CHICAGO -- Members of the Chicago Police Department were honored at Wednesday's contest for their exceptional service during the recent NATO Summit. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, accompanied by Chicago police officers, represented the department's 12,500 members, as the White Sox presented a special tribute to the Chicago Police Department during the seventh inning of the 6-0 victory over the Twins, with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel looking on from the television broadcast booth.
McCarthy and the police officers were hosted on the field during pregame batting practice, getting to mingle with some of the players and talk with White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, general manager Ken Williams and manager Robin Ventura.
"It's really a wonderful thing by the White Sox organization to do what they do," said McCarthy, a die-hard Yankees fan who has put his Chicago allegiance behind the White Sox through his friendship with Reinsdorf, and after the Cubs hired a "Red Sox guy" in Theo Epstein. "I really appreciate it."
"The job they did was a bang-up job, an exercise in patience and tolerance to the highest level," Williams said. "It was noticed by all of Chicago, and I think really the world. So for us just to do a little bit of something to acknowledge them, I think hopefully will a go long way in
reinforcing how we feel and the city feels about them."