Mike Witt's perfect game

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On September 30, 1984, Mike Witt of the California Angels threw a perfect game against the Texas Rangers at Arlington Stadium. It was the 11th perfect game in Major League Baseball history.[1]

Witt's perfect game came on the last day of the 1984 MLB season. As the Angels and Rangers had both been eliminated from the playoffs, only 8,375 fans attended the game. Witt was opposed by Charlie Hough of the Rangers, who allowed only one run to the Angels.[1]

Reggie Jackson, whose seventh-inning fielder's choice ground ball scored Doug DeCinces for the game's only run, was also on the winning end of Catfish Hunter's perfect game while with the Oakland Athletics in 1968, becoming the first player to play for the winning team in two perfect games.

Witt also struck out 10 batters during the game. With the win, the Angels finished .500, which they hadn't done since the 1982 season. Two years later, they would reach the ALCS but lose. The Rangers would have to wait ten years for their perfect game, which they did fittingly enough against the Angels.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California Angels (81-81) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0
Texas Rangers (69-92) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WP: Mike Witt (16-14)   LP: Charlie Hough (15-11)