Re: Two Baseball Rules Questions
I guess the thinking was that he didn't pitch a perfect game because he didn't pitch the whole game. If a pitcher gives up a run in the 10th inning, did he pitch a shutout? No, he gave up a run.
It's still as impressive as any perfect game ever pitched, maybe more so. By the way, John Franco with the Reds once pitched a 12-inning no-hitter -- over 12 relief appearances.