Thursday Night Baseball

Season 1 Episode 23

Gillette Civil Rights Game: Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds

Aired Thursday 7:00 PM Jun 20, 2009 on MLB



  • Trivia

    • Final Score:
      Chicago White Sox 10
      Cincinnati Reds 8

    • The annual Civil Rights Game, held for the first time as part of the regular season, paid tribute to those who have worked for equality, including Hank Aaron. Aaron, boxer Muhammad Ali and entertainer Bill Cosby were honored on the field before Hall of Famer Frank Robinson threw out the ceremonial first pitch to fellow Hall of Famer Tony Perez.

    • The teams dressed in their 1964 uniforms to highlight the year that the Civil Rights Act was passed outlawing discrimination. The White Sox wore all-blue uniforms while the Reds wore vest-style jerseys featuring large numbers on the back with the players' names below.

  • Quotes

    • (on the pregame ceremionies)
      Chicago Manager Ozzie Guillen: Awesome. One thing about players: They don't know about baseball, what those people came through and what they did for us. They have to learn. I had all my team out there watching.

  • Notes

    • Starting Lineups
      Chicago White Sox
      Scott Podsednik LF
      Alexei Ramirez SS
      A.J. Pierzynski C
      Paul Konerko 1B
      Brian Anderson CF
      Chris Getz 2B
      Gordon Beckham 3B
      Dewayne Wise RF
      Clayton Richard P

      Cincinnati Reds
      Willy Taveras CF
      Jerry Hairston SS
      Brandon Phillips 2B
      Jonny Gomes LF
      Ramon Hernandez 1B
      Jay Bruce RF
      Ryan Hanigan C
      Adam Rosales 3B
      Johnny Cueto P

  • Allusions