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Mr. Perfect

Well, let’s add Brandon Hynick to the list of players who have achieved awesomeness in 2009.

Hynick pitched a seven-inning perfect game for Colorado Springs yesterday, the ninth in Pacific Coast League history and the first since 2007.  (The game story referenced eight perfect games.  I don’t think they’re including the combined effort by three Portland pitchers in 2006.)  He struck out six in winning his seventh game of the season.

The all-time list of no-hit games in the PCL can be found here (who the hell is Tom Drees and how did he pitch three no-hitters in 1989?).  I’ve pulled the perfect games and listed them below for easier reference.

May 31, 1943 – Cotton Pippen, Oakland (7 innings)
May 16, 1948 – Kewpie Dick Barrett, Seattle (7 innings)
September 12, 1954 – Roger Bowman, Hollywood (7 innings)
May 19, 1975 – Gary Ross, Hawaii (5 innings)
July 7, 2001 – John Halama, Tacoma (9 innings)
May 7, 2003 – John Wasdin, Nashville (9 innings)
June 9, 2006 – Ryan Meaux, Cla Meredith, Aquilino Lopez; Portland (7 innings)
June 25, 2007 – Manny Parra, Nashville (9 innings)
June 30, 2009 – Brandon Hynick, Colorado Springs (7 innings)

Not a ridiculously bad list.  The first four are unknowns, Halama and Wasdin were established major leaguers, and Parra was an up-and-coming prospect.  Where Hynick will end up is anyone’s guess.