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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Beckham Gets the Call

From UGA Athletics...

Former Georgia All-America shortstop and 2008 SEC Player of the Year Gordon Beckham has been called up by the Chicago White Sox and will join the team Thursday for their game against Oakland.

Beckham, the fourth member of the 2008 draft class to reach the majors, hit .326 with four home runs, 23 doubles and 25 RBI in 45 games this season with Triple-A Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham. He is the fastest member of the Chicago White Sox to reach the majors since Alex Fernandez in 1990. Beckham, who had just been promoted to Triple-A Charlotte last week, will reach the majors 364 days after being drafted last June.

"I talked to Gordon and he's excited," Georgia coach David Perno said. "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."

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