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Having a ball: Humber's perfect game puts him in the spotlight

April 23, 2012|RedEye

What does pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball get you?

If you're Philip Humber of the White Sox, who became the 21st pitcher ever to pull off the rare feat, it gets you a brush with mainstream stardom.

Since his pitching gem Saturday, Humber has become somewhat of a pop culture star.

Here are his newfound brushes with fame.

He pitches the 'Top Ten' list

Humber read the 'Top Ten' list on Monday night's "Late Show With David Letterman."

Tebow tweets to him ...

@TimTebow: Congrats @Philip_Humber on accomplishing one of the greatest feats in all of sports! #PerfectGame

... so does Kate Upton

@KateUpton: Congrats to @Philip_Humber of the White Sox for getting into the Perfect Club. Looking forward to fitting your jacket! #2ksports hah

King for a week

So this is not exactly a mainstream breakthrough, but Humber, 29, was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.

Celebration at the Cell

On Thursday, Humber's next scheduled start, fans can purchase specially prices tickets in honor of the third White Sox perfect game ever. Upper reserved ticket prices can be had for as low as $9 (the number of perfect innings her threw on Saturday) and all lower box, lower reserved and bleacher seats are selling for as low as $27 (the number of consecutive batters he retired). Humber also will be featured on a perfect game poster, with photos of Humber during the game and after the final out, and an image of the official team scorecard, that will be handed out to fans attending Thursday's game.

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