One of the best games from the White Sox renaissance 1990 season happened on Sept. 5 at Comiskey Park in the waning days of the “baseball palace of the world.”
Greg Hibbard, “The Little Bulldog,” was brilliant as the White Sox handled the Kansas City Royals 3-0 before 19,526 at 35th and Shields.
The lefty fired a four-hitter and tossed his first career shutout and the final complete game shutout at Comiskey Park.
A poor man’s Mark Buehrle, Hibbard struck out Bo Jackson four times and got two double plays in facing just two hitters over the minimum improving to 12-8.
Using the late heroics that made this team one of the most exciting in team history, the Sox won the game in eighth with three runs.
Robin Ventura had a two-run single and Ivan Calderon’s single accounted for the other run as the White Sox won for the 15th time in their last at bat.
This was the final game my wife, eight months pregnant with our first child, would see at Comiskey Park.
Not a bad send off!