event name: 
Glove Steamer Day
event venue: 
Dugout Sports
start date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00
end date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 16:00
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26302 I-45 Frontage Road
city: 
Spring
state/province: 
TX
postal code: 
77386
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event type: 
Steamer Days
sport: 
Baseball
Slowpitch
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1
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30.14396200
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-95.44615870

Matt Cain Throws a Perfect Game

by Mizuno USA on June 14, 2012

No runs.  No hits.  No walks.  No baserunners.  27 up.  27 down.  Perfection.  That's what Mizuno Brand Ambassador and San Francisco Giants Pitcher Matt Cain did on June 13th against the Houston Astros.  The Giants ace recorded the first perfect game in Giants franchise history, and just the 22nd perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball, as the Giants soundly defeated the Astros 10-0.

Cain has been a Mizuno Brand Ambassador throughout his professional career.  The two-time All Star now has a Perfect Game to go along with his World Series Championship in 2010.  Mizuno would like to congratulate Matt on this historic accomplishment.  We are proud to support you every step of the way.

Check out Matt's "Journey to the Big Leagues" on the video box above.

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