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Felix and the Fans: Safeco Field is the Place to be Tonight

Fans lined Dave Niehaus Way prior to the gates opening for tonight’s game vs. the Indians.

On the morning of Wednesday, August 15, 2012, the Seattle Mariners ticket office opened to get ready for that afternoon’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Mariners.  A check of advance ticket sales for rest of the homestand showed that 11,363 tickets had been sold for the Monday, August 20 game, and 11,969 for the Tuesday, August 21 game.

On the afternoon of August 15, 2012, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history.

On Thursday morning, August 16, the perfect game was big news locally, nationally and internationally, and fans had figured out the Felix’s next start was going to be Tuesday night, August 21, against the Cleveland Indians.

On Thursday afternoon, August 16, at 4:00 pm, the Mariners announced the “Supreme Court” promotion tonight, with t-shirts, placards and special ticket prices.  And the excitement for the game began to build amongst the fans.

While attendance for last night’s win over the Indians wound up at 14,687, tonight’s paid attendance will be around 37,000.  Here is how the advance sales for tonight’s game built during the past week:

Thursday morning:         12,380
Friday morning:           13,592
Monday morning:           22,484
Today morning:            29,830
Today at 1:43 pm:         32,191
Today at 3:51 pm:         34,663
Today at 4:56 pm:         35,715

 

It has been an amazing response by the baseball fans of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, who are ready for a great baseball show at Safeco Field tonight.

And if you can’t be here, the game will be carried, as always, on 710 ESPN Seattle and ROOT SPORTS.

Fans received their King of Perfection t-shirt, King Felix K Card and even trading cards after passing through the Safeco Field gates.

- RA

King Felix Says Thank You

Felix Hernandez Named AL Pitcher of the Week

Felix Hernandez was named the AL Pitcher of the Week. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Felix Hernandez has been named the American League Player of the Week for August 13-19.

Hernandez tossed the 23rd Perfect Game in Major League history on Aug. 15 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, retiring all 27 batters faced. He struck out 12, and recorded the first Perfect Game in Seattle franchise history, the fourth no-hitter. The 1-0 win was also his third 1-0 victory of the season, setting a Mariners team record.

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Hernandez will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

This is Felix’s first career weekly honor. He is the second Mariner to garner the award this season, joining Justin Smoak for the week ending June 3. Felix is the first Mariners pitcher to be named Player of the Week since Joel Pineiro on May 7, 2006.

To celebrate perfection, the Mariners are turning Safeco Field into the “Supreme Court” on Tuesday, as Felix Hernandez takes the mound for his first start since the Perfect Game. The usual “King’s Court” section in left field is expanding to the “Supreme Court” for this game, as the first 34,000 (in honor of Felix’s uniform number, 34) fans entering the ballpark will receive a special “King of Perfection” t-shirt and commemorative “K” card with a photo from the perfect game on the back side.

It is always best to get your tickets ahead of time to avoid possible lines on the night of game. Fans are eager to congratulate Hernandez so a good crowd is expected.

Tickets for all Mariners games are available in advance without no service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office, and at all Seattle Mariners Team Stores (4th and Stewart in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Southcenter Mall and Alderwood Mall). Tickets are also available online at www.mariners.com/tickets and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (732-4487).

Commissioner Selig Sends Letter to King Felix

After throwing his perfect game on Wednesday vs. the Rays, Felix Hernandez received a number of congratulatory phone calls, text messages, e-mails and letters. Heck, he even got King County renamed “King Felix County” for a day. The following is a letter sent from Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig congratulating King Felix on his accomplishment.

Welcome to King Felix County

Accolades for Felix Hernandez and his perfect game keep rolling in. The latest is from King County Executive Dow Constantine, who has proclaimed that on Friday, August 17, King County will be known as King Felix County.

The Supreme Court Will Be In Session Next Tuesday

To celebrate pitching perfection of Felix Hernandez, the Mariners will turn Safeco Field into the “Supreme Court” on Tuesday evening, August 21, as Felix takes the mound against the Cleveland Indians. Game time is 7:10 pm.

Tuesday will mark Felix’s first start after completing the first perfect game in Mariners history (and the 23rd in Major League Baseball history) yesterday at Safeco Field, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0. 

The usual “King’s Court” section in left field for Felix’s home starts has been expanded to the “Supreme Court” for this game. The first 34,000 (in honor of his uniform number 34) fans entering the ballpark Tuesday will receive a special bright yellow “King of Perfection” t-shirt and the commemorative “K” card will include a classic photo from the perfect game on the back side.

Special ticket prices will be featured Tuesday. View Level seats have been priced as low as $10 and Main Level seats as low as $30.

This has all the makings of another exciting summer night at Safeco Field, as fans salute Felix. “It’s good to be the King.”

Tickets are on sale now available without service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office and at all Seattle Mariners Team Stores (4th & Stewart in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Southcenter Mall & Alderwood Mall). Tickets are also available online at mariners.com and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (732-4487).

FELIX WILL BE RECOGNIZED PRE-GAME TOMORROW NIGHT

Felix will be given a special plaque to commemorate his historic achievement prior to Friday night’s game at Safeco Field against the Minnesota Twins.  Game time is 7:10 pm.  Get to the park early to witness this presentation.

Felix’s Perfect Game in Headlines

Here is a look at the front pages of several newspapers local, national and even international highlighting the 23rd Perfect Game in Major League history thrown by Felix Hernandez.

Video Highlights of King Felix’s Perfect Game

Video highlights from the perfect game thrown by Felix Hernandez yesterday vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.

And here is the interview with Felix immediately following the game on MLB Network.

Complete coverage on MLB.com
• Felix throws 23rd perfect game
• Perfecto adds to Mariners history
• Feat resonates around baseball
• Leach: Few can match Felix
• Safeco hosts third no-no in ’12
• The Perfect Year continues
• Share your stories on Memory Lab

Multimedia
• Felix completes perfecto
• All 27 outs
• Thames’ running grab
• Must C: Classic
• Felix, Jaso reflect on perfecto
• Selig on Felix’s feat
• John Ellis on Felix’s perfecto
• Postgame celebration
• Felix talks about perfect game
• Wedge on Felix
• Felix chats with Network
• Jaso on catching perfection
• Broadcasters on perfect game
• Perfect game gallery
• Game gallery

- JE

Mariners Minor Leaguers Celebrate the King Felix Perfecto

History was made today at Safeco Field when Felix Hernandez recorded the 23rd perfect game in Major League history. And while fans went crazy at Safeco Field, there were a lot of future Mariners paying close attention to what Felix was doing.

Here is a look at the Jackson Generals, including Felix’s older brother Moises (#45), watching and celebrating the perfect game during batting practice.

And here are the rookie-level Arizona League Mariners watching the final outs from the clubhouse in Peoria, AZ.

King Felix = Perfection

For now, we’ll let the photos tell the story of the amazing perfect game performance by Felix Hernandez this afternoon at Safeco Field. Fans can watch a full rebroadcast of tonight’s game at 7:30 pm on ROOT Sports and via radio on 710 ESPN Seattle at 6:10 pm.

Felix watching his perfect game in the training room after all the interviews.

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