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By 05.05.10

Wade McGilberry is living the dream. The 24-year-old from Alabama just won a $1 million promotional prize that came with being the first player to pitch a perfect game in “MLB 2K10.” And it took him less than a day.

McGilberry [not pictured] took the perfect game to seventh, to the eighth and closed out the ninth. It had taken him less than an hour and a half to do it, he said.

“I called my wife, who was a work, and said, ‘Honey, I’m done. I don’t need to play anymore,” McGilberry said.

McGilberry nervously submitted his tape to the folks at 2K Sports. His wife Katy thought it came so easy that some college student who didn’t have to work surely did it before her husband.

2K Sports kept the contest open for two months and couldn’t believe what they saw when they reviewed the time code on McGilberry’s perfect game. Was it really possible that a gamer threw a perfect game in the first 24 hours the game had come out? –Darren Rovell/CNBC.

Nice going, 2K. This reminds me of that stripper scavenger hunt that Howard Stern had when the “finish line” was at the only strip club he’d ever been to in his life. Oh, and that $1 million prize was uninsured, so that’s coming right out of 2K Sports’ pocket. Great work, promotional department. Why don’t you set aside 500 grand for the next guy to look at porn on the internet. I’m sure that won’t be happening anytime soon.


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