HISTORIC

White Sox Pitcher Throws Perfect Game

Mark Buehrle, the Chicago White Sox's ace pitcher, threw the 18th perfect game in Major League Baseball history Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays, facing 27 batters and not walking a single one. Buehrle, who was elected to the all-star team this year, had already pitched a no-hitter in 2007. As is usually the case in stellar pitching performances, Buehrle was saved by a spectacular play in the outfield that prevented a home run. The center fielder Dewayne Wise ran to the outfield wall and leaped above it, corralling the ball as he fell to the ground and keeping the perfect game in place.