I didn’t know anything about Kevin Hickey until last night when I was forced to watch the White Sox game at a fantasy football draft. Hickey never played high school baseball, but he was really good at 16 inch softball. He went from softball to semipro baseball, to pitching for the White Sox. For people who don’t know anything about baseball, this is a remarkable accomplishment.
Hickey passed way earlier this year while working as the batting practice pitcher for the White Sox. He was honored by the team in a ceremony before the game last night, and many of the players wore mustaches as a sign of respect.