September 26, 2023

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‘Humbling and sobering moment’ for Liam Hendriks as Chicago White Sox fans show their love in his return to the mound – The Denver Post

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Liam Hendriks walked to the bullpen before the fifth inning Monday. Fans held up letters in the left-field bleachers that spelled, “TEAM LIAM.”

Hendriks tipped his hat as he received a thunderous standing ovation.

The Chicago White Sox closer announced in January he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was back in a big-league game Monday, pitching the eighth inning of a 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in front of 23,599 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Hendriks allowed two runs on three hits with one walk. But the stats were a small part of the remarkable story.

“It was great being back out there,” Hendriks said. “Getting back, putting cleats on, running out, doing all that. I felt good, I felt strong, I felt comfortable out there.

“Unfortunately for me I wasn’t able…

Tribune News Service

2023-05-30 08:37:54

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