COMCAST SPORTSNET TO REPLAY KERRY WOODS 20 STRIKEOUT GAME & PHIL HUMBERS PERFECT GAME DURING THE ALL-STAR BREAK
Chicago, IL (July 5, 2012) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, will be providing fans of both teams with a special treat during the All-Star break as the network will re-air a pair of historic Chicago baseball pitching gems: Kerry Woods 20-strikeout performance from 1998 and Phil Humbers stellar perfect game from this past April. Note the following details
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11
7:00 PM Cubs Classics: Kerry Woods 20 Strikeout Game (from May 6, 1998) In just his fifth career start, Kerry Wood entered the halls of baseball history with one of the most dominant, single game pitching performances on record. Facing the visiting Houston Astros, Kid K threw a one-hit, complete game shutout, allowing just two baserunnersbut his MLB record-tying 20 strikeouts was the big story, as Wood mowed the opposition down from start to finish, including striking out eight of the last nine batters he faced. When the season ended, Wood was named the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year.
(SPECIAL NOTE: Kerry Wood will be along to provide brand new commentary coming in and out of breaks throughout this entire replay telecast.)
THURSDAY, JULY 12
7:00 PM White Sox Classics: Phil Humbers Perfect Game (from April 21, 2012) In his second start of the 2012 season (and just his 30th career start overall), Phil Humber became just the third White Sox pitcher in franchise history -- 21st in MLB history -- to throw a perfect game. A monumental performance throughout this game in Seattle, Humber retired all 27 batters he faced (and never needed more than 14 pitches, to get through a single frame) in his first-ever complete game shutout. In addition to receiving a congratulatory phone call from President Obama, Humber was also named the American League Player of the Week for the week ending April 22.
Coming up on Comcast SportsNet
INSIDE LOOK: A.J. PIERZYNSKI debuts this Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 PM
THE BATTERS BOX (episode 2) debuts this Sunday, July 8 at 3:30 PM (following Cubs Post Game Live)
WHITE SOX close out the first half of the season this weekend with a home series against the Toronto Blue Jays (Friday at 6:30 PM on CSN; Saturday at 2:30 PM on CSN)
CUBS head into the All-Star break with a three-game set at the NY Mets (Friday at 6:00 PM & Sunday at 11:30 AM on CSN)
In addition, viewers are also urged to visit Comcast SportsNets newly-enhanced website, CSNChicago.com, for the very latest White Sox & Cubs news, game previewsrecaps, Insider reports, talent blogs, videos and much more, available 247.