Mark Buehrle, known for his fast work on the mound, retired all 27 batters he faced Thursday against the Rays -- the 18th perfect game in MLB history.
State of disbelief
It took a great catch in the 9th and some crafty pitching around three-ball counts for Buehrle to pull off history.
It's been awhile
Buehrle's perfect game was the first since Randy Johnson threw one for the Diamondbacks in 2004.
Celebrate good times
The White Sox are getting used to on-field celebrations. Along with Buehrle's pair of gems in the last two years, they were the World Series champions in 2005.
No task too tall
The Rays entered Thursday as baseball's fourth best offense, but they couldn't muster any base runners against Buehrle.
"I don't know if it's really sunk in yet," Buehrle said shortly after the game. "We have a short flight to Detroit. I'm sure it will be a little hectic later."
What a catch!
DeWayne Wise made the play of the game, robbing Gabe Kapler of a home run to lead off the ninth with this fantastic grab.
After the catch over the fence, Wise bobbled the ball on the way down to the ground but secured it in his bare hand for the out.
Said Wise of the great catch: "It was kind of crazy, man, because when I jumped, the ball hit my glove at the same time I was hitting the wall. So I didn't realize I had caught it until I fell down and the ball was coming out of my glove, so I reached out and grabbed it."