Ryan Ford Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EDT Jun 1, 2019 Sunday marks the ninth anniversary of the Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga just missing his date with destiny. Galarraga retired the first 26 Cleveland batters he faced on June 2, 2010, before Jason Donald reached base when umpire Jim Joyce mistakenly called him safe. (Read more about it here.) Galarraga retired the next batter, for an “imperfect game.” Galarraga’s feat would have been the 21st in baseball history, with three since happening in 2012. That got us thinking about “perfect games” in the other major sports; here’s what we came up with: More: Ron Gardenhire's Tigers stink: 'I don’t even look in the mirror' at home Football Let’s start with the other guys who throw things: Quarterbacks. The NFL’s gonna make this easy on us; they’ve defined the “perfect” passer rating at 158.3 since the system began in 1971. The criteria: At least … [Read more...] about Meet the one Detroit Lions QB with a perfect passer rating
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Rod Beard The Detroit News Published 2:37 PM EST Dec 2, 2018 Detroit — Life has its certainties and the story rarely changes: Luke Skywalker always destroys the Death Star. The Roadrunner always escapes Wile E. Coyote. Rocky always is going to make a furious comeback in the fight. The plot can take twists and turns, but the end result always is the same. Detroit sports fans have seen this movie before: The Pistons get off to a hot start and look like a playoff team for the first part of the season, only to wither and miss the postseason. It’s been the narrative for the past few years — most recently last season, when they opened with a 14-6 record and became a national storyline, only to fizzle and miss the playoffs for the second straight year. With a five-game win streak, including Saturday’s 111-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors, the Pistons have an opportunity to change the story. There’s plenty of room for growth, as seen by the … [Read more...] about Beard: Detroit Pistons are hot, but are they for real?