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Postby Doughhead » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:56 pm

This might be a silly question. If so, forgive my ignorance. However, I was troubled by the possibility of an interesting, if very highly unlikely event.

Imagine: In the third inning of a perfect game, a third baseman drops a foul pop-up to register an error. The pitcher goes on to reture that hitter and goes on to get all 27 batters out in order over the course of the game. No batters reached base, but there is still an error on the board. Would this qualify as a perfect game?

I'd be curious to know.
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Postby Chuckles » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:58 pm

I would think so, but I'm not sure about that...good question! ;-D
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Postby AT » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:06 pm

If you put a gun to my head I would say no, it would not be a perfect game.
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Postby decktard » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:10 pm

What is a perfect game in baseball? Author Paul Dickson in The New Baseball Dictionary (1999) describes it best with, "A no-hitter in which no opposing player reaches first base, either by a base hit, base on balls, hit batter, or fielding error; i.e., the pitcher or pitchers retire all twenty-seven (27) opposing batters in order."

Yeah its a perfect game 'cuz no one reached base...
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Postby This is the year » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:58 pm

Yep, sure is. I'm pretty sure the definition of perfect game is just "27 up, 27 down"
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:02 pm

Actually I remember hearing about this before, and somebody said it wasn't a perfect game. Kinda surprised me. I'm not really sure though, and I don't even know what the definition of a perfect game is exactly. If it's simply nbody reaching base, then yeah it seems like your example would still count as a perfect game.
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Postby blankman » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:11 pm

decktard wrote:What is a perfect game in baseball? Author Paul Dickson in The New Baseball Dictionary (1999) describes it best with, "A no-hitter in which no opposing player reaches first base, either by a base hit, base on balls, hit batter, or fielding error; i.e., the pitcher or pitchers retire all twenty-seven (27) opposing batters in order."


Then yeah I guess so.

It's not really perfect though ;-)
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:25 pm

Of course this is a perfect game In fact it should be better then a perfect game because the guy really got 28 outs ...therefore yes a perfect game
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Postby Big Pimpin » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:30 pm

I would agree that it SHOULD be a perfect game. Whether it actually would be or not is a very good question.
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Postby godallahstar » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:34 pm

Yes, it is still a perfect game if someone makes an error on a foul pop.
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