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White Sox' Humber Throws Perfect Game

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 21, 2012 10:40PM

Congrats are in order for Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber, who pitched the first perfect game of the season and the 21st in major league history a few moments ago, a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

It was a dominating performance. Humber needed only 96 pitches en route to his perfecto, threw first pitch strikes to 17 of the 27 batters he faced, struck out nine Seattle hitters, had 13 flyouts and only went to a three-ball count with three batters.

Humber's perfect game is the first in Major League Baseball since Oakland's Dallas Braden blanked the Tampa Bay Rays May 9, 2010. It's the third perfect game in White Sox history. The last White Sox pitcher to pitch a perfect game was Mark Buehrle against Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009. Here's a photo of the team toasting Humber after the game, via the White Sox Twitter feed.