Earlier today Chicago native, lifelong White Sox fan and Eastern Illinois head football coach Adam Cushing threw out the first pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field for his favorite baseball team's game against Minnesota.
So, here's our Prairie State Pigskin edition of EIU-Sox Math:
Take the last two digits of the birth year for EIU graduate and Bears GM Ryan Pace (hint: think South Side Hitmen)
Subtract the jersey number of White Sox fan, record-setting Eastern quarterback and current NFL QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Add the combined number of strikeouts by Sox starter Steve Stone vs. Royals starter/Charleston native/EIU graduate Marty Pattin on July 31, 1977
ANSWER: 77 - 10 + 8=75