KANSAS CITY -- Not only did Trayce Thompson receive the authenticated baseball, he was showered with congratulatory text messages after notching his first two career hits Friday.
The White Sox rookie’s first hit came via an infield single in the sixth inning and two innings later he had a ground-rule double to left. Thompson, who was promoted to the majors on Aug. 1, said he has experienced the same volume of text messages before but those were related to his brother Klay, who won an NBA Finals championship with the Golden State Warriors in June.
“Last night was kind of crazy,” Thompson said. “I tried to respond to everyone I can. But to get texts from my brothers, my parents, was pretty cool. I always talk to them after every game and one of my good friends who plays baseball, too. It’s been kind of a whirlwind the past week. The only time my phone has gone crazy like that is when Klay had that game back in January.”
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