Quote of the day

I didn’t appreciate that. Just play the game. They pay him $136 million to hit home runs. They don’t pay him to be a circus act on the field. If I think a player shows me up like that, I like the next guy to take one in the stinkin’ ribs. That way, his teammate will let him know about it, he will tell him, ‘Hey, you’d better run the bases.’

~Jake Peavy (on Alfonso Soriano showing up teammate, David Wells, after a home run)

The Press Democrat

The Press Democrat


This day in baseball: Wells’s perfect game

On Sunday, May 17, 1998 at Yankee Stadium, New York defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-0 as David Wells retired every batter he faced.  The game took approximately two hours and forty minutes and was played in front of almost 50,000 fans.  It was just the 13th perfect game pitched in modern Major League history.

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