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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.

King Felix at Yankee Stadium

Felix Hernandez was once again dominant in a 1-0 win against the Yankees in New York on Saturday, tossing his 21st career complete game and his 7th career shutout.

“That’s probably the best start I’ve seen as a manager,” said Eric Wedge. “In a 1-0 ballgame, he knows one pitch can be the ballgame. That was just special stuff to watch today. What you saw today, you’re not going to see anything better than that.”

“The thing was, he was never in any bad counts, really. I think he had one or two walks,” said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. “You look, he threw about a ball a hitter, so he was never in any bad counts.”

“He was better than us,” said Yankees captain Derek Jeter. “That’s pretty much all you can say.”

Here are a few notes on his performance courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info.

Here are some notes about Felix’s 2-hit shutout today in the Mariners 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium (statistical research help from ESPN Data Info, Baseball-Reference.com & the Elias Sports Bureau)

  • Became the 3rd pitcher since 1930 with two shutouts allowing 2 hits or fewer at Yankee Stadium (Jim Palmer and Billy Hoeft).
  • Tossed his second shutout at new Yankee Stadium (opened in 2009), as many as all NYY pitchers combined
  • Led the Mariners to their first 1-0 win vs. the Yankees on the road since May 17, 1991.
  • Recorded the first 1-0 shutout by a visiting pitcher at Yankee Stadium (new or old) since Greg Swindell Sept. 6, 1988.
  • Recorded his 3rd shutout this season to tie Brandon Morrow for the MLB lead.
  • With Felix’s third shutout this season (also: 6/28 vs. BOS & 7/14 vs. TEX) became the 10th Mariner in club history to record 3+ shutouts in a season (Johnson-3, Langston-2, Vargas, Garcia, Moyer, Fleming, Holman, Moore, Bannister)…7th career shutout tying Floyd Bannister for 4th all-time in club history.
  • Recorded his 5th career win in a 1-0 game setting the club record (Randy Johnson 2nd with 4 W)…2nd CG shutout in 1-0 game, both this season.
  • Is 5-2 with a 2.06 ERA (12 ER, 52.1 IP) in 7 starts vs. Yankees in New York, including 4-1, 1.13 (5 ER, 39.2 IP) with 2 shutouts at the new Yankee Stadium.
  • Is 6-0 with a 1.41 ERA (12 ER, 76.1 IP), 3 shutouts, 75 strikeouts, 14 walks, only 1 HR allowed and a .195 opp avg (53×272) over his last 10 starts (since 6/17). Lowered season ERA from 3.70 to 2.63 during stretch.
  • Was Felix’s 9th start this season with at least 8.0 innings pitched while allowing 1 or fewer runs (next closest are Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey with 5)…Felix had 13 such starts during his Cy Young season in 2010.

And how rare of a loss like this was it for the Yankees in their historic home stadium?

  • Just the 9th time in live ball era (since 1918) the Yankees have lost 1-0 at home with 2 or fewer hits and 1st time since June 1, 1978 (Jim Palmer 2-hit shutout).
  • Just the 2nd time in the past 50 years the Yankees have lost 1-0 at home with 2 or fewer hits.
  • Only the 2nd time to be shutout 1-0 in their new ballpark (298th game, last: 6/13/11 vs. CLE), and 10th time overall to be shutout in the new Yankee Stadium

Here’s a look at Felix’s game logs at Yankee Stadium:

- FA & JE

This Date in Mariners History – Felix’s Debut

It seems like yesterday, but 7 years ago today on August 4, 2005 at Detroit’s Comerica Park, Felix Hernandez made his Major League debut. At 19 years, 118 days old, Felix became the 3rd-youngest player in club history to make his debut. Felix recorded the loss allowing 3 hits, 2 runs (1 ER) and striking out 4 in 5.0 innings in the Mariners 3-1 loss vs. the Tigers.

Today against the Yankees, Felix will make his 228th career start. Happy Felix Day.

Felix Hernandez, who wore #59 as a rookie, in his Major League debut Aug. 4, 2005 vs. the Tigers. At the time Felix became the youngest Major League starter since Jose Rijo pitched for the Yankees in 1984. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Another Felix Gem

Felix Hernandez showed why once again last night he has earned the name King Felix tossing a 3-hit shutout vs. the Texas Rangers.

Here are some of the many facts to come out of his dominating performance last night:

  • His shutout meeting the criteria of 12+ strikeouts, zero walks and 3 or fewer hits allowed was only the 36th in Major League history dating back to 1900 (first Mariner)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, that makes it more than 6-times as rare as a no-hitter (220 individual no-hitters since 1900)…Felix became just the 5th pitcher over the last 10 seasons to throw a shutout of this nature, joining Matt Cain (6/13/12), Chris Capuano (8/26/11), Erik Bedard (7/7/07) and Randy Johnson (5/18/04).
  • Became just the 10th pitcher (11x) in club history to throw a shutout vs. the Rangers, and first since Joel Pineiro in 2003
  • Tossed his 20th career complete game, and 6th shutout.
  • Needed only 107 pitches to complete the shutout, the 4th-fewest pitches among his 15 9.0 innings complete games…did not reach a 3-ball count the entire game.
  • He now leads the Majors with 140 strikeouts…in the AL, is also 6th in  ERA (2.92), T5th in quality starts (12) & T1st in IP (132.2)
  • Is 3-0, 1.40 ERA (7 ER, 45.0 IP) with 56 strikeouts (11.2 K/9.0 IP) in last 6 GS.
  • Recorded 20th career CG last night…first pitcher since Mark Mulder (2000-04) to record 20+ CG by age 26.
  • Has 7 starts of at least 8.0 IP while allowing 1 or fewer runs this season (most in the Majors).
  • Was Felix’s second shutout this season with 12 or more strikeouts. He struck out 13 Red Sox in a shutout on June 28. He becomes the first pitcher to have multiple shutouts with 12 or more strikeouts in a single season since Randy Johnson did it twice for Arizona in 2002. He is only the second Mariner to achieve the feat, joining Johnson, who did it twice in 1995. Some other interesting data about his pitches was outlined by ESPN Stats & Information.

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