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MLB Perfect games vs Four home run game


Sultan of Swat
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Four homers: 16 times

Perfect game: 23 times

what is more impressive in your opinion, and why?


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4 home run games. Why? Because as you point out, it's happened 30.4% less than a perfect game.

Case closed, bitches.


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Agreed with BJBirdy! If you think about how many chances there are to acomplish each feat, the HR's look much more impressive. Every game there is only 1 pitcher per team who gets a chance at a perfect game, but there are 9 batters per team who get a shot to hit 4 HR's. So if the two tasks were exactly equal in difficulty, you would expect to see 9 times as many 4 HR games as you see perfect games pitched.

Although, I think a perfect game is more exciting to watch, because every pitch you're hanging on the anticipation that this could be the pitch that ends the perfect game. With 4 HR's, it really comes down to the final 1 or 2 at bats for that specific player as the only suspensful moments.


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Personally I think the pitching feat is harder. There's 27 chances to get a hit, walk, error, hit by pitch, passed ball/wild pitch on a third strike. You're talking perfect game so it's not just a hit that can ruin it.

I saw one game Jose Rijo was perfect around seven innings and you lived and died with each pitch. I've also been present for a 3 HR game by Tom Brunansky and that was amazing but never had the same feel or excitement as a near perfecto.

BTW this is my first post.
Four home runs. A perfect game takes a considerably more amount of luck than the four-homer game. Hitters can slash line drives all day that are still outs if hit to a fielder. Most of the guys who threw perfectos were highly unlikely candidates. In the four-homer game, you also need the four at-bats. If you've already hit three and you come to the plate, you may be intentionally walked.