Daily Fantasy Scoring of a Perfect Game

As it is trade deadline day, and any early picks for today could end up not playing as players zip across the country. I figured it was time to unleash a little side piece.

Just how good are perfect games to your draft kings teams?

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It’s in reverse order from 23 to #1 on the list. And what will jump out is how some outings this season scored more than some perfect games.

 

#23 John Ward – Providence Grays – 38.25 Points

NameJohn Ward
TeamProvidence Grays
OpponentBuffalo Bisons
DateJune 17th, 1880
VenueN/A
Score5-0
K2
DK38.25

The term “Perfect Game” had only just been coined days earlier. The was the second all-time and is from the “dead ball” era. This game pre-dated the rule of visitors bat first.

Faced HOF’s : 1 – Pud Galvin the opposing pitcher.

 

#22 Addie Joss – Cleveland Nap’s (Indians) – 40.25 Points.

NameAddie Joss
TeamCleveland Naps (Indians)
OpponentChicago White Sox
DateOctober 2nd, 1908
VenueLeague Park, Cleveland
Score1-0
K3
DK40.25

His player / manager was Hall of Famer “Nap” LaJoie, going up against fellow HOF Ed Walsh.

Faced HOF’s: 1 – Ed Walsh

 

T20 Dennis Martinez – Montreal Expo’s = 44.25 Points.

NameDennis Martinez
TeamMontreal Expos
OpponentLA Dodgers
DateJuly 28th, 1991
VenueDodger Stadium, LA
Score2-0
K5
DK44.25

His opposing pitcher went 9 innings & the 2 runs were unearned.

Faced HOF’s: 1 – Eddie Murray

 

T20 Lee Richmond – Worcester Ruby Legs – 44.25 Points

NameLee Richmond
TeamWorcester Ruby Legs
OpponentCleveland Blues
DateJune 12th, 1880
VenueWorcester, MASS
Score1-0
K5
DK44.25

The first ever Perfect game! And for the record he was batting 2nd.

 

T15 Dallas Braden – Oakland A’s – 46.25 Points.

NameDallas Braden
TeamOakland A's
OpponentTB Rays
DateMay 9th, 2010
VenueOakland Alameda Co, Oakland
Score4-0
K6
DK46.25

Sadly having already lost his mother, that Mothers day with grandmother in attendance he gave a perfect tribute.

 

 

T15 Mark Buehrle – Chicago White Sox – 46.25 Points.

NameMark Buehrle
TeamChicago White Sox
OpponentTB Rays
DateJuly 23rd, 2009
VenueUS Cellular, Chicago
Score5-0
K6
DK46.25

Jermaine Dye’s supreme ability in the outfield kept this a perfecto.

 

T15 Charlie Robertson – Chicago White Sox – 46.25 Points.

NameCharlie Robertson
TeamChicago White Sox
OpponentDetroit Tigers
DateApril 30th, 1922
VenueNavin Field, Detroit
Score2-0
K6
DK46.25

Faced HOF’s: 2 – Ty Cobb, Harry Heilmann

 

T15 Tom Browning –Cincinnati Reds – 46.25 Points.

NameTom Browning
TeamCincinnati Reds
OpponentLA Dodgers
DateSeptember 16th, 1988
VenueRiverfront Stadium, Cincinnati
Score1-0
K7
DK48.25

Barry Larkin scored the only run of the game.

Faced HOF’s: 0 – Barry Larkin was inducted in 2012.

 

T15 Don Larsen – New York Yankees – 46.25 Points.

NameDon Larsen        
TeamNY Yankees
OpponentBrooklyn Dodgers
DateOctober 8th, 1956
VenueYankee Stadium, NYC
Score2-0
K7
DK48.25

The only Perfect Game in the World Series’ history. And he was served for divorce on the very same day.

 

T13 Kenny Rogers – Texas Rangers – 50.25 Points.

NameKenny Rogers
TeamTexas Rangers
OpponentCalifornia Angels
DateJuly 28th, 1994
VenueThe Ballpark in Arlington
Score4-0
K8
DK50.25

Almost 10 years since they were blanked by the Angels, the Rangers got vengeance.

Faced HOF’s : 0 –He did face, Chili Davis, Jim Edmonds & Bo Jackson however.

 

T13 Cy Young – Boston (Red Sox) – 50.25 Points.

NameCy Young
TeamBoston (Red Sox)
OpponentPhiladelphia Athletics
DateMay 5th, 1904
VenueHuntington Ave, Boston
Score3-0
K8
DK50.25

1st of the modern era, The A’s pitcher Rube Waddell was left in by Connie Mack instead of a pinch hitter.

