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Roy Halladay's Perfect Game May 30, 2010

Posted by tomflesher in Baseball.
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Just what the Doctor ordered.

Andy at Baseball-Reference.com has an interesting blog entry about Doc’s perfect game. Roy Halladay was 0-3 in the game with two strikeouts, threw 115 pitches to 27 batters, and had a 98 Game Score.

Compared to Dallas Braden, Doc was much, much more likely to achieve this. Halladay’s opposing OBP is a miniscule .297 career, .258 this year, with his complementary probabilities of getting a batter out at .703 and .742. Using his career numbers, his probability of getting 27 consecutive batters out would be .703^{27}, or .0000738, which is approximately 7/100000.

Interestingly, the last 3 perfect games have all had Florida teams as the victim.