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Lip Man 1
12-23-2010, 07:40 PM
Mods: Would it be possible to get this “stuck”? That way I can put new entries and readers can comment in the same location all the time. If this works for you, thanks!

THIS DATE IN SOX HISTORY.

A few years ago (2006 I think) I did this and it prompted a number of responses so I thought I’d reprise it with some of the new additions that have been made since then. A few parameters though before this begins after the start of the New Year.

When I put my list together I was looking for the memorable, the bizarre, the unusual, the wacky, the historic; notable trades / signings (both good and bad)…in short the things that have made the White Sox franchise what it has been for over a century. You won’t find something like this as a made up example:

June 25, 1958 – Sherm Lollar gets three hits in a 7-2 White Sox win over the Senators.

Now no disrespect to Sherm but thousands of Sox players have gotten three hits in a game over the past 100 years. You would however find this in my list if it were to have happened:

June 25, 1958 – Sherm Lollar gets three hits in a 7-2 White Sox win over the Senators. All three hits were triples which was incredible considering Lollar was considered one of the slowest players in baseball.

See what I mean?

I don’t claim to have everything of note under these parameters so if you feel I missed something, post it under the appropriate date and I might add it to my ‘master list!’

2011 figures to be an exciting year for the franchise, I hope to remind fans of the Sox colorful past and for those younger fans, perhaps teach them a little about the history of the White Sox.

The first entry will come on January 4th. There will also be some times when I post multiple dates at once, due to myself being on the road, traveling, as part of my duties with Idaho State basketball in January, February and March.

I hope everyone will enjoy this.

Lip

fisk4ever
12-23-2010, 08:15 PM
A gift that keeps on giving! Thanks.

aryzner
12-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Sweet! Very excited to see these again. I loved it when you used to do them years ago and I'm stoked for its return.

billcissell
12-29-2010, 11:30 AM
Lip, you're the best. You've forgotten more about the White Sox than most of us will ever know. Please continue with this day in Sox history segment. Always a good read.

chisox77
12-29-2010, 10:09 PM
This is great news since I have always enjoyed this feature. Thanks, Lip.

Lip Man 1
01-03-2011, 09:27 PM
And away we go................................................ .............................

This Date In Sox History 1-4

January 4, 1993 - The Sox sign oft injured outfielder Ellis Burks to a one year contract. Burks would have a breakout season in 1993 and finally stop the revolving door in right field (at least for that season.) Burks would produce 17 homers, 71 RBI’s and hit .275. He’d catch the final out to clinch the division title that season as well. Unfortunately then G.M. Ron Schueler wouldn't give Burks the multi-year deal he was looking for when the season ended and he left for Colorado where he became an All-Star.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
01-03-2011, 11:59 PM
StatManDu:

For what it's worth. From my interview with the late Lorn Brown:

“The thing I remember about Mary Shane was that the day the Sox had the press conference to announce her hiring as the first female broadcaster in baseball was the day Mayor Daley died and there wasn’t anyone at the press conference except for Dick Dozier. (Author’s Note: Daley passed away on December 20, 1976) His death came suddenly and there wasn’t time to change the press conference to another time.”

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Since Lorn was actually at the press conference I would tend to trust his recollections. I was also home from college for the Christmas break and remember watching the live newscasts that day about Daley's death. If the Shane hiring took place in January, I would have been back at Kentucky and wouldn't have been in Chicago watching the newscasts.

Lip

doublem23
01-04-2011, 09:17 AM
And away we go................................................ .............................

This Date In Sox History 1-4

January 4, 1993 - The Sox sign oft injured outfielder Ellis Burks to a one year contract. Burks would have a breakout season in 1993 and finally stop the revolving door in right field (at least for that season.) Burks would produce 17 homers, 71 RBI’s and hit .275. He’d catch the final out to clinch the division title that season as well. Unfortunately then G.M. Ron Schueler wouldn't give Burks the multi-year deal he was looking for when the season ended and he left for Colorado where he became an All-Star.


Probably should note that Burks' lone All-Star season in Colorado pretty much has all the telltale signs of someone rocking the juice.

Burks averaged 15 HR per season and slugged .467 in 9 seasons before 1996 (including his 1st two in Colorado) before hitting 40 HR and slugging .639 in '96.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Lip Man 1
01-04-2011, 11:19 AM
Double:

It's true that everyone and anyone could be under suspicion during that time period, no question. There is no way to know with 100% accuracy who did and who didn't.

One of the 'clues' though that is often used by people in this regard is a dramatic change in body-type. To me it always looked like Burks had a wiry, 'long' frame in his playing days. I never noticed the dramatic change that's associated with people like Bonds and Sosa. Have you?

I've just looked on the Corbis Image web site. They have in their files a photo of Burks from September 2004, his last game in the major leagues when he returned to Boston. He's tipping his cap to the fans and honestly he doesn't look that much bigger. He's gained some weight but this was also 11 years after he played for the Sox.

