@Buster_ESPN: Felix Hernandez moved to tears by a tribute from Seattle staffers today.
via Seattle Times
And the king, though fairly well compensated before now, will finally be paid like one. Sadly, this will only mean an end of the King Felix to the Yankees rumors for about three or four months.
And while some will claim that this is an overpay and that it will upset the pitching market for…
Felix Hernandez threw the first perfect game ever pitched in the month of August.
I love this game.
Felix Hernandez became the first pitcher in Mariners’ history to throw a perfect game, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 this afternoon.
Felix’s pitching line:
9.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 12 K
This is the second Mariners’ no-hitter this year*, six men combined to throw a no-no on June 8 - a record.
This is also the first time 3 perfect games were thrown in the same season. Matt Cain threw a perfect on June 13, with 14 Ks - a major league record. Philip Humber threw a perfect game against the Mariners on April 21. (This marks the first time that a team was the victim of a perfect game and then won a perfect game in the same season.)
* Both no-hitters were won 1-0 highlighting the Mariners’ offensive woes.