Sporcle Saturday: Buehrle’s perfecto

This past Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The win put the Sox into a first place tie with the Detroit Tigers at 50-45; Buehrle would go on to throw an additional 5 2/3 perfect innings his next start out to (at the time) set the MLB record for consecutive batters retired, with 45. (That record was broken by Yusmeiro Petit during the 2014 season, with 46)

Anyway, today’s Sporcle will celebrate Mark Buehrle’s perfect game: all told, there were 23 players involved between the two teams: how many can you name? Good luck!

Quiz Parameters

  • I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
  • For the hint, I’ve provided the position of the player in question.

Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:

  • This was the first perfect game in history that included a grand slam.
  • Buehrle reached a three-ball count five times in this game.
  • With a game time of just 2:03, this was the quickest perfect game since Tom Browning’s 1:51 effort on September 16, 1988.

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All data from baseballreference.com

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Ted Mulvey
Ted Mulvey

White Sox fan, homebrewer, academic librarian. Not necessarily in that order, but quite possibly.

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Brett R. Bobysud


Missed the two Tampa relief pitchers and the 2nd baseman for the Sox (who I had completely forgotten existed).


That’s impressive. I couldn’t name a single Ray.


I got all but the 1B for the Sox; I thought that guy was gone after 2008. Forgot that he stuck around for a few years. I didn’t even try to think of Tampa players. Had I thought harder, I should have come up with maybe three or four.


I got 18. Boomer got 20. Congrats to him for being better at Tampa bay rays sporcle than me. The Jagoff. 


I got all the Sox. 


17. Missed the Sox 2b.


Shout out to Bobby Montgomery Jenks who once held the consecutive batters retired record (41). Did Boomer know that?