– The Chicago White Sox will honor former White Sox first baseman and
1972 American League Most Valuable Player Dick Allen at U.S. Cellular
Field prior to the
game on Sunday, June 24.
The seven-time All-Star and White Sox fan
favorite is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to
the game vs. Milwaukee (1:05 p.m. CST), with other members of the 1972 White
Sox team and legendary former Sox general manager
Roland Hemond in attendance.
the June 24 game, and all 2012 Sunday home games, the White Sox will
wear red pinstriped throwback uniforms and red caps to honor the 1972
The first 10,000
children (13 and under) in attendance on June 24 will receive youth XL
1972 replica jerseys, presented by Pepsi.
1972 White Sox team stands out in franchise history. Personalities and
stars like Dick Allen, Goose Gossage, Bill Melton and many others
changed this franchise
and deserve to be recognized,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing.
“Seeing Allen throw that first pitch
and those pinstriped jerseys will bring back a lot of memories for fans of that generation and create new memories as well.”
Monday, June 25, Allen and other members of the 1972 White Sox will be
honored by the Chicago Baseball Museum at their fundraising dinner at
U.S. Cellular Field.
The festivities for the museum’s dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the
NOTE: Tickets for the June 24 game at U.S. Cellular Field can be
purchased by visiting whitesox.com
or calling (312) 674-1000. For more information about the Chicago Baseball Museum’s tribute dinner, visit ChicagoBaseballMuseum.org