Friday, June 4, 2010

Counting Down a True Rarity: MLB's 20 Perfect Games

Part 6 of 21

5 Charlie Robertson, Chicago White Sox April 30, 1922

In just his fifth appearance in the major's, Charlie Robertson pitched the game of his life. Overall, this was the most unlikely "perfecto" of them all.

The opposing team was the Ty Cobb-led Detroit Tigers that compiled a .369 OBP that season. Additionally, Robertson never enjoyed a winning season as a pitcher on his way to a 49-80 career record.

Of course, on this "red letter" day, the 26-year old righty had it going on. He struck out 6 of the 27 batters that he retired in order in the 2-0 win at Detroit's Navin Field.

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