Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Worcester - Philadelphia Perfect Game Connection

Philadephia Phillie Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game last night. It was the 20th perfect game in major league baseball history. The first was pitched in June of 1880 by John Lee Richmond of the Worcester (MA) Ruby Legs. This isn't where the connection to last night's gem ends though. The National League dropped the Worcester team in 1882 and added the Philadephia Quakers in 1883 to take their place. The Quakers were later renamed the Phillies.

The circle is complete.

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