Bo Jackson rejoins White Sox as team ambassador

Bo Jackson rejoins White Sox as team ambassador
January 22, 2014, 4:45 pm
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The White Sox announced Wednesday that Bo Jackson is rejoining the organization as a team ambassador. He'll be joined by Frank Thomas, Carlton Fisk, Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Bill Melton and Minnie Minoso.

Jackson's responsibilities will include making appearances on behalf of the organization and serve as a team representative in the community and around the league.

“Bo is an American sports legend, who always will hold a special place in hearts of White Sox fans” said White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.  “His heroic return from what seemed to be a catastrophic career-ending injury helped us win a division title in 1993 and demonstrated to the sports world an unrivaled will and determination to be the best.  It is great to again welcome Bo Jackson as a member of the White Sox.”

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In addition to his new role, Jackson is also the founder of "Bo Bikes Bama" — an annual charity bike ride to raise funds for tornado relief since Alabamians faced deadly tornadoes in 2011.

Jackson was with the White Sox from 1991-93. He was a .250 hitter with 141 home runs, 415 RBI and 82 stolen bases in 694 games throughout his major-league career.