Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has been enjoying life since pitching the first perfect game in franchise history this past Wednesday. In fact, he had an entire county ceremoniously named after him Friday, when King County executive Dow Constantine proclaimed his county to be "King Felix County" that day, according to The Seattle Times. "This is unbelievable, huh?" Hernandez told the newspaper. "That's crazy. I love it, man, love it! See? I'm part of Seattle. I can't go anywhere." But he will have to go back on the mound tonight against the Cleveland Indians (game time: 10:10 p.m. ET). And, like many before him, he will try to do what only Johnny Vander Meer has done: throw consecutive no-hitters. Not surprising, no pitcher ever has thrown back-to-back perfect games.
Felix Hernandez: 2012 no-hitters show perfection comes with a price
Sporting News | Aug 21