Buehrle Throws Perfect Game Against Rays

Thanks to Mike for the heads-up text on this.  I was outside playing catch with my son when Mike texted me that Buehrle had a perfect game through eight.  My son, a White Sox fan, and I headed in to see a thrilling finish.  Ozzie Guillen inserted Dwayne Wise in center for the ninth, moving Scott Podsednik to left.  Right away, the ball with the magnet in it found Wise as Gabe Kapler blasted one to deep left center.  Wise sprung over the fence to retrieve what would have been a homer, sno-coned it, bobbled it, then caught it in his bare hand on the way to the ground.  Hawk Harrelson said that it was the best play under those circumstances he had ever seen; it’s hard for me to disagree.  It was amazing.  After getting behind 3-1 to the next batter, Buehrle K’d him, then got the last batter on a 6-3 for the perfect game.

Tremendous accomplishment, which should have been capped with his teammates taking Buehrle off the field on their shoulders.  Great not just because the Yanks gained a half-game on the Rays, but also to see a really good pitcher like Buehrle follow through on such a historic accomplishment–only the 16th time in major-league history a pitcher has thrown a perfect game.

Congratulations and Thanks, Buehrle.

Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. It’s a real privilege to se a game like that. what a treat. i dont care who you root for.

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