Baseball’s been played for well over 100 years and one of the feats that is the most rare is a perfect game. 27 up, 27 down, no runs or hits or errors or balls bouncing off of Jose Canseco’s head and over the wall. While recent history would suggest otherwise, it is extremely difficult to throw a perfect game.
Phillip Humber did just that on Saturday night against the Seattle Mariners. It was the 3rd perfecto since 2009 (Dallas Braeden, Mark Buehrle) and the 6th since 1994 (David Cone, David Wells, Kenny Rogers). So six of the 21 have come in the last 18 baseball seasons, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a big deal.
Celebrate the mastery of the 3rd overall pick of the 2004 draft. There are some big bats in that Mariner lineup and they’re all pros.