Defining perfection across sports

From bowling a 300 game to tossing a no-no, there are many ways to measure it

Originally Published: December 1, 2010
By LaRue Cook | ESPN The Magazine

Often perfection is no more than a moment.

That particular Albert Pujols home run swing.

The best LeBron James drop-step.

A precise Landon Donovan put-away.

Sometimes, though, the measurable nature of our games etches them in eternity: a pitcher's perfect game, a bowler's 300, an undefeated season. One way or another, in one sport or another, it's there if you know what you're looking for. What follows are some representations ...

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