White Sox legend Bo Jackson sat down with CSN's Chuck Garfien to discuss his baseball childhood and his time with the White Sox.
Jackson, who played baseball and football from 1987-1990, made it look so easy. When asked about his talent on the diamond, he responded by saying he's just a natural.
"Sports always came easy for me and I'm not saying that from a bragging standpoint," said Jackson, "But the first thing I learned how to do when I was a kid - before baseball, way before football, way before any sport - is that I learned how to run and throw a rock better than any kid in my neighborhood."
[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]
Jackson played in two seasons for the South Siders in 1991 and 1993.
In 694 career MLB games, Jackson hit 141 home runs, 415 RBI and had a slash line of .250/.309/.474. That's a not a bad career for a guy who juggled two sports at once for four years.
"To make it all the way to the top of that pinnacle, it's something great," said Jackson. "To be rewarded for it, that's even icing on the cake."
See what else Jackson had to say in the video above.
It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:
Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.
The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:
— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.
— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.
— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).
— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.
— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)
— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).
Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.