ICYMI: Life-Saving Heart & Kidney Transplants Revealed For White Sox Hall Of Famer

The Chicago White Sox had a special guest at their home opener this week. They revealed that one of their all-time legends, 22-year major league veteran and Hall Of Famer Harold Baines had recovered from a life-saving double-transplant last year.

Baines was diagnosed with heart and kidney failure, and the dual transplant that saved his life came 11 months ago. 

After nearly 4 months, the 63-year-old Baines was finally well enough to leave hospital and even able to attend the White Sox home opener on Tuesday. "I'm grateful. It wasn't easy. But the nurses and the doctors made it to the point where I was comfortable to be here without worrying about the next day. They took care of me every day," Baines said in a video posted by the White Sox, "and I'm very grateful."

Baines was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. The 6-time All-Star batted .289 over his lengthy career, with 384 HR and 1,628 RBIs. He spent 14 of his 22 major league seasons with the White Sox.