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COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 7 DAYS

7 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

The White Sox made Frank Thomas pick No. 7 of the June 1989 draft out of Auburn University.

It goes without saying this is the greatest draft pick in team history.

The only other player picked at seven by the Sox was Daryl Boston in 1981.

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COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 16 DAYS

16 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Donning 16, Hall of Fame pitcher Ted Lyons was the first player to wear a number that was eventually retired by the White Sox.

The knuckleballer started wearing 16 in 1932. The Sox retired it in 1987.

COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 41 DAYS

41 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk played 41 games in left field with 31 of those coming in an ill-fated experiment for the 1986 White Sox.

Fisk also played 166 games at DH, 27 games at first base and four at third base.

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COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 45 DAYS (PART II)

45 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!

Babe Ruth is the all-time leader among visitors to Comiskey Park with 45 home runs.

The “Sultan of Swat’s” first homer at 35th and Shields came on Aug. 14, 1919 off Dickey Kerr, who was among the “clean” Sox on that ill-fated team.

The original newspaper account of that blast is for sale on eBay:

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COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 45 DAYS

45 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!

At 45 years old, Carlton Fisk is the oldest player in White Sox history to hit a home run.

On April 7, 1993 on his first swing of what would be his final season, Fisk went deep off the Twins’ Jim Deshaies to become the oldest Sox player to homer.

Fisk was exactly 45 years, 102 days old when he that homer, which was his last.

Fisk is also the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth oldest player in team history to homer.