Let Perfection Reign

Felix Hernandez's perfect game came where he belongs, in Seattle

Originally Published: August 8, 2012
By John Hickey | Special to ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- Much was made of last month's trade of Ichiro Suzuki from Seattle to New York, including suggestions that the Mariners had dealt away their heart.

Not so much, as it turned out. The man Seattle traded was the face of the Seattle franchise. The heart remains intact. His name is Felix Hernandez. And on a blue and brilliant Wednesday afternoon in the Pacific Northwest, the man his teammates call "Fifi" and the rest of the world knows as King Felix demonstrated both the grip he ...

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