Boston pitcher Babe Ruth started a game against the Washington Senators in 1917. The Babe walked lead-off batter Ray Morgan.
The Babe immediately went to home plate to scream at umpire Brick Owens after ball four; Ruth became so enraged that he punched Owens in the face. Not surprising it earned the Babe Ruth a 10-day suspension.
Please meet Ernie Shore. Shore came in to replace the Babe. The batter Ruth walked was caught trying to steal. Then Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4-0 win. Because he didn’t start, his perfect game is not considered official. Shore had eight nice years in the majors, finishing with a 602 winning percentage. Like Ruth, he was sold to the Yankees. At any rate Shore joined the near perfection list.
I am a huge perfect game fan, and the perfect game defines the craziness off baseball.
The first perfect game, Cy Young of course, in 1904.
Perfect game pitchers in HOF, 5, Bunning, Joss, Koufax, Hunter, Young.
Perfect game pitchers headed for the Hall of Fame, Roy Halladay, and Randy Johnson.
Remember Philip Humber?
Oh No…… Not Philip Humber.
Philip Humber who earlier in the day had less twitter followers than me. Damn.
Philip Humber joined the 21 Club, as the 21st pitcher to go perfect. I think
Harvey Haddix and Pedro Martinez belong, that makes it 23 for me. Just my opinion.
Then Philip joins the magnificent seven, Ex Mets with No No’s,
Phil allow me to introduce you to Doc Gooden, Nolan Ryan, Mike Scott, Tom Seaver, David Cone, Al Leiter, and Hideo Nomo.
You are now and always will be part of a very special club.
Last week was a fun and exciting week as always at Steiner. The 30 balls in 30 days giveaway is in full swing on sports grid.
Tonight is extremely exciting as we have Eli Manning and Victor Cruz at the Times Center for a great chat with host Brandon Steiner.
We have an incredible deal where you can watch this live and get a Steiner Sports $25.00 Gift card.
Then the week moves to lots of excitement with Lord and Taylor (by the way the new store in Ridge Hill is amazing, Cheesecake factory right across the street if you’re hungry after shopping).
A must see this week is Bob Gibson on Thursday at the Steiner Store. The guy was so good they lowered the mound. I need to ask Bob on Thursday how he never had a perfect game?
Other weekend notes, Had the beautiful Vincent’s sauce with fresh mozzarella from Arthur Avenue.
Doc Gooden tweeted me last night, as I was tweeting about Ex Mets with no no’s he thinks Niese will get one soon. OK Doc, it’s only been fifty years, and only the Mets and Padre’s have yet to throw a no no.
It was Jack Nicholson’s birthday. Saw him on celebrity row as World Peace was disturbingly elbowing James Harden. How many great players does Oklahoma City wheel out every night?
Landry Fields, love the threes! Love the victory.
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