Mark Alan Buehrle (pronounced /ˈbɜrli/; born March 23, 1979, in St. Charles, Missouri, United States) is a left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2000.
Buehrle is a command pitcher, relying more on finesse and accuracy than velocity. He is considered an efficient pitcher, pitching quickly and keeping his pitch count low. Buehrle throws a fastball, curveball, changeup, slider, and cut fastball.
He started the opening game for the White Sox every season from 2002 to 2006 and again from 2008 to 2010.
Buehrle threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers on April 18, 2007, and a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23, 2009. He was one Sammy Sosa walk away from being the only pitcher in MLB history to throw two perfect games.
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.