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Flashback #13: Bo Jackson Homers To Clinch AL West (1993)

Bo Jackson hits a home run in his first at-bat of the season in Apri ofl 1993.  (Photo credit should read BRIAN BAHR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bo Jackson hits a home run in his first at-bat of the season in Apri ofl 1993. (Photo credit should read BRIAN BAHR/AFP/Getty Images)

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As of 670 The Score’s 20th Anniversary on January 3rd, the station has begun to reveal (in chronological order) the Top 100 Chicago Sports Stories that have occurred since they first went on the air 20 years ago. Once all 100 of these “flashbacks” have been revealed, fans will be able to vote for which stories they believe are the most significant in the 20 year history of The Score. To see all of the Flashbacks that The Score has posted so far, please visit 670 The Score’s 20th Anniversary page.

September 27, 1993 – Bo Jackson Homers To Clinch AL West

Bo Jackson hit 19 home runs during his two seasons with the White Sox, but none were more famous than the one he hit on Sept. 27, 1993.

The White Sox were hungry for a division title — it had been a decade since Chicago had hoisted the hardware from the American League West Division.

With the White Sox holding on comfortably to a seven-game lead over the second-place Texas Rangers with seven games to play, the team needed just one win to clinch it’s first AL West title since 1983 — and second overall.

As the South Siders trailed the Mariners, 2-1, in the sixth inning at the newly-built Comiskey Park, Jackson stepped up to the plate with a chance to put some runs on the board.

That’s when he belted a three-run homer that ultimately proved to be the difference in the game. Though the White Sox lost in the American League Championship Series in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays, Jackson’s home run became an iconic image of the new Comiskey Park.

The Score will continue to release a new Flashback each weekday until they reach 100. Check back tomorrow for a new one, or check out all of the previous Flashbacks: 670 The Score’s 20th Anniversary »