Jim Thome recalls memorable White Sox 'blackout' game

Jim Thome recalls memorable White Sox 'blackout' game
January 27, 2014, 10:15 am
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After pulling out a win against the Indians in their late-season matchup back in 2008, the White Sox went on to face the Tigers in their final game of the regular season. It was that win against Detroit that forced a one-game playoff with the Twins — also known as the White Sox "blackout" game — when nearly 40,000 fans filled the stands creating a "black sea" throughout U.S. Cellular Field. 

A pitcher's duel continued late into the game until Jim Thome hit a home run off pitcher Nick Blackburn to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead to win the game. And at this weekend's SoxFest, Thome talked about just how memorable that game was.

"Probably one of the most memorable for me in my career because that put us into the postseason," he said. "It was an extremely well-pitched game, it had great plays, it had good base running and John Danks faced Blackburn that day — the both pitched great and I hit the home run in the eighth inning. It was very special. I've got a picture in my house of the blackout crowd of that home run and it's one of my most memorable because of the crowd, it looks so cool."

Check out Thome's full response in the video above.