Anything's possible but if I was looking for a 'cause' for his change in statistical numbers, I'd use the fact that he was finally healthy and played a lot of his games in Colorado which at that time inflated offensive numbers to a degree.

Lip

doublem23
01-04-2011, 02:51 PM
One of the 'clues' though that is often used by people in this regard is a dramatic change in body-type. To me it always looked like Burks had a wiry, 'long' frame in his playing days. I never noticed the dramatic change that's associated with people like Bonds and Sosa. Have you?

Fair point, but plenty of people don't hulk out, a la Alex Rodriguez.

DumpJerry
01-04-2011, 05:37 PM
Probably should note that Burks' lone All-Star season in Colorado pretty much has all the telltale signs of someone rocking the juice.

Burks averaged 15 HR per season and slugged .467 in 9 seasons before 1996 (including his 1st two in Colorado) before hitting 40 HR and slugging .639 in '96.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Coors Field.

Lip Man 1
01-05-2011, 06:39 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-6

January 6, 2005 - Needing catching help, Sox G.M. Ken Williams takes a gamble and inks catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a free agent contract. A.J., who had a reputation as a ‘clubhouse cancer’ turns out to be a model teammate and his contributions to the 2005 World Series champs would be incalculable. Sox announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson pitched A.J. to the front office since he knew him for a number of years.

Two of the most memorable A.J. moments took place in 2005. The first came on June 18th when he hit an opposite field home run to cap a four run 9th inning as the Sox beat the Dodgers 5-3. The Sox were wearing 1959 uniforms for the game.

The second and far more important moment, came on October 12th, the second game of the A.L.C.S. With the Sox down a game to the Angels and tied in the 9th, Pierzynski struck out then started running to first base as former Sox player Josh Paul, the Angels catcher, rolled the ball back towards the mound thinking the inning was over. A.J. thought the ball hit the dirt and was trapped which required a put out at first base. Umpire Doug Eddings agreed and Pierzynski got the base. The play led to the eventual winning run, evening the best of seven series which the Sox went on to win in five games to get to their first World Series since 1959.

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Another 'classic' A.J. moment came on May 20, 2006 during a Cubs / Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field. Scoring the first run in an eventual 7-0 Sox win, A.J. got tangled up with catcher Michael Barrett and went back to touch home plate. As he was doing so, he bumped Barrett which resulted in the Cub player losing it and sucker punching him. Four players wound up being ejected in the fight.

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Lip

StatManDu
01-07-2011, 01:06 AM
Where did you get those?

Lip Man 1
01-07-2011, 11:40 AM
Off the internet, I simply typed in the date of the particular game and then Sox vs. __________.

Lip

Lip Man 1
01-09-2011, 06:48 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-10

January 10, 1992 - One of the worst deals in Sox G.M. Ron Schueler's career as he trades pitcher Melido Perez and two minor leaguers to the Yankees for Steve Sax. Schueler envisions a devastating one / two punch at the top of the order in Tim Raines and Sax followed by Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura. It never happens, as Sax suddenly forgets how to hit and is gone from the team by late April 1994. Making matters worse is that one of the minor league pitchers dealt is Bob Wickman who’d go on to become a top relief pitcher and All Star.

Sax did have one moment of glory as on May 5, 1993 in Milwaukee he made an incredible catch in left field on a ball hit by Billy Doran with the lead run on base. It happened in the 8th inning. Sax broke back and to his left on the drive and caught the ball with his left arm extended. The angle and momentum caused him to tumble over and he lost the ball out of his glove on the way down. Just before hitting the ground however, he snagged the ball with his left hand holding it up to the umpire after he hit the grass. That saved a run and the Sox won the game 3-1 on a Robin Ventura home run in the top of the 9th inning.

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January 10, 2002 - After one injury plagued, controversial season, pitcher David Wells signs a contract with the Yankees. Wells won only five games in 2001 for the Sox. Naturally he then turned around and won 61 games over the next four years with New York, San Diego and Boston.

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Lip Man 1
01-09-2011, 11:35 PM
Stat:

I can't swear to what you were saying as far as how true it is photo wise. I've simply done it since I started this a few years ago without issue. I don't think you are allowed to use photos from the Tribune or the Sun-Times though.

I have no idea who took the AJ photos since there was no credit on the internet.

Skeeter Webb, never heard of him....and probably never cared to anyway.

Lip

Lip Man 1
01-11-2011, 06:17 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-12

January 12, 2000 - Sox G.M. Ron Schueler makes amends for some of his worst moves by shipping disgruntled pitcher Jamie Navarro to Milwaukee as part of a four player deal. In exchange he gets long ball hitting shortstop Jose Valentin and pitcher Cal Eldred. Both would play a large part in the unexpected divisional championship in 2000. Eldred went 10-2 in 20 starts for the team that season before an elbow injury ended his White Sox career in July. Valentin played five years on the South Side averaging 120 hits, 27 home runs and 76 RBI's in those years and he was a Cub-killer.

