Wednesday, August 1, 2012
On this day in 2003, the White Sox won their 8,000th game.
On a Friday evening in Seattle, the White Sox annihilated the Mariners 12-1. Eight strong innings by Bartolo Colon set the ChiSox up for the offense to shine. Great nights by Carlos Lee, Paul Konerko and Joe Crede may have won the game for the Sox, but Carl Everett's two for four evening was augmented by five RBI, which were all accomplished in the first two innings, ensuring Freddy Garcia's quick exit after one and two-thirds innings.
White Sox GM Kenny Williams traded for Carl Everett twice in the span of a year and seventeen days. The first time, on July 1, 2003, Kenny gave up Frank Francisco, Josh Rupe and Anthony Webster to the Texas Rangers for Everett. The second occurred on July 18, 2004, when Williams gave up Gary Majewski and Jon Rauch to the Montreal Expos for Carl. Despite being a key piece of the 2005 World Series run for the White Sox, people mostly remember Everett from controversial opinions on a wide array of topics that include dinosaurs, the Apollo Moon Landing and homosexuality.