Tim Anderson is in the mighty midst of a career-high 16-game hitting streak, 12-game run scored streak and a 3-game home run streak. The runs scored streak extends his #WhiteSox franchise record.
— MLBbro.com (@MLBbrodotcom) July 19, 2021
Prior to Monday’s doubleheader against the Twins, Anderson capped off the weekend in blazing fashion. He went 7-for-17 in three games against the Astros with three bombs, including a wall-bouncing homer, which snapped a long ball drought of 44 days.
Although Anderson has hit safely in 16 consecutive games, he’s also recorded a hit and run in 12 straight games — another franchise record. The former batting champion continues to make everybody who felt he wasn’t an All-star starter eat crow.
Longest streaks in #WhiteSox history of games with both a hit and a run:
11 TIM ANDERSON, 2021
10 Adam Eaton, 2015
10 José Valentín, 2000
10 Ralph Garr, 1977
10 Luke Appling, 1936
10 Harry Hooper, 1924
10 Ernie Johnson, 1921
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 18, 2021
Every time Guaranteed Rate Field announces TA7’s plate appearance, echoing throughout the stadium’s sound system should play “I’m Coming In Hot “with Christian rap artists Lecrae and Andy Mineo. The MLBbro is averaging .403/.409/.612 with 18 runs scored, 10 RBI, seven multi-hit games, six doubles, three homers, and one triple during the hit streak.
Since 2019, when he puts the ball in play, Anderson is averaging .395, which started in 2019. Throughout
249 games, he is 301-762, which means he has been a consistent raker at the plate, which led the
southside phenom to make his first All-Star game appearance in Denver, Colorado, last week.
MLBbro and 2014 Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and other legends mentioned his numbers over the past three years. They asked him about his drip and how did it come about?
His response, “It’s got to be in you, not on you.”
Frank Thomas and the guys at @MLBONFOX caught up with TA7 in Denver.
“He’s a big brother to me” – Tim Anderson on his relationship with The Big Hurtpic.twitter.com/1FxB4yqsS4
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) July 13, 2021
Anderson was mic’d up during the showcase of the immortals, where he indicated how the event was his first time and that he knows he belongs in the game.
"I knew I was supposed to be here all along."
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 16, 2021
He said, “I knew I was supposed to be here all along. I just continued playing and kept having fun with the game. He continued, “I play against these guys, so they know what I bring to the table day in and day out. They know how I play the game. They must love me.”
Anderson was a substitute who only played on the defensive side of the diamond, so the fans of the game didn’t get to see TA7 take any swings at the plate, which is mind-boggling.
Chicago Tribune reporter LaMond Pope asked Anderson if he wished he would have gotten up to the plate? With a smile on his face, he said, “for sure, but it’s all good. Kevin (Cash), I’ll see him in Tampa, so I’ll take it out on him then.”
Anderson told the Chicago Sun-Times reporter Daryl Van Schouwen that he hopes the 2021 All-Star game won’t be his last. He said, “Hopefully, I’ll be able to start one soon. That will give me a little motivation. Being there definitely makes you want to get back.
Tim Anderson of the first place White Sox takes over at short pic.twitter.com/R5FcMDcaTd
— Southside Showdown (@SoxShowdown) July 14, 2021
TA7 is the new face of baseball. His team currently holds the number one spot in the league, and he is on fire. If Anderson keeps raking like this, he can achieve some gold gloves, silver sluggers, and league MVPs soon with numbers like these.