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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    I wonder how much money a perfect game can mean to a player? It's a feat that you can make money off of long after you are retired.
    I read that Roy Halladay was going to earn an extra $50,000 over his life because of it from memorabilia. My guess is it is a little less for Galarraga, so less than 10% of what he makes this season.

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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I read that Roy Halladay was going to earn an extra $50,000 over his life because of it from memorabilia. My guess is it is a little less for Galarraga, so less than 10% of what he makes this season.
    If Galarraga has a good agent and continues to come across as appealingly as he has, he could pull off some fabulous endorsement deals over NOT getting the perfect game. Lots of potential for humor there.
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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Probably not much, maybe he can sit in the lobby of a casino and sign scraps of paper for a couple of weeks but it's hardly a marketable skillset.
    I was at an event put on by Wachovia at the time a few years ago. They pretty much rented out the Reds HOF for the evening and let their clients roam. Tom Browning "Mr. Perfect" as they marketed was there signing autographs. I still have one in my basement somewhere.

    FWIW in this town Browning is still living off his perfect game. Granted he is somewhat of a local, but he still has a strong presence in and around Cincinnati. I would imagine the same could be said about any perfect game pitcher, they will have a big time draw in the local market.

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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Galarraga can put this whole thing to rest by going out and throwing a perfect game in his next start. Who knows, maybe Joyce will call balls and strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Galarraga can put this whole thing to rest by going out and throwing a perfect game in his next start. Who knows, maybe Joyce will call balls and strikes.
    Clearly that would present a conflict of interests that should require an asterisk...
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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    I wonder how much money a perfect game can mean to a player? It's a feat that you can make money off of long after you are retired.

    Doesn't look like he got any extra money but he did get a 'Vette.

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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Doesn't look like he got any extra money but he did get a 'Vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I was at an event put on by Wachovia at the time a few years ago. They pretty much rented out the Reds HOF for the evening and let their clients roam. Tom Browning "Mr. Perfect" as they marketed was there signing autographs. I still have one in my basement somewhere.

    FWIW in this town Browning is still living off his perfect game. Granted he is somewhat of a local, but he still has a strong presence in and around Cincinnati. I would imagine the same could be said about any perfect game pitcher, they will have a big time draw in the local market.
    That's more along the lines of what I was thinking about. He could definitely make money in Detroit off a perfect game for the rest of his life.

    Has there been another perfect game in the history of the Detroit Tigers? Just curious.
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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post

    Has there been another perfect game in the history of the Detroit Tigers? Just curious.
    Nope

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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Nope
    Thank you, sir.

    Wiki has a pretty good article about perfect games and their history for anyone who is interested... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_game
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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    I shared a cab with Tom Browning once. We both had our cars towed from a UC hoops game. His g/f handled everything. He didn't say a thing.

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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I shared a cab with Tom Browning once. We both had our cars towed from a UC hoops game. His g/f handled everything. He didn't say a thing.
    This makes me feel even worse for Galarraga.

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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    I've missed a few pages in this thread, but did anyone mention that the ball appeared to me to be the second baseman's play all the way. The first baseman was way off the bag to backhand that ball. The second baseman fields it and the play isn't even close at first. Just my thought.
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    Re: Armando Galarraga perfect through 7

    And so the saga will go down in baseball lore. Even though it's not in the books, everyone knows he had a perfect game. Had the 2 main characters not handled this so classy, I would be sick over it. But in retrospect this will go down as one of the more fondly remembered pitching performances in baseball history.


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