A while back I completed a project of chronicling most of major league baseball’s perfect games. What fun is that if you can’t make out a list of trivia about the games? So yes, the following list is trivial—but then, much of life is trivia, and sometimes trivia reveals things about life (and baseball) that bigger, more obvious facts can’t reveal. And even if it doesn’t, you can still enjoy going through the following facts about the 18 perfect games from 1880 to 2009:
Eleven have been pitched by A.L. teams and just 7 by N.L. teams, despite the N.L. being 25 years older.
Six of the 9 pitched after the D.H. rule took effect have been in the A.L.
Seven have had crowds of no more than 10,598 as witnesses.
Five have had crowds of at least 40,000, but Do ...
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Article written by Arne Christensen