Rookie pitches “perhaps most perfect game ever”

A rookie from the Lone Star State pitched his way into the majorleague record book on Apr. 30, 1922 by retiring 27 batters in a row.

The rarest achievement in baseball is a perfect game. To accomplish this incredible feat, a pitcher cannot allow a single batter to reach first base. Only 21 have done it since 1900, and one of those was a nobody from North Texas.

Charles Culbertson Robertson was born in 1897 at Dexter in the northeastern tip of Cooke County four miles from the Red River. The gifted athlete attended Austin College, where he played baseball, basketball and football while studying for the ministry.


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