On Thursday afternoon, Matt Davidson announced on his personal Twitter that he has signed a deal with the Texas Rangers for the 2019 season. In his tweet, Davidson also thanked the White Sox and the fans for his time spent on the South Side.
Offically signed with @Rangers today! Extremely excited for the opportunity! Can’t wait to get to work. I want to thank @whitesox and all the fans in Chicago for the past 5 years! Can’t forget to thank @Cut4 for the new headshots haha! pic.twitter.com/XOiNgtgFOL
— Matt Davidson (@matt_davidson24) February 7, 2019
During his tenure wearing the black and white, the fan-favorite provided us with plenty of great memories. Here’s a look back at Matty D’s Top 10 moments with the Chicago White Sox:
10. SoxFest 2018
We’ll start off the list with this cool moment from SoxFest 2018 where a fan surprised Matt Davidson with his Future’s Game jersey.
White Sox fans are truly the best.
This weekend, one fan surprised Matt Davidson with a very special gift: pic.twitter.com/gI4aXHqW9B
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) February 1, 2018
9. Four Games, Four Home Runs
In June 2017, Matt Davidson went on a tear and homered in four straight games for the Sox.
Four straight games with a home run for Matt Davidson! Mercy! pic.twitter.com/sP9tEa0SaJ
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 15, 2017
8. Wrigley Field Bullet
As you’ll see later in this list, sometimes the most memorable home runs come against the Cubbies on the North Side. Here’s a fine example of that with a missile hit into the left field bleachers.
Matt Davidson finds the bleachers for the second time this series! pic.twitter.com/8XjuKWV2S6
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 13, 2018
7. Walk-Off vs. Tigers
Welcome to the walk-off section of this article. Matt Davidson helped play hero plenty of times for the White Sox. Here’s a classic example of that from this past September.
MATT DAVIDSON SENDS US HOME!
— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) September 3, 2018
6. Walk-Off vs. Indians
We don’t like Cleveland, you don’t like Cleveland, and Matt Davidson doesn’t like Cleveland. Mix it all together and you get this Matty D walk-off vs. the Indians on July 30, 2017.
5. Overcoming 6-Run Deficit
Just one day after his walk-off vs. Cleveland from moment No. 6, Matt Davidson finished things off once again with another walk-off. This time, the White Sox were down six runs at one point before pulling off the comeback.
4. North Side Bomb
There’s nothing quite like a 476-foot blast into Wrigleyville with Hawk Harrelson on the call.
3. Giancarlo Stanton Strikeout
In one of his memorable moments on the mound, Davidson completely baffled Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton with a nasty curve to strike him out.
2. Pitching Debut
In his first relief appearance of the season, Davidson threw a scoreless inning against the Rangers, wowing everyone with his performance. Now, he’s headed to Arlington as a two-way player.
The Matt Davidson Inning pic.twitter.com/KaAFDk9yU5
— Sox On 35th (@SoxOn35th) June 30, 2018
1. Opening Day 2018
In what turned out to be an offensive onslaught, Matt Davidson lead the way with 3 home runs and 5 RBI in a 14-7 win. He became the fourth player in MLB history to record three home runs on Opening Day.
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