Chicago starting pitcher Phillip Humber retired ALL 27 Seattle Mariners batters he faced to post the 21st perfect game in MLB history. Humber became the first Major League pitcher to throw a perfect game since Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay did it against the Florida Marlins on May of 2010.
Humber’s was the first perfect game or no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season; the White Sox beat the Mariners 4-0. The 29-year old right-hand hurler became the third White Sox player to record a perfect game (Mark Buehrle against Tampa Bay in July 2009 and Charles Robertson against Detroit in April 1922). He needed just 96 pitches for his first complete game.
Humber was the New York Mets’ first-round pick out of Rice University in 2004; he was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 2008, signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Roylas in 2009, was waived and picked up by the Oakland A’s and they waived him during the offseason of 2010 and the White Sox claimed him January 2011.
Humber had Tommy John surgery done on his elboow when he was on the New York Mets in 2005.