The Chicago White Sox announced today that a life-sized sculpture of franchise legend Harold Baines will be unveiled by the club prior to the game vs. Kansas City this Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.
Former White Sox greats Carlton Fisk, Ron Kittle and Robin Ventura will be in attendance, along with former White Sox general manager, who drafted Baines in 1977, Roland Hemond.
The ceremony will take place at 12:20pm, with Baines scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 1:00pm.
Harold Baines, in his fifth season on the White Sox coaching staff, was drafted by the Sox in 1977 and made his major league debut in 1980.
Over his next 22 seasons in major league baseball, Baines clubbed 384 home runs and drove in 1,628 runs – with 221 of the home runs and 981 of the RBI coming as a member of the White Sox.
The organization retired uniform No. 3 in 1989. Still on the franchise leader board in a number of offensive categories, Baines ranks third in home runs, third in RBI, third in extra-base hits (585), fourth in doubles (320) and fifth in hits (1,773) in franchise history.