Player pitches the perfect (video) game

Pitching a perfect game in baseball is impressive. Winning a million bucks is also something to celebrate. Doing both from the comfort of your armchair is the cherry on the cake.

That’s what 23-year-old Wade McGillberry did on just his fifth attempt in the first 90 minutes playing the newly released Major League Baseball 2K10. He was smart enough to have filmed his TV screen and thus earned himself the million dollar prize offered by game producers Take Two.

A perfect game means that not a single batter from the opposing team makes it even to first base. According to the Associated Press, it’s only happened 18 times in real-life Major League Baseball. It doesn’t appear to be any easier in the game: the developers say they’ve never been able to achieve it.

McGilliberry achieved the feat in March but has only just had his claim verified (which included inspection of his X-Box) and received his prize money.

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