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    Pitching a no-hit no-run ball game

    Hello,

    Can anybody help me to understand the bold text please?

    Other-skin-colored guy who tipped you when you parked his Beamer: brother. Much like the oafishly careless, empty, and repetitious whomping of the once-specific, cherished, and singular word awesome, the sacred word BROTHER has become, in inept mouths, a dull and wearisome trope. (Awesome is the word one uses for Eleanor Roosevelt, Mount Kilimanjaro, and pitching a no-hit no-run ball game. Not available for the crappy cheese quesadilla you had this afternoon, or for anybody who Dances with the Stars. With or without a wooden leg.)
    Same goes for yo bruth-thuh.

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    Thank you very much

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    Re: Pitching a no-hit no-run ball game

    In baseball, a no-hitter is a game where no batter on a given team makes it to first base after hitting a fair ball. They can still however make it to base via other rules. So in theory, runs (points) could still be scored even if nobody scored a hit.

    A game in which there are no-hits and no-runs is called a 'perfect game'.

    So, pitching a no-hit no-run ball game means pitching a perfect game.

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    Re: Pitching a no-hit no-run ball game

    Actually a perfect game is where no one reaches base. The pitcher faces 27 batters and gets them all out. No walks. No errors. No hit batsmen.

    Of course, there would be no runs scored. But one could pitch a no hitter with no runs scored, but walk a couple guys so it wouldn't be a "perfect" game.

    (My local team was being no hit when one of our batters leaned into a pitch in the 9th inning, ruining the perfect game for the pitcher.)

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    Re: Pitching a no-hit no-run ball game

    Your definition of a perfect game is correct.

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    Re: Pitching a no-hit no-run ball game

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Actually a perfect game is where no one reaches base. The pitcher faces 27 batters and gets them all out. No walks. No errors. No hit batsmen.

    Of course, there would be no runs scored. But one could pitch a no hitter with no runs scored, but walk a couple guys so it wouldn't be a "perfect" game.

    (My local team was being no hit when one of our batters leaned into a pitch in the 9th inning, ruining the perfect game for the pitcher.)
    Actually, by rule, if a batter leans into a pitch intentionally, a ball or strike should have been called -- not a hit-by-pitch (walk).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit_by_pitch


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    Re: Pitching a no-hit no-run ball game

    I think it was a bit of a grey area. He didn't really lean into, but he also didn't make any effort to get out of its way.

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