Thursday, June 4, 2009
One year ago today, Jim Thome became the very first player to ever hit a home run onto the Fan Deck concourse in center field (over the terraced ivy). He duplicated the feat on September 30 as the White Sox beat the Twins, 1-0, to win the American League Central title.
“Both were changeups,” Thome said, smiling.
To commemorate the anniversary and the two-homer feat, the White Sox and Thome unveiled a special plaque prior to today’s game. Fans can see the plaque on the field side of the Fan Deck, near the Billy Pierce sculpture.