July 23, 2009: Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitches a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the 18th player to do so and the first since Randy Johnson in 2004.
In the top of the ninth inning Dewayne Wise entered the game as a defensive replacement in center field. On a 2-2 count, Rays leadoff hitter Gabe Kapler crushed a ball that would've cleared the wall for a home run, but Wise leaped to make a spectacular catch.
Here is a clip of Wise's catch that saved Buehrle's perfect game:
Considering the circumstances, one can argue that Wise's catch was one of the greatest and most timely plays of all-time.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who made the decision to put Wise in for the ninth inning, said "We keep him for a reason, I wanted to have more range in the outfield. That's one of the best plays I've seen, especially in that situation."
In Buehrle's next outing he took another perfect game into the sixth inning, before finally giving up a hit and eventually losing the game. It is worth noting that his incredible 15-inning stretch was an all-time record for most consecutive batters retired.