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Were They Perfect?

Written by - Posted 2009-04-24 18:36 in Blog

The newest addition to the PWL, the Blandsford Barnburners, played a one inning run rule game against the The Gnats during week 1, beating them 14-0. In fact, only two of the three batters from the The Gnats made it up to the plate, and both got out.

Blandsford Barnburners at The Gnats
Score By Innings 1 R H E
Blandsford Barnburners 14 14 15 0
The Gnats 0 0 0 1

The question is, with a shortened, run rule game, does it count as a perfect game?

A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as “a game in which a pitcher (or combination of pitchers) pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base.” The PWL equivalent would be a six inning game. While the MLB certainly doesn’t have run rule games, they do have shortened games for weather or other factors, and those clearly would NOT count under their definition.

So should it count here? Did Jacob Tomko do something that has only been done four times in league history, and only once by a single pitcher?

The Commissioner hasn’t made a final ruling, but what do you think? Share your thoughts by hitting the Color Commentary link at the bottom of the article.

In league history there have been four perfect games, and one no-hitter that wasn’t perfect. Here is a look back at those five games.

Catalista Revolucion over Rossi Posse



Rossi Posse at Catalista Revolucion
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Rossi Posse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Catalista Revolucion 0 1 1 1 3 0 6 8 0

Rosse Posse over Scared Hitless


Rossi Posse at Scared Hitless
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Rossi Posse 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 7 2
Scared Hitless 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Big Red Bat over Good Sportsmanship


Big Red Bat at Good Sportsmanship
Score By Innings 123456RHE
Big Red Bat 000002240
Good Sportsmanship 000000003

Borg over Carepetbagging Bitches


Borg at Carpetbagging Bitches
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Borg 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Carpetbagging Bitches 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1


Hot Sundaes over Ballers for Jesus


Ballers for Jesus at Hot Sundaes
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Ballers for Jesus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hot Sundaes 0 6 2 0 2 0 10 12 0

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