A young Alabama man has been awarded a cash prize of $1,000,000 for his baseball videogame skills.
Wade McGilberry, 24, of Semmes, Alabama was given the prize this morning by 2K Sports, after he successfully won a contest to be the first person to pitch a verified "perfect game" in Major League Baseball 2K10.
"It was actually my wife who convinced me to go for it," said McGilberry. "I never thought I'd actually win a million dollars playing a video game, it's all still sinking in for me."
Contestants had between March 2 and May 1 to record a perfectly pitched game (via a built-in "contest" mode) and send a DVD of themselves playing to 2K for verification. Amusingly, McGilberry recorded his perfect game on the opening day of the contest.