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Philip Humber a perfect surprise

The White Sox right-hander became the 21st man to throw a perfect game

Originally Published: April 21, 2012
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

When White Sox starter Philip Humber threw the 96th and final pitch of a game that would leave him among an elite club that includes Cy Young, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson, Catfish Hunter and Roy Halladay, he immediately thought: "Oh, that's way outside. Hopefully it won't go to the backstop."

Fortunately, Seattle pinch hitter Brendan Ryan was up there hacking, figuring that with a perfect game on the line, anything close on the 3-2 pitch might be called a strike. So he began his swing, ...

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