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

King Gets His Crown: Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game

27 up, 27 down. The King was perfect on Wednesday afternoon for the Mariners.

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On Witnessing A Perfect Game

Felix Hernández threw a perfect game, and this writer was in the ballpark to see it.

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Was Joe Maddon's Ejection "Bush League"?

Nothing was going to get in the way of Felix Hernandez's first no-hitter, Wednesday afternoon in Seattle. But you have to give Rays manager Joe Maddon credit for doing everything possible to stop it.

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Watch Every Out Of Felix Hernandez's Perfect Game

Don't have time to find and watch a full replay of Felix Hernandez throwing a perfect game? Good news! You can watch every single out of Wednesday's gem, thanks to MLB.com. That's every ball put into play and every strikeout pitch, from one to 27. And it's all in a handy six-minute video.

So sit back and enjoy the Felix show, in condensed form:

It's very interesting to see how his day progresses in hindsight and in this form. The game actually starts off with a hard-hit ball to right-center that takes a leaping catch to haul in. And early on, the Tampa Bay Rays were putting balls into play.

But once Felix hits his groove, it's all over. The strikeouts start coming en masse, the balls in play are weakly hit and the Rays look pretty helpless. And that eighth inning? Well, that eighth inning was something else, and worth the time to watch alone.

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Felix Hernandez Perfect Game: GIFs And Video

On a day when the MVP of the All-Star Game got popped for performance-enhancing drugs, Felix Hernandez somehow became the baseball story of the day. His perfect game was, dare I say, perfect. It was the 21st perfect game in the modern era, with 22 of those coming against the Rays.

Here's the final out of the game:


And in GIF form:


The scene on the mound:


Here's King Felix getting drenched in what appears to be wiper fluid:


And, of course, Mariner Moose holding up a hand-written sign that he most certainly did not scribble out at the last second. Because mooses can't draw, stupid.


This was the second no-hitter of the Mariners' season, but something tells me the fans will treasure this one just a little bit more.

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