One of the highlights in Jose's White Sox stint was a very rare accomplishment, a "natural" cycle which took place against the Orioles on April 27, 2000. He singled in the first, doubled in the second, tripled in the third and homered in the eighth inning in a 13-4 win.


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Lip Man 1
01-12-2011, 10:41 PM
Gang:

Am headed off on a long road trip to Sacramento State, Portland State and Montana. I'll be out of town for a week. So here are the following items to cover the time away from home through January 21st Enjoy!!!!!

This Date In Sox History 1-14

January 14, 1963 - It was the move that re-energized the franchise and led directly to back to back to back 90 or more win seasons in 1963, 1964 and 1965. Sox G. M. Ed Short traded shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Orioles for 3rd baseman Pete Ward, outfielder Dave Nicholson, shortstop Ron Hansen and relief pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. Ward would be named Co-Rookie of the Year (with teammate Gary Peters) and would supply power for the next few seasons. Nicholson, who struck out far too much, still had 22 home runs and 70 RBI’s in 1963. Hansen would be one of the best defensive shortstops in the league and hit as many as 20 home runs in a season, at a time when shortstops simply didn’t do that. Wilhelm became the top relief pitcher of the 1960's. In his six years with the Sox he’d win 41 games and save 98 while producing some astonishingly low ERA’s considering he threw the knuckleball.

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January 14, 2001 - The Sox acquire David Wells from Toronto basically for Mike Sirotka. Over the coming weeks and months, Sirotka and the Blue Jays claim the Sox knew that Sirotka had a bad arm and couldn’t pitch. Sox G.M. Ken Williams defended himself by saying that he told the Jays he thought Sirotka might be hurt and offered pitcher Jim Parque instead. Commissioner “Bud” Selig ruled in late March that the trade would stand. The whole episode became known as "Shouldergate."


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Lip Man 1
01-12-2011, 11:04 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-15

January 15, 2003 - Another bold stab by G.M. Kenny Williams as he acquires starter Bartolo Colon as part of a three way deal with Montreal and the Yankees. Colon had a decent season for the Sox… 15 wins and 173 strikeouts before inking a large deal with Anaheim where he’d win the Cy Young Award.

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This Date In Sox History 1-19

January 19, 1909 - Sox owner Charles Comiskey purchases a piece of land on the corner of 35th and Shields from Roxanna Bowen. The site would be used to build the original Comiskey Park on, in March 1910.

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Lip Man 1
01-12-2011, 11:12 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-20

January 20, 1965 - Another big deal pulled off by Sox G.M. Ed Short which kept the franchise’s streak of winning seasons going. The Sox were part of a three team trade with the Indians and Athletics. When all was said and done, the Sox parted with outfielders Jim Landis and Mike Hershberger, pitcher Fred Talbot and catcher Cam Carreon. In return they got back power hitting catcher Johnny Romano, pitcher Tommy John and outfielder Tommie Agee. Agee would be named Rookie of the Year in 1966 becoming the first Sox player ever with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season; John would be part of the Sox brilliant starting rotation, making the All Star team for the first time in 1968. Romano wasn’t a slouch either in his second stint with the club, banging out 33 home runs in two seasons.

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January 20, 1984 - Once again Sox G.M. Roland Hemond uses the free agent compensation rule to the White Sox advantage, plucking future Hall Of Famer Tom Seaver from the Mets. In his two years with the Sox, Seaver would win 32 games, including his 300th one overall on August 4, 1985 against the Yankees.

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Lip Man 1
01-21-2011, 06:01 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-22

January 22, 1996 - The Sox deal two minor leaguers to Oakland for slugger Danny Tartabull. The enigmatic Tartabull who had as much talent as anyone, but often didn’t show it, put together a very good season on the South Side, with 27 home runs and 101 RBI’s. The two minor leaguers sent to the A’s were never heard from again.

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Lip Man 1
01-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Gang:

Am headed out on another road trip (this time to Montana State) tonight, so here are the items for the next few days through the 25th.

This Date In Sox History 1-24

January 24, 2003 - Sometimes luck plays a part in things. On this date, Sox G.M. Kenny Williams signed free agent pitcher Esteban Loaiza to a contract. Loaiza was expected to round out the back end of the rotation...he did more than that. By season’s end he had won 21 games, started the All Star Game and led the A.L. in strikeouts. He nearly won the Cy Young Award, finishing second, possibly because he lost a pair of 1-0 games to a terrible Detroit club.

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Lip Man 1
01-22-2011, 12:44 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-25

January 25, 1983 - The Sox and General Manager Roland Hemond embarrass the Cubs by "hinting" through the press that the Sox may select pitcher Fergie Jenkins after the Cubs leave him unprotected in the free agent draft. The Sox were entitled to compensation after losing outfielder Steve Kemp to the Yankees. The Cubs are forced to trade Scott Fletcher, Dick Tidrow, Randy Martz and Pat Tabler to the Sox for a promise not to take Jenkins who was looking for his 300th win, along with Steve Trout and Warren Brusstar. The Sox then trade Tabler for Jerry Dybzinski. After it was all said and done, Cub G.M. Dallas Green was quoted as saying, “to say I’m relieved probably would be an understatement.”

