A lot of people like to remind Chicago White Sox fans about what happened with Fernando Tatis Jr. a few years back. He has developed into an absolute superstar with the San Diego Padres and it is all because the White Sox traded him away for James Shields. However, although Tatis is phenomenal, there is nobody that would be more perfect for the White Sox at shortstop than Tim Anderson.
Anderson proved that he was an MLB star in 2019 when he won the batting title. He followed it up in 2020 but repeating similar numbers but leading his team to the playoffs this time around. Now, in 2021, he is awesome defensively as well which makes him the complete package at a premier position. With his attitude, skills, and swag, he is absolutely perfect for the White Sox right now.
Anderson, although he has had some big moments in his career already, had his signature moment on Thursday night. Down by one run with a runner on base and one out of the bottom of the ninth, Anderson blasted a baseball into the Iowa sky to give the White Sox a 9-8 victory in the Field of Dreams game. When he hit it, he knew it was gone and he let the world know.
This is going to go down as one of the greatest regular-season wins in the history of the franchise. The Field of Dreams is all about magic and there certainly was a lot of that with Anderson’s performance in this one. There were some other big games from big players on the White Sox but Anderson’s blast takes the cake.
The Chicago White Sox needed a big moment and Tim Anderson delivered it.
There are a lot of things that make Anderson great. The biggest thing, however, might be something that you don’t consider a baseball skill. That is a passion to win. Nobody in the clubhouse can lead a team to victory the way he can.
There are other elite players that might even be slightly better but nobody comes up clutch like TA7. Every person in the White Sox community should be so thankful that he is there and all in. He is the type of leader that you win championships with.
Some people might not believe in magic but Tim Anderson did his part in proving those people wrong. The White Sox are the most prominent team in the movie and he helped that team win on that type of stage. Hopefully, this is the type of moment that allows Anderson and his teammates to reach the postseason and make a deep run.