New York, NY – Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 22.
Humber tossed the 21st perfect game in MLB history on Saturday, April 21, striking out nine while needing just 96 pitches to accomplish the feat. It was the first complete game and shutout of his career.
It was the 18th no-hitter recorded by the White Sox, but just the third perfect game. Humber joins Mark Buehrle (July 23, 2009) and Charlie Robertson (April 30, 1922) as White Sox pitchers who have thrown perfect games.
In his other start during the week, Humber received a no decision while allowing one run on six hits and three walks through 5 1/3 innings.
Other notable performances included Rangers catcher Mike Napoli and center fielder Josh Hamilton, Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold, Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Angels pitcher Jared Weaver.