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Phillip Humber Throws Perfect Game for Chicago White Sox
MLB.Com ^ | 4/21/12 | Josh Liebeskind

Posted on 04/21/2012 5:45:57 PM PDT by usconservative

SEATTLE -- There are good games, and there are great games. Then there are the perfect ones that stick with you for the rest of your life.

Philip Humber will never forget what he accomplished Saturday afternoon. What started with a harmless ground-ball out turned into another out, which turned into another, and another, and another. Twenty-seven outs later, Humber had the 4-0 win over the Mariners. More importantly, he had a perfect game, and his place in the record books.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.whitesox.mlb.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; chicagowhitesox; humber; ventura
Phillip Humber throws first Perfect Game! Chicago White Sox beat Seattle Mariners.

Awesome effort and game! If you have a chance to catch the replay on comcast sportsnet, do so!

1 posted on 04/21/2012 5:46:00 PM PDT by usconservative
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To: usconservative

But the New York Mets, celebrating 50 years of failing to have as no-hitter. :) 7.982 http://nonohitters.com/


2 posted on 04/21/2012 5:50:00 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: usconservative
I root for 2 teams in baseball.

The White Sox...

And whoever plays the Cubs.

3 posted on 04/21/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man
lol
My two favorite teams are the Rays and whoever is playing the Yankees.
4 posted on 04/21/2012 5:52:07 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: RightField

No fan of the White Sox myself, but congrats to him. Was funny watching the coverage, this was at Safeco Field in Seattle, and you had folks rooting against their own home team so they can see a perfect game.

History in the making .... only the 21st in MLB history.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 5:54:04 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: mountn man
"On July 1, 1990, Hawkins pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park but lost the game. "

I happened to see that one.

6 posted on 04/21/2012 6:05:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: usconservative

where was that heartbreaker last season?


7 posted on 04/21/2012 6:09:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (void where prohibited.)
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To: CountryClassSF

Cool !

Phillip is a great kid and worked hard as an undergraduate at Rice. He pitched the winning game in the College World Series for the Owls.

My son and he roomed together their first year at Sid Rich.

Oldplayer


8 posted on 04/21/2012 6:10:40 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: RightField

I always favor whoever is playing the Yankees and Notre Dame. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 6:35:11 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Women and cats will do as they please; men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.)
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To: SMGFan
But the New York Mets, celebrating 50 years of failing to have as no-hitter

Wow. My dad is a Mets fan, and I grew up remembering him complaining about M. Donald Grant and the talent they traded away. I figured that Tom Seaver would have had at least one No-Hitter. Jon Matlack? Jerry Koosman? What?! At least Nolan Ryan had one, though that was AFTER leaving the Mets.

I guess I'm spoiled growing up a Dodger fan. The occasional no-hitter was kind of expected in those glory years.
10 posted on 04/21/2012 6:57:18 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: usconservative
Yes. I saw it this afternoon. Amazing! Humber thanked God and said he was blessed. Thanked his teammates for playing a great game as well. He and his wife are expecting a baby and he dedicated the game to his wife. Born in Nacadoches and now lives in Tyler.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: usconservative
21st perfect game in MLB history...should have been the 22nd, but for Jim Joyce's bad call depriving Armando Galarraga of a perfect game on June 2, 2010.

I hadn't heard of Phil Humber before. Is he Senate material? He's 29 now but will be 30 before the next session of Congress convenes. The Senate has been perfect-game-pitcher-free since Jim Bunning left.

12 posted on 04/21/2012 7:17:50 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: oldplayer
The kid deserves a big pic in here:


13 posted on 04/21/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by tomkat (...shall NOT be abridged)
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To: oldplayer

He certainly comes across as a very good man in his post game interviews. Very humble, no pun intended and also seems like a very committed Christian.

Congrats to him, his family and the White Sox.

Also, the Mariners fans were very classy.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 7:30:08 PM PDT by CrosscutSaw
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To: mountn man

Typical White Sox fan. My favorite team is the Cubs but I never root against the White Sox - unless they are playing the Cubs.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: CountryClassSF

You watched the coverage? It was unbearable. FOX can go take a leap. (I only watched the first four innings, and then had to go to work).


16 posted on 04/21/2012 8:04:59 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tomkat
Tomkat and Crosscutsaw,

Thanks for the posts, especially the nice picture of Humber. I agree that the statements he made after the game were classy. He didn't talk about himself except to say he overthrew a bit in the 9th. Everything else he said was about his teammates and their great play.

Good to see this in today's world.

BTW, the situation with Armando Galarraga was classy also in a sort of twisted way. The ump and Galarraga both handled a bad deal with more grace and courage than I think I could have.

OLDPLAYER

17 posted on 04/21/2012 8:37:24 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: usconservative

Carthage Bulldog baseball.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 8:41:08 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: usconservative

Quite a Weekend in Baseball, Fenway Park has the 100th Anniversary the week of the Titanic Centennial as Well, Cincinnati Reds win 10,000 game in Franchise history since 1882 (1869-1880) left out for some reason. Now Humber throws 21st perfect game in Major League history.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 9:33:23 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: usconservative

Wow. Just watched every out at MLB.com. It is a thing of beauty.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 9:38:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: raybbr; mountn man
My brother used to say: I'd rather have 2 sisters who were
whores than 1 brother who was for the Cubs.
Growing up
in Chgoland, if your family house was south of Madison Street,
you were knighted for life to pay unbridled homage to the Sox.
21 posted on 04/21/2012 10:04:59 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Along with Ryan’s many, Seaver also had a no-no after leaving the Mets.


22 posted on 04/21/2012 10:30:17 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt. Nothing beats that!!!)
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To: jobim
I'm NW of Ohare and have always lived on the N side. Always been a Sox fan.

Just to stubborn to follow the crowd.

Too many people just blindly following, believing all the hype. And telling themselves how cool the Cubs are.

Just like Democrats.

23 posted on 04/21/2012 10:37:23 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

That’s why you’re a mountn man: you’re a tough guy! It was mandatory for south-of-Madison folks to be Sox fans, but that didn’t mean that manly men of northern climes might not also show their virility, men such as yourself. I was an Oak Parker, and our house was just 3 blocks south of Madison on Jackson Blvd. Lucky for me!


24 posted on 04/21/2012 10:54:35 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: jobim
Growing up in Chgoland, if your family house was south of Madison Street, you were knighted for life to pay unbridled homage to the Sox.

I'm from way south of Madison. On 9800 south. I became a Cubs fan when I was a small child.

25 posted on 04/22/2012 3:26:52 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: CrosscutSaw
Also, the Mariners fans were very classy.

Yes they were. Sadly, we here in the Chicago area don't see that kind of classy behavior from the "amateur team" up on the North side in Wrigley Field.

26 posted on 04/22/2012 5:30:27 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Verginius Rufus

23rd. Milt Pappas should have had one in 1972 if not for Bruce Froemming calling a borderline ball 4 on a strike. I really think the ump on this one wasn’t going to call that a checked swing no matter what.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

23rd. Milt Pappas should have had one in 1972 if not for Bruce Froemming calling a borderline ball 4 on a strike. I really think the ump on this one wasn’t going to call that a checked swing no matter what.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 6:20:57 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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