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White Sox pitcher throws baseball’s 18th perfect game

Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game Thursday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0, in Chicago, the first perfect game in the last five seasons and only the 18th in Major League Baseball history.

Above is a link to the coverage, with audio/video and commercials, on ESPN. Making an amazing catch of a fly ball deep to center field (it would have been a home run), Dewayne Wise, who came into the game for defense, saved it for Buehrle in the top of the ninth inning.

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[size=85:1dcfyhkq]PHOTO USED UNDER LICENSE… ALL RIGHTS RESERVED… CHICAGO – JULY 23: Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 23, 2009 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. Buehrle pitched the 18th perfect game in major league baseball history as the White Sox defeated the Rays 5-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images).

A list of all the perfect games ever thrown in Major League Baseball history is provided on the above link. Mr. Buehrle is one of only six pitchers to throw two no-hitters, including a perfect game, in their careers. Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning, Addie Joss, and Cy Young have also accomplished this rare feat.

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