Mark Alan Buehrle (pronounced /ˈbɜrli/; born March 23, 1979) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher. He has pitched his entire baseball career for the Chicago White Sox, starting 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 currently fifth all-time in strikeouts, sixth in games started, and eighth in wins and innings pitched. He has pitched over 200 innings for the nine seasons since becoming a starter in 2001.