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Old 05-18-2021, 03:59 AM
 
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It is now possible to pitch a perfect game, of only eight innings, and lose the game, and still get credit for the Perfecto.

As part of a double header, complete 7 perfect innings, tied 0-0. In the eighth, the runner placed on second advances to third on a ground-out and scores on a Sac-fly. Game over.
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Old 05-18-2021, 01:13 PM
 
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It is now possible to pitch a perfect game, of only eight innings, and lose the game, and still get credit for the Perfecto.

As part of a double header, complete 7 perfect innings, tied 0-0. In the eighth, the runner placed on second advances to third on a ground-out and scores on a Sac-fly. Game over.

Doesn't the definition of a perfect game include no baserunners?


So.. Technically, once it went to extra innings, and the runner was placed on second, they would lose the perfect game. Even if they retired 27 consecutive batters.


So, i'd almost go the opposite.. They lose the opportunity for a perfect game if it goes into extra innings.
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Doesn't the definition of a perfect game include no baserunners?


So.. Technically, once it went to extra innings, and the runner was placed on second, they would lose the perfect game. Even if they retired 27 consecutive batters.


So, i'd almost go the opposite.. They lose the opportunity for a perfect game if it goes into extra innings.
By definition, a perfect game is one in which no opposing batter reaches reaches base during the course of a game. Given that the runner at second doesn't come to bat I don't believe his presence would nullify the perfect game.

But as the rules stand today a game must go nine innings for a perfect game to be official so the seven inning perfecto wouldn't qualify, just like an official game that was rained out before the ninth inning.

It does seem like something that should be clarified in the rule book one way or the other. But hopefully they just drop the stupid thing before it matters.
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:03 PM
 
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This could all be solved by getting rid of the stupid 7 inning double headers.

Teams should be forced to get a refund of some monetary value for the 2 innings lost that they originally paid for.
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Old 05-18-2021, 02:33 PM
 
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How does the runner on second get to second, without either a base hit (which means not a perfect game) or two walks in succession (which means not a perfect game)?
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Old 05-18-2021, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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How does the runner on second get to second, without either a base hit (which means not a perfect game) or two walks in succession (which means not a perfect game)?

The absolute and stupidness of the extra inning rules. Rob Manfred (easily the worst sports commissioner around with how much he is changing the game) in all of his infinite wisdom decided it was a good idea to "speed" up the ending of the game, and his genius idea to doing that was to put a runner on second base to start the 10th inning, and all preceding extra innings that follow . Also he made double headers 7 inning games, so this is how you could get a runner to second and still have a perfect game.


Can we get Bud Selig back please??
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:40 PM
 
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Wade Miley was credited with a 7-inning no-hitter using this year's bar-league slow-pitch rule.. Several other pitchers have been denied rain-shortened no-hitters.

We could always go back to Bowie Kuhn, who announced the day after the '81 strike that the Yankees and Dodgers would be in the playoffs, even if they were below .500 in the second half, which they were.

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