Something special happened tonight in Chicago… no there wasn’t a record broken, but when Mark Buehrle took the hill today who would have thought something special was going to happen? Sure, in Buehrle’s last start he was totally shelled – letting up 5 runs in 6 and a third worth of work… but tonight, tonight was different.
Mark Buehrle isn’t really a star name in the bigs, but this kid gets it done in his own sort of way. With a ring to show for it and a no no in his historical data, tonight he entered a true class of freaks on the mound. It was tonight that Mark Buehrle tossed a nail biting perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Buehrle’s perfect game on July 23, 2009 marked only the 18th in major league history.
Take a look at one of the not so household names on his rookie card from 2000 Fleer:
Sure, what Mark Buehrle did tonight was no world series perfect game that Don Larson tossed, but it had all the makings of something special (if you can get more special than a perfect game that is), with a nail biter in the ninth, Chicago center-fielder Dewayne Wise went up and over the wall to rob a home run and keep the PG in tact.
So, congrats to you Mr. Mark Buehrle you are now part of baseball’s elite, slowly making a name for yourself in a game of so many… take a bow kid!