Charlie Robertson April 30,1922. White sox defeat Detroit 2-0.
Robertson is by far the least accomplished pitcher to twirl a perfect game. His career stats total 49-80. His perfect game was in his fourth start ever. Imagine if Papelbon took the mount two weeks from today and chucked a perfect game. There is a lot of speculation that the game was not exactly, how should I say, legitimate – but it still stands in the record books. Robertson was a known spitball thrower. And in 1922 gambling had not been fully eradicated from the game. There is some speculation that some of the DET players were on the take this day.