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Southpaw

About Southpaw


Name: Southpaw
Birthplace: The South Side
Residence: Chicago, IL
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 621 baseballs
ML debut: June 13, 2004
Bats: Left
Throws: Left

Five Minutes with Southpaw

How did you get the name Southpaw?
I was born on the South Side. I am left handed. Southpaw is a baseball term for people who are left handed. I think my parents nailed it. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

What exactly are you?
That's a funny question! Some people think I'm an alligator, frog or even a dirty sock. Those are all really silly, and I'm none of those. I'm just a big fuzzy green dude that loves the Chicago White Sox!

What do you like most about Guaranteed Rate Field?
The fans! They've been so friendly since I made my Major League debut on June 13, 2004. I love getting out visiting with kids and families at the ballpark.

Do you only work at Guaranteed Rate Field?
I'm at almost every home game. I've only missed one game in 2016, and that was to go to San Diego for the All-Star Game! I also do community appearances at birthday parties, hospitals, parades and other events around the Chicagoland area. In 2009, I even traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the historic inaugural parade for White Sox Fan and former President Barack Obama!

What is your favorite food?
It is hard to keep my fur out of my food, so I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. All of the food at Guaranteed Rate Field is really yummy though. I try to squeeze in some nachos, cotton candy and dip-n-dots before the gates open. But ssshhhh, don't tell my boss!

What is your favorite TV show?
I like to watch White Sox games when they're on the road. Besides that, I don't watch much TV. I like to enjoy the outdoors when there's not a home game or event to attend.

What is your favorite color?
My favorite colors are black and silver, just like my favorite baseball team! I also like green and yellow, which seems to follow me everywhere I go.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
As much as I love Chicago, my fur can only keep me so warm in the winter. I take an annual trip to the All-Star Game every All-star Break to see even more of my fantastic fans. Sometimes, a few of my buddies even come with me!

Do you get along with other mascots?
All of the other mascots are my buddies. It's always a blast to see them at the All-Star Game! We keep in touch by e-mail during the year. You can keep in touch with me as well by sending me an e-mail to Southpaw@whitesox.mlb.com.

How do fans get you to visit their birthday parties, little league games, and other events?
I love to entertain fans at the ballpark, but getting invited to other events is my favorite! You can invite me to your next event by calling 312-674-5312 or sending an e-mail to Southpaw@whitesox.mlb.com.

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Appearances


Birthday Parties

Make your birthday party a GRAND SLAM with a visit from Southpaw!

10 or 45 minute appearances are bursting with fun, fun and more fun!

Potential activities include:

  • Photographs (camera must be provided)
  • Autographs on baseball cards (10-minute appearance) or baseball pennants (45-minute appearance)
  • Two (2) games, including prizes for all who play and win

The birthday honoree will receive a birthday gift that includes a Southpaw T-shirt, a Southpaw plush doll and two (2) lower box ticket vouchers to a 2017 home White Sox game (dates subject to availability, only included in the 45-minute appearance)

Testimonials:

"Great job! Southpaw made the event! It would not have been as much fun without Southpaw! - Joe L.

Everything was popular and the dancing was so much fun! The whole experience was great! - Deanna K.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

Block Parties

Hoping to add your favorite South Side neighbor to an upcoming block party, family reunion, or street festival? Southpaw would love to join you to interact with children of all ages, challenge our neighbors to a dance off and eat all your cotton candy!

  • 10 or 45-minute appearances
  • Potential activities include:
  • Participation in events like bags
  • Photographs (camera must be provided)
  • Autographs
  • And more!

Testimonials:

We loved his dance steps!! Southpaw, as usual, was one of the highlights of the walk" - Carel M.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

Corporate Events

Looking for something to spark up you next corporate event? Southpaw will certainly hit it out of the park in a meeting or entertaining your most important guests during a luncheon.

Testimonials:

After a long day on the golf course he greeting guests with a high five and took lots of photos. Everyone was very receptive; he helped to create a more exciting atmosphere after a long day! - Diane B.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

Valentine's Day

Surprise your loved one with a special gift from Cupid (aka Southpaw), at home, school or work! Southpaw will deliver a White Sox gift pack with the following items to your Valentine in person or by mail.

  • Personalized White Sox Valentine's Day card
  • A tasty box of candy
  • Autographed photo of a former player or a 2018 White Sox team member (subject to availability)
  • Southpaw plush doll
  • Southpaw T-shirt
  • Two (2) lower box ticket vouchers to a 2018 home game (subject to availability)
  • Scoreboard message during the game
  • Photo reprint of the scoreboard message

Southpaw in-person deliveries are limited and available on a first come, Check back for updates regarding 2018 Dates. Distance restrictions may apply. Requests will be accepted until Tuesday, February 7th, or while available. Southpaw's assistant will capture this special appearance with photos provided by e-mail within a week of the delivery.

Testimonials:

Humor. Southpaw hammed it up! He made everyone laugh even until he got back to the van, he just kept joking! - Holly P.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

Other Holidays

Looking to add some fa-boo-lous entertainment to your Halloween party? Looking to bring a non-grinchy green guy to your holiday party? Southpaw is available to bring joy, hugs, and high fives all year long. He might even have a special outfit to fit your party's theme.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

Parades

If you're hoping to have your parade float or vehicle stand out in a crowd, we have the perfect suggestion. No one loves smiling, waving, posting for photos and handing out candy more than Southpaw! From a community parade to a one-truck ride down your town's main street, Southpaw will be sure to liven up the route.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

School Events

Bring the excitement of White Sox baseball to your next school event! From fundraisers to dances and days of F-U-N, Southpaw is guaranteed to make your event victorious. Here are some of Southpaw's favorite school-time activities, which all include Southpaw baseball cards, magnets and five (5) T-shirts:

Classroom Visits
This 45 minute long visit for autographs and photos with students is an exciting wat to kick off a reading challenge, reward students for test score improvement or celebrate good attendance!

