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This Day in Georgia History

September 16, 1986

Gordon Beckham Born

Chicago White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham was born in Atlanta, Georgia. After a stellar career at the University of Georgia, during which he was Southeastern Conference MVP in 2008, Beckham was selected by the White Sox in the first round of the 2008 amateur entry draft, for which he was awarded a $2,600,000 signing bonus. He made his Chicago debut on June 4, 2009.