Philip Humber's Perfect Game Earned Him Lots Of Text Messages, Twitter Followers

Before Saturday afternoon, Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber was best known as a draft bust. Humber was the third overall pick of the New York Mets in the 2004 MLB Draft, but struggled in New York before being dealt to the Minnesota Twins in the Johan Santana trade before the 2008 season. It's safe to say Humber's reputation has been reset after his perfect game today against the Seattle Mariners. It stands to reason he'd be a lot more recognizable now.

Here are two examples of Humber's newfound recognition, from Tribune beat writer Mark Gonzales and CNBC's Darren Rovell.

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