Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Question of the Week
Subj: Pure perfection
Who pitched the first perfect game in American League history?
That honor belongs to Denton “Cy” Young, who ensured his place in the history books on May 5, 1904 when he retired all 27 batters he faced in a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics. Athletics manager Connie Mack was so blown away by Young’s dominant performance that he later called it the most impressive game ever pitched.
So how did Young do it? Pure concentration. The 6’2” hurler was so focused on the task at hand that he had no idea he had accomplished the feat until his teammates mobbed him on the mound following the final out.