24 July 2009

ChiSox pitcher achieves perfection

It has only happened 16 other times in baseball’s modern era (since 1900) but pitcher Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays. For those of you who don’t know what a perfect game is, a pitcher must face the minimum of 27 batters and not allow any of them to reach base, that means no hits, walks or hit batters. It means 27 up and 27 down. Buehrle goes into the record books with names like Catfish Hunter, Sandy Koufax, Don Larsen and of course, Cy Young. Congratulations to Mark Buehrle and the Chicago White Sox.

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