Friday, May 14, 2010

Man wins $1 million playing baseball videogame

Wade McGilberry, a 23-year-old game lover from Mobile, Ala, just won $1 million by playing Major League Baseball 2K10.

He and his wife, Katy, who is also 23, plan to pay off their mortgage and start a family with the cash.

He won in about 90 minutes, becoming the first player to pitch a perfect game in Take-Two Interactive's baseball simulation game. The game maker offered the prize to the first person to pitch a perfect game and send proof. That means no hits, no walks and no hitters getting on base for any reason.

In real baseball, only 19 players have done it in history. Most recently, Oakland's Dallas Braden had one against Tampa Bay on May 9.

McGilberry bought the game after hearing about the million dollar promotion, and he started playing one day after work, with the video recorder running. He had his perfect game after "five or six attempts," he said

And now he's got a boat load of cash.

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