White Sox Mourn Loss of David Reinsdorf
The following statement was released today by the White Sox and Bulls:
“The Reinsdorf family has suffered a terrible loss today with the untimely passing of son David Reinsdorf, age 51. Jerry, Martyl and the entire Reinsdorf family appreciate the sympathetic thoughts and prayers from all of their friends and acquaintances, however, the family members do request privacy and your understanding at this time as they deal with this very personal loss.”
There was also a moment of silence before today’s game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale preceded by the following PA announcement:
“Please join the White Sox in honoring David Reinsdorf, son of Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, with a moment of silence. David passed away unexpectedly this morning, and the White Sox organization mourns the loss of a member of our family. Thank you.”
“It’s sad around here because of how much people care about Jerry and his family,” Robin said after today’s game. “A tough day for us.”
The White Sox got off to a quick start this afternoon as 1B Andy Wilkins blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, giving the Sox a 3-0 advantage. We fell behind 5-3, but went ahead 7-5 with a four-run sixth inning and held on to the lead. That’s back-to-back 9-7 comeback wins for the Sox, who defeated the Rangers yesterday by the same score.
Sox 9 12 0
Royals 7 12 1
Plays of the Day
Wilkins hit the first-inning homer and also singled and scored in the four-run sixth…OF Jordan Danks singled and doubled and drove in a run during the sixth inning rally and C Hector Gimenez doubled in a pair in that frame to make it 7-5…in the seventh, DH Conor Gillaspie extended the lead to 9-5 with a bases-loaded double…DH Paul Konerko had a pair of singles…RHP Chris Bassitt got the win and RHP Cody Winiarski earned the save.
Sox Notes of Note
2B Gordon Beckham was scratched from today’s lineup with general soreness, but told the media he could play if it were a regular season game…Adam Dunn undoubtedly enjoyed his Oscar experience as Dallas Buyers Club took home multiple Oscars–Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey), Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto), Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Quote of the Day
@adamdunn_44: Great night for the DBC boys! Nice work…
White Sox vs. Indians at Goodyear (2:05 p.m., CT). Starters: RHP Erik Johnson for the Sox, RHP Zach McAllister for the Tribe.
Photos of the Day
Here’s The Big Hurt in Cooperstown, compliments of @chuckgarfien. Frank takes a look at the plaques of some of his fellow Hall of Famers, finds his “new home”–the future location of his own HOF plaque–and gets acquainted with Babe Ruth’s bat.