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All-time perfect games in MLB history

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Even with a surprising run of five perfect games in three seasons from 2010-12 -- including a three in '12 alone -- the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order remains one of the rarest of baseball's gems. There have been just 23 such outings among the hundreds of thousands of big league games played since Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

Even with a surprising run of five perfect games in three seasons from 2010-12 -- including a three in '12 alone -- the achievement of retiring all 27 men in order remains one of the rarest of baseball's gems. There have been just 23 such outings among the hundreds of thousands of big league games played since Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

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"When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying," said Don Larsen, who threw the only perfecto in postseason history for the Yankees vs. the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

While there have been many other close calls -- including the Pirates' Harvey Haddix's 12 innings of perfect baseball in 1959 before losing the game in the 13th inning, and the Tigers' Armando Galarraga losing his in 2010 on a clearly missed umpire's call at first base on what would have been the final out of the game -- here are the only 23 men who have been perfect from the first out until the last:

• Felix Hernandez, Aug. 15, 2012
Mariners vs. Rays, 1-0

Video: TB@SEA: Felix freezes Rodriguez to seal perfect game
• Matt Cain, June 13, 2012
Giants vs. Astros, 10-0

Video: HOU@SF: Cain retires Castro to finish up perfect game
• Philip Humber, April 21, 2012
White Sox at Mariners, 4-0

Video: CWS@SEA: Humber fans Ryan to complete perfect game
• Roy Halladay, May 29, 2010
Phillies at Marlins, 1-0

Video: PHI@FLA: Halladay closes out a perfect game
• Dallas Braden, May 9, 2010
Athletics vs. Rays, 4-0

Video: TB@OAK: Korach calls Braden's perfect game in Oakland
• Mark Buehrle, July 23, 2009
White Sox vs. Rays, 5-0

Video: Remembering Buehrle's perfect game from 2009

• Randy Johnson, May 18, 2004
D-backs at Braves, 2-0

Video: ARI@ATL: Johnson records final out of perfect game

• David Cone, July 18, 1999
Yankees vs. Expos, 6-0

Video: MON@NYY: Cone throws a perfect game against Montreal

• David Wells, May 17, 1998
Yankees vs. Twins, 4-0

Video: MIN@NYY: The last out of David Wells' perfect game

• Kenny Rogers, July 28, 1994
Rangers vs. Angels, 4-0

Video: LAA@TEX: Rogers hurls a perfect game vs. the Angels

• Dennis Martinez, July 28, 1991
Expos at Dodgers, 2-0

Video: MON@LAD: Dennis Martinez completes a perfect game

• Tom Browning, Sept. 16, 1988
Reds vs. Dodgers, 1-0

Video: LAD@CIN: Tom Browning completes perfect game

• Mike Witt, Sept. 30, 1984
Angels at Rangers, 1-0

Video: LAA@TEX: Witt completes perfect game against Rangers

• Len Barker, May 15, 1981
Indians vs. Blue Jays, 3-0

Video: TOR@CLE: Tribe pitcher Barker completes perfect game

• Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968
Athletics vs. Twins, 4-0

• Sandy Koufax, Sept. 9, 1965
Dodgers vs. Cubs, 1-0

Video: CHC@LAD: Scully calls final out of Koufax perfecto

• Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964
Phillies at Mets, 6-0

Video: PHI@NYM: Bunning completes perfect game with K

• Don Larsen, Oct. 8, 1956
Yankees vs. Dodgers, 2-0

Video: 1956 WS Gm5: Don Larsen tosses a perfect game

• Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922
White Sox at Tigers, 2-0

• Addie Joss, Oct. 2, 1908
Naps vs. White Sox, 1-0

• Cy Young, May 5, 1904
Americans vs. Athletics, 3-0

• John Ward, June 17, 1880
Grays vs. Bisons, 5-0

• Lee Richmond, June 12, 1880
Ruby Legs vs. Blues, 1-0

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.