• Fewest Career Wins Of Perfect Game Pitchers

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2012 · Comments (7)

    With perfect games since 1918 -

    Rk Player W From To Age G GS L IP ERA ERA+
    1 Philip Humber 12 2006 2012 23-29 56 30 10 228.2 3.90 110
    2 Bill McCahan 16 1946 1949 25-28 57 40 14 290.2 3.84 104
    3 Dallas Braden 26 2007 2011 23-27 94 79 36 491.1 4.16 102
    4 Charlie Robertson 49 1919 1928 23-32 166 141 80 1005.0 4.44 90
    5 Len Barker 74 1976 1987 20-31 248 194 76 1323.2 4.34 94
    6 Mike Witt 117 1981 1993 20-32 341 299 116 2108.1 3.83 105
    7 Tom Browning 123 1984 1995 24-35 302 300 90 1921.0 3.94 98
    8 Mark Buehrle 162 2000 2012 21-33 393 368 121 2497.0 3.82 120
    9 Sandy Koufax 165 1955 1966 19-30 397 314 87 2324.1 2.76 131
    10 Roy Halladay 191 1998 2012 21-35 382 356 93 2561.0 3.21 139
    11 David Cone 194 1986 2003 23-40 450 419 126 2898.2 3.46 121
    12 Kenny Rogers 219 1989 2008 24-43 762 474 156 3302.2 4.27 108
    13 Catfish Hunter 224 1965 1979 19-33 500 476 166 3449.1 3.26 105
    14 Jim Bunning 224 1955 1971 23-39 591 519 184 3760.1 3.27 114
    15 David Wells 239 1987 2007 24-44 660 489 157 3439.0 4.13 108
    16 Dennis Martinez 245 1976 1998 21-43 692 562 193 3999.2 3.70 106
    17 Randy Johnson 303 1988 2009 24-45 618 603 166 4135.1 3.29 136
    18 Walter Johnson 417 1907 1927 19-39 802 666 279 5914.1 2.17 147
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    Generated 4/22/2012.

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    Humber probably wants to work his way down this list.

    Comments on Fewest Career Wins Of Perfect Game Pitchers

    1. Raf
      April 22nd, 2012 | 8:05 am

      This is Humber’s second year as a full time starter, so it’s possible. Nice names on that list, he’s in good company.

      Looking at the highlights, it seems that Humber’s perfecto was pretty easy, I don’t think I saw any tough plays other than that liner that Rios caught.

    2. Corey Italiano
      April 22nd, 2012 | 11:01 am

      Given the Twins pitching woes, they must be kicking themselves right now. Could definitely have used their Santana bounty this year.

      Also, how fitting is it that another ex-Met throws a no-hitter/perfect game.

    3. Evan3457
      April 22nd, 2012 | 11:19 am

      Maybe we can stop dumping on the Yanks for being 1-hit over 7 innings by this guy last April now.

      OK, maybe not. Your mileage may vary.

    4. Corey Italiano
      April 22nd, 2012 | 12:10 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      You have to wonder if Humber is what lies in the future for Hughes. Bounce around with a team or 2 before finally finding himself somewhere else.

      This should go without saying, but I know how people like to twist words..I’m not saying Hughes is going to throw a perfect game, but that he could finally turn into an serviceable starter.

    5. Jim TreshFan
      April 22nd, 2012 | 2:38 pm

      Point of Fact: Bill McCahan’s no-hitter was NOT a perfect game. A batter reached on an error. Charlie Robertson in 1922 had the only perfect game between Addie Joss in 1908 and Don Larsen in 1956.

    6. April 22nd, 2012 | 6:59 pm

      @ Jim TreshFan: Interesting.
      I used H, BB and Baserunners = 0 with 9 IP on the query to work up this list.

    7. MJ Recanati
      April 24th, 2012 | 8:12 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      You have to wonder if Humber is what lies in the future for Hughes. Bounce around with a team or 2 before finally finding himself somewhere else.This should go without saying, but I know how people like to twist words…I’m not saying Hughes is going to throw a perfect game, but that he could finally turn into an serviceable starter.

      Anything is possible. For the time being, Hughes is a one-pitch pitcher with very fringy secondary stuff.

      Don Cooper of the White Sox is tremendously underrated and could certainly have more success with Hughes than any of the pitching coaches in New York (Guidry, Eiland, Rothschild).

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