Grace Bauer honors her father before the Chicago White Sox Home Opener

Thursday afternoon, Chicago White Sox played their home opening day game against the Detroit Tigers in front of 33,318 fans. The Sox had a four-run lead heading into the seventh inning before they blew the game. They allowed the Tigers to score six runs in the final three innings. Detroit took Chicago’s opener 9-7.

The real story from today’s game came before the game even started. Grace Bauer, 13, walked the game ball to the pitching mound while wearing a ‘Bauer’ jersey. It was an honor of her father, Commander Paul Bauer who was killed in the line of duty earlier in the year. Commander Bauer was a life-long Sox fan.

Grace joined by her mother and a few other relatives watched the National Anthem from home plate. During the anthem, the video board in center projected a picture of Commander Bauer as the team and fans shared a powerful moment.

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