Buehrle during spring training, 2013
|Toronto Blue Jays – No. 56|
|Born: (1979-03-23) March 23, 1979 (age 34)
St. Charles, Missouri
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|July 16, 2000 for the Chicago White Sox|
(through May 17, 2013)
|Earned run average||3.87|
|Career highlights and awards|
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 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. He has pitched over 200 innings for the twelve seasons since becoming a starter in 2001.