Lee Richmond Perfect Game Box Score

On June 12, 1880 John Lee Richmond of the Worcestor Ruby Legs pitched the first perfect game in Major League history. The Worcestor Evening Gazette called the twenty-seven up / twenty-seven down moment, "the best game on record" and Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive box score.

"ON JUNE 12, 1880, THE FIRST PERFECT GAME IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL HISTORY WAS PITCHED ON THIS SITE (THE FORMER WORCESTER AGRICULTURAL FAIRGROUNDS) BY J. LEE RICHMOND OF WORCESTER AGAINST CLEVELAND IN A NATIONAL LEAGUE GAME." - Inscription on marker where the game took place
Lee Richmond Perfect Game Box Score

Lee Richmond

Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds on June 12, 1880

Hitting & Fielding Notes

Worcester

NAME POS AB R H PO A E

George Wood

lf

4

0

0

0

0

0

Lee Richmond

p

3

0

1

0

6

0

Lon Knight

rf

3

0

0

1

1

0

Arthur Irwin

ss

3

1

2

2

3

0

Charlie Bennett

c

2

0

0

8

0

0

Art Whitney

3b

3

0

0

1

2

0

Chub Sullivan

1b

3

0

0

14

0

0

Fred Corey

cf

3

0

0

1

0

0

George Creamer

2b

3

0

0

0

4

0

Totals

27

1

3

7

16

0

Cleveland

NAME POS AB R H PO A E

Fred Dunlap

2b

3

0

0

4

2

2

Frank Hankinson

3b

3

0

0

0

0

0

Doc Kennedy

c

3

0

0

9

1

0

Bill Phillips

1b

3

0

0

7

0

0

Orator Shaffer

rf

3

0

0

2

0

0

Jim McCormick

p

3

0

0

0

8

0

Barney Gilligan

cf

3

0

0

1

0

0

Jack Glasscock

ss

3

0

0

0

2

0

Ned Hanlon

lf

3

0

0

1

0

0

Totals

27

0

0

24

13

2

Double Play : Glasscock-Dunlap-Phillips.
Errors
: Dunlap (2).
Left on Base : Worcester 2.

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

Worcester Ruby Legs

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 3 0

Cleveland Blues

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Pitching Notes

Worcester

Name IP H R ER BB SO HR

Lee Richmond

9.0

0

0

0

0

5

0

Cleveland

Name IP H R ER BB SO HR

Jim McCormick

8.0

3

1

0

1

7

0

Losing Pitcher : McCormick.
Winning Pitcher : Richmond.

Game Notes

Attendance : Not in box score.
Length of Game : 1:26.
Umpire: Bradley.

Lee Richmond Perfect Game Box Score



The only run in the game occurred when second-baseman Fred Dunlap received and bobbled a throw from pitcher Jim McCormick . Arthur Irwin took off for home plate and Dunlap threw the ball home, but sailed it over Doc Kennedy's head.

Did you know that only five days later, on June 17, 1880, John Ward tossed the second perfect game in National League / Major League history? Two historic events in less than a week and a pitching feat that would not be seen in the senior circuit again until June 21, 1964 — eighty-four years later.

On June 16, 1880 Lee Richmond , who would eventually become a medical doctor, was awarded his degree from Brown University. The "spot" where he stood when he tossed this perfect game is now marked by a plaque (inscription is at the top of the page) located on the campus of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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