Former White Sox second baseman Joey Cora took some time to reflect on Michael Jordan's run through spring training with the Chicago White Sox earlier this week.
Cora was in camp with the White Sox during the spring of 1994 when Jordan entered the organization with professional baseball aspirations. Although Cora and Jordan were never officially teammates, Cora did get a chance to see Jordan's competitive side and what it was like to play with the most famous player in the world during that spring.
"I remember how I usually was the first one in the clubhouse and usually the first one in the cage," Cora said. "And when he got in there, I wasn't the first one anymore, I was the second one. I'm always going to remember that because he was Michael Jordan."
Now a manager for the Altoona Curve, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Class AA team, Cora was a player with the White Sox from 1991-1994 and returned as a coach from 2004-2011.
You can see more of what Cora has to say about Jordan's spring training in the video above.
Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.
The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).
We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.
Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.
For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.
The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.
Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.
Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.
Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.