Felix Hernandez finally presented former Mariners catcher John Jaso with the perfect gift: a shiny Rolex for catching King Felix’s perfecto last August against the Rays. A clubhouse employee delivered the gold watch from Seattle’s side to the Oakland clubhouse for Jaso about 90 minutes before first pitch of the Mariners’ season-opening win.
Mariners’ GM Jack Zduriencik announced Tuesday that Seattle and ace Felix Hernadez have reached an agreement on a new contract.
August 15th had a perfect day on the mound for Mariners ace Felix Hernadez when he hurled the first perfect game in team history and the 23rd in Major League history. That was one of several stellar performances for the Seattle starter during the month of August, which is why the Venezuela native is being named the American League Pitcher of the Month.
Bummed you weren’t there to see Felix Hernandez’s 27 innings of perfection on Wednesday? Well, you have a chance to be part of a special celebration for the King.
The Seattle Mariners will turn Safeco Field into the “Supreme Court” on Tuesday evening, August 21, as King Felix takes the mound against the Cleveland Indians.
Seattle’s Felix Hernandez threw Major League Baseball’s third perfect game of the season Wednesday — a record — joining San Francisco’s Matt Cain and the White Sox’s Philip Humber, who also tossed his gem at Safeco Field. That means six of the 23 perfectos in baseball history have come since 2009. Little wonder this is being called the Decade of the Pitcher.