Happened in Kzoo; Jean Faut Became Only Pitcher To Do This Twice
This is why it's good to have a wide variety of "follows" on your twitter feed. This morning I learned that on this date (September 3rd, in 1953) Pitcher Jean Faut threw a perfect game against the Kalamazoo Lassies. That in and of itself is impressive. But it was the second perfect game of her career in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. That's even more impressive.
But here's what's really impressive. Faut is the only pitcher in professional baseball history to throw two perfect games. A lot of pitchers have thrown multiple no-hitters, but 27 up, 27 down, that's rare air, and Faut did it twice, for the South Bend Blue Sox.
Faut is featured today in an article on the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research website.)
Faut’s impressive achievements included hurling four no-hitters, two of which were perfect games. Her first perfect game was a 2-0 masterpiece against the defending AAGPBL champion Rockford Peaches on July 21, 1951. She repeated the rare baseball feat in her next-to-last performance, a 4-0 gem at Kalamazoo against the Lassies on September 3, 1953. Nobody else hurled a perfect game after the All-American League shifted to overhand pitching in 1948. - SABR
The following season, the AAGPBL's last, the Kalamazoo Lassies won the championship and since no one has won another since, they are still the reigning champs, going on 65 years now.