Seattle’s Felix Hernandez Pitches Perfect Game

August 16, 2012

Felix Hernandez Pitches Major League Baseball’s 23rd Perfect Game

The Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez pitched the 23rd perfect game in Major League history and the first-ever for Seattle Wednesday (August 15th), beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 at home before the Mariners fans. The 26-year-old Hernandez, who won the 2010 American League Cy Young Award, threw 113 pitches during his gem, striking out 12. This was the third perfect game in baseball this season — the first time that’s happened — after those of the Chicago White Sox’s Philip Humber in April and the San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain in June. More than half of all perfect games, 12 of them, have come in the last 25 seasons. This also the third time in four seasons that Tampa Bay had a perfect game pitched against them.

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