Fletcher would be a part of the 1983 divisional champion but his bigger impact perhaps came in 1990. For the "doin' the little things" White Sox, who shocked baseball by winning 94 games, Fletcher was a defensive rock at second base and executed small things like bunting, hitting behind a runner, hitting to the opposite field and driving in key runs exceptionally well. Tidrow did just about everything a relief pitcher could do in 1983 and Dybzinski stabilized a shaky infield in the early part of that same season. Unfortunately his base running error in game #4 of the A.L.C.S. is what he is best remembered for. The Sox starting staff was so deep in 1983 with seven pitchers on the roster who all won at least ten games in a major league season, that Martz never really got a chance. He only made one emergency start that year in a game at Detroit.

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Lip Man 1
01-26-2011, 06:13 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-27

January 27, 2005 - So who needs scouts? (Just joking...) Sox G.M. Ken Williams signs Japanese second baseman Tadahito Iguchi after watching video tape on him. Iguchi turns into a very solid second baseman and second hitter in the lineup… delivering defense, home runs and RBI’s to a team that would go on to take the World Series.

Iguchi's three run home run in game #2 of the 2005 A.L.D.S. turned the game and that series around against Boston and then the following year in 2006 his single in the 19th inning on July 9th beat the Red Sox 6-5. That game was tied for the 5th longest in franchise history.

On April 15th of that same year he turned one of the most incredible defensive plays in MLB history throwing out the Blue Jays Bengie Molina in the 9th inning of a 4-2 White Sox win.

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Lip Man 1
01-27-2011, 03:34 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-28

January 28, 1953 - It was one of those deals that was to good to be true and unfortunately that turned out to be the case, as the Sox acquired two time A.L. batting champ Ferris “Burrhead” Fain from the Philadelphia A’s as part of a five player deal. Fain never approached those numbers in Chicago, was a distraction off the field, got hurt himself, and was rumored to have gotten into a fight with Nellie Fox that resulted in injuries. Lockers were supposedly pushed on Fox during the altercation and he was pinned under them. The fight was thought to have taken place after a game in Washington D.C.

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Lip Man 1
01-28-2011, 05:11 PM
This Date In Sox History 1-29

January 29, 1981 - Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn gain control of the White Sox after American League owners turn down Bill Veeck’s attempt to sell to Eddie DeBartolo. Reinsdorf’s original partner is William Farley but he drops out because the Sox went out and signed free agents Ron LeFlore, Jerry Martin and Jim Essian. Farley didn’t approve of the team spending three million dollars for them even though Veeck got the money for the signings from DeBartolo. Reinsdorf originally was part of a group trying to buy the New York Mets. Einhorn was trying to get the San Diego Padres originally.

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Lip Man 1
01-30-2011, 11:54 AM
This Date In Sox History 1-31

January 31, 1909 - Sox catcher Billy Sullivan secures a patent on the first chest protector. It contains a wind pad with compressed air. It was the forerunner of the modern catcher’s chest protector.

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January 31, 2003 - U.S. Cellular Company and the White Sox sign an agreement selling the naming rights to Comiskey Park. The deal is worth 68 million dollars and goes for 23 years. The money can only be used to renovate the stadium, which is done, transforming it into one of the finest looking facilities in baseball.

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Lip Man 1
02-02-2011, 07:25 PM
Folks:

Just FYI...the next TDISH item will be Monday the 7th.

Lip

Lip Man 1
02-06-2011, 11:24 PM
This Date In Sox History 2-7

February 7, 2005 - After one of the more acrimonious disputes in team history, four time All Star Magglio Ordonez signs a free agent deal with Detroit. Ordonez engages Sox management in a ‘war of words’ over how he’s been treated, the contract offered to him and his health. Magglio’s agent, Scott Boras, refuses to turn over medical information, which infuriates G.M. Kenny Williams and basically seals Ordonez’ fate. Considering the severity of his knee injury which required a secret trip to Austria for experimental surgery, it’s hard to blame the Sox for their stance.

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Lip Man 1
02-08-2011, 04:33 PM
This Date In Sox History 2-9

February 9, 1988 - Another one of the smaller moves completed by Sox G.M. Larry Himes that paid off in a major way. Himes shipped pitcher Jose DeLeon to the Cardinals for pitcher Ricky Horton and outfielder Lance “One Dog” Johnson. Johnson, would blossom into one of the better defensive center fielders in the American League, become a solid hitter and steal 226 bases in his eight years on the South Side.

Johnson would have a 25 game hitting streak in 1992 batting .439 during that stretch and would also collect six hits in six at-bats in a game at Minnesota on September 23, 1995. Three of his six hits were triples.

