(chrisTwire Sports)— White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in major league baseball history today in Seattle against the Mariners.
A perfect game is defined by the MLB as:
a game in which a pitcher pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base. Thus, the pitcher cannot allow any hits, walks, hit batsmen, or any opposing player to reach base safely for any other reason—in short, “27 up, 27 down”.
The feat has been achieved 21 times in the history of major league baseball—19 times since the modern era began in 1900.
The perfect game is widely considered the hardest single accomplishment in sports as it happens in fewer than 1 in 1100 games. Never in history has a black person ever thrown a perfect game and only one Latin American person has ever pitched a perfect game.
Before now, the 29 year old White Sox pitcher Humber had never even pitched a complete game in his 29 major league starts. Humber accounted for the 27 outs with nine strikeouts, five groundouts and 13 flyouts on 96 pitches. He was the third White Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game.
The Chicago White Sox improved to 8-6 on the year with the win and the Seattle Mariners fell to 7-9.
In Other White people News…
Watergate figure Charles Colson has died at 80
We lost a hero today as Charles Colson passed away at the age of 80. He was considered a genious of the Nixon Administration and spent the last 35 years of his life evangelizing to prison inmates.
Colson once famously stated that he would walk over his grandmother to get the president (Nixon) elected to a second term. In 1972 The Washington Post called him “one of the most powerful presidential aides, variously described as a troubleshooter.
Colson also wrote a syndicated column, and started his daily radio feature, BreakPoint, which airs on more than 1,000 radio networks.