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Memo to Dallas Braden: Here's what perfect-game pitchers did in their next start

May 13, 2010 |  2:35 pm

Dallas Braden of the Oakland A's will go against the Angels on Friday night in his first start since his perfect game last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. There have been 16 other perfect games since 1901 in major league history. Here’s a look at what those pitchers did in their next start:

Cy Young

Perfect game: May 5, 1904

Next game: Pitched six hitless innings but had no decision in a 1-0, 15-inning game.

Addie Joss

Perfect game: Oct. 2, 1908

Next game: Pitched in 4-2 victory on opening day in 1909.

Charlie Robertson

Perfect game: April 30, 1922

May 4, 1922: Loss, 6 innings pitched, 9 hits, 4 earned run, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts

Don Larsen

Perfect game: Oct. 8, 1956

April 20, 1957: No decision, 1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Jim Bunning

Perfect game: June 21, 1964

June 26, 1964: No decision, 7 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Sandy Koufax

Perfect game: Sept. 9, 1965

Sept. 14, 1965: Loss, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Jim “Catfish” Hunter

Perfect game: May 8, 1968

May 14, 1968: Win, 6 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 5 BB, 4 K

Len Barker

Perfect game: May 15, 1981

May 20, 1981: Loss, 9 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 10 K

Mike Witt

Perfect game: Sept. 30, 1984

April 9, 1985: Loss, 7.2 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Tom Browning

Perfect game: Sept. 16, 1988

Sept. 21, 1988: Win, 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Dennis Martinez

Perfect game: July 28, 1991

Aug. 2, 1991: No decision, 7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Kenny Rogers

Perfect game: July 28, 1994

Next start: Loss, 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

David Wells

Perfect game: May 17, 1998

May 23, 1998: Win, 7 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

David Cone

Perfect game: July 18, 1999

July 23, 1999: No decision, 4 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K

Randy Johnson

Perfect game: May 18, 2004

May 23, 1994: Win, 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Mark Buerhle

Perfect game: July 23, 2009

July 28, 2009: Loss, 6.1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Note: Buerhle pitched 5 2/3 perfect innings to start the game.

Totals: 4-6 record, 4.56 earned-run average.

-- Houston Mitchell

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