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35 Years Ago Today – Indians Pitcher Len Barker Was Perfect

While just 7,290 people were in attendance at old Cleveland Stadium that night, everyone seems to remember where they were when former Indians pitcher Lenny Barker threw his perfect game on May 15th, 1981 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The game was played on a Friday night and the weather was flat out horrible. The temp at first pitch was announced at 49 degrees, and there was a light mist falling all night it seemed.

Barker was great, striking out 11, and the Indians offense gave him three runs – two in the first and one in the 8th to make it hold.

Here’s some various videos to celebrate the night that Barker was perfect by the Lakefront.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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