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Len Barker's Perfect Game

On May 15, 1981, Cleveland Indians pitcher Len Barker threw a perfect game – 27 batters up, 27 batters down – against the Toronto Blue Jays. This game was the first major league perfect game since Catfish Hunter’s perfect game in 1968 against Minnesota and the 11th in baseball history (there are now 17 such games). Only 7,290 people were there on that 47 degree night to witness history. When told that Addie Joss was the last Indians pitcher to throw a perfect game, way back on October 2, 1908, Barker joked, "I didn't see that one.”

Here are the Blue Jays, Indians and Official Scorer line-up cards from that rare perfect game, all signed by Len Barker.

Len Barker after his perfect game.

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