Originally Posted by dickallen15
His HR was great, but it wasn't that huge. The Sox won the division by 8 games. If he didn't hit the homer and lost that night, they probably would have clinched some other night.
Downplay that HR if you want but it was a memorable night for the team and for Bo Jackson. Also, I don't think Sox fans view him as "royalty" as you put it. I think he is just a fondly remembered player from a pretty darn fun era of White Sox baseball. I'm sure his significance as an insanely popular two sport athlete helped endear himself to the fans in Chicago as well but there is little beyond that. I don't think Sox fans are calling for his number to be retired or a statue to be built.
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