Friday, July 24, 2009

WSC Birth Years: DeWayne Wise

Card #14 - DeWayne Wise

Born: February 24, 1978

DeWayne may not get many opportunities to play, but he usually squeezes every last drop out of each appearance he makes. Case in point, September 14, 2008. He was called on to pinch hit in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers, in an important late season game. DeWayne chose this time to smack his first career grand slam that provided the go-ahead run.

Every plate appearance doesn't have that kind of magic. His average is usually well below the league average, but he tends to make his hits count. When his bat isn't clutch, he's providing some spectacular leather in the outfield.

On July 23, 2009, DeWayne came into a game, in the ninth inning, against the Tampa Bay Rays, as a defensive replacement. This was no ordinary game. Pitcher Mark Buehrle was working on a perfect game going into the ninth inning. DeWayne proceeded to rob Gabe Kapler of a home run by snagging the ball over the wall, reeling it back in and holding on for dear life. Despite having landed on the DL earlier in the year from a diving play, Wise went all out against the wall to save the perfect game.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great picture and card. I've already stolen it.

White Sox Cards said...

If you use it anywhere, please give a link back.

Jim said...

Great card and a great moment!

MattR said...

Very nice. I'm glad I was able to make it home to see the 9th inning.

Collective Troll said...

that is a great card! good job! i did get to see the game last night, even though we were on the losing end, it was amazing. wise's catch was perfect as the game. i wonder if wise ever thought the president of the united states would be mentioning him by name...
cheers!

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