How Imperfect Observation Ruins a Potentially Perfect Game

Friday, June 04, 2010

On Wednesday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was moments away from a near perfect game, only to be foiled by a questionable call. Without that call, Galarraga would have been the third pitcher to throw a perfect game in as many weeks. What gives?

Believe it or not, perfect games happen more often than you think. Marc Normandin, writer for Baseball Prospectus, has a few ideas about the factors that go into pitching a perfect game.


Marc Normandin

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.