Thursday, July 23, 2009

Buerhle Pitches A Perfect Game


July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the 16th time in Major League Baseball history that a pitcher retired 27 batters without allowing a baserunner.

The White Sox won 5-0.

I saw the lst few pitches but the highlight was the fantastic catch made up against the wall to retire the 2nd out in the 9th inning. The best catch I have ever seen in such a situation. The outfielder should get a partial credit on the perfect game. Try to see the replays on ESPN.


  1. now that's a statistic worth keeping track of

  2. Sorry I missed it. Have you ever seen, either in person or on t.v., a perfect game or a no-hitter? I am sure that I must have but for the life of me I can't remember.

  3. Not in person but on tv, yes. I only saw the last inning of this one. There have only been 18 perfect games in the history of baseball so not seeing one of those is no surprise. I also saw Kerry Wood strike 20 of the Houston astros in a one hitter.He embarrassed them. The only hit was a total wounded duck that squibbed between third and short. That was the most dominate performance I have seen since I was 13 when our pitcher a little left hander struck out 21 in a row in a 7 inning game and literally no one even hit a foul that broke the plane of home plate in a forward direction.He broke his arm falling out of a tree about 2 weeks later and I never saw him again.