Buehrle Throws Perfect Game
A no-hitter wasn't enough for White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle. This time he threw a perfect game.
Buehrle retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters he faced on Thursday, finishing with the first perfect game in the major leagues in five years. He struck out six, got a bunch of ground ball outs and finished with a flourish, thanks to one of the best, home-run saving grabs you'll ever see, courtesy of DeWayne Wise.
Wise entered the game as a defensive replacement at the start of the inning, which means Buehrle should probably give some kind of an assist to manager Ozzie Guillen. And the catch is almost sure to upstage other highlights from the perfect game ... and other highlights from the rest of the week, for that matter.
Buehrle's second no-hitter in 27 months is also the 18th perfect game in MLB history, with Randy Johnson earning the last perfect no-no in 2004 against the Braves.
Here's the aforementioned catch by Wise, just as brilliant on grainey video as it was in real time.
July 23, 2009; 4:53 PM ET
Categories: Rays , White Sox | Tags: Mark Buehrle, Rays, White Sox, no hitter, no-hitter, perfect game
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