Many ways to celebrate Buehrle's perfecto
Fans can watch the game again, or even download it
Mark Buehrle has just thrown the 18th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, and there are far more ways to commemorate this one than there were when the previous 17 were tossed. Here are many examples of how you can hold on to the memories of July 23, 2009:
Download it. The Buehrle game is available on the MLB.com Games of the Year channel inside the iTunes Store. As with other Games of the Year, the full-broadcast file is $1.99 to download. Fans also can order all 2009 Games of the Year for $59.70.
White Sox Authentic No. 56 Alternate Jersey. Wear exactly the same kind of Majestic Athletic garment that Buehrle wore against Tampa Bay -- as so many people already do around U.S. Cellular Field -- or customize this and then try to get Mr. Perfect to sign it on the white numbering. Then display it in a Mounted Memories White Sox Black Framed Logo Jersey Case.
Watch all 27 outs. Listen to Hawk Harrelson provide the emphatic call after the last out: "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! History!"
No. 31 Personalized Alternate Home Jersey. Let's not forget about Dewayne Wise. A lot of people are going to choose No. 31 for some attire going forward. This is a replica of the jersey Wise wore as a defensive replacement in center when he climbed impossibly high to bring Gabe Kapler's ball back for the first out of the ninth.
That's My Ticket Canvas Mega Ticket. Any fan who was at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday should at least consider this opportunity. Each Mega Ticket is created from an authentic MLB ticket that is enlarged 500 percent, printed on archival canvas, and professionally stretch-mounted using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. It makes great wall art.
2000 Mark Buehrle Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Rookie Card. The bar for starting pitchers going to Cooperstown may be lowered in the future, considering how hard it will be for others to reach 300 career victories in an era of specialized relievers and pitch counts. So even though 132 wins is a long way from the past benchmark, you already have to think about Buehrle's eventual Hall of Fame chances, with two no-hitters and a World Series ring among his accomplishments. Just another reason you might want this rookie card -- could be a keeper one day.
Game-Used No-Hitter Ball. This one was used in Buehrle's first no-no on April 18, 2007, and bidding is under way at the MLB.com Auction. There was only one bid as of 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, so seize the moment. It comes with hologram and authentication.
Subscribe to MLB.TV Premium and enjoy the privilege of watching the game over and over with on-demand access to all 2009 MLB games. You can use the DVR functionality to rewind or fast-forward to great moments like Josh Fields' grand slam, Wise's gem-saving leaping catch or the final groundout to short and the ensuing celebration.
Game-Used 1983 Throwback Jersey. Bidding is under way at the MLB.com Auction on the jersey Buerhle wore -- and then signed -- on July 20, 2008. It is the 1983 throwback jersey. Proceeds from this auction benefit Chicago White Sox Charities, which supports hundreds of Chicago-based organizations.
MLB.com Photo Store. Numerous prints were quickly available in this area right after the perfect game. Order an 8x10 for $9.99 or a 16x20 for $19.99, and then you can click See It Framed and view what the finished product would look like if you add the finishing. You also can build a Custom Photo Collage there.
Mounted Memories Autographed 8x10 Action Shot. Speaking of nice Buehrle photography, here's a gorgeous print of the pitcher delivering the ball to the plate, signed by him as well. It's licensed and authenticated, complete with individual hologram.
Event-Used Memorabilia Card. For a "little bit of Buehrle," just $24.99 will get you a special premium card featuring a piece of authentic memorabilia used by Buehrle. Choose from a uniform swatch or bat slice. Comes with protector and display.
Authentic American League No. 56 All-Star BP Jersey. This is identical to what Buehrle wore last week during batting practice before the State Farm Home Run Derby. The next day, he was greeted in the AL clubhouse by White Sox fan President Barack Obama -- who then called him the following week to congratulate him on his perfect game. Keep the memories with this Cool Base jersey featuring great moisture management on these hot summer days.
Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.