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2004 Mega Points
Date Team Feat Player    Mega Points Awarded
             
  18-May-04 HOLMES Perfect Game Randy Johnson    20 Points  
   
    Link to the story - CBS.Sportsline.com  
   Batters who faced Johnson    
     
  three times during the game: Randy Johnson had pretty much done it all --   
  Player JCHL Team Points Cy Young Awards, a no-hitter, strikeout records,  
  Jesse Garcia JAM 5 a World Series championship.  Only one thing  
  Julio Franco free agent - was missing in his brilliant career, that rarest of  
  Chipper Jones JOEL 5 pitching feats: the "Perfect Game."  And now,   
  Andruw Jones JOEL 5 at the ripe ol' age of 40, "the Big Unit" took care  
  Johnny Estrada free agent - of that, too.  
  J.D. Drew free agent -    
  Mark DeRosa JOEL + JAM 5 each Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major  
  Nick Green free agent - league history to throw a perfect game, retiring  
    all 27 hitters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks  
  over the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Tuesday night.  
     
  MEGA  POINT  TOTALS It was the 17th perfect game in major league  
  Team Points Earned history, the 15th since 1900, the beginning of the  
  HOLMES 20 Points modern era, and the first since the New York  
  JOEL 15 Points Yankees' David Cone against Montreal on July  
  JAM 10 Points   18, 1999. Cy Young, then 37, had been the  
  oldest to throw a perfect game, doing it one  
        hundred years ago, in 1904.  
       
  While it was the first perfect game of Johnson's career, it was his second no-hitter. He no-hit  
  Detroit for Seattle on June 2, 1990, walking six. Johnson threw the first nohitter in Seattle history  
  and now he's pulled off the same feat for a different team. This was the first no-hitter for Arizona,   
  which joined the major leagues in 1998. He became only the fifth pitcher to throw no-hitters in both  
  the National and American leagues, joining Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo and Nolan Ryan.  
     
  The Braves did hit several balls hard off Johnson, but the closest thing to a hit was a slow roller in  
  the sixth by Johnson's Atlanta counterpart, Mike Hampton.  Alex Cintron scooped up the ball and  
  threw out Hampton by a half-step. Johnson lingered near the third-base line, giving Cintron a pat  
  with the glove as he ran off the field. Cintron also was the offensive hero, driving in Arizona's first run  
  and scoring the other.   There were few other close calls against Johnson.  Atlanta's first hitter,   
  Jesse Garcia, led off with a bunt toward first and tried to reach with a headfirst slide, but Shea  
  Hillenbrand managed to make the tag.  In the fifth, J.D. Drew hit a liner toward the right-field corner,   
  only to have Danny Bautista make a basket catch.  
     
  The crowd sensed history in the making when J.D. Drew grounded out to end the eighth. The Atlanta  
  fans gave Johnson (4-4) a standing ovation as he trudged off the mound, then another when he batted  
  in the ninth.  
     
  Johnson dominated the Braves with two pitches, augmenting his fastball with a devastating slider.  
  He didn't bother much with his splitfinger fastball.  Johnson's fastball reached the upper 90s in the  
  late innings. Andruw Jones lost his bat trying to catch up with a heater in the eighth.  
  Appropriately, Johnson struck out the final batter pinch-hitter Eddie Perez, with a 98 mph fastball.  
  Johnson pumped his fist and raised his glove in the air, but his teammates seemed even more  
  excited. Within seconds, Johnson was mobbed by the rest of his teammates.  
     
  The crowd of 23,381 at Turner Field gave Johnson a standing ovation as he walked slowly toward the  
  dugout. He waved in several directions before disappearing down the tunnel.  The fans chanted,  
  "Randy! Randy! Randy!" in tribute to his outstanding performance.  
     
             
Date Team Feat Player    Mega Points Awarded
           
6-May-04 SD @ ATL Triple Play Juan Cruz -- Pitcher (ATL)  
  Ramon Hernandez -- baserunner (SD) Hernandez singled to center
  Ramon Vazquez -- baserunner (SD) Vazquez walks, Hernandez to 2B
  Kerry Robinson -- batter (SD) (pinch-hitting) grounded into triple play -
   -- 3B to SS to 1B, Hernandez out at 3B, Vazquez out at 2B. 
  Mike Hessman (ATL) - Third Baseman  
  JOEL / JAM 5 points each Mark DeRosa (ATL) - Shortstop  
  Adam LaRoche (ATL) - First Baseman  
         
Date Team Feat Player    Mega Points Awarded
           
26-May-04 HOLMES Hit for Cycle Daryle Ward    10 Points  
   
  Link to the story - CBS.Sportsline.com  
     
     
  Daryle Ward became the 23rd Pirate to hit for the cycle and established the first father-son combination to accomplish the feat. Daryle's father, Gary Ward, hit for the cycle on Sept. 18, 1980 for the Twins.  
     
  Ward, recalled from Triple-A Nashville on May 11, hit a two-run double in the first, an RBI triple in the fourth off Jason Marquis, golfed a three-run homer off Kiko Calero in the fifth and singled off Steve Kline in the ninth.  
     
  He's the first Pirates player to hit for the cycle since Jason Kendall on May 19, 2000, against the Cardinals. It's been done 23 times in franchise history by 20 players.