Monday, June 7, 2010

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

Part 16 of 21

15 David Wells, New York Yankees May 17, 1998

Later claiming to have been "half drunk" and suffering from a major hangover, New York Yankees pitcher David Wells etched his name in the baseball history books when he fired a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins. The 4-0 victory required 120 pitches and featured 11 K's.

Playing on the World Series Champion team that racked up 114 wins during the regular season, Wells turned in the finest season of his distinguished career. His 18-4 won/loss record was punctuated with his early season "perfecto."

The burly lefty amassed a 239-157 career record over 21 seasons. A point of interest is that Wells attended the same high school as Don Larsen.

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