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Marqhead
02-08-2011, 06:38 PM
January 31, 2003 - U.S. Cellular Company and the White Sox sign an agreement selling the naming rights to Comiskey Park. The deal is worth 68 million dollars and goes for 23 years. The money can only be used to renovate the stadium, which is done, transforming it into one of the finest looking facilities in baseball.

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Lip



Question for Lip or whomever knows: has the 68 million already been completely spent, or is there some saved up for a later date? I guess in the same area, was the money all paid up front or deferred over several years?

Lip Man 1
02-08-2011, 07:13 PM
The last I heard (or read) about 63 million has been spent.

Lip

Lip Man 1
02-09-2011, 05:31 PM
Gang:

Have a game tomorrow night then leave for Flagstaff, Arizona Friday morning. Another game Saturday night and won't return until Sunday night, so this is the weekend update Sox piece:

This Date In Sox History 2-13

February 13, 1970 - Tragedy strikes the White Sox as promising young pitcher Paul Edmondson and his girl friend are killed in an accident on US-101 near Santa Barbara, California. On a rain slicked highway, Edmondson’s car skidded into on-coming traffic and was struck by another vehicle. In his major league debut in Anaheim on June 20, 1969, Edmondson fired a complete game two hitter beating California 9 - 1. It would be his only major league win.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
02-14-2011, 01:59 PM
This Date In Sox History 2-15

February 15, 1917 - The White Sox, badly needing a competent first baseman, get Arnold “Chick” Gandil from Cleveland for $3,500 dollars. Gandil would go on to become the ring leader of the infamous ‘Black Sox’ scandal in 1919.

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The next entry will be around the 24th.

Lip

Lip Man 1
02-22-2011, 05:02 PM
This Date In Sox History 2-24

February 24, 1948 - Sox G.M. Les O’Connor sends pitcher Eddie Lopat to the Yankees for three players. Lopat, a soft tossing, off speed pitcher would quickly develop into one of the aces of the Yankees dynasty of the 1950's. Of the players the Sox got in return, only pitcher Bill Wight had any success on the South Side winning 34 games in three seasons. Another one of the players acquired, catcher Aaron Robinson, would be sent that November to the Tigers for a youngster named Billy Pierce.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
02-26-2011, 11:55 AM
Am headed out on another road trip and wanted to get this posted before I do. Back Tuesday night and will get going on March at that time:

This Date In Sox History 2-28

February 28, 1966 - Sox manager Eddie Stanky is part of the cover for Sports Illustrated along with Cubs manager Leo Durocher. The caption read, “The Lip And The Brat Invade Chicago.” Stanky would have winning years in his two complete seasons as manager almost winning the pennant in 1967 and he was considered a tactical genius when it came to the game. But his shortcomings as far as his temperament, ability to deal with the media and some of his players led to his undoing. He was fired 79 games into the 1968 season.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1078237/index.htm

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-03-2011, 02:40 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-4


March 4, 1921 - In the wake of the ‘Black Sox,’ owner Charles Comiskey attempts to rebuild his team. One of the first moves he makes is to purchase future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper from the Red Sox for two players. Hooper would play five years on the South Side. He'd hit over .300 in three of those five seasons.

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Hooper is on the far left side.

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-03-2011, 02:45 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-4

March 4, 1994 - NBA Superstar Michael Jordan, who retired in October 1993, makes his debut in a White Sox uniform in spring training. He plays in his first game at the major league level.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-05-2011, 10:20 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-6

March 6, 1914 - The White Sox return home from their around the world, series of exhibition games against the New York Giants. The Sox go 24 - 20 but the added 44 games take their toll when the regular season began in late April. For the year the Sox would end up in sixth place, 30 games out with a record of 70-84-3. The ship the Sox would return home on? None other than the “Lusitania!”

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Lip

SephClone89
03-05-2011, 10:39 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-6

March 6, 1914 - The White Sox return home from their around the world, series of exhibition games against the New York Giants. The Sox go 24 - 20 but the added 44 games take their toll when the regular season began in late April. For the year the Sox would end up in sixth place, 30 games out with a record of 70-84-3. The ship the Sox would return home on? None other than the “Lusitania!”

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Lip

Wow! Hadn't heard that one before.

Lip Man 1
03-06-2011, 10:45 AM
This Date in Sox History 3-7

March 7, 1959 - After the courts rule in his favor and deny petitions by members of the Comiskey family, Bill Veeck and his partners, including Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, buy the White Sox. Veeck will own 54% of the team. At the introductory press conference Veeck jokingly tells the media that “you can have 54% of the coffee!”

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-07-2011, 11:22 AM
Folks:

Am leaving for Portland and the Big Sky Postseason Tournament tomorrow and will be gone for the rest of the week so I am posting This Date In Sox History recaps from March 8th through March 12th.

Still have packing and tourny prep work that I have to do today along with hosting a radio show tonight so I wanted to get this out of the way.

Have a good week.

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This Date In Sox History 3-8

March 8, 1948 – WGN, channel 9 in Chicago, announces that it will televise White Sox games for the first time during the upcoming season. Veteran radio sports announcers Jack Brickhouse and Harry Creighton will be the first White Sox TV announcers in history.

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This Date in Sox History 3-9

March 9, 1927 - Popular Sox outfielder Johnny Mostil attempts suicide in a hotel room in Shreveport, Louisiana. Despite razor cuts to his wrist, neck and chest, Mostil survived and returned to the team in April although he’d only play in 13 games that season. In 10 years with the team Mostil would hit over .300 four times. After his career he’d become a longtime White Sox scout / coach and help develop future players like All Star outfielder Jim Landis.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-07-2011, 11:27 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-10

March 10, 1995 - After two stints at White Sox spring training and a full season in Birmingham, Michael Jordan announces he is giving up baseball. Part of the reason was because of his struggles with the game, but the other, larger part, as he explained to author Bob Greene, in the book, ‘Rebound, The Odyssey Of Michael Jordan’ was because he was being pressured by Sox G.M. Ron Schueler to cross the MLBPA picket line. With ‘replacement’ games set to start, Jordan stated that he was told if he didn’t cross the line he’d be banished from the main clubhouse. Jordan was furious saying that he was promised by owner Jerry Reinsdorf, he wouldn’t have to take that step. Jordan explained that under no circumstances would he ever cross a labor picket line regardless of sport, that the day would never come where he would be forced to be, not a minor-league prospect, but a major-league strikebreaker. “I told them from the beginning that I didn’t want them to use me to make money in the spring training games. We had an understanding. It was never supposed to even come up. I was disgusted that the promise wasn’t going to be honored.”

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-07-2011, 11:31 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-11

March 11, 1968 - Sox rookie pitcher Cisco Carlos is part of the cover shot for Sports Illustrated. The caption reads, “The Best Rookies Of 1968.” Unfortunately Carlos doesn’t turn out to be one of them, either in the short term or the long term. In fact of the five players on the cover only Johnny Bench and Mike Torrez made a name for themselves in the sport. In two and a half seasons with the club, Carlos went 10-17.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1080929/index.htm

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-07-2011, 11:35 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-12

March 12, 1973 - Sox 3rd baseman and former A.L. home run champ, Bill Melton appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His caption reads, “Chicago Comes Out Swinging. Slugger Bill Melton." Melton would have a nice comeback season after missing most of 1972 with a herniated disc. He’d hit .277 with 20 home runs and 87 RBI’s.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1087131/index.htm

Lip

SI1020
03-07-2011, 03:55 PM
What a terribly disappointing season 1973 turned out to be. The Tanner led White Sox never did recover and by the end of 1975 they were ticketed for Seattle.

Lip Man 1
03-07-2011, 05:20 PM
In fairness, injuries gutted the 1973 team. By late May they had a three and a half game lead in the division and one of the best records in baseball...then the injuries came...by the boatload both big and small taking out key guys like Henderson and Allen for very long periods of time.

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-12-2011, 12:13 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-13

March 13, 2000 - Sox slugger Frank Thomas is again featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. A lengthy story talks about his career, the controversies and his desire to return to the top of the game. The caption reads, “Don’t Question My Desire. Frank Thomas Comes Out Swinging.” Thomas would have a spectacular season losing out on his 3rd MVP Award to the A’s Jason Giambi, who’d later admit to using steroids in grand jury testimony. Frank’s numbers in 2000 included a .328 batting average, 43 home runs, 143 RBI’s, 112 walks and a slugging percentage of .625.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1018525/index.htm

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-13-2011, 12:18 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-14

March 14, 1994 - Sports Illustrated takes issue with former NBA superstar Michael Jordan and his attempt to play MLB. MJ’s on the cover of S.I. again but in a far different light. The caption reads, “Bag It Michael! Jordan And The White Sox Are Embarrassing Baseball.” From that day on, Jordan who was always very cooperative with the magazine, would never speak to them again.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1004945/index.htm

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-14-2011, 12:14 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-15

March 15, 1976 - After stepping in at the last minute to buy the franchise and prevent them from being moved to Seattle, Bill Veeck appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption reads, “Baseball Couldn’t Shut Him Out. Bill Veeck Of The White Sox.” Veeck would own the team from 1976 through 1980 in his second stint.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1090858/index.htm

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-16-2011, 11:20 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-17

March 17, 1910 - Construction begins on the stadium that would eventually be called “Comiskey Park”, at 35th & Shields. The stadium would be completed by late June and officially open on July 1st. A new steel stadium in a little over three and a half months!

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-17-2011, 09:52 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-18

March 18, 1964 - The Sox purchase the contract of veteran pitcher Don Mossi from the Tigers for 20,000 dollars. Mossi would have a spectacular season for the club that lost the pennant by one game, going 3 - 1 with seven saves. He had an ERA of 2.92. He’d team up with Hoyt Wilhelm and Eddie Fisher to give the club the best bullpen in the league.

