DETROIT -- Jose Abreu’s hope for a strong finish to 2015 started well as he was named the co-American League player of the week on Monday.
Abreu hit .458/.552/.791 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs to win the award for the second time this season (July 27-Aug. 2) and third of his career.
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Texas slugger Prince Fielder shared the honors with Abreu, who is vying to become only the second player in baseball history to begin his career with consecutive 30-homer, 100-RBI seasons along with Albert Pujols. Abreu hit safely in all six games last week and has in 15 of the last 19 games he has played.
“That is my goal (to finish strong),” Abreu said through an interpreter. “I think that is the goal for everybody. When you are in a long season, you always try to finish the season strong, to give you the feeling you have a good season. That’s my goal. I am working hard for that, and I’m trying to improve my numbers.”
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Adam Eaton is the only other White Sox player to win the awardthis season as he and Abreu shared honors in early August.
Abreu entered Monday’s doubleheader with 29 homers and 95 RBIs this season.
Hawk Harrelson sat down with Chuck Garfien to talk about his emotions prior to calling his final White Sox game.
Why has he been such an unspoken announcer in his career? Does he have anything prepared for his final inning?
How does he want to be remembered? That and more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
When a nun shows off her skills as a pitcher and throws a perfect strike for a first pitch, you have Internet gold.
Sister Mary Jo Sobieck of Marian Catholic High School went viral when she first took the Guaranteed Rate Field mound on Aug. 18.
She returned to the South Side on Saturday and had some company in the form of Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker.
Watch the video above to see Sister Mary Jo's follow up. She followed the same routine, flicking the ball off the inside of her elbow and pointing to the mound, but the pitch itself bounced to the plate this time. She still had a big grin on her face immediately after.
Perhaps the White Sox are going back to the Sister Mary Jo well to get in some good graces.