Chino High baseball to retire #11 in honor of 1991 grad and retired MLB player Geoff Blum | Sports and Recreation


Chino High School baseball will retire jersey number 11 in honor of 1991 graduate Geoff Blum, who played for six teams during his 14-year Major League Baseball career and won a World Series title with the Chicago White Sox in 2005.

A ceremony is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Chino High baseball field, 5472 Park Place in Chino, school officials announced Wednesday.

The ceremony will take place prior to Chino High’s nonleague baseball game against Hillcrest High.

Blum, 46, still holds several Chino High baseball records.

The switch-hitting utility player secured his place in World Series baseball history during the 2005 World Series, hitting a two-run home run in the top of the 14th inning in Game 3 to break a 5-5 tie that would help lead the Chicago White Sox to a four-game sweep over the Houston Astros.

It was the White Sox’s first World Series victory since 1917.

Blum was making his first World Series at bat when he lined a 2-0 pitch off Astros’ reliever Ezequiel Astacio that landed in the seats behind the right field wall.

Blum’s home run gave the White Sox a 7-5 lead in what was the longest game, at the…

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