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March 18, 1981 - Carlton Fisk signs a free agent deal with the White Sox beginning the process of turning a laughable organization into a real, legitimate major league franchise. The All Star catcher and future Hall of Famer got his free agency after the Red Sox did not tender him a contract by the required date. Immediately Sox co-owner Eddie Einhorn and G.M. Roland Hemond jumped at the chance to get a player of Fisk’s caliber on to the team. Fisk would play 13 years on the South Side, make four All Star Teams as a member of the White Sox, and have his number #72 retired in 1997.

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Lip

Medford Bobby
03-17-2011, 07:11 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-17

March 17, 1910 - Construction begins on the stadium that would eventually be called “Comiskey Park”, at 35th & Shields. The stadium would be completed by late June and officially open on July 1st. A new steel stadium in a little over three and a half months!

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Lip

I really should pay attention to your posts Lip!!

fisk4ever
03-17-2011, 08:48 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-18



March 18, 1981 - Carlton Fisk signs a free agent deal with the White Sox beginning the process of turning a laughable organization into a real, legitimate major league franchise. The All Star catcher and future Hall of Famer got his free agency after the Red Sox did not tender him a contract by the required date. Immediately Sox co-owner Eddie Einhorn and G.M. Roland Hemond jumped at the chance to get a player of Fisk’s caliber on to the team. Fisk would play 13 years on the South Side, make four All Star Teams as a member of the White Sox, and have his number #72 retired in 1997.


Lip
:clap:Oh, Happy Day!

Lip Man 1
03-18-2011, 09:58 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-19

March 19, 1979 - Sox shortstop prospect Harry Chappas appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the caption, “The Littlest Rookie. Shortstop Harry Chappas.” Chappas is all of 5 feet, 3 inches tall. His career was as brief as his height. In three years he appeared in 72 games with 184 at bats, one home run, two stolen bases and fifteen walks.

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Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1094724/index.htm

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-20-2011, 01:39 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-21

March 21, 1900 - After a meeting with the Chicago Cubs, the way is cleared for Charles Comiskey to bring his team from St. Paul to Chicago. They’ll play on the South Side, although in fact Comiskey was bringing the team to town regardless of whether the Cubs approved it or not. The meeting was set up though to try to avoid any conflicts.


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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-20-2011, 01:42 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-21

March 21, 1997 - The Sox suffered a major blow to their hopes for a championship when star 3rd baseman Robin Ventura destroyed his ankle and lower leg on a slide at home plate in a spring game against the Red Sox. The injury was so horrific that a woman sitting in the stands passed out when she saw the result. The injury took place only ten days before the season opener and the Sox were left in a state of shock. Sox G. M. Ron Schueler announced to the media the team would be looking for a replacement then did nothing to fill the void. The Sox stumbled out of the gate with an 8 - 18 start. Thankfully after a rigorous rehabilitation process, Robin would be back to play in 54 games that season and continue to have an outstanding major league career.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-22-2011, 11:08 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-23

March 23, 1989 - The Sox trade Kenny Williams (who'd eventually become the team's G.M.) to Detroit for pitcher Eric King. Williams never achieved any measure of consistency in the big leagues. King at least had a spectacular 1990 campaign going 12 - 4 with a 3.25 ERA for the “Doin’ The Little Things” White Sox who’d shock baseball by compiling 94 wins in 1990.

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Lip

SI1020
03-22-2011, 09:26 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-15

March 15, 1976 - After stepping in at the last minute to buy the franchise and prevent them from being moved to Seattle, Bill Veeck appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption reads, “Baseball Couldn’t Shut Him Out. Bill Veeck Of The White Sox.” Veeck would own the team from 1976 through 1980 in his second stint.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1976/0315_large.jpg

Link to cover story: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1090858/index.htm

Lip I remember reading this when it first hit the newstands and being incensed at the underhanded way the movers and shakers of the AL tried so hard to torpedo Veeck. Now more than 35 years later I read it again, and it's pretty much just like I remembered it. Chicago, at least it was back then a hard core old school kind of place. I can't imagine die hard Sox fans trading in that loyalty for a Charlie Finley owned team. It's amazing how many times this franchise has stood at the brink and managed to pull itself back at the last minute.

Lip Man 1
03-23-2011, 11:21 AM
Finley had been wanting to buy the Sox for a long, long time. In fact he was part of those involved in the negotiations to buy the Sox from the Comiskey family when all the confusion was taking place in the late 50's.

Somehow through talks of moving to Milwaukee, to Seattle, to Denver and to parts unknown they survived and are now on stable footing.

It always came down to ownership money issues in the past, owners who either wouldn't spend money or owners who couldn't spend money even if they wanted to.

