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June 4, 2009

Welcome to the Show, Mr. Beckham

Gordon Beckham got the call last night. He's headed to the big leagues today. The White Sox don't expect him to come up and sit stoically from the bench. He'll play, says manager Ozzie Guillen, at third, short, and second. Good luck, Gordo.

According to the Chicago Tribune Beckham was called up after hitting .468 in 7 games in Charlotte. The Tribune also stated that on the season he hit .326 with 23 doubles, four home runs and 25 RBIs in 45 games this season with Triple-A Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham. His promotion comes 364 days after being drafted out of UGA. says he'll play third base and bat 8th in the order in his first game.\

UPDATE: Gordo went 0-3 in his first game reaching once on a fielders choice. The AP and both have large profile pieces on the kid's hectic last 18 hours. They love his confidence in Chicago. He's cocky without being a douche. His line for"For people who haven't seen me yet," Beckham added with a smile, "come watch."

See Also:
-- The Kid is Coming to Chicago - SouthTownStar
-- Get to Know Beckham - SportingNews
-- Bringing Beckham to the Show - BlackJack
-- Beckham makes the bigs - AJC


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Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Joshua "Boras" Fields is still toiling in Double-A. Got out to a lightning quick start (no runs and 10 K's in 4 innings and appearances), but then got shut down because of a dead arm.

Can't think why his arm would have been dead. Oh yeah, he didn't pitch between the CWS and spring training. Good job, Boras.

Anonymous said...

Gordon went 0 for 3 with a K today.

JJBA said...

Hey Quinton, are you and PWD still going to do a end of the baseball season post? Thanks and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

He's moving into a new house, and I've got a work fiasco right now. But eventually yeah.

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