is getting plenty of media attention for creating history in the latest match between the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners. Humber pitched a perfect game as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners, 4-0, on Saturday at Safeco Field. As it's the 21st perfect game in MLB history, Humber’s team, coach, friends and of course his family are exceptionally proud of him.
Philip Humber only required 80 pitches to get through eight innings. He was looking very confident as he paced towards making history. After setting the record, he expressed his excitement in an interview with FOX, saying, “I mean, I can’t even put it into words” “I’m just so happy. There are so many good things happening right now. This just adds to the list. God is so good.”
His fans are also all praises for him. Internet and social media is abuzz with his success story. Owing to his success, many people have started looking up for what exactly is a perfect game.
According to MLB Rules, Regulations and Statistics of Major League Baseball, “A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a pitcher (or combination of pitchers) pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of nine innings and in which no opposing player reaches base.”
This doesn’t happen too frequently in this sport. Prior to Philip Humber’s perfect game on Sunday, this feat had only been achieved 20 times in the history of Major League Baseball, 19 times since the modern era began in 1900.