Last year, following Mark Buerhle's perfect game, we put together a measure that allowed us to quantify and rank Major League Baseball's perfect games. Now, with Dallas Braden's recent perfect game, we update the database to see how Braden's game measures up.
Braden's feat is still monumental and worthy of celebration - but compared to previous perfect games, Braden's pitching only put him as the next to last most perfect of them all, one step above Mark Buerhle's game last year which remains the least perfect of MLB's perfect games.
The measure is a composite score of an adjusted pitch count and strikeouts. Why? Well, there are two paths to a truly perfect game...
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