Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23

2006 Upper Deck #110 - Freddy Garcia

On this day in 2005, Freddy Garcia one-hits the Twins in Minnesota, but loses.

Freddy's only mistake came in the eighth inning, as a Jacque Jones home run led off the inning. Garcia pitched a complete game, but the White Sox offense could not overcome Johan Santana's eight inning effort, nor could they overcome a Joe Nathan ninth inning. The home run broke up a no-hitter by Freddy.

Garcia came to the Sox through a trade with the Seattle Mariners on June 27, 2004. He was one of the key pieces acquired during the 2004 season that would make a huge impact during the 2005 championship run. After the 2006 season, Freddy netted Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. Garcia signed back with the Sox on June 8, 2009 and stayed with the team through the 2010 season.

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