David Wells Perfect Game Box Score

Billy Crystal walked into the clubhouse after the game, approached David Wells and said, "I got here late, what happened?" What happened was nothing short of spectacular as illustrated below.

"In the seventh inning, I started getting really nervous. I knew what was going on, I was hoping the fans would kind of shush a little bit. They were making me nervous." - David Wells
David Wells Perfect Game Box Score

David Wells

May 17, 1998 at Yankee Stadium

Hitting & Fielding Notes

Minnesota Twins
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
cf
3
0
0
0
2b
3
0
0
0
dh
3
0
0
0
lf
3
0
0
0
1b
3
0
0
0
rf
3
0
0
0
3b
3
0
0
0
c
3
0
0
0
ss
3
0
0
0
p
0
0
0
0
p
0
0
0
0
p
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
27
0
0
0

New York Yankees
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
2b
4
0
0
0
ss
3
0
1
0
rf
4
0
0
0
1b
4
0
0
0
cf
3
3
3
1
dh
3
1
1
1
lf
3
0
1
1
c
3
0
0
0
3b
3
0
0
0
p
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
30
4
6
3

Doubles : Williams 2.
Home Run : Williams.
Left on Base : New York 3.
Stolen Bases : Jeter, Curtis.
Triple : Strawberry.

Line Score
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

Minnesota

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

New York

0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 x 4 6 0
Pitching Notes

Minnesota Twins
NAME
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
7.0
6
4
4
0
5
0.1
0
0
0
1
0
0.2
0
0
0
0
1

New York Yankees
NAME
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
9.0
0
0
0
0
11

Losing Pitcher : Hawkins (2-4).
Winning Pitcher : Wells (5-1).

Passed Ball : Valentin.
Wild Pitch : Hawkins.

Game Notes

Attendance : 49,820.
Length of Game : 2:40.
Umpires : HP: Tim McClelland, 1B: John Hirschbeck.
Umpires : 2B: Rich Garcia, 3B: Mike Reilly.

David Wells Perfect Game Box Score



David Cone approached David Wells in the seventh inning and said, "I told him it was time to break out the knuckleball, he let out a big laugh. That told me he needed it."

Did you know that David Wells total pitch count included seventy-nine strikes and forty-one balls during this perfect game?

The last perfect game thrown in Yankee Stadium was by Don Larsen who attended the same high school, Point Loma High in San Diego, as David Wells .

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