Friday, June 10, 2011

Box score of the week

Montreal Expos pitcher Dennis Martinez threw a perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 28, 1991. But another participant in this game achieved a noteworthy milestone.

What was it?


Shortstop Alfredo Griffin had a modest 15-year MLB career, including being named AL co-rookie of the year with the Twins' John Castino in 1979.

But Griffin holds the dubious distinction of playing for three teams which had perfect games thrown against them. May 15, 1981 while with the the Toronto Blue Jays (Len Barker - Cleveland Indians threw that one), September 16, 1988 as a member of the Dodgers (Tom Browning - Cincinnati Reds) and of course the Martinez perfect game cited in this week's featured box score.


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