Chicago White Sox outfielder Brian Goodwin hit his first walk-off home run on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians, and it was one to remember. The best part about his walk-off home run was the iconic bat flip. It sent social media into a frenzy. Goodwin flipped that bat so high that it probably hasn’t landed yet.
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Bat flips have become a part of the game and Goodwin certainly did not hold back with his.
“We just got dogs,” Goodwin told NBC Sports after hitting the walk-off against the Indians. “We wanted it as bad as any game we’ve had this season.”
In his first year with the White Sox, Goodwin has made quite the impression in the Windy City.
He’s the type of player that will come in and do whatever it takes to make the team better. Whether he’s in the starting lineup or coming off the bench, Goodwin will leave his all on the field.
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“We know everybody out there is battling their ass off, they’re doing everything they can to get the job done. That’s what we take pride in,” Goodwin said. “We’re just thankful for our guys going up there and fighting. We have anybody up there, any type of situation, we’ve got confidence that the next guy is going to get it done, like they have been doing. And when it happens, we’re grateful, and when it doesn’t, we just look for the next opportunity. But we never stop fighting.”
“We got a bunch of dudes that come out and give you everything you want and then some. And no backing down.”
When Goodwin joined the White Sox, he teamed up with fellow MLBbro Tim Anderson and the two have two of the most iconic bat flips in recent years. They both bring that soulful spice that fits perfectly in Chicago and most importantly they are having fun on that field.
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Goodwin has put up impressive numbers in his first season with the White Sox. Through 40 games he’s hitting .248 with six home runs and 19 RBI.
He’s been swinging a hot stick lately as he’s carrying a four-game hitting streak. In his last two games he’s homered, so this brother has been seeing the ball well.
Goodwin is a key role player for a Chicago White Sox team that is thinking championship. No cap. The veteran is willing to serve in any capacity needed.
“We know where we’re trying to go, and that’s all the way through October,” Goodwin said. “Not to get ahead of ourselves, we all know that we’ve got to take care of business, we’ve got to take care of the little things, the details, and make sure we handle our stuff the right way.”
“But everybody’s on the same page. We’ve got the same agenda. We know where we’re trying to go and where we want to be when this season ends up.”
There’s some exciting baseball being played on Chi-Town’s South Side and Goodwin has something to do with that. He’s an MLBbro that could cause some ruckus in the playoffs similiar to how Howie Kendrick helped the title-starved Washington Nationals get over the hump with some key bombs in 2019.