Sunday, September 7, 2008
OC, SS; BA, CF; Dye, RF; PK, 1B; Missile, 2B; Swish, LF; Uribe, 3B; Fields, DH; Hall, C. Danks pitching.
How About That
With his dramatic, game-ending home run last night, Jim Thome (537) passed Mickey Mantle for 14th all-time … this was our fifth game-ending home run of the season and 38th in USCF history (regular season, that is, as well all remember one in October 2005).
If you’re going to play 15 innings, you might as well win it.
Elias Sports Bureau Note From Last Night
Jim Thome’s home run in the 15th inning gave the White Sox a 7-6 win over the Angels in Chicago. It was Thome’s 10th career home run in extra innings, the most by any active player. Adam Dunn, Jason Giambi, Ken Griffey, Jr., Chipper Jones, Jeff Kent and Albert Pujols all have nine extra-inning homers.
This is the third time in club history a White Sox team has had three hitters reach 30 home runs in a season … the others? 2004 (PK, Carlos Lee and Jose Valentin) and 2005 (Crede, Dye, PK and Thome).
Our 207 home runs lead baseball by 21 …our 48-22 record at home is third-best in the AL behind Boston and Tampa Bay.
Any White Sox fans interested in watching the taping of experts picking and arguing over the All-Chicago Team, head to Harry Caray’s at 33 W. Kinzie on Tuesday at 10 am. Ron Kittle and Steve Stone are scheudled to appear as Sox experts …