Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thirty Years Since Perfect Game

May 15, 1981 was the date of Len Barker's Perfect Game for the Cleveland Indians. This video captures the feel of that game very well.

The actual attendance was 7,290, but the number of people who say they were there is larger by three times the size of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.

I won't lie.  I wasn't there.

I did, however, watch it on television on Cleveland's Channel 43 from the first pitch to the last, when Center Fielder Rick Manning caught the ball and jumped for joy along with me while I sat in my parent's basement.

What a memorable game. It's hard to believe its been 30 years.

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