A Perfect Game

The Perfect Game!

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Matt Cain perfect game

Just witnessed Matt Cain throw the first perfect game in Giants franchise history

Congratulations to Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants on the first perfect game in their 130-year franchise history! To complete the 22nd perfect game in Major League history, Cain threw 125 pitches and notched 14 strikeouts, tying Sandy Koufax’s high mark from 1965.

“I literally felt everyone on the mound with me. The whole stadium was electric.” – Matt Cain

A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher (or combination of pitchers) pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base.[2] Thus, the pitcher (or pitchers) cannot allow any hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason. The feat has been achieved 22 times in the history of major league baseball — 20 times since the modern era began in 1900, most recently by Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants on June 13, 2012. – wikipedia

Photos by Phil McGrew, Jay Smith, throgers, and George Murray.

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