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