Harold Baines to be honored

Good on the Sox. 

They announced that Harold Baines, personally one of my favorite White Sox player of my generation, will be immortalized with a life-sized statue outside the Cell.  The unveiling of the statue will take place July 22 of this year.

I’ve never been a fan of the DH but despite that, Harold Baines amazed me with the way he kept coming back year after year.  Some of us have forgotten that he was a decent fielder and even an ok baserunner before knee problems got in the way.  Regardless, Baines made a career out of the designated hitter.

He is the seventh Sox player to have a likeness erected on the concourse near centerfield.  He will join Charles A. Comiskey, Minnie Minoso, Carlton Fisk, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Bill Pierce.

For his 22-year career, Baines hit .289 with 384 homeruns and 1628 rbis.

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