Chicago's South Side hasn't seen a no-hitter IN Chi-Town since Joel Horlen in 1967.
Check that. They HADN'T seen one.
On Wednesday night, Mark Buehrle pitched the 16th no-hitter in White Sox history in a 6-0 win over Texas. It was the team's first no-hitter since Wilson Alvarez in 1991.
It was another 40-degree night in Chicago and only 25,000 plus were on hand, but it didn't matter for Buehrle. Only one player--Sammy Sosa on a walk---reached base. Buehrle then promptly picked him off. He faced the minimum 27 batters in the game.
It was the first no-hitter in the majors this season. The last one was September 6 of last season when rookie Anibal Sanchez pitched one for the Marlins. Prior to that, there had not been a no-hitter since 2004.