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Oakland A's Pitcher Dallas Braden: A Perfect Day for a Perfect Game
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OAKLAND, Calif. Sometimes, things have a way of working out perfectly.

The often-overlooked Oakland Athletics took on the Tampa Bay Rays, the team with the best record in baseball, in the rubber match of the three-game series. Dallas Braden was Oakland’s starting pitcher, it was Mother’s Day, it was the first game of the Dallas Braden 209 promotion, and Braden’s grandmother, Peggy Lindsey, sat in attendance along with 30 of his closest childhood friends.

As if it was not by chance, but by fate, Dallas Braden threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history in the A’s 4-0 victory over the Rays.

“It’s pretty special. I don’t really know what to think of it yet. It’s still very fresh to me,” Braden said. “It’s some very select company and also if you look at those guys, the body of work that those other 18 individuals put together is something I probably would like to have—a little more than just this one day. There’s definitely more to do.”

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