1-0. I also just happened to score the game in a souvenir program, too :woohoo:
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:14 PM
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11. nice n/t
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BeachBaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:17 PM
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13. "Big Unit"?
You're still talking about baseball, right?
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3.14158675309 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:17 PM
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15. It is a large Johnson
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:14 PM
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10. closest was Ron Scheuler taking one into the 6th or 7th, but witnessed an event
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 10:17 PM by abq e streeter
statistically as rare as a perfect game (and no, it wasn't a republican making sense)...a walk-off grand slam while down by three runs...Ellis Burton of the Cubs vs. the Houston Colt 45's in 1965 (in a crucial battle for sole possession of 9th place ). But still pretty darn cool to see. I think this has happened approximately 15 times in MLB history.
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mtowngman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:17 PM
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16. when I hear things like Houston Colt 45s and Washington Senators
It makes me want to start spending a lot of money on old baseball cards.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:14 PM
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12. I have perfect game.
Wait...that's not what you meant, is it.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:17 PM
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14. Yeah I saw a perfect game against the Dodgers in 89.
Of course I was 9 years old at the time and had no idea what the fuck was going on but still...
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:20 PM
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17. I saw a Nolan Ryan no-hitter in 198-something.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:57 PM
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18. tee hee i played in a perfect game
i had 87 of diamonds, limped in under the gun, blah de blah, by the time it gets back to me it's 3 bet so i'm faced with a choice, i can fold (the standard play) or 4 bet, i four bet, the 3 better 5 bets, it's capped with 5 or 6 players, wheeee, i flop the straight

you don't get any more perfect than that, right?????
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:29 AM
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21. Maybe, maybe not.
What did you say? :rofl:
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704wipes Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:07 AM
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19. No but I saw an inside-the-park HR
The crowd was the most nuts I ever saw a stadium go.
Tommy Agee for the White Sox way back in the 60's.

A couple of throws were like behind him, but not really errors.
He was pretty fast.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:28 AM
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20. I watched Nolan Ryan give up a hit in the 1st and no-no the rest. Struck out 16, too,
Won the game, 1-0. IIRC, the run was on a Steve Buechelle homer.

That's the closest.
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