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Thursday June 4, 2009

The Chicago White Sox have called up Gordon Beckham just a week after he was promoted to AAA ball. This time last year, he was preparing to lead Georgia into the College World Series. Now he’s in the majors and will join the circus that is the Ozzie Guillen clubhouse.

Bulldog coach David Perno commented,

“I talked to Gordon and he’s excited. It’s obviously quick but if anyone I’ve ever coached can handle it it’s Gordon. He’s had something special about him from day one. From a maturity and a talent standpoint he is definitely ready, and I am looking forward to watching him.”

According to UGA, Beckham will be the fourth Bulldog to take the field for a major league team this year, joining Jeff Keppinger (Astros), Clint Sammons (Braves) and Mitchell Boggs (Cardinals).

More Bulldogs will start down the path to the big leagues next Tuesday June 9th when the 2009 MLB draft gets underway.

(As an aside, Braves fans will recognize the player Beckham is replacing on the Sox roster: Wilson Betemit.)

Gordon Beckham

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