Reach out and Palk-it-off! pic.twitter.com/nq7BcqC1Ty— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 11, 2018
Woo boy, that was fun.
Look at this freaking pitch Daniel Palka sent out to left, for the walk-off win:
Now, look at the front page headlines on MLB.com for the Palk Smash:
Such is life for a 42-73 team, I guess.
Anyway, let’s crack the Six Pack, in honor of the South Side’s latest folk hero.
Daniel Palka: first player in #WhiteSox history to strike out 3 times and hit a walkoff home run in a game— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 11, 2018
It’s been six years since the White Sox had a 1-0, walk-off win:
Palka’s smash was at a 24 degree launch angle, per Statcast.
It’s been 51 years since the White Sox hit a walk-off home run in a scoreless game:
Daniel Palka: first #WhiteSox walkoff HR to break a scoreless tie since Don Buford on September 14, 1967 (a grand slam vs Indians)— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 11, 2018
Also per @SoxNerd, Palka’s shot was the White Sox’s first-ever, walk-off, 1-0 win on a home run.
The home run was hit with 101.7 mph exit velocity, according to Statcast.
The opposite-field blast traveled an estimated 389 feet, per Statcast.
Thank you, and goodnight: