Comments on: Facing the minimum batters without pitching a perfect game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/216 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/216/comment-page-1#comment-408 Thu, 23 Aug 2007 20:00:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/216#comment-408 I'm sure nobody ever misspells his last name....except that every single time I write it, I need to check the spelling carefully. But I finally got Teixeira down. See? Teixeira. Teixeira. Right every time. 🙂

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By: PatHajovsky http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/216/comment-page-1#comment-407 Thu, 23 Aug 2007 19:57:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/216#comment-407 Sorry, Buehrle.

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By: PatHajovsky http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/216/comment-page-1#comment-406 Thu, 23 Aug 2007 19:56:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/216#comment-406 So for Buerhle, that also means he's now the only person in history to have faced the minimum number of batters twice, since Koufax' perfect game adds to his total. Or, for a more negative spin, Buerhle's the only guy to have faced the minimum twice and not pitch a perfect game. (Sounds like an owner's salary negotiation spin from the pre-free agent days! : ))

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By: kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/216/comment-page-1#comment-379 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 18:01:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/216#comment-379 Other interesting tidbits:
*In Dick Kelley's game, a player actually got to 2nd base (Cepeda stole 2nd, and was later out during a line-out DP)
*Burdette went 2-3 in his game, and scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the 8th.
*Three HOFers were on losing ends: Bob Gibson vs. Dick Kelley, Whitey Ford vs. Jim Palmer, Phil Neikro vs. Bob Welch (Note: Blyleven lost against Dennis Rasmussen. Blyleven isn't in the Hall, but should be)
*Only twice did the winning team make an error: Terry Mulholland lost his perfect game bid in the top of the 7th due to an error, but still earned the no hitter; in Warren Spahn's game, Charley Lau dropped a foul ball.

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