#2: Mark Buehrle’s Perfect Game – July 23, 2009
But I decided to with his perfect game against the Tamp Bay Rays. Why? Because pitching a perfect game is more difficult than a no hitter. That was the only reason this made the list and the no hitter did not. Although, if I was adding some honorable mentions, that would definitely be on the list.
Buehrle was a great pitcher in Sox history and definitely a good guy. It was a shame to see him leave the organization for the Miami Marlins after the 2011 season. Let’s not also forget he was a part of the World Series team in 2005. He was the reason I decided to not allow players to appear multiple times on the list. Otherwise he would definitely occupy three of the five spots. He will go down as one of the best pitchers the organization had. I’m not sure if he’ll make it to the Hall of Fame, but there’s no reason why this organization won’t honor him sometime in the future.