2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.
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When Gilman alum Gavin Sheets made his major-league debut with the White Sox, he didn’t take long to make an impact. He recorded his first hit, RBI and run scored in his first career game June 29 and hit his first career home run the next day.
On July 9, Sheets played his first career game in his hometown and against the franchise for which his father, Larry, played the majority of his big-league career. He made the most of the moment in front of his family and friends, hitting a home run in the seventh inning.
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