What is the most important inning in Chicago White Sox history? Pitching coach Don Cooper thinks he knows.
It was the sixth inning of Game 3 of the 2005 American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. Orlando Hernandez came out of the bullpen in the worst of situations:
Bases loaded, nobody out in Boston against the defending champions and the best offense in baseball.
He retired them 1-2-3.
The White Sox went on to win the game, the series and, later, a world championship.
How Hernandez accomplished this Houdini act is one thing. How Cooper tells the story nine years later is entirely another.
In the next edition of “Inside Look,” which debuts Thursday at 9 p.m. on CSN, Cooper takes us back to that memorable night at Fenway Park as only he can.
Like a pizza with all the toppings, Cooper brings with him a smorgasbord of ingredients. Oh, and some profanity, too.
Check out the video above.