Originally posted by sh76 What a catch by Wise in CF! That was amazing. I saw one perfect game (on TV, not live)- the Cone PG in '99. This is one of the rarest of feats in sports.
Perfect games are especially impressive when they occur in the AL in today's era of big offenses. And it's great when someone makes a great play to preserve it. But I would hate being one of the fielders late in the game....I'd be so nervous about committing an error on an easy play.
That Cone game also had an amazing catch with one out in the 9th inning. Ricky Ledee lost the ball in the sun and just stuck out his glove. And that the whole thing happened on a day they were honoring Don Larsen's world series perfect game. And that Cone's career declined siginficantly immediately after that game - almost like he made a deal with the fates.
What would have made Buehrle's game even better would be if the CF made that catch for the final out of the game.
I live in Florida, and was home that afternoon. I turned on the Rays' game around the 7th inning or so, and I saw that Buehrle had a perfect game going. So I watched the rest of it. What a catch that was in CF, just amazing