The only run allowed in the game occurred when second-baseman Fred Dunlap received and bobbled a throw from pitcher Jim McCormick. Arthur Irwin took off for home plate and Dunlap threw the ball home, but sailed it over Doc Kennedy's head.
Did you know that only five days later, on June 17, 1880, John Ward tossed the second perfect game in National League history? Two historic events in less than a week and one that would not be seen in the senior circuit again until June 21, 1964 — eighty-four years later.
On June 16, 1880 Lee Richmond, who would eventually become a medical doctor, was awarded his bachelors degree from Brown University. The "spot" where he stood when he tossed this perfect game is now marked by a plaque (inscription is at the top of the page) located on the campus of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.