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The Most Perfect of Them All

ranking baseball’s perfect games with a composite score* of (adjusted) pitch count** & strikeouts
Sandy Koufax 3.35

David Cone 3.27

Jim Bunning 3.19

Mike Witt 3.03

Len Barker 2.94

Randy Johnson 2.86

Catfish Hunter 2.76

Kenny Rogers 2.33

David Wells 2.20

Don Larsen 2.11

Charlie Robertson 2.10

Tom Browning 1.94

Addie Joss 1.83

Dennis Martinez 1.71

Mark Buehrle 1.27

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*composite score = (normalized number of strikeouts) x (normalized adjusted pitch count)
**adjusted pitch count = (total pitch count) minus (all strikes thrown in a strikeout, or 3 x number of strikeouts);

NOTE: there is no pitch count data for MLB’s first three perfect games: Lee Richmond, John Montgomery Ward, & Cy Young