Former White Sox slugger Dan Pasqua has been named the new Academy Director for the Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle, officials announced Friday.
Pasqua will be introduced to the public at a special meet-and-greet session from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lisle facility, 6200 River Bend Drive. He will sign autographs and talk White Sox baseball immediately following the first session of the White Sox Holiday Camp.
The meet and greet is open to the public. To register a young athlete for the White Sox Holiday Camp, visit www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.
Pasqua has been working with the White Sox for the past six years and joined the Bulls/Sox Academy over four years ago as a private instructor. Pasqua directed the La Grange training facility for the last 18 month, and now oversee all baseball programming, with his main responsibility developing ball players through private and semi-private training lessons.
"I am looking forward to sharing my experience," said Pasqua. "I can't thank the Bulls/Sox Academy enough for this great opportunity to continue use my skills to educate the athletes of the Chicagoland area."
Pasqua was a left-handed power-hitting outfielder and first baseman known for the White Sox from 1988 to 1994. In 1988, Pasqua led the White Sox with 20 home runs, and in 1989 he hit the second-to-last roof shot at old Comiskey Park. In 1991, he also hit a home run measured at 484 feet, which still ranks among the top five longest home runs in U.S. Cellular Field history. Over his 10 year major-league career, Pasqua appeared in 905 games with the Yankees and White Sox.
The Bulls/Sox Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs extensive training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball, and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional Academy locations in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Schererville, Ind. For more information, go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.