Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Mariners in Seattle.
Only 20 other pitchers have tossed perfect games, in which no opposing batter reaches base, in Major League history, according to MLB.com.
It was the first no-hitter of the 2012 season.
Humber threw 96 pitches, 67 for strikes, and struck out nine. The last batter he faced, Brendan Ryan, nearly spoiled the perfect game when he struck out but had to be thrown out at first when the ball got past Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
Until Humber's gem, Philadelphia's Roy Halladay had the most recent perfect game, on May 29, 2010, against Florida. Oakland's Dallas Braden had the American League's most recent perfect game, on May 9, 2010, against Tampa Bay. The last White Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game was Mark Buehrle against Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009.
WOW! JUST WOW! congrats on joining such an exclusive club of pitchers!
The most recent perfect game was Roy Halladay's against the Marlins on May 29, 201o, not Braden's.
Nice catch. That has been corrected. Thanks, and apologies to Phillies fans.
please read again, its said braden's was the most recent AMERICAN LEAGUE perfect game !
Funny thing about hurling a no-hitter during an away game. In the late innings, the hometown fans start rooting for the visiting pitcher.
That's because the diehards who stay until the last out are lovers of the game and always hope that history is made before them. I would have loved to have been there, too, even though I have no love for either the Chisox or the Mariners. Just like I would have loved being at Yaz's last game, the 100th Anniversary at Fenway (GO YANKS!), or any of the other milestones.
Factcheck....Roy Hallady threw the last perfect game prior to this one May 29,2010. Braden's was the last AL perfect game
Why do we have so many perfect games these days? Is it just because the pitchers are better rested or have they improved the actual pitching itself?
Nope..the "sluggers" stopped taking steroids.
If only the Secret Service could be this good.
Good for him!
Go White Sox!
Congratulations from a Cubs fan!
Congrats Humber and Sox! What a gem!
Another loss for the pathetic Mariners.
Hats off to Humber. I've never heard of him before but I sure know his name now!
Great apochryphal story about the 1930's St. Louis Cardinal pitching staff. They had two brothers who were pitchers, Jay and Paul Dean, better known as 'Dizzy' and 'Daffy' Dean. Both were renown for their Southern sense of humor.
One day they found themselves pitching both ends of a double-header. 'Dizzy' pitched game one and pitched a one-hitter. 'Daffy', his brother, pitched game two and pitched a no-hitter!
After both games, Dizzy went up to his brother and reportedly said, "Daffy, why in tarnation didn't you tell me you was gonna pitch a no-hitter? I woulda pitched one too!"
It is what it is.
Congrats to Philip Humber and the Chi Sox.
Welcome to the ages!
hooray hooray to humber the pitcher know 1 nose's all an yea in your face ozzie take that.
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