Interesting Stats From 2K Sports Regarding the Latest Member of the Perfect Game Club
Over the weekend, the 21 perfect game in modern Major League Baseball happened, delivered by Chicago White Sox’s right hander, Phil Humber. In honor of this new perfect game, 2K Sports gave us some interesting statistics on Phil’s perfect game and how he would have fared in the $1,000,000 Perfect Game Challenge. It seems that while Phil performed the perfect game in real life, it would not have stacked up against the competition, as he would have placed 259th on the current leaderboard to get into the coveted top eight spots.
Even more intriguing is the information regarding the current 782,000 attempts at scoring a perfect game in MLB 2K12. From those quarter million plus entries, only 682 have finished with a perfect game. The top pitcher used was Roy Halladay and the most faced team were the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pitching a perfect game is no easy task, whether virtually or in real life. The official definition has you facing the minimum 27 batters (9 innings with three outs per inning), with no batter making it on base. In other words, you have to bring not just your A-game, but you A+ game, and you need to have solid defense behind you during every inning.
You still have a little time left to try and get your Perfect Game in for the MLB 2K12 Million Dollar Challenge, as the contest is over on May 5th, 2012. MLB 2K12 is out for most major platforms from 2K Sports and Visual Concepts.