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Larry Crisler throws no-hitter same day as Buehrle's gem
Photo Provided Larry Crisler threw a no-hitter for the Playmakers 13-and-under baseball team the same day (July 23) that Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game for the White Sox.

LYNWOOD | For Chicago White Sox fan and Playmaker player Larry Crisler, July 23 was a "pitcher" perfect day.

After Sox southpaw Mark Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in Major League Baseball history against the otherwise high-powered Tampa Bay Rays, Crisler took the mound for the Playmakers 13-and-under team against the Chicago Braves at the Ho-Chunk Baseball Complex.

"I was aware what had happened," Crisler said. "A lot of the guys were talking about it during the game."

That may have did the six-foot, 150-pound righthander a favor. Because while his teammates were talking about Buehrle's gem, Crisler was working on one of his own.

Though he yielded several walks that spoiled his quest for perfection, Crisler pitched a no-hitter while striking out five in seven innings in a 5-0 victory.

This is Crisler's first season with a traveling team. He formerly played town ball with the Gary Youth Baseball League.

His win against the Braves was his first no-hitter.

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