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Big Unit perfection by the numbers

Randy Johnson pitched the 17th perfect game in major league history Tuesday night, dominating the Atlanta Braves with a fastball that reached 97-98 mph and a hard-veering slider.

Here is perfection by the numbers:

  • Total pitches: 117

  • Strikes: 87

  • Balls: 30

  • Batters faced: 27

  • Velocity of last pitch: 98 mph, striking out pinch-hitter Eddie Perez.

  • Strikeouts: 13

  • Number of batters in which he reached 3-ball count: 1

  • Number of batters in which he reached 2-ball count: 8

  • Swings and misses: 28

  • Foul balls: 31

  • Pitches that Johnny Estrada saw in three at-bats: 22

  • Estrada foul balls: 13

  • Total pitches in the seventh inning: 14

  • Total pitches in seventh clocked at 97 or 98 mph: 6