Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber is mobbed by his teammates
Apr 21, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber is mobbed by his teammates after recording a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. The White Sox won 4-0.
Philip Humber's perfect outing
Philip Humber threw a perfect game on April 21. The final out occurred on a checked swing by Seattle's Brendan Ryan. Ryan missed at a full-count pitch, but the ball eluded catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who threw to first base to complete the play.
White Sox starter Philip Humber reacts after the final out of his perfect game on April 21. It's the third perfect game in franchise history as Humber joins Mark Buehrle (vs. Tampa Bay, July 23, 2009) and Charles Robertson (at Detroit, April 30, 1922).
White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber celebrates after recording the final out of the 21st perfect game in major league history. Humber and the Sox beat the Mariners 4-0 at Safeco Field on April 21.
Would you believe ...
... Phil Humber was once a member of the New York Mets, one of two teams — the other the San Diego Padres — never to toss a no-hitter? Humber was the third overall draft pick by the Mets in 2004, but was dealt to the Twins in 2008 in a trade that involved Johan Santana. The right-hander was acquired by the White Sox on waivers from Oakland in January 2011.
South Side pile-up
Teammates mob Chicago starter Philip Humber after the right-hander records the final out of a perfect game against Seattle on April 21. Humber struck out nine and reached a three-ball count only three times, while needing just 96 pitches to toss the first perfect game since Philly's Roy Halladay beat the Marlins on May 29, 2010.
Philip Humber waves to the Safeco Field crowd after his masterpiece on Saturday. It was the third no-hitter against the Mariners. Angels Mark Langston and Mike Witt combined on one on April 11, 1990, and Dwight Gooden, while pitching for the Yankees, threw one on May 14, 1996.
White Sox righty Philip Humber receives a celebratory bath from a teammate after tossing his perfect game on April 21. After the game, Humber said, "This is awesome. ... Obviously the ball was hit at people. I'm thankful for that. It was a well-pitched game. Definitely something I'll never forget."