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Felix Hernandez

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    ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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    ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 26, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 01: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on September 1, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 01: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on October 1, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - JULY 26: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after Chris Colabello (not pictured) of the Minnesota Twins hit into a double play to end the eighth inning at Safeco Field on July 26, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 01: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Oakland Athletics during Opening Day at O.co Coliseum on April 1, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 02: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Seattle Mariners at Kauffman Stadium on September 2, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

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    DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners throws a first inning pitch while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 25, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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    PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Peoria Stadium on March 15, 2011 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - JULY 14: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after getting Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers to ground out for the final out of a complete game shutout at Safeco Field on July 14, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - MAY 21: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on May 21, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners follows through on a fourth inning pitch while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 25, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Seattle won the game 9-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners was dowsed with water after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners gets a hug from catcher John Jaso 27 after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Fans in the King's Court section cheer after starting pitcher Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners struck out Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays to end the eighth inning at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Hernandez threw a perfect game to defeat the Rays 1-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: A view of the scoreboard after starting pitcher Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners is mobbed by teammates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in the first inning of a 1-0 perfect game defeat of the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners follows through on a pitch during a 1-0 perfect game defeat of the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field on August 15, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 21: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field on August 21, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 21: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners waves to the crowd after being removed from the game in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field on August 21, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 27: Felix Hernandez 34 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates a win against the Minnesota Twins on August 27, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Mariners defeated the Twins 1-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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