Pardon the obvious pun, but White Sox slugger Adam Dunn set off the first fireworks of the day with his walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday afternoon.
The opposite-field blast came against Tommy Hunter, who had blanked opponents in nine of his last 10 appearances before today.
It was the third straight season the White Sox had walked off winners on Independence Day: Dunn's blast, Kevin Youkilis' homer (2012) and a balk-off against the Royals (2011).
As CSNChicago's Chris Kamka pointed out on Twitter, of the White Sox last 13 July 4 home games, six have ended in walk-off wins. Enjoy all 398 feet of home run in GIF form.