Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Matt Cain Throws a Perfect Game

Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Houston Astros in dramatic fashion. In a 10-0 victory, Matt Cain became the 22st player in MLB history to pitch a perfect game. 21 Perfect Games occured during the regular season. Don Larsen threw the only Perfect Game of the Post-Season during the 1956 World Series.

In doing so, Cain struck out a career-high 14 (tying Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the most strikeouts in a Perfect Game) in a 125-pitch performance at AT&T Park in San Francisco. What I find amazing is that this is the first perfect game ever thrown in the near 130-year history of the New Gothams/New York Giants (1883-1957) and San Francisco Giants (1958-2012).

Here is the list of pitchers who have thrown a No-Hitter in Giants franchise history:
07/31/1891 Amos Rusie vs. Bkln 6-0
07/15/1901 Christy Mathewson at StL 5-0
06/13/1905 Christy Mathewson at Chi 1-0
07/04/1908 George Wise vs. Phi 1-0 (10 innings)
09/06/1912 Jeff Tesreau at Phi 3-0
04/15/1915 Rube Marquard vs. Bkln 2-0
05/07/1922 Jesse Barnes vs. Phi 6-0
05/08/1929 Carl Hubbell vs. Pit 11-0
06/15/1963 Juan Marichal vs. Hou 1-0
09/17/1968 Gaylord Perry vs. StL 1-0
08/24/1975 Ed Halicki vs. N.Y. 6-0
09/29/1976 John Montefusco at Atl 9-0
07/10/2008 Jonathan Sanchez vs. SD 8-0
06/13/2012 Matt Cain vs. Hou 10-0 (PERFECT GAME)

Congrats to Matt Cain, the San Francisco Giants and their fans specifically Justin, Alice, Rhea and Allie.


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