Though the game was sparsely attended (only 12,22811!), it was one of the stadium's most memorable. On Sunday, A's mound man Dallas Braden - who was last seen trading barbs with Alex Rodriguez - pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history.
What's a perfect game, you ask? According to MLB rules, a perfect game in which a pitcher throws "a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base." What's more, the pitcher cannot allow any "hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason."
The last time the A's saw a perfect game was on May 8, 1968 when Jim "Catfish" Hunter's pitched perfectly against the Minnesota Twins.
Braden's grandmother, Peggy Lindsey, was also at the game. She told A-Rod to "stick it" after watching her grandson pitch perfection.