On May 17, 1998, David Wells pitches the 13th perfect game in modern major league history as the Yankees beat Minnesota, 4 – 0. Wells, whose “perfecto” is the first by a Yankees pitcher since Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series, also sets an American League record by retiring 37 batters in a row, dating back to his start on May 12th against Kansas City. Minnesota shortstop Pat Meares flies out to right fielder Paul O’Neill to complete the perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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