every once in a while Dennis Martinez’s perfect game pops up in conversation. Gets me wondering how many perfectos there have been. off the top of my head hmmmmm, I start with Len Barker in 1981 and then of course Don Larson in the World Series 1950 something, Sandy Koufax a few years later and Mike Witt on the last day of the 1984 season….Tom Browning, David Cone and David Wells. More recently, Matt Cain did it and so did Felix Hernandez and oh yeh, Dallas Braden and Philip Humber and i’m missing a bunch but the point is Braden and Humber everything suddenly seems possible.
January 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm
Somewhere, the shade of Harvey Haddix glowers, and shakes his head, wondering why he just can’t shake that damn asterisk.
January 26, 2017 at 7:41 am
Haddix slipped my mind or never entered it. Thanks for the reminder. He definitely belongs in any perfecto discussions; more than David Palmer anyway. Maybe for Haddix, we could come up with something other than an asterisk?