Each of the following pitchers was as close to perfection as one could probably get, without actually achieving it. In other words, each pitcher below had a perfect game through eight innings, two outs in the ninth inning, then it came to end:
July 4, 1908: Hooks Wiltse
New York Giants (versus the Philadelphia Phillies).
George McQuillan was hit with a pitch, but ended the game with a 10-inning no-hitter.
August 5, 1932: Tommy Bridges
Detroit Tigers (versus the Washington Nationals).
Dave Harris hit a single.
June 27, 1958: Billy Pierce
Chicago White Sox (versus the Washington Senatos).
Ed Fitz Gerald hit a double.
September 3, 1972: Milt Pappas
Chicago Cubs (versus the San Diego Padres).
Larry Stahl was walked, but Pappas ended the game with a no-hitter.
April 15, 1983: Milt Wilcox
Detroit (at and versus the Chicago White Sox).
Jerry Hairston hit a single.
May 2, 1988: Ron Robinson
Cincinnati (versus the Montreal Expos).
Wallace Johnson hit a single.
August 4, 1989: Dave Stieb
Toronto (versus the New York Yankees).
Roberto Kelly hit a double.
April 20, 1990: Brian Holman
Seattle (versus the Oakland Athletics).
Ken Phelps hit a home run.
September 2, 2001: Mike Mussina
New York Yankees (at and versus the Boston Red Sox).
Carl Everett hit a single.
Enjoy & if another one happens, send me an email & I'll update the list.
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PS: My apologies for not posting exclusives as often as I should. My work over on Baseball Almanac has bit a bit overwhelming the last couple months.