White Sox to retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56 in June

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Chicago White Sox will honor former pitcher Mark Buehrle on June 24 by retiring his No. 56 jersey during a special tribute before first pitch, the team announced Thursday.

Buehrle will be the 12th player whose number the White Sox have retired. All fans in attendance at the game will receive a specially designed No. 56 pin.

"A standout on the field and a standup teammate in the clubhouse, it is our honor to retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56." White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement.

Buehrle pitched for the White Sox for 12 of his 16 years in the majors, being named an All-Star four times. The left-hander ranks sixth in club history with 161 wins.

Buehrle threw a perfect game for the White Sox on July 23, 2009.