Cubs vs. Padres, Sept. 2, 1972
The difference in baseball lore between a perfect game and a no-hitter is significant, which is probably why Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas is still upset more than 35 years later about a call that cost him baseball immortality. Just one batter away from a perfect game against the San Diego Padres, Pappas walked pinch-hitter Larry Stahl. Pappas erupted at home plate umpire Bruce Froemming, who called two straight balls to end the at-bat. Froemming was in his second year of umpiring at the time.