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But there are certain attributes that appear to help increase a starter's chances of joining the 20 pitchers who have thrown perfect games.
"If somebody's on top of his game, anybody can do it," Eiland said.
The balancing act is for a pitcher to keep the ball out of play via the strikeout -- the last 14 perfect games have featured an average of 9.5 strikeouts -- without going too deep in the count. Of the 10 perfect games for which there is pitch-count data available on
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"You've got to have three pitches that you're throwing where you want them," Wood said.
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