Philip Humber's stock rose just a bit on Saturday after he threw the 21st perfect game in major league history. OK, it was against the Mariners, but that doesn't make it less impressive -- just more likely. We've seen nine perfect games thrown in the last three decades, after just 12 in the rest of baseball's history. Is Humber's perfecto a sign of the times?
Somewhere under this pile of White Sox is Philip Humber, who either accomplished something incredibly rare or something that's about to get slightly less rare.
The Mariners are a less than impressive offense, but it still takes a great deal of skill (and luck) to completely shut down an MLB team.
Humber's now something of a household name -- he's in a super-elite club with fewer members than there have been U.S. presidents. Did you know his name before Saturday?