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White Sox RHP Phil Humber throws perfect game
Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2012

Posted on 04/21/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SEATTLE (AP) Phil Humber threw the first perfect game in the majors in almost two years, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

It was baseball's 21st perfect game and first since Philadelphia's Roy Halladay threw one against the Florida Marlins on May 29, 2010. It was the third in White Sox's history, joining Mark Buehrle against Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009, and Charles Robertson against Detroit on April 30, 1922.

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1 posted on 04/21/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Impy; BillyBoy
I'm so F#$^#$@^$& HAPPY!!! From 7th on I was freaking out!!!

I was at game Monday when Phil pitched 115 in a solid start.

Amazing and I'm so happy for AJ catching his first Perfect, since Castro caught Buehrle's!!!

And WOOT for Robin!!!

2 posted on 04/21/2012 4:00:52 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m quite sure that guy’s not on my fantasy team.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 04/21/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Jim Robinson; onyx; TheOldLady
Thank you for posting this!!!

Can we have a Phil Humber graphic on atleast one thread for FReepathon lots of White Sox fans will contribute :D

4 posted on 04/21/2012 4:02:32 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heard the call on the car radio, broke in on boston/yanks. Awesome stuff. What happened on the last pitch? Did batter go around or what?

FReegards


5 posted on 04/21/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just add him to the long list of ex-NY Met pitchers who have thrown no hitters or perfect games. After 50 years, the Mets have had not one.
6 posted on 04/21/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: Ransomed; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; chicagolady; TheRightGuy; PhilCollins
I am biased as a life long White Sox fan. In my opinion he struck out, but thank God for AJ for chasing the ball and throwing him out!

Awesome year, Ozzie Guillen is gone, Dunn is hitting and a Perfect Game from our #5 Starter!!!

Now I'm going out to buy some champagne and have a blast I can't believe this was on National TV. I was too superstitious to tivo the last inning...

7 posted on 04/21/2012 4:16:10 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Dengar01

8 posted on 04/21/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Ransomed

It was a strikeout on a ball in the dirt, check swing. Ump said the batter went around.

Got a really nice ovation from the Seattle crowd, too. That was nice.


9 posted on 04/21/2012 4:34:04 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Yes, the Seattle fans were classy and immediately gave him a standing 'O'.

I'm still bummed over the loss on Thursday after Felix's great game. The life of a Seattle Mariner fan is not an easy one.

10 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

Could you just imagine what Felix’s record would be if he pitched somewhere else?


11 posted on 04/21/2012 5:04:51 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: SandyInSeattle; Dengar01

Thanks. They cut off the feed just as one of the guys that was calling it said the ump “didn’t want to make himself famous” or something. It was like right after the play and I know the guy didn’t see the replay yet. They are saying on MLB network that it looks like the ump made the right call.

Freegards


12 posted on 04/21/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I often wonder what would happen if pitchers of both teams playing each other threw a perfect game.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I often wonder what would happen if pitchers of both teams playing each other threw a perfect game.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Dengar01

Congrats to Phil Humber, he’s joined a very small group in throwing a perfect game.

I watched Don Larsen throw his perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers on TV and I was a Dodgers fan but it made no difference, I admired him as if he was a Dodger. It’s an amazing feat!


15 posted on 04/21/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“I watched Don Larsen throw his perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers on TV and I was a Dodgers fan but it made no difference, I admired him as if he was a Dodger. It’s an amazing feat!”

LOL, my mother wasn’t so forgiving.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 5:47:38 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

LOL! I didn’t mean to imply I liked them losing. :-)


17 posted on 04/21/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Revolting cat!

extra innings


18 posted on 04/21/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT by xp38
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19 posted on 04/21/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I know, I’ve been thinking that for a couple of years now. With any decent run support, he would be unbeatable — 20 games easy.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 8:28:33 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Dengar01; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82; Perdogg; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA

Close call I’d probably be little miffed if I were a Mariner fan. Looks like he went to me though. And I know I’ve seen countless hitters called out on identical check swings. Read an article by some guy questioning it, it seemed what he was really mad about was that they cut away from his precious Yankees for 10 minutes (out of what like 6 hours?) to show it nationwide.

Twice umpires have screwed guys out of perfect games, Milt Pappas and especially the pitiable Armando Galarraga, it’s a shame Bud Selig didn’t have the balls to rectify that latter situation. So I’m glad that didn’t occur again.

You know what Hawk Harrelson would have said,

YES HE DID, HE GONE!!!! COME ON AJ, YEEEEEEEESSSSS!!

Why or why did this game have to be on Fox?! At least Joe Buck and Tim McCarver didn’t call it (not that Dave Sims and Eric Karros did a particularly good job). I presume they were in Boston.

Meanwhile, the team that drafted Humber (Mets) is still in search of it’s first no-hitter.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Dengar01; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82; Perdogg; campaignPete R-CT
I agree with your assessment of the call.

It was a treat to see the conclusion of only the 21st perfect game ever. Screw the Red Sux getting blown out.

