Yesterday White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game. A perfect game is one where no one reaches base – not on hits, walks, hit batters, anything. (“No-hitters” are much more common in that they allow for walks.) Perfect games have only happened 19 times in major league baseball history.
Even for those who don’t appreciate baseball, I recommend checking out this video montage of all 27 outs of yesterday’s Chicago White Sox game. Especially noteworthy is the ABSURD catch by Wise in the ninth at 4:25. He leaps up and snags a ball as its about to sail out of the park, and then drops it on the way down, only to catch it with his bare hand and keep it high for the officials. Amazing!
Side note: It really really annoys me that the announcer says “he gone!” whenever a player is struck out. Ugh.