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    Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    There's a poll on ESPN right now about this, and the perfect game is winning....by a lot. That's really surprising to me. There have only been 4 quadruple doubles in NBA history (occurs once every 15.75 years), compared to 18 perfect games in Major League history (occurs once every 5.9 years). So, which do you think is more impressive?



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    quadruple doubles


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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    There's a poll on ESPN right now about this, and the perfect game is winning....by a lot. That's really surprising to me. There have only been 4 quadruple doubles in NBA history (occurs once every 15.75 years), compared to 18 perfect games in Major League history (occurs once every 5.9 years). So, which do you think is more impressive?
    I think a perfect game.



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Hmmm that's a tough one!

    I wana go with the Perfect Game. I don't like to give credit to a Sox player but what happened today was something really special.
    A quad double is nothing to shy from though.



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    A quadruple-double has only been possible since 1973. Several before 1973 probably had a triple double.

    Additionally, a heck of a lot more baseball games are played in a given year than basketball games.



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Number of baseball games >>>>> number of basketball games

    Perfect game is complete perfection. You're allowed to miss a shot in a quadruple double



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Perfect game. You get the ball on every play, and it takes 8 others to help you make it happen. You could design a game plan to help your chances of getting a quad double. There is no design to a perfect game.


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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    rescind quadruple double

    vote perfect game


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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    I just wish I have a hole-in-one before I pass.


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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    1,230 NBA games per season
    2,430 MLB games per season

    Since 1880 there have been 18 perfect games. Obviously the number of games per season, and number of teams has changed since 1880.

    A conservative estimate puts the number of MLB games since 1880 at 150,000 games.

    Approximately 46,000 games have been played since 1973 in the NBA. Most likely many less... You do the math.



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    quadruple doubles

    I second that.


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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Perfect games without a doubt.

    As was pointed out earlier they have only been keeping track of QD's since the early 70's...

    In some 385,000+ chances for a pitcher to throw a perfect game there has only been 18. Thats astonishing!!



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Number of baseball games >>>>> number of basketball games

    Perfect game is complete perfection. You're allowed to miss a shot in a quadruple double
    You're allowed to miss a pitch. Its called a ball.


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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    On a similar note, Jamaal Tinsley is the shortest player to ever record a Five-by-Five.

    Five-by-five is defined as an individual performance in which a player accumulates at least five in all five statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks) in a single game.

    I got that from wikipedia when I was researching quad-doubles.



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    Re: Is throwing a perfect game or getting a quadruple double more impressive?

    i'd say the quadruple double because you have to do so many different things well... scoring, rebounding, passing, defending. pitchers with great stuff can be on for one game and dominate but they arent doing anything other than just pitching and maybe a few defensive plays


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