Strikeouts were noted but not seen as important thus it is unknown how many Boston players struck out, however newspapers would have noted how many Cy Young registered on his perfect day.

Faced HOF’s: 0

 

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#12 Phillip Humber – Chicago White Sox – 52.25 Points.

NamePhilip Humber
TeamChicago White Sox
OpponentSeattle Mariners
DateApril 21st, 2012
VenueSafeco Field, Seattle
Score4-0
K9
DK52.25

Humber Autographs like Braden’s can be picked up for only $1-$5.

 

T9 Mike Witt – California Angels – 54.25 Points.

NameMike Witt
TeamCalifornia Angels
OpponentTexas Rangers
DateSeptember 30th, 1984
VenueArlington Stadium, Arlington
Score1-0
K10
DK54.25

The opposing pitcher Charlie Hough went 9 Innings allowing 1 Un-earned run.

Faced HOF’s: 0 However on his team were Reggie Jackson & Fred Lynn.

 

T9 David Cone – New York Yankees – 54.25 Points.

NameDavid Cone
TeamNY Yankees
OpponentMontreal Expo's
DateJuly 18th, 1999
VenueYankee Stadium, NYC
Score6-0
K10
DK54.25

Having been on the losing side of Kenny Rogers’ perfect game, Chili Davis was DH’ing for the Yankees in this one.

Faced HOF’s: 0 – (None have been elected yet)

 

T9 Jim Bunning – Philadelphia Phillies – 54.25 Points

NameJim Bunning
TeamPhiladelphia Phillies
OpponentNY Mets
DateJune 21st, 1964
VenueShea Stadium, NYC
Score6-0
K10
DK54.25

in 1996 he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Faced HOF’s : 0

 

T5 Catfish Hunter – Oakland A’s – 56.25 Points.

NameCatfish Hunter
TeamOakland A's
OpponentMinnesota Twins
DateMay 8th, 1968
VenueOakland Alameda Co, Oakland
Score4-0
K11
DK56.25

Reportedly this gem was watched with only just over 6,000 in the stadium.

Faced HOF’s: 2 – Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew.

 

T5 Len Barker – Cleveland Indians – 56.25 Points

NameLen Barker
TeamCleveland Indians
OpponentToronto Blue Jays
DateMay 15th, 1981
VenueCleveland Stadium, Cleveland
Score3-0
K11
DK56.25

All his 11 K’s were swinging.

Faced HOF’s: 0

 

T5 David Wells – New York Yankees – 56.25 Points

NameDavid Wells
TeamNY Yankees
OpponentMinnesota Twins
DateMay 17th, 1998
VenueYankee Stadium, NYC
Score4-0
K11
DK56.25

Almost 50,000 were in the stadium for this game.

Faced HOF’s : 1 – Paul Molitor

 

T5 Roy Halladay – Philadelphia Phillies – 56.25 Points

NameRoy Halladay
TeamPhiladelphia Phillies
OpponentFlorida Marlins
DateMay 29th, 2010
VenueSun Life Stadium, Miami
Score1-0
K11
DK56.25

Wilson Valdez scored the only run of the game, which was unearned.

 

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#4 Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners – 58.25 Points.

NameFelix Hernandez
TeamSeattle Mariners
OpponentTB Rays
DateAugust 15th, 2012
VenueSafeco Field, Seattle
Score1-0
K12
DK58.25

Jesus Montero batted in Brendan Ryan for the only run of the game.

 

#3 Randy Johnson – Arizona Diamondbacks – 60.25 Points.

NameRandy Johnson
TeamArizona Diamondbacks
OpponentAtlanta Braves
DateMay 18th, 2004
VenueTurner Field, Atlanta
Score2-0
K13
DK60.25

Atlanta committed 3 errors in this game.

 

Matt Cain Gold

T1 Matt Cain – San Francisco Giants – 62.25 Points.

NameMatt Cain
TeamSF Giants
OpponentHouston Astros
DateJune 13th, 2012
VenueAT&T Park, SF
Score8-0
K14
DK62.25

Opposing pitcher J.A Happ allowed 8 runs in 3.1 IP.

 

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T1 Sandy Koufax – Los Angeles Dodgers – 62.25 Points.

NameSandy Koufax
TeamLA Dodgers
OpponentChicago Cubs
DateSeptember 9th, 1965
VenueDodger Stadium, LA
Score1-0
K14
DK62.25

Opposing pitcher Bob Hendley only allowed 1 walk & 1 hit with the cubs charged with 1 error.

 

 

Note I ranked Sandy Koufax higher than Matt Cain as his team needed a better performance in that game.

 

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