A.J. Pierzynski was an integral part of the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox. Perhaps his most famous moment in Chicago (besides the Crosstown Brawl with the Cubs) came in Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS against the Los Angeles Angels. We all already know what happened that night: A.J. struck out on a ball in the dirt, no one tagged him, he alertly ran to first and was declared safe. 5 minutes later and the White Sox had evened the series up at 1-1 and the rest is history.
Recently A.J. went through an interview and was asked to recall the story for probably the 100th time. If you haven’t heard him talk about it himself and are in for a good laugh, do yourself a favor and give this a watch.
Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS.
Tie game, bottom of the 9th.
3-2 count, 2 outs.
AJ Pierzynski at the plate.
Pitch is thrown, a swing and a miss then….mayhem.@TeddyGreenstein take us #BehindThePlay with AJ Pierzynski pic.twitter.com/LzltnZ91A0
— Thuzio (@Thuzio) June 6, 2018
The drop third strike will go down as one of the most memorable plays in White Sox history. To hear A.J. talk about in his own words is music to any baseball fan’s ears.