Fun Fair, Festival, or Field Day Appearance
Southpaw is the perfect addition to the celebratory atmosphere as he signs autographs, poses for photos, dances and entertains students of all ages!

"Stand Tall Southpaw" Assembly
Southpaw will educate students on how to embrace their differences, always be themselves and treat others with respect as he uses props to act out a story. The story is about 20 minutes long and requires assistance from one adult "actor." Southpaw can perform for two groups per assembly or follow one performance with 30-minutes of classroom visits.

Fun and Games Assembly
Southpaw would love to kick off a school incentive program or reward your students for a job well done on testing, attendance or other accomplishments. This assembly is FULL of interactice fun, games, silliness and lots of laughs!

Reading Assembly
Get your students excited about reading as Southpaw incorporates your schools reading requirements and/or programs into a fun and educational program with reading challenges and games!

Looking for other ways to include Southpaw? The White Sox will help build your own Southpaw appearance! Just let us know your needs and Southpaw will do his best to accommodate your requests.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

Weddings

Make your wedding an event to remember! Surprise your guests or the bride and groom with a 10 or 45-minute visit from Southpaw, a personalized wedding card from the White Sox, a Southpaw T-shirt for the bride and groom, two (2) lower box ticket vouchers to a 2017 White Sox home game (dates subject to availability, only included with the 45-minute appearance) and memories that will last a lifetime. Southpaw loves any excuse to put on his tuxedo including:

  • Ceremony usher
  • Post-ceremony photos
  • Cocktail hour mingling
  • Dancing at the reception

Testimonials:

"The look on my wife's face when she saw Southpaw was absolutely priceless! Everyone loved him and we feel our wedding will be remembered for years to come, thanks to Southpaw." - Jeff M.

"Southpaw was a surprise for the bride and groom. Southpaw was the talk of the wedding into the next day and beyond." - Marianne T.

More details and pricing information are available by calling (312) 674-5312.

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Ballpark Seat and Suite Visits


Bring the action to our seats or suite by surprising your guests with a special visit from Southpaw! Here are five opportunities to keep in mind for your next visit to Guaranteed Rate Field:

Home Run Visit
Southpaw will visit you seating area or suite for the duration of an inning break. This visit includes a personalized sign (example: "Happy 5th Birthday Kevin!") and up to twenty (20) Southpaw magnets and up to twenty (20) Southpaw autographed baseball cards.

Grand Slam Visit
Southpaw will visit you seating area or suite for the duration of an inning break. This visit includes a personalized sign (example: "Happy 5th Birthday Kevin!") one (1) Southpaw T-shirt, one (1) Southpaw plush doll and up to twenty (20) Southpaw magnets and up to twenty (20) Southpaw autographed baseball cards.

Suite Birthday Party
Southpaw will celebrate the birthday honoree in your suite during a 45-minute pre-game visit.

Southpaw will sign autographs on pennants, pose for photos, play games (prizes included) and lead the group in singing happy birthday. This appearance includes a birthday gift with one (1) Southpaw T-shirt, one (1) Southpaw plush doll and two (2) lower bowl ticker vouchers to a 2017 White Sox home game (dates subject to availability). Availability is limited to select dates in the suites, Upper Terrace Suite, Extra Base of the Private Bank Fan Deck.

In-game Corporate Party
Southpaw will visit your suite or large party area during two innings of a White Sox home game (or 45 minutes). Southpaw will sign autographs, pose for photos and mingle with your guests. This appearance includes five (5) Southpaw T-shirts and Southpaw magnets. Availability is limited to select dates in the suites, Upper Terrace Suite, Extra Base of the Private Bank Fan Deck.

In-game Wedding Appearance
Southpaw will visit your suite or large party are for 45-minutes during pregame or two (2) innings during the game. Southpaw will sign autographs, pose for photos, and mingle with your guests. This appearance includes a newlywed gift with two (2) Southpaw T-shirts and two (2) lower box ticker vouchers to a 2017 White sox home game (date subject to availability) for a the bride and the groom as well as up to twenty (20) Southpaw magnets and up to twenty (20) Southpaw baseball cards. Availability is limited to select dates in the suites, Upper Terrace Suite, Extra Base of the Private Bank Fan Deck.

Please note the following general information for all in-park Southpaw visits:

  • Southpaw visits must be scheduled at least one week in advance by calling (312) 674-5312.
  • A credit card payment must be provided at the time of booking.
  • A reminder with the visit time will be provided the day before the game. The group must be in the communicated seats or suite at this time. Refunds will not be issued for guests who are not in the seats or suites at the visit time.
  • Parking, game/suite tickets are not included in these packages. Game tickets are available by calling (866) SOX-GAME
  • In-Park visits are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

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Connect with Southpaw


Southpaw is active on social media posting lots of phots and videos of his wild and crazy adventures.

Follow along by searching for:

If you're looking or a pen pal, feel free to e-mail questions to Southpaw at Southpaw@whitesox.mlb.com.

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Fun with Southpaw


Southpaw Photos

Arts and Crafts

Thank you for visiting my arts, crafts and activities section. Here you'll find White Sox and Southpaw-related projects each with printable instructions. Make sure to get adult permission and help before downloading these fun projects.

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Southpaw's Schedule


June 17 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Orland Park, IL Orland Township PetPalooza
June 24 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Chicago, IL 2017 Dragon Boat race
July 4 10:00 a.m. Whiting, IN Whiting 4th of July Parade
July 4 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Palos Heights, IL Palos Heights 4th of July Parade

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