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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Hall pass: First walk in more than five weeks

By Gordon Edes

Bill Hall walked in his first plate appearance Sunday, his first walk since July 28, a span of 85 plate appearances.

Coincidentally, he walked against one of the best control pitchers in the game, White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle, who has walked an average of 2.2 batters per nine innings.

Hall's last walk came on July 28, when he drew a base on balls in each of his last two plate appearances in a game in Anaheim.

Hall's walkless streak lasted 26 games, well short of the 46 games that Shea Hillenbrand went without a walk in 2002. That's the longest such streak for a Sox nonpitcher since 1920, according to Baseball-Reference.com