Felix Hernandez tosses perfect game

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez celebrates with teammates, including Justin Smoak (17), after throwing a perfect game in the Mariners' 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoThe Seattle Times, Mark Harrison) MAGS OUT NO SALES SEATTLEPI.COM OUT MANDATORY CREDIT USA TODAY OUT TV OUT
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez celebrates with teammates after throwing a perfect game in the Mariners' 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoThe Seattle Times, Greg Gilbert) MAGS OUT NO SALES SEATTLEPI.COM OUT MANDATORY CREDIT USA TODAY OUT TV OUT
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez sits in the dugout while his team bats against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. Hernandez threw a perfect game as the Mariners beat the Rays 1-0 in the baseball game. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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CORRECTS TO MARINERS WINING 1-0 - Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez reacts after throwing a perfect game to end the ninth inning of baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Fans in a special section for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez cheer and hold up "K" cards for strikeouts during a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez celebrates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter in the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Mariner Moose, the Seattle Mariners' mascot, holds a sign that reads "Perfect," after Mariners' Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, right, argues with home plate umpire Rob Drake, left, before Drake ejected him in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is congratulated by teammate Justin Smoak, right, after throwing a perfect game to end the ninth inning of baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez walks off the field after he threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners defeated the Rays 1-0 in the baseball game. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is interviewed after he pitched the first perfect game in team history, against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners defeated the Rays 1-0 in the baseball game. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez reacts after throwing a perfect game to end the ninth inning of baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners won 1-0. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez walks off the field after pitching a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in Seattle. The Mariners defeated the Rays 1-0 in the baseball game. (AP PhotoTed S. Warren)

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Felix Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners’ first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday. Read more about the game here.

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