Think about this.
There have been 7 perfect games in National League history. Two of those happened in 1880. Sandy Koufax, Cy Young and Catfish Hunter have done it. Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Roger Clemons, Warren Spahn and Bob Gibson haven't. Yet Tom Browning, Dennis Martinez, Mike Witt and Don Larsen did. And no one has done it over the age of 38. Randy Johnson is 40.
What Randy Johnson did Tuesday is, simply, historical. We are so quick to move on to the next big thing that we tend not to dwell on what we just saw. In an age of small ballparks, 'roided up players [allegedly], and maple bats, it is quite a feat to not allow a hit, walk or even the opportunity for an error in a game. Not to mention that it took place in Hotlanta....which is known for their "launching pads".
The Big Unit pitched the first perfect game in 5 years....and first in the NL since 1991. There have only been FOUR more perfect games than unassisted triple plays. He has now pitched no hitters in each league. Only Nolan Ryan, Hideo Nomo and Cy Young have done that.