As he promised during the season, Jim Thome and his father, Chuck, are scheduled to deliver his historic 500th home run baseball to the Hall of Fame on Thursday.
The two won’t be alone, either, as Will Stewart, the fan that caught the ball, will also be joining them.
That wasn’t the only news to come out of the South Side, however, with the club announcing on Wednesday that they had agreed to a three-year contract extension with broadcaster Ken “Hawk’’ Harrelson.
“The White Sox are thrilled to have Hawk in the booth for the next four seasons,” Sox chief marketing officer Brooks Boyer said in a statement. “His popular catch phrases, history with the franchise and overall passion for White Sox baseball have made him a very popular legend among our fans.’’
Harrelson will be entering his 23rd season as a Sox broadcaster, his 19th consecutive season in the broadcast booth and his ninth with color analyst Darrin Jackson. A Ford C. Frick Award nominee for excellence in broadcasting, Harrelson also is a two-time Illinois Sportscaster of the Year and five-time Emmy Award winner.