Perfect game #21 on 4-21-12 (in Off-topic)
April 22 2012 3:01 AM EDT
Congrats Phillip Humber, glad I was able to witness perfection today.
April 22 2012 3:03 AM EDT
Always been a cubs fan but congrats to him :)
April 22 2012 12:35 PM EDT
MLB was considered/agreed upon by historians to have started in 1876. Eight teams per association at that time. American League and National League with a couple teams that were crossovers/played both leagues.
MLB up until about 1961/62 played 154 games per year then went up to 162 with the addition of 2 new teams. (Both National League and American League perspectively.)
Each team plays 162 games per season. There are 30 teams, and each game has two teams, so the total number of games played by all teams is 162 x 15 = 2,430.
Not even counting before 62' that is 50 x 2430 = 121,500 games played.
So since this time and those numbers being thrown up perfect game #21 is an amazing feat in my book, Congratz!
One heck of a day for Chicago. Cubs, Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks all won. And Cubs fans were at the bar cheering for Humber to get perfection. Quite a site to see. I can't believe I have been able to witness 2 of the White Sox 3 perfect games and a no hitter in the last 5 years.
April 22 2012 1:36 PM EDT
Another Cubs fan here to recognize Humber's (and the Sox) HUGE accomplishment!!! I'm not real familiar with him but he seemed genuinely humbled by the whole situation. Congrats to him on something amazing that will be with him forever!
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