WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, JUNE 12: BASEBALL'S FIRST PERFECT GAME
Profile America — Tuesday, June 12th. This is a big day for fans of baseball history. On this day in 1880, the sport saw its first perfect game. Lee Richmond, pitching for the Worcester Ruby Legs of the National League, did not allow a single Cleveland Indian player to reach first base, winning the game, 1-to-0. His achievement has been equaled only 20 other times in 132 years. The most recent perfect game occurred in the early weeks of the current season, when Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox blanked the Seattle Mariners. And in Cooperstown, New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame is celebrating its 73rd anniversary today. Since the year 2000, each season has seen major league baseball draw more than 74 million fans to its games. Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1245
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