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Chicago White Sox's DeWayne Wise (L) slides safely into second base with a steal as Detroit Tigers second baseman Ryan Rayburn (25) applies a late tag during the sixth inning on September 29, 2008 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Larry DeWayne Wise (born February 24, 1978, in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He graduated from Chapin High School in 1997 and was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. He is most famous for his ninth-inning catch in Mark Buehrle's perfect game.

Wise was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays on December 13, 1999, in the Rule 5 Draft without having played a game for the Reds. He made his Major League debut for the Blue Jays on April 6, 2000. He struggled to make an impact at the big-league level, appearing in just 28 games in the 2000 season, batting a paltry .136 before being sent back to the minors.

After spending the entire 2001 season in the Toronto minor league system, Wise was recalled to the Majors in 2002. He appeared in 42 games and hit his first home run during this time, before being demoted largely due to his .179 batting average.

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