August 9, 2008 - Midwest 1 kicked off on Friday August 8th at U.S. Cellular where our guests were able to have a one on one experience with Ron Kittle. Kittle played left field and designated hitter for the White Sox in 1982-86, 1989, and 1991.
He also played for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, and the Baltimore Orioles. Kittle took the group into the Jim Beam Suite and talked a little ball with everyone. He told stories from his career as well as his experiences with other players, best moments, and what he's doing now. Big League Tour guests were able to ask questions of Kittle and just chat with a Major League Player, guests also able to get autographs signed and pitcures taken. Kittle currently works for the Chicago White Sox, but in his free time he is building benches out of baseball bats and baseballs. Check out his website and see what he has to offer.
After speaking with Kittle we were able to head into the stadium to see the Red Sox take on the White Sox. Buehrle pitched a a great game for the White Sox allowing them to win the game. Buehrle was impressed with the amount of Red Sox fans that made their way into U.S. Cellular, but he soon quieted them with his impressive pitching. For official stats of the game please click here.