Chicago White Sox Releasing Tim Anderson Documentary
From his signature back flips to his iconic walk-off home run in the Field of Dreams game, Tim Anderson has become one of the most exciting players in all of baseball. In a five-episode documentary series, the Chicago White Sox will tell the story of his journey from Tuscaloosa to Chicago. The series will premiere on March 22 and be released on Tuesdays at 10am and air on the club's official YouTube channel.
It includes interviews with Anderson, Kenny Williams, Bo Jackson, Jason Benetti, Len Kasper and more.
Anderson attended nearby Hillcrest High School where basketball was his first passion. He helped lead the Patriots to a state championship, but injuries pushed him back to baseball. As a junior, Anderson batted .333 as a left fielder and in his senior season, Anderson played in the infield and batted .420.
He then enrolled at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, the only school to make him a scholarship offer. As a freshman, Anderson batted .360 with four home runs, 37 RBI's, and 30 stolen bases in 30 attempts. He returned to East Central for his sophomore season and led all junior college baseball players with a .495 batting average, earning first-team National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-American honors.
Anderson committed to transfer to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), but the Chicago White Sox selected Anderson in the first round, with the 17th overall selection, in the 2013 MLB Draft and he opted to sign with the White Sox, rather than enroll at UAB. He began working through the minor league ranks until the White Sox called him up to the major leagues on June 10, 2016.
His breakout season came in 2019 when he led of all of Major League Baseball with a .335 average. The shortstop had the lowest walk percentage in the American League and set new career-highs in hits, doubles and runs, establishing himself as one of the best lead off hitters in baseball.
The following season Anderson batted .332 with ten home runs, 21 RBI's and was tied for the AL with 45 runs in 49 games. Anderson won a Silver Slugger Award, awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American and National League.
He was named an All-Star for the first time in 2021. A month later Anderson hit a walk-off home run in the first ever Field of Dreams game.
The 28-year old Anderson has become of the faces of Chicago sports.
“He’s so great for the community of Chicago,” said White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing. “He has that platform and he’s using it — on the field, off the field, at home. He’s at that moment now where he knows what he can do.”