White Sox players honor healthcare workers, real heroes of coronavirus fight

Vinnie Duber
NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox, heroes to baseball fans across Chicago, are honoring the real heroes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In honor of National Nurses Day, the White Sox joined sports leagues and athletes around the world in replacing the names on their jerseys with the names of healthcare workers, who have done so much while on the front lines of the global fight against the coronavirus.

The White Sox tweeted out pictures of Tim Anderson, Carlos Rodon and Yasmani Grandal honoring healthcare workers with names taped over their jerseys.

The effort is part of The Real Heroes Project, honoring the healthcare workers who have helped out so many over the last few months, and leagues and athletes from across the world of sports are participating.

Other Chicago athletes joined the campaign, too. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was featured in the national video and posted his own video honoring Chicago-area nurse Hayley Lesnik.

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White Sox players honor healthcare workers, real heroes of coronavirus fight originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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