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Babe Ruth walks first batter but gets ejected. The relieving pitcher comes in and gets 27 outs because the walked runner is caught stealing. Now considered a combined no-hitter
June 23, 1917
Angels pitcher got 27 consecutive batters out, but lost the perfecto because of a double by leadoff batter Mark Kotsay.
July 7, 2006
Pitcher hurls nine perfect innings for the Expos. Unfortunately, he gives up a double in the 10th inning to the Padres
June 3, 1995
On the last batter of a perfecto, the pitcher hits a batting Phillies player. He still proceeds to pitch a ten-inning no-hitter for the New York Giants.
July 4, 1908
Questionable ball four call forces Cubs pitcher to walk the last batter of the game
September 2, 1972
In a heated Red Sox-Yankee game, the pitcher is one strike away from perfection. He relinquishes a hit to the pinch hitter, Carl Everett.
September 2, 2001
The Pirates' offense blows one of the greatest pitching performances ever. Twelve perect innings are tossed, but in the top of the thirteenth Don Hoak commits an error. The pirates
May 26, 1959
A much earlier Red Sox-Yankee game, a future HoFer pitches perfection from the third inning to one out in the thirteenth. Despite retiring 34 consecutive batters, he loses 2-1.
September 24, 1919
Similar to the first scenario, a pitcher walks the first batter, who is caught stealing. He finishes the game and records 27 outs. This was almost his second perfect game
June 30, 1908
Hall of Famer throws a game without hits or walks of any kind, yet loses the perfect game due to Giants' infield errors. Opposing pitcher Mordecai Brown throws a no-hitter but lose
June 13, 1905
Indians pitcher overthrows a ball to the first baseman. The only instant where an error by the pitcher ruined a perfect game.
July 19, 1974
Just a week short of a soon-to-be perfect game, a pitcher must accept a no-hitter because of an error by Giants teammate Juan Uribe.
July 10, 2009
Phillies pitcher may have retired 32 consecutive batters, but his let up home run to Frank Fernandez and hit by Ron Santo in the twelfth inning denied him perfection.
September 18, 1971
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