September 16th, 2012

The Perfect Loss

September 16, 1988 – Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a perfect game against the Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium in a 1-0 victory. The game didn’t start until 10:02 p.m. because of a two-hour, 27-minute rain delay. The left-hander needed only 102 pitches and he struck out seven, including pinch-hitter Tracy Woodson to end the game. The only run of the game scored in the sixth inning on a throwing error by Dodger pitcher Tim Belcher. It was the first time the Dodgers had a perfect game pitched against them in L.A. history and the first opposing perfect game since the Yankees’ Don Larsen against Brooklyn in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.