Seattle pitcher throws perfect game
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez celebrates the final out in his perfect game Wednesday vs. Tampa Bay.
August 15th, 2012
06:40 PM ET

Seattle pitcher throws perfect game

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Wednesday afternoon pitched the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history and the third this season.

Hernandez, the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters in order as the Mariners beat the Rays 1-0 at Seattle's Safeco Field. He struck out 12 of those batters, including the last one, third baseman Sean Rodriguez.

This is the third no-hitter and second perfect game at Safeco Field this season. Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game against the Mariners on April 21, and six Seattle pitchers combined to hold the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless on June 8, according to

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants threw the other perfect game this year, a 10-0 gem against the Houston Astros on June 13.

Johan Santana of the New York Mets and Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels have thrown no-hitters this season, but both pitchers allowed batters to reach base.

Hernandez's feat was the fourth no-hitter in Mariners history. Randy Johnson threw one in 1990 and Chris Bosio had one in 1993.

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  1. John


    How in the world does this story relate in any conceivable way to politics?
    People like you make me worry for this Nation more than any 'illegal' does.

    August 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Very true. Why would someone want to make a great news story into some negitave political issue.
      Good on you Felix!!

      August 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sean S.

    Finally something good for the Seattle fans. King Felix!!!

    August 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    lol...a little potty mouth thing you got going must the real

    August 15, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. notatreehugger

    this is actually the first perfect game in mariners history... there were no perfects thrown in 1993, nor 1990. no hitters maybe, but not perfect games.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. notatreehugger

    ^^ scratch that... i apparently need to learn 2 english...

    August 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Johnny

    Pretty sure he's here legally and worth a lot more money than you.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Tell us about your own teams pitcher johnny...... or maybe you simply live in fly-over country where the cows outnumber the fans in our Baseball stadium?....see.... that's conjecture... and it sucks.

      August 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thunder UP

    just think how popular he will be when he is playing for the Oklahoma City Lightning (formerly Seattle Mariners)
    Too soon?

    August 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • sonics4ever

      You mean Chokelahoma Blunder?

      August 15, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. blinky

    Three perfect games in MLB in a single season. Unbelievable! Congratulations to Felix Hernandezx and the Mariners.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bunsen Honeydew

    I'm very happy for him. Tired of perfect games. Let's not have another one for 50 years.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      they gonna find out these pitchers are doping themselves...proballly have little electrodes plantted under the pitching arm to augment neuro-transmissions...bionic edge over the legal til banned...non-screenable

      August 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      i think the only side effect is small shock but they say you canapply a counter irritant like capacian cream and you won't feel athing...

      August 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. spocksbrain

    This is baseball dork - not right wing talk radio chat.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. seatac

    Guy throws ball, nobody hits. Cool story.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RogerDog

    Super achievement Felix! And such great run support ...

    August 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Darth Cheney

    Wow, if this is your first thought when you see someone throw a perfect game, your mind is a very scary place.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. no to nut jobs

    Hey you wackadoodle. Whacha gonna do if November doesn't solve your problems?? What if it doesn't go your way??

    August 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. solex

    Just because he has a latin lst name people are asking if he is an illegal? I don't want to hear one thing about how you are not racist...

    August 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
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