Less than a year after Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox, Dallas Braden became the 19th pitcher in major league history to do so by pitching a perfect game on Mother's Day. Braden, who pitches for the Oakland A's, faced 27 Tampa Bay Rays and with help from his defense sent all 27 back to the dugout. This accomplishment is amazing in itself, but especially when you consider this is Braden's 4th season in the Majors. He had 17 career wins before this game. By comparison, Buehrle was in his 10th season and had over 120 wins.
The Birmingham Public Library is featuring the traveling exhibition, Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, at the Central location May 1 thru June 11. There will be a number of events associated with the exhibition at the library. Please take the opportunity to come see the exhibition and enjoy some of the associated programs. Check out the Pride and Passion website for more information.