Although it’s hard to believe, 11 years ago today we witnessed one of the most iconic White Sox games of recent memory. Yes, it’s the anniversary of the American League Central tie-breaker game against the Minnesota Twins, dubbed the “Blackout Game.” I still remember it all like it was yesterday, and I’m sure you do too. John Danks threw the game of his life, Ken Griffey Jr. showed off the cannon to get Michael Cuddyer at the plate, Jim Thome hit a bomb to the fan deck, and Brian Anderson finished off the win with a diving catch. Everything went completely right in what was a magical run to send the 2008 team to the playoffs.
Here’s a look back at the White Sox starting lineup from that game and some of the key moments.
- Orlando Cabrera (SS): 1-4
- Dewayne Wise (LF): 0-4
- Jermaine Dye (RF): 2-4
- Jim Thome (DH): 1-3, HR (34), BB, RBI, run
- Paul Konerko (1B): 0-3
- Nick Swisher (1B): 0-0
- Ken Griffey (CF): 1-3, 2B (30)
- Brian Anderson (PR-CF): 0-0
- Alexei Ramirez (2B): 0-1, 2 BB
- A.J. Pierzynski (C): 0-3
- Juan Uribe (3B): 0-3
- John Danks (SP): 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
- Bobby Jenks (S, 30): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
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Click here for the complete box score from September 30th, 2008.
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