Gamer wins $1 million for pitching virtual perfect game

Gamer pitches perfect game, wins $1 million
Gamer pitches perfect game, wins $1 million

One Million dollars. That's the prize that 24-year-old Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Alabama won for pitching a perfect game. If you didn't hear the news on ESPN, don't worry, Wade isn't a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He is a video game record setter, who pitched his perfect game in MLB 2K10, a baseball simulation from 2K Sports. For his amazing accomplishment, Wade won $1,000,000.

This may sound like the plot of a Disney special, but it is the real deal. Apparently, 2K Sports thought it would be hard, if not impossible, for a player to pitch a perfect game in MLB2K10, especially with the many rules it put in place, but within a day of the game's release, Wade had pitched a perfect game using Kenshin Kawakami of the Atlanta Braves.