David Holmberg (ESPN photo)

@SoxNerd Blog for June 11 …

*IN THE BOOKS! David Holmberg became the 517th White Sox pitcher to notch a victory in the 117-year history of the franchise on Saturday night.

The lefty started and went five innings as the Sox held on to beat host Cleveland 5-3.

*SOX STUMPER: Here is the trivia question displayed at the Sox last home game on this date (2016): Who is the last native of Hawaii to hit a home run for the White Sox (answer below)?

*2009 DRAFT RECAP: Holmberg is the only member of the White Sox 2009 draft class to get a win for the club.

The Sox took Holmberg in the second round that year and dealt him to Arizona with fellow pitcher Daniel Hudson for Edwin Jackson on July 30, 2010.

After stints with Arizona and Cincinnati, the Sox re-signed him as a minor league free agent on March 30.

Holmberg is one of two members of the Sox 2009 draft class to pitch for the team with Taylor Thompson (44th round) being the other. Thompson amassed a 10.14 ERA while appearing in four games for the 2012 Sox.

Catcher Josh Phegley (first round) and outfielder Trayce Thompson (second round) are the other products of the Sox 2009 draft class to play for the team.

Outfielder BrIan Goodwin (17th round) and pitcher Kevin Chapman (50th round) were drafted by the Sox, did not sign and went on to play in the bigs.

*LONG SAVE: Saturday was the first two-inning save of David Robertson’s White Sox career and just the second of his 10-year big league career.

The right-hander set down six of the seven batters he faced to earn his 10th save in a 5-3 win at Cleveland.

Robertson’s other two-inning save came Sept. 3, 2011 for the Yankees vs. Toronto.

Robertson posted one four-out save in each of his first two seasons with the Sox.

*SOX ALMANAC: On this date in 1999, Greg Norton’s two-run homer helped the White Sox notch their inaugural regular-season win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field with a rain-shortened 5-3 victory.

Jim Parque went the distance for his second straight win.

The game was halted by rain after the top of the sixth and delayed for 2 hours and 33 minutes before it was called.

*NEW GUY: If you are scoring at home, Alen Hanson became the 1,733 player to don the White Sox uniform when he pinch-ran (and scored) on Saturday night.

Hanson, a utility specialist, was claimed by the Sox off waivers from Pittsburgh on Friday.

The 1,733 players are the 13th-highest total in baseball history and fifth in American League history, per baseballreference.com.



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