White Sox mourn the loss of Kevin Hickey

White Sox mourn the loss of Kevin Hickey
May 16, 2012, 5:04 pm
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Chicago White SoxOur hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of our teammate and colleague Kevin Hickey. RIP Kevin
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On Wednesday morning, a member of the White Sox family passed away. Kevin Hickey, who pitched on the south side from 1981-83 and served as a pre-game instructor since 2004, had been found unresponsive in a Texas hotel room in early April. He was flown to Chicago where he remained unconscious before passing away at Rush Memorial Center.

Hickey spent a total of six seasons in the major leagues. The left-handed pitcher was 9-14 with a 3.91 ERA and earned 17 saves in 231 career games. During his time with the White Sox, he went 5-8 with a 3.52 ERA, recording 14 saves over 124 games.

Kevin Hickey was the ultimate long-shot, the classic underdog, said former White Sox general manager Roland Hemond, who signed Hickey in 1978. You couldnt help but root for him. Kevin did the absolute most with every single opportunity he received and earned every bit of his success.

Ask anyone in our clubhouse, every person here appreciated what Kevin did to help the White Sox win baseball games, said White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko. No one wanted to win more, no one was more optimistic, no one cared more and no one took more pride in his job. He made all of us better.

Hickey survived by his partner in life, Anna DAgata; five daughters: Samantha, Elizabeth, Kristen, Jessica and Sarah; three grandchildren; his mother, Kathleen; brothers, Jim and Tom; and sisters, Karen and Kathy.

Information on services has yet to be released.