July 24, 2009

USFBL - 2008 - 10th No-Hitter!

I played this game nearly 24 hours after Mark Buerhle tossed the 18th perfect game in MLB history. I thought to myself, "Self, it would be pretty crazy if virtual Buerhle could match real-life Buerhle..."

Pitching for the Mississippi Delta Blues, going against the Mudville Nine, he nearly matched himself, retiring the first 26 batters he faced.

He walked pinch-hitter Chone Figgins to spoil the perfecto, but got the 28th man, Jose Reyes to ground out to short to finish off the no-hitter. I couldn't believe how fast my heart was beating once the game got into the 7th inning...

Harvey Couch
GM Mississippi Delta Blues