Friday, July 24, 2009

27 Up, 27 Down

Mark BuehrleMark Buehrle just added his name to the history books by pitching a perfect game on Thursday for the Chicago White Sox. Buehrle is just the 18th pitcher in major league history to pitch a perfect game. Randy Johnson was the last pitcher to do so back in May 2004. Buehrle is also one of the few pitchers in major league history to pitch both a no-hitter and a perfect game during his career. His no-hitter came against the Texas Rangers in April 2007.

One of the team's biggest fans, President Barack Obama, called to congratulate Buehrle during his post-game press conference. Buehrle joked later about the 30-second phone call made by the President. His teammates contributed greatly to his achievement, including a spectacular catch by centerfielder Dewayne Wise in the top of the ninth to save a home run. The White Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.

Drop by the library to check out some of the new books on baseball:

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