Seemingly one of the "good guys" in the game today, I was happy for Mark Buehrle when he threw his perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23, 2009.
In front of 28,000 White Sox faithful, Buehrle had things under control until the ninth inning.
Tampa Bay right fielder Gabe Kapler stepped into the batter's box to start the ninth inning, and he took the sixth pitch of the at-bat deep to center field.
Dewayne Wise, who had been put into the game as a defensive replacement only moments before, charged towards the wall. As Wise left his feet, he extended his arm above the eight-foot-high wall just enough to have the ball land in the webbing of his glove and rob Kapler of a home run.
But that was only half of the play.
As he was bouncing off of the wall, the ball became dislodged from his glove. Wise quickly grabbed the ball with his left hand as he fell to the ground, and after rolling a few times, he jumped up and proudly displayed the ball for all to see—most notably the official scorer.
Buehrle needed another 10 pitches to dispatch Michel Hernandez and Jason Bartlett, Tampa's final two hitters on the day. He would finish the game having thrown 116 pitches and striking out six Rays, including B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena.