White Sox to honor Dick Allen
The Chicago White Sox will honor former White Sox first baseman and 1972 American League Most Valuable Player Dick Allen at U.S. Cellular Field prior to the game on Sunday, June 24. The seven-time All-Star and White Sox fan favorite is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game vs. Milwaukee (1:05 p.m.), with other members of the 1972 White Sox team and legendary former Sox general manager Roland Hemond in attendance.
During the June 24 game, and all 2012 Sunday home games, the White Sox will wear red pinstriped throwback uniforms and red caps to honor the 1972 team. The first 10,000 children (13 and under) in attendance on June 24 will receive youth XL 1972 replica jerseys, presented by Pepsi.
"The 1972 White Sox team stands out in franchise history. Personalities and stars like Dick Allen, Goose Gossage, Bill Melton and many others changed this franchise and deserve to be recognized," said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Seeing Allen throw that first pitch and those pinstriped jerseys will bring back a lot of memories for fans of that generation and create new memories as well."
On Monday, June 25, Allen and other members of the 1972 White Sox will be honored by the Chicago Baseball Museum at their fundraising dinner at U.S. Cellular Field. The festivities for the museum's dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the Stadium Club.
Tickets for the June 24 game at U.S. Cellular Field can be purchased by visiting whitesox.com or calling (312) 674-1000.