The first perfect game in American League history was thrown by Cy Young who had his last no-hit game in the National League in 1897. His appearances in games prior to this one included two hitless innings on April 25th and six hitless innings on April 30th. He then pitched this game which featured true perfection.
May 5, 1904 at Huntington Avenue Grounds
a : Flied out to Stahl for Hartsel in 4th inning.
: Hoffman-Schreckengost, L.Cross-Davis.
Doubles : Collins, Criger.
Error : Davis.
Left on Base : Philadelphia 0, Boston 6.
Sacrifice : LaChance.
Triples : Stahl, Freeman, Ferris.
Cy Young Perfect Game Box Score
Not a single ball was hit hard by the Athletics and Connie Mack himself commented that this was the most impressive game ever pitched.
In the ninth inning with two outs, Connie Mack sent Rube Waddell (the pitcher) to the plate. Cy Young popped him out on a fly ball to center. Was this right? Wrong? Correct for the times? Discuss these strategies on our baseball message boards .