Joe Buck and Tim McCarver were in Boston.

“Meanwhile, the team that drafted Humber (Mets) is still in search of it’s first no-hitter.”

Yes. I thought Tom Seaver threw one for them, but he did that with the Reds, after the Mets traded him. IIRC, Seaver, while with the Mets came within one out of a perfect game against the Cubs though. Close but no cigar.

22 posted on 04/22/2012 7:45:26 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

Jimmy Qualls.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:58 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Dengar01; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82

I looked up Seaver, he lost it with 1 out in the 9th not 2.

You may recall once Mike Mussina lost a perfecto against the Red Sox to single by the 27th batter, Jurassic Carl Everett.

Pedro Martinez was once perfect through nine against the other team never to throw a no-hitter (the Padres) the but his Expos didn’t score until the 10th, Pedro gave up a double in the bottom of the 10th and was pulled. But he at least got the win unlike the unluckiest bastard that ever lived, Harvey Haddix (a shame there is no video of that one).

I’d like to see one be tied at 0 into the 9th and won on a walkoff. As far as I know there has never been any MLB no-hitter won a walkoff let alone a perfect game. You’d think it would have happened.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 8:10:59 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Dengar01; darkangel82

“Jimmy Qualls.”

That’s him. Thank you!

“You may recall once Mike Mussina lost a perfecto against the Red Sox to single by the 27th batter, Jurassic Carl Everett.”

Yes. Everett - what a freak.

“I’d like to see one be tied at 0 into the 9th and won on a walkoff. As far as I know there has never been any MLB no-hitter won a walkoff let alone a perfect game. You’d think it would have happened.”

That would be epic!!!


25 posted on 04/22/2012 8:57:37 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: Impy
OMG us White Sox fans are on the same wave length. I was so happy no Joe Buck he'd be crying. Was pissed we didn't have Hawk that would have been an insane call on AJ's FIRST PERFECT GAME!!! I like Buehrle but that bastard chose to leave us and join the Titanic, I am emailing my Season Ticket rep and calling the head of the Stadium Club to ask for a redecoration job. The whole stadium club shows Buehrle's perfect game him and Ramon Castro are gone. I think we need to pay tribute to Phil Humber and AJ!!!

And it's fun that even the Cubs won. Yesterday, Chicago had a perfect day! Screw the losers saying he didn't swing, he sure as hell did. I rewatched the play 40 times, the Johnny Damon swing in the 2005 ALDS to El Duque wasn't even as far and he was called out. F$%^^ the haters!

26 posted on 04/22/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Humber played college ball at Rice University in Houston, TX for legendary Coach Wayne Graham.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by 38special (Only fools believe the liberal media)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; Dengar01; darkangel82

As for losing a perfect game with a walk-off HR with two outs in the 9th, if it didn’t happen to Dave Stieb, it won’t happen to anyone.

Have any of you read The Great American Novel by Phillip Roth? One of the characters is Lefty Grove-type pitcher who struck out, on three pitches, the first 26 batters in the game, and started the 27th batter with two strikes, and then threw a strike down the middle for a “perfect perfect game,” but the ump said he was out of position and made him pitch again, and . . . well, I won’t ruin it for you.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 11:45:14 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

I watched the 9th in a senior living place with a bunch of octogenarians. They were fighting over whether to change the channel back to the news.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 12:00:21 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT and for Newt in CT and RI.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Impy

“I watched the 9th in a senior living place with a bunch of octogenarians. They were fighting over whether to change the channel back to the news.”

That’s sad. It was a moment of sports history.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 4:46:43 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

yea, i was the deciding vote on keeping the game on for the last out. Wouldn’t ya know the last batter was 7 pitches ... If it went on for a few more pitches, they would have revolted and grabbed the remote.


31 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:12 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT and for Newt in CT and RI.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Wow...just wow!


32 posted on 04/23/2012 7:22:34 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Wow...just wow!


33 posted on 04/23/2012 7:24:11 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; Dengar01; darkangel82

BTW, if you haven’t read Phillip Roth’s The Great American Novel, I highly recommend it.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 10:49:24 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Thanks for the recommendation.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I would have smashed that remote. Thank God Matlock wasn’t on huh? ;p


36 posted on 04/24/2012 11:23:48 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

That 27 strike thing sounds like the plot of some awful movie where Brendan Frasier can throw 150 MPH until he stops hating his parents or something.

I should read more.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 11:27:57 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

The Brendan Frasier movie was The Scout, right? With Robert Wuhl? (Or was it Albert Brooks?)

The Great American Novel is outstanding; it’s a about an author who wants to write”the great American novel” after deciding that Moby Dick can’t be it because whaling does not define America, and writes about baseball, particularly about a (fictitious) Patriot League that was a third major league in the first half of the 20th century.


38 posted on 04/24/2012 11:35:30 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Yes “The Scout”. I guess every other scout was too incompetent to find the guy that could throw super hard. I was thinking it was Billy Crystal, but you were right the second time it was Albert Brooks.

That novel sounds very interesting.


39 posted on 04/24/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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