Two Perfect Games in the Same Season:

1880

June 12 - Lee Richmond, Worcester Ruby Legs defeated the Cleveland Blues, 1-0

June 17 - John Montgomery Ward, Providence Grays defeated Buffalo Bisons, 5-0

2010

May 9 - Dallas Braden, Oakland A’s defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0

May 29 - Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Florida Marlins, 1-0

2012

April 21 - Phil Humber, Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners, 4-0

June 13 - Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants defeated the Houston Astros, 10-0

Notes:

* Lee Richmond threw the first perfect game in baseball history.

* The umpire in Richmond’s game was “Foghorn” Bradley. Just saying.

* I would support a new franchise being placed in Worcester, MA if they would be called the Ruby Legs.

* John Montgomery (“Monte”) Ward was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. He founded the Players’ League which lasted only one season (1890).

* In each season one perfect game was thrown at home (Richmond, Braden, Cain) and one on the road (Ward, Halladay, Humber).

* Umpire Brian Runge was on the crew for both Humber’s and Cain’s perfectos.

Sources: baseball-reference.com and wikipedia.org

Images:

  • Top left, Lee Richmond, courtesy of bleacherreport.com
  • Top right, John Montgomery Ward, courtesy of baseball.wikia.com
  • Center left, Dallas Braden, courtesy of Baseball by the Bay
  • Center right, Roy Halladay, courtesy of wikimedia.org
  • Bottom left, Phil Humber, courtesy of seattlepi.com
  • Bottom right, Matt Cain, courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com
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