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Marlins Repeat History in Perfect Game Loss


   Josh Johnson isn't the only pitcher to come out on the short end of 1-0 score in a perfect game thrown by the opposing pitcher. And center fielder Cameron Maybin isn't the first fielder whose error led to the only run in a perfect game defeat.

   In fact, last night's masterpiece by the Phillies' Roy Halladay marked the SIXTH time that a perfect game has ended in a 1-0 decision with the lone run being unearned, amazing considering that there have been just 20 perfect games in major league history.

     Here's a brief rundown of the six 1-0, error-deciding perfect games:

  -- Lee Richmond of the Worcestor Ruby Legs pitches baseball's first perfect game, defeating the Cleveland Blues, 1-0, in 1880. A throwing error by Blues rookie second baseman Fred Dunlap produces the only run. Jim McCormick gets the loss.

  -- Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps records a perfect game in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 2, 1908. First baseman Frank Isbell's throwing error leads to the only run. Ed Walsh gets the loss.

   -- The Dodgers' Sandy Koufax pitches a perfect game in a 1-0 decision over the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 9, 1965. Bob Hendley of the Cubs takes the loss. Catcher Chris Krug's throwing error produces the run.

    -- The Angels' Mike Witt delivers a perfect game on Sept. 9, 1984, in a 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers. Charlie Hough is the loser. Catcher Donnie Scott's passed ball leads to the only run.

-- Cincinnati's Tom Browning comes up with a perfect game on Sept. 16, 1988, in a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. The run scores on third baseman Jeff Hamilton's throwing error. The Dodgers' Tim Belcher takes the loss.

-- Halladay records the 20th perfect game in MLB history on Saturday, a 1-0 decision over the Marlins. Johnson gets the loss despite holding the Phillies to an unearned run that results from center fielder Maybin's three-base fielding error in the third inning.

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marlinsfan

MUST get rid of maybin!!! he sucks! batting in the .220's and is horrible defensively! and b4 anyone comments about coghlan, he has proven himself in the bigs. he WILL break out of the slump. maybin is unproven and will always be unproven!!!

anonymous

amen to that

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