By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you haven’t. Find out the worst way a pitcher can lose his bid for a perfect game.
This date in Baseball History: July 17th
1941 – At Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak comes to an end. The New York Yankee began the streak on May 15.
1990 – The Twins are the first team to turn two triple plays in the same game, but they lose to the Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park.
1993 – In a Northwest League game, Spokane’s Glenn Dishman goes for a perfect game against Yakima by retiring the first 26 batters he faces. With two outs in the ninth, he gets the batter to hit a routine groundball to the second baseman, who then throws it to first. The first baseman Jason Thompson celebrates too early and pulls his foot off the base. The batter is safe, spoiling the perfect game. After the error, Dishman retires the next batter for a no-hitter in the Minor League contest.
2000 – In his Major League debut, Chris Richard of the Cardinals blasts a home run on the first pitch he sees. This is a highlight in St. Louis’ 8-3 win over Minnesota.
WSOE Sports Director