Chicago White Sox: Dewayne Wise has the best catch in team history

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO - JULY 23: Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox hugs outfielder DeWayne Wise #31 who made a spectacular catch in the ninth inning enabling Buehrle to record the 18th perfect game in major league history against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23, 2009 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Rays 5-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JULY 23: Mark Buehrle #56 of the Chicago White Sox hugs outfielder DeWayne Wise #31 who made a spectacular catch in the ninth inning enabling Buehrle to record the 18th perfect game in major league history against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23, 2009 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Rays 5-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have had many memorable moments in team history but the catch made by Dewayne Wise might be the best in team history.

The Chicago White Sox have had a lot of great moments in their franchise’s history. They have had a World Series title, multiple great players and a rebuild that has the future looking so bright. There is one particular defensive play that stands out above the rest. One particular outfielder made a catch that could go down as one of the greatest catches in the history of baseball.

This play was a catch made by Dewayne Wise. He robbed Gabe Kapler of a home run over the center-field wall which preserved Mark Buehrle‘s perfect game. It was remarkable because Buehrle got his perfect game into the ninth inning and Wise made the first out of the inning. Because it was the 25th out of a perfect game, that is what makes it one of the greatest catches in the history of baseball.

Wise made the play that kept one of the greatest moments in White Sox history alive. If that ball goes out of the park, people look at Mark Buehrle’s career a little bit differently. That perfect game is stacked on a World Series title, five all-star appearances, four gold gloves, and another no-hitter. It makes his career that much shinier when looking at all of his accolades.

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Hawk Harrelson claimed it to be the greatest catch he’s ever seen on the broadcast based on the circumstances. He is right because of the fact that it was the 25th of 27 outs in a perfect game. He made one of the most athletic plays you can make in the game of baseball when he made that amazing catch.  The White Sox even honored the catch by putting “The Catch” on the wall where Wise made the catch. It will always be known as one of the best plays in the history of the team.

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