Bernie Mac was definitely one of a kind, and The Chicago White Sox feel the same way. It has been announced that the MLB team will honor Mac with his own day on April 24th. They are calling it ‘Bernie Mac Day’ and look to bring in further awareness on inflammatory disease, Sarcoidosis.
The Chicago White Sox will recognize the late Chicago comedian Bernard “Bernie Mac” McCullough during its game against the Texas Rangers this weekend. According to White Sox officials, Sunday is “Bernie Mac Day,” and fans are asked to wear purple in honor of April is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. Bernie Mac died from sarcoidosis in 2008.The entertainer, who hailed from the city’s Englewood neighborhood, will be recognized at the beginning of the game at 1:15 p.m., with his widow Rhonda McCullough, throwing out the first pitch. “I hope I don’t hit anyone when I throw out the ball,” she jokingly said. “My husband was a big White Sox fan and we would go to games a lot. I still go to see them play but not as much as I did when Bernie was here.”
In Mid-March we first got Bernie’s widow made a rare appearance to discuss his final moments alive.
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