By Richard K. Barry On Saturday, April 21, 2012, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox became the 21st pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game. He did it against the Seattle Mariners.Humber has played for the Mets, Twins and Royals previously, debuting with the Mets in 2006. Show More Summary
Lets not bury the lead here. It is incredibly difficult to throw a complete-game shutout in baseball. It is even more difficult to throw a no-hitter. Past that, its almost impossible to throw a perfect game. That's why it has only happened 21 times in MLB history. Show More Summary
The 29-year-old Humber is an unlikely member of the perfect-game club -- he's the 21st player to join -- and is a relative unknown, earning a little more than the league minimum of $480,000 a year and playing for his fourth major league team in seven years.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber retired all 27 Seattle Mariners hitters in a 4-0 victory Saturday, throwing Major League Baseball's first perfect game since May 29, 2010, and only the 21st in league history. The closest the M's came to a hit was in the fourth when Alex Rios chased down a Dustin Ackley liner at the warning track. Show More Summary
No hits. No walks. No runs. Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history today, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Newsday reports that Humber’s perfect game was the first in two years. The last person to throw a perfect game was Roy Halladay who threw [...]Show More Summary
Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox retired all 27 Seattle Mariners batters he faced today, becoming just the 21st pitcher to throw a perfect game. It was the first perfect game since Roy Halladay achieved the feat in 2010. And Humber became the latest ex-Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter. Show More Summary
This is so rare. Which is why it's so amazing. 21st perfect game in MLB history. White Sox beat the Mariners 4-0. (better vid from MLB.COM)...
Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber became the first pitcher since Roy Halladay to throw a perfect game as he shut out the Seattle Mariners, 4-0. Most of the game was smooth sailing for the 29-year-old Humber, but pinch-hitter Brendan Ryan provided some dramatics in the last at-bat. Show More Summary
???A year ago around this time, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox nearly pitched a no-hitter against the New York Yankees. He did not allow a hit to the Bronx Bombers for the first 6 1/3 innings of a game at Yankee Stadium. Nearly...Show More Summary
It was baseball's 21st perfect game and first since Philadelphia's Roy Halladay threw one against the Florida Marlins on May 29, 2010. It was the third in White Sox's history, joining Mark Buehrle against Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009, and Charles Robertson against Detroit on April …
Philip Humber was absolutely masterful in Saturday's ballgame against the Mariners. He tossed the full nine innings without allowing a run, a hit or a walk, making him the 21st pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game....Show More Summary
The Chicago White Sox’ Philip Humber has thrown the 21st perfect game in major league history, retiring all 27 Seattle Mariners he faced in a 4-0 Chicago victory. He also became the second White Sox pitcher to be perfect in the lastShow More Summary
Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox has pitched a perfect game 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 by hit, walk or error, in Major League history, according to MLB.com. It was the first no-hitter of the [...]