NEW YORK --- Saturdays effort to raise money for pancreatic cancer research resulted in 24,100, White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy confirmed on Sunday.
Peavy announced late Friday he planned to further honor late friend and Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, who passed away last Sunday after a 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer, by donating 100 for every strikeout in the majors on Saturday.
Peavy struck out 11 to match New York Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda in a 4-0 loss. The two teams struck out a combined 24 times and there were 241 strikeouts throughout the majors on Saturday. Peavy also previously raised 52,000 in a raffle last month and plans to match that amount. He also said he hopes to start a scholarship in Akerfelds name.
I dont want to overhype anything. Its all about what hes done, Peavy said. Its going to be rough going to his services. AK was a good man and Im just trying to honor him.
Peavy also noted the two games with the most strikeouts in the majors were the White Sox and Yankees and the Padres and Colorado Rockies (21).
Isnt that cool? Peavy said.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.