The 2009 Chicago White Sox season is the organization's 110th season in Chicago and 109th in the American League. The Sox entered the 2009 season as the defending American League Central champions, attempting to repeat against the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. They finished the season 79–83, 3rd place in the American League Central, 7½ games behind the AL Central champion Minnesota Twins.
On July 23 Mark Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in Major League history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5–0.
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