The White Sox are tragically connected to last fall's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Christiana Duarte, sister of White Sox minor league player Mikey Duarte, was one of 58 people killed at a concert in Las Vegas.
Duarte, who is in big league camp with the White Sox this spring, hit a double in Wednesday's 4-3 loss against the Padres. After the game, Duarte became emotional, dedicating his hit to Christiana.
"That was for my sister," Duarte said.
Duarte did not attend the concert due to a head injury he suffered in rookie ball. He said he is blessed to play baseball despite his injury and losing Christiana.
"She’s in heaven, watching over me and my mom and dad. I’m just very blessed by God to play this game after a head injury and after losing her.
"Knowing that my sister is with me more now than she was back then is helping me get through the days playing baseball."
Check out the video above to see Duarte's hit and postgame comments.
MLB will once again commemorate several holidays and special events during the 2018 season.
Monday, the league revealed the uniforms teams will don on Jackie Robinson Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and during Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day weekend.
The Cubs' regular uniforms are great, of course, but their special event uniforms are solid as well. Take a look:
Not too shabby, eh? In addition to the special caps and jerseys, MLB teams will be rocking unique socks and patches for each occasion. A complete collection of the uniforms can be found here.
It's no secret that Simeon routinely churns out some of the best basketball talent in the country. From Nick Anderson to Derrick Rose to Jabari Parker, the Wolverines are notorious for the impact their former student-athletes have at the collegiate and professional ranks.
Thursday, former Simeon stars Zach Norvell (Gonzaga) and Donte Ingram (Loyola) hit clutch shots to lead their respective schools to victory in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64.
Norvell, who graduated from Simeon in 2016, buried a go-ahead three with about 20 seconds remaining in No. 4 Gonzaga's 68-64 win over No. 13 UNC Greensboro.
Norvell, a 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman, averaged 12.2 points in 26.1 minutes for Gonzaga this season. He finished with 15 points on 3-of-12 shooting (2-of-8 from three) in 34 minutes Thursday. He was ranked 83rd in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2016.
In the biggest upset of the day, Ingram and No. 11 Loyola knocked off No. 6 Miami 64-62. Ingram hit a three with less than a second remaining, securing Loyola's first NCAA tournament win since 1985.
Ingram is a 6-foot-6 guard/forward who graduated from Simeon in 2014. He averaged 11.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in 30.7 minutes this season for Loyola.
Ingram finished with 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting in 34 minutes for Loyola Thursday. He shot just 3-of-8 from distance, though one of those conversions obviously came at a perfect time for the Ramblers.
Norvell and Ingram both have Friday off before their respective schools are back in action Saturday. Norvell and Gonzaga will face-off against No. 5 Ohio State in Boise, while Ingram and Loyola will play No. 3 Tennessee in Dallas.