Wednesday night was a special one for the New York Yankees and their starter Domingo German.
German tossed a perfect game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday as the Yankees cruised to an 11-0 win to improve to 44-36 on the season.
It was the first perfect game since Seattle Mariners legend Felix Hernandez accomplished the feat back in 2012.
German earned his fifth win of the season in the process.
He also made some elite history, becoming the first pitcher in the history of baseball to throw a perfect game after having allowed 10 or more runs in their previous start.
Sarah Langs of MLB.com provided the news on Twitter, as well as a list of pitchers who had bounced back from starts in which they allowed 10 runs or more and delivered no-hit performances.
24th perfect game
1st by a pitcher to allow 10+ runs in his previous start (h/t @EliasSports)
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4 such non-perfect no-hitters:
6/1/1937 Bill Dietrich: 10 runs in prior start
8/16/1893 Bill Hawke: 14
10/4/1884 Sam Kimber: 11
6/5/1884 Frank Mountain: 10
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) June 29, 2023
This is certainly some impressive history made by German.
His previous start came against the Mariners.
But on Wednesday, the right-hander was bound and determined to make up for his 10-run outing, and he was able to accomplish an incredible feat, beating former Yankee J.P. Sears in the process.
German also added his name to an elite list of pitchers who had thrown no-hitters after allowing 10 or more runs in their prior start.
The pitchers on that list threw no-hitters, but not perfect games, making German the first pitcher in the history of baseball to accomplish such a feat.
It was also the 24th perfect game in the history of baseball.
German managed to strike out nine batters as he completely dominated the woeful Athletics en-route to making some impressive history for the Yankees.NEXT: Josh Donaldson Has Become A Bad Luck Charm For The Yankees