Stop and Remember
Thursday, April 7, 2011
All the hustle and bustle of the home opener, one of the most touching moments for me is always the part of our pregame when we stop and remember all of the members of the extended White Sox family we’ve lost during the past year.
I thought posting those names here as well might reach a larger audience. Before the fun of the first pitch today, could every White Sox fan take a minute and remember those White Sox players and staff, as well as other Sox fans no longer with us?
NECROLOGY 2010-2011 (since Opening Day 2010)
KEN HOLCOMBE MARCH 15, 2010 1950-52 P
JOE GATES MARCH 28, 2010 1978-79 2B
DICK KENWORTHY APRIL 22, 2010 1962, 1964-68 3B
MORRIE MARTIN MAY 25, 2010 1954-56 P
CAL McLISH AUGUST 26, 2010 1961 P
RAY COLEMAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 1951-52 OF
AL PILARCIK SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 1961 P
BOB SHAW SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 1958-61 P
WALT DROPO NOVEMBER 17, 2010 1955-58 IB
CAL EMERY NOVEMBER 28, 2010 1988 COACH
RON SANTO DECEMBER 2, 2010 1974 INF
PHIL CAVARETTA DECEMBER 17, 2010 1954-55 C
CHUCK TANNER FEBRUARY 11, 2011 1970-74 Manager
LARRY POGOFSKY WHITE SOX INVESTOR
JIM TYREE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
MARK ZERANG WSCR AUDIO ENGINEER
And the many, many White Sox fans who only will be with us in spirit this home opener.