Feb 20, 2015 at 05:34 PM

PERFECT: The Story of Baseball's 20 Perfect Games

By Jim Buckley

PERFECT: The Story of Baseball's 20 Perfect Games features the greatest pitching performances in baseball history. Re-live these memorable games through the eyes of pitchers, players, opponents, teammates, writers, broadcasters, fans, and more. How did these pitchers—some famous, so not-so-famous—catch lightning in a bottle and retire every man they faced?

Author James Buckley Jr. covers all the perfect games from 1880 through 2010. Yes, Chicago's Philip Humber threw one in April. We'll save that for the next edition! But there are 20 other amazing games in this book, from J. Lee Richmond's first in 1880 to Dallas Braden and Roy Halladay in 2010. And don't forget a chapter on "Nearly Perfect" performances, updated with the story of Armando Gallaraga.

We all aim for perfection in our lives . . . these pitchers achieved it. Go behind the scenes and into the dugouts as you relive these games through the eyes of the men who took part. A great Father's Day gift or for any baseball fan in your life.

You can buy the book at a bookstore near you or on Amazon.com or BN.com.

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