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23-Year-Old Wins One Million Playing Baseball Video Game

Grand Prize

New York Mets' Rod Barajas hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Francisco Cordero in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Cincinnati. New York won the game 5-4. Ryan Hanigan catches at right. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

NEW YORK -- Shh, don't tell the kids. Wade McGilberry just won a million dollars playing a video game.

The 23-year-old from Mobile, Ala., took just an hour and a half to pitch a perfect game in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.'s "Major League Baseball 2K10."

Take-Two was giving away the prize to the first person to accomplish the feat, and says the contest helped boost sales of the game.

A perfect game, where no batter from the other team ever scores or reaches a base, is among the rarest feats in sports. Only 18 pitchers have thrown perfect games in the history of Major League Baseball.