It was all zeros across the scoreboard for Phil Humber, Chicago White Sox pitcher and son of Martin Lake Power Plant employee Greg Humber – with no hits, walks, runs or errors for nine innings, he achieved major league baseball's 21st perfect game in history.
This past Saturday, April 21, Humber led the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners and threw the first perfect game in nearly two years. It's an achievement that's garnering attention from the Baseball Hall of Fame, which reportedly reached out to request a ball and cap or jersey used in the game.
Plant Supervisor Greg Humber calls his son's accomplishment nothing short of incredible.
"I was getting ready to go to work and listening to it on my phone. When the game ended, I just couldn't stop yelling because I was so ecstatic,” says Greg. "Phil called me after the game to tell me about it and I couldn't be more proud of him. This is the greatest personal accomplishment that he could ever achieve in baseball and about as good as it gets.”
The Humber family has even more excitement to celebrate. Phil and his wife Kristan are expecting their first baby boy in the next few days.