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Glove Steamer Day
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Dugout Sports
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Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00
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Sat, 12/01/2012 - 16:00
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26302 I-45 Frontage Road
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Spring
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TX
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77386
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Steamer Days
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Baseball
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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 17:04
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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.
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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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