In January, 2K Sports put up a $1 million prize for the first person to pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K10. Today an Alabama man is $1 million richer.
Pitching a perfect baseball game is no easy feat. It's only happened 16 times since 1900, but of course in real life baseball they only have one season a year. With thousands of players playing several seasons between the game's release and the May 1 contest deadline, there were plenty of entries to the 2K Sports contest as early as two days after the game hit store shelves. However only one could be the first, and that one is Alabama's Wade McGilberry.
"It was actually my wife who convinced me to go for it. I never thought I'd actually win a million dollars playing a video game, it's all still sinking in for me." Wade threw a verified perfect game on the first day of the competition, a feat thought by many to be impossible. He went on to add, "The game itself was fantastic - I'm glad I bought it either way - but I have to say, this is a nice return on my investment."
Congratulations, Wade! Now you can buy a PlayStation 3 and a copy of MLB 10 The Show!