(WSCR) The White Sox are adding a little facial hair to honor their late coach Kevin Hickey.
Hickey, who passed away in May at the age of 56, played six Major League seasons before joining the White Sox as a coach. Known for his large mustache, members of the White Sox are now growing out their own mustaches in honor of Hickey.
“Hick had a mustache that we constantly gave him grief about when he was here,” White Sox captain Paul Konerko said. “So, we’re honoring him a little bit with that. Maybe there are some wins in it – maybe he’s looking down and looking out for us.”
The White Sox held a ceremony for the late coach before the start of Monday’s game. The organization also renamed the batting cages as the “Kevin Hickey Batting Cages.”
Check out a photo of the plaque below, which hangs outside the cages.