Rookie pitches “perhaps most perfect game ever”

By Bartee Haile

 

A rookie from the Lone Star State pitched his way into the majorleague record book on Apr. 30, 1922 by retiring 27 batters in a row.

 

The rarest achievement in baseball is a perfect game. To accomplish this incredible feat, a pitcher cannot allow a single batter to reach first base. Only 21 have done it since 1900, and one of those was a nobody from North Texas.

 

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