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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2017 02:08 am
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The Chicago White Sox are taking No. 56 out of circulation.

The White Sox will honor Mark Buehrle by retiring their former ace's jersey number in a pregame ceremony June 24, the team announced Thursday.

Buehrle played 12 seasons with the South Siders. His most iconic moment with the club may have come July 23, 2009, when the left-hander retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters for the first and only perfect game of his career.

It was just the second of three perfect games thrown by a White Sox pitcher in history - Charlie Robertson first accomplished the historic feat in 1922 while Philip Humber also threw one in 2012.

Chicago drafted Buehrle in the 38th round in 1998, and he went on to become a five-time All-Star. He pitched to a 3.83 ERA in 390 games with the White Sox. After one season with the Miami Marlins, he was acquired by Toronto in a November 2012 trade, and played with the Blue Jays for the final three seasons of his career.