Seattle Mariners logoSeattle Mariners

Felix Hernandez Tosses 1st Perfect Game in Seattle Mariners History

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15:  Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
James MorisetteCorrespondent IIIAugust 15, 2012

On April 21, during a sunny weekend afternoon, White Sox right-hander Phil Humber tossed a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

On Wednesday, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez fired nothing but sunshine on his home turf against the surging Tampa Bay Rays.

King Felix's perfect game is the first in franchise history. Randy Johnson fired the team’s first no-no on June 2, 1990 against the Detroit Tigers, per Baseball Almanac. That game was at the Kingdome.

Equally impressive is that this is the second no-hitter for the Mariners this season. Kevin Millwood combined with five other pitchers to throw a no-hitter on June 8th against the LA Dodgers.

With a complete game, 12-strikeout gem, the 26-year-old Venezuela native improves to 11-5 with a 2.60 ERA and 1.04 WHIP this season.

The last time a team to no-hit the Rays was the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 25, 2010. Edwin Jackson fired the no-no in the D-Backs' 1-0 victory.

Jeremy Hellickson, who pitched impressive as well, took the loss for the Rays.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices