Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mark Buehrle Earns Rare Honor For Baseball Player And Becomes A Crossover Star By Appearing On The Cover Of...

It wasn't AROD. Or Albert Pujols. Or Clemens, or Bonds, or Maddux or Pedro Martinez. For the first time in at least 20 years (and maybe the first time ever), a baseball player's picture appears on on the cover of the The World Almanac and Book of Facts. Buehrle not only pitched a perfect game, but he retired 45 straight batters over the course of a 3 games to set a new record.

This will no doubt lead to a huge jolt in his popularity and make him a mega-star. Endorsements and guest appearances will probably come pouring in. People magazine might be next. I checked the covers of past almanacs at and google images and could not find one with a picture of a baseball player on it. It looks like in recent years both Tiger Woods and Michael Phelps have made the cover. I hope scandal is not about to hit Mr. Buehrle anytime soon.

And Buehrle was not the only White Sox left-hander to appear on the cover. Click here to see the other guy. He is even more famous.

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