New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán stepped into history books on Wednesday evening when he threw the 24th perfect game in Major League Baseball (MLB) history.
Winning 11-0 against the Oakland Athletics, Germán was outstanding as the A’s failed to reach first base. Per CBS Sports:
He struck out nine and wasn’t really even seriously threatened by the lackluster A’s offense. He repeatedly worked ahead in the count and allowed mostly soft contact when he wasn’t missing bats. There were a few quality defensive plays, notably by first baseman Anthony Rizzo, but this one was all Germán.
It had been a while since the last perfect game in Major League Baseball. Through we’ve seen our share of no-hitters since then, the most recent perfect game came in 2012, when Félix Hernández of the Mariners accomplished the feat on Aug. 15. It was actually the third one that…