Nine pitchers in the modern era (since 1901) have had perfect games broken up with two outs in the ninth. The first was Hooks Wiltse in 1908 and the last was Mike Mussina in 2001. Two of the nine pitchers were Tigers.
Here’s the question – Who are the two Tigers to have perfect games broken up with two outs in the ninth?
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Tommy Bridges was one out away from pitching a perfect game on August 5, 1932 against the Senators but he gave up a single to Dave Harris that broke it up. Then on April 15, 1983, Milt Wilcox gave up a single to Jerry Hairston, Sr. with two outs in the ninth to fall just short of pitching a perfect game.