White Sox honor slain CPD Commander Paul Bauer at home opener

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox honored the memory and sacrifice of slain CPD Commander Paul Bauer ahead of their home opener against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field Thursday.

The team paid tribute to Bauer, who was a life-long Sox fan, before the game's first pitch. His wife and daughter gathered with other relatives near home plate, as Bauer's picture was shown on the stadium's video screen before the National Anthem. His image was met with widespread applause from the audience.

Bauer's 13-year-old daughter Grace also got the chance to carry the game ball out to the mound, "Bauer" written on the back of her jersey.