CSN Chicago To Honor White Sox Legend Mark Buehrle With Live Coverage of Mark Buehrle Day
In celebration of Chicago White Sox legend Mark Buehrle being honored by the team with his #56 jersey officially being retired, CSN Chicago will provide fans with expanded, LIVE coverage of “Mark Buehrle Day” from Guaranteed Rate Field, highlighted by the prestigious ceremony on Saturday, June 24, beginning at 12 p.m. CT. on White Sox Pregame Live (hosted by Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton, along with numerous special guests, and on-field reports from Siera Santos).
The on-field jersey retirement ceremony will be emceed by CSN’s legendary White Sox announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. The ceremony will be followed by CSN’s live coverage of the White Sox hosting the Oakland Athletics (1:10 PM scheduled game start featuring Jason Benetti and Steve Stone with the game call) with White Sox Postgame Live (hosted by Garfien, Melton, along with 2005 World Series hero Scott Podsednik) immediately following the contest showcasing a complete game recap and highlights from Buehrle’s big day. “Mark Buehrle Day” coverage and all CSN on-air content is also available for live stream viewing on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers.
As part of its Buehrle-themed coverage, CSN will also re-air two of Buehrle’s most memorable performances: his no hitter against Texas from April of 2007(Thursday, June 22 at 3:30 p.m. and to re-air on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 p.m.) as well as his game against Tampa Bay from July of 2009 (Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m.).
Immediately following the White Sox-A’s game on June 24, fans can also look forward to watching an encore presentation of the network’s acclaimed 2005 White Sox World Series documentary Believe (4:30 p.m.), along with an updated edition of Buehrle’s one-on-one interview on CSN’s Inside Look (6:00 p.m.). CSN’s complete “Mark Buehrle Day” coverage schedule and additional programming highlights appears at the end of this announcement.
For even more extensive “Mark Buehrle Day” coverage, viewers are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s White Sox section, which will include in-depth coverage via White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes), along with a special “56 Reasons Why We Love Mark Buehrle” rundown, additional Buehrle history content, web-exclusive videos and more. In addition, fans can look forward new editions of CSN’s popular “White Sox Talk Podcast” (presented by Wintrust) featuring Garfien and additional special guests. Fans can download all of CSN’s podcasts at CSNChicago.com/podcasts and subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
From a social media standpoint, fans will be able to catch the Buehrle jersey retirement ceremony via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/CSNChicago/), plus – CSN will deliver live “Buehrle Day” updates, analysis and Periscope interviews from @CSNWhiteSox on Twitter. In addition, “Buehrle’s Biggest Moments” and “Sights & Sounds” ceremony highlights from Guaranteed Rate Field will be provided via Snapchat (‘csnchicago’), along with additional photos/quick video offerings from ‘CSN Chicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Live. Fans on Twitter can also interact and share their fondest Buehrle career memories by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #MB56.
“Mark Buehrle Day” Coverage and Additional Programming Highlights on CSN:
Thursday, June 22
3:30 p.m. (time approx. immediately following “White Sox Postgame Live”) – “White Sox Classics”(from April 8, 2007): Mark Buehrle No-Hitter vs. Texas Rangers – Mark Buehrle faced the minimum 27 batters on his way to his first career no-hitter and the 16th overall in White Sox history. Buehrle struck out eight batters with just one walk. (CSN will re-air this game on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 p.m.)
Saturday, June 24 – “Mark Buehrle Day” on CSN:
10:00 a.m. – “White Sox Classics” (from July 23, 2009): Mark Buehrle Game vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Just two years after throwing a no-hitter, Mark Buehrle became the 18th pitcher in MLB history to pitch a perfect game.
12 p.m. – MARK BUEHRLE #56 JERSEY RETIREMENT CEREMONY on White Sox Pregame Live – Complete coverage of the entire ceremony LIVE from Guaranteed Rate Field (hosted by Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton, along with Siera Santos, AND Ken “Hawk” Harrelson providing on-field emcee duties)
1:10 p.m. – White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics (time approx.) – Featuring Jason Benetti and Steve Stone with the game call
4:00 p.m. – White Sox Postgame Live (time approx.) – Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton will be joined by Scott Podsednik with a complete game breakdown featuring White Sox manager Rick Renteria’s live post-game press conference, along with player interviews and numerous “Buehrle Day” highlights.
4:30 p.m. – “Believe: The Story of the 2005 Chicago White Sox” (time approx., immediately follows “White Sox Postgame Live”) – Encore presentation of the network’s acclaimed CSN Original Production chronicling the franchise’s accomplishment.
6:00 p.m. – “Inside Look: Mark Buehrle” (time approx.) – Updated edition of “Inside Look” featuring host Chuck Garfien’s one-on-one interview with the White Sox player who discusses his storied career and much more. Note: CSN will also re-air this edition of “Inside Look” on Sunday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m.