This Day in Baseball History

July 23, 8:44 AM

2009 - Buehrle is perfect

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle throws the 18th perfect game in major league history. He shuts down the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0. It was the second career no-hitter for Buehrle, who had his perfect game saved in the 9th inning thanks to defensive substitute Dewayne Wise. 

2012 - Ichiro traded to the Yankees

A few teams get a jump on the trade deadline, most notably the New York Yankees. The Yankees acquire Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners, ending Suzuki's 12-year tenure with the club. 

Hours after being acquired, Ichiro singles off Kevin Millwood in his first at-bat with his new team in a 4-1 win in front of his former hometown fans in Seattle. 

2013 - Baltimore acquires K-Rod

With a 57-43 record and a two and a half game deficit in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles make a move to add to their bullpen, acquiring Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Rodriguez makes 23 appearances out of the pen for the O's, surrendering 11 runs and 25 hits while striking out 28 over 22 innings. 

Rodriguez returns to the Brewers as a free agent in the coming offseason and is enjoying a bounce-back campaign, earning himself his fifth All-Star game selection. 

Birthdays

1918 - Pee Wee Reese 

1936 - Don Drysdale

1973 - Nomar Garciaparra

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS/Robert Sorbo