Off-Day News & Notes
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Alexei and the Numbers Game
It’s only mid-April and Alexei Ramirez has already distinguished himself as the league leader in uniform numbers worn. Both Hawk Harrelson on the Sox telecast and @ckamka on Twitter pointed out yesterday that Alexei has worn three different numbers this season, his own No. 10 and those of two baseball greats–No. 9 in the home opener to honor Minnie Minoso and No. 42 in tribute to Jackie Robinson.
Ramirez went 2-4 with an RBI, J.B. Shuck singled in a run, Conor Gillaspie doubled and scored and Adam LaRoche walked three times with a run scored in the 4-2 loss to the Indians in Cleveland. On the pitching side, Matt Albers (1.1 IP), Dan Jennings (1.0) and Zach Putnam (1.0) pitched scoreless ball in relief of starter John Danks.
A Minor No-No
James Dykstra (pictured below), the Sox’ sixth-round draft choice in 2013, threw a no-hitter for our Class A affiliate Winston-Salem yesterday in the Dash’s 1-0 triumph at Potomac in the first game of a twin bill.
The right-hander allowed just one baserunner via a walk, but immediately picked him off. He also didn’t allow a ball to reach the outfield.
Micah Discusses African-Americans in Baseball
High Socks For Hope
If anyone is interested in learning more about David and Erin Robertson‘s High Socks for Hope charity that helps those affected by tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters, check out the story below, go directly to the website, highsocksforhope.com, or the Twitter account @HighSocks4Hope.
One question: Now that David is playing on the South Side, shouldn’t it be spelled High Sox for Hope? Just saying…
White Sox are idle today. Tomorrow, it’ll be the Sox vs. Tigers at Comerica Park, Detroit (1:10 p.m., CT, CSN) in the opener of a three-game series. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, LHP David Price for the Tigers.
Photo/Video of the Day
Yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day, but every day is a good day to learn about Robinson’s impact on baseball and society. Here’s Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, who grew up in Brooklyn as a fan of Jackie’s and the Dodgers: