21 April 2012

Philip Humber has thrown the 21st perfect game in MLB history

For only the 21st time in the history of Major League Baseball, and for the third time in the history of the Chicago White Sox, perfection. Philip Humber, who took a no-hitter into the 7th a year ago, has thrown a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners today. Humber threw an incredible 96 pitches, 67 of them for strikes, with nine strikeouts, the final out being when Mariners pinch hitter Brendan Ryan swung on a dropped third strike (even though he did check his swing). The last perfect game came on May 29, 2010 as Roy Halladay got one against the Florida (now Miami) Marlins. The last White Sox perfect game came from Mark Buerhle on July 23, 2009 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Here is the final at-bat, courtesy of SportsGrid. After that, Dave Sims and Eric Karros, who called the game today on FOX, have the game recap.



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