Addie Joss. October 2, 1908. This one is perhaps the most “clutch” of the perfect games with the exception of the Larsen WS game. It came on the second to last game of the season with Joss’ Cleveland Naps (named for player manager Nap Lajoie) a mere ½ game out of first place. A perfect game in the heat of a pennant race. It was the perfect game with fewest pitches thrown – 79; fewest strikeouts – 3 and was completed in 89 minutes. Also, the term “perfect game” did still not exist – it was referred to in the papers as “a very rare, no runner reaches base” game. Joss was waaaaay ahead of his time – he wrote a column for the Toledo Bee newspaper and he covered the WS for the paper.