Mark Alan Buehrle (/ˈbɜrli/; born March 23, 1979) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He began his MLB career with the Chicago White Sox and started the opening game every season from 2002 to 2006 and again from 2008 to 2011. Buehrle has pitched 200 innings in 14 consecutive seasons (2001–present), tying Hall-of-Famers Greg Maddux, Phil Niekro, and Christy Mathewson. He has recorded at least 10 wins in each of those 14 seasons.
Buehrle pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers on April 18, 2007, surrendering just one walk to Sammy Sosa who was then picked off at first base. Two seasons later, Buehrle pitched the eighteenth perfect game in baseball history against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23, 2009.
In White Sox pitching history, Buehrle is fifth all-time in strikeouts, sixth in games started, and eighth in wins and innings pitched.
By Dean Hanley
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