Lip

Lip Man 1
03-27-2011, 12:09 PM
This Date In Sox History 3-28

March 28, 1981 - The Sox deal pitcher Ken Kravec to the Cubs for pitcher Dennis Lamp. Over the next three seasons Lamp would do everything for the club... start, pitch long relief as well as close games. He’d toss a one hitter against Milwaukee on August 25, 1981 losing his no hitter in the 9th when Robin Yount blooped a double. Lamp would then lead the “winnin’ ugly” 1983 Western Division champion White Sox with 15 saves in 1983.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-29-2011, 11:30 AM
The first date with a lot of entires.

This Date In Sox History 3-30

March 30, 1971 - Another good deal pulled off by the Sox and G.M. Roland Hemond. He sent catcher Duane Josephson and pitcher Danny Murphy to the Red Sox for relief pitcher Vicente Romo and first baseman Tony Muser. Muser was one of the best defensive first sackers in baseball and was tremendous as a late inning replacement for Dick Allen. He was an earlier version of Mike Squires if you will. Romo helped stabilize a young White Sox bullpen with an ERA of 3.33 and six saves in his two years with the team primarily as a middle relief guy.

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March 30, 1981 - Shortly before the start of the regular season, the White Sox purchase the contract of Chicago area slugger Greg Luzinski from the Phillies. The strongman would become a two time American League designated hitter of the year and provide solid power to the middle of the batting order. In his three and a half seasons he pounded out 84 home runs and drove in 317 RBI’s. “Bull” would also become the first man to hit three rooftop home runs in a single season at the original Comiskey Park when he did it in 1983.

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March 30, 1982 - Needing outfield help, Sox G.M. Roland Hemond sent two prospects to the Dodgers for the speedy Rudy Law. Law would smash the team’s stolen base record in 1983, swiping 77 bases. His career on the South Side wasn’t long, but it was memorable, as he supplied speed and defense to the 1983 Western Division champions. In his four years with the Sox, Rudy stole 171 bases.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-29-2011, 11:37 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-30

March 30, 1992 - Seeking another power bat to hit behind Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura, Sox G. M. Ron Schueler dealt outfielder Sammy Sosa and pitcher Ken Patterson to the Cubs for outfielder / DH George Bell. Bell would have 112 RBI’s in 1992 and have a solid 1993 but outbursts during the 1993 A.L.C.S. over playing time sealed his fate and he was gone from the organization. Sosa would become the face of the Cubs and challenge the all time home run marks in the late 90's. However in the wake of the steroid scandal and his potential involvement with it he left baseball with a cloud over him, his future Hall of Fame chances in real jeopardy.

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Lip Man 1
03-30-2011, 11:32 AM
This Date In Sox History 3-31

March 31, 1996 - Because of a quirk in the calendar the Sox have the earliest opening day in franchise history when they start the 1996 season in Seattle on the final day in March. Frank Thomas hit a home run off Randy Johnson but the Sox lost the game 3 - 2 in 12 innings. The Sox have since opened on March 31st a few times but 1996 was the first time it happened.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
03-31-2011, 12:30 PM
This Date In Sox History 4-1


April 1, 1975 - It was an indication of how bad off the Sox were financially. On this day Ed Herrmann one of the top catchers in baseball, was traded to the Yankees for four minor league players. The reason? According to Herrmann it was because he wanted a two thousand dollar raise!

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Lip Man 1
04-01-2011, 11:33 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-2

April 2, 1900 - The White Sox play their first ever game. It would be an exhibition win over the University of Illinois team. The final score is 10 - 9.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
04-02-2011, 11:43 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-3

April 3, 1991 - The Sox sign former two - sport All Star Bo Jackson to a contract. Jackson would have hip replacement surgery and not make a real impact until 1993, but the move was a masterful stroke from a public relations standpoint.

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April 3, 2000 - The unexpected championship season didn’t start off promising. The Sox were buried in Texas 10 - 4. They’d lose the next day as well 12 - 8. But by the end of the month the Sox set the major league record for most runs scored in April and ‘‘The Kids Can Play,’’ were on their way to a league leading 95 wins and a divisional title.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
04-03-2011, 11:34 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-4

April 4, 1982 - One of the most highly anticipated opening day’s in franchise history gets snowed out. The Sox were set to host Boston and the organization was expecting a crowd of around 50,000. That got torpedoed when a blizzard hammered the entire Midwest cancelling games for days. In fact the season wouldn’t open until April 11th in New York.

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April 4, 1983 - The same night North Carolina State was upsetting Houston in the men’s NCAA championship, the Sox opened their divisional championship season dropping a 5 - 3 game at Texas. The Sox scored three times in the top of the 1st but were handcuffed after that. Errors by rookies Scott Fletcher and Greg Walker were costly to LaMarr Hoyt. The Sox would drop all three games to the Rangers but rebounded to win 99 games and win the division by a record twenty games.

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April 4, 1988 - It was Kenny Williams’ one moment in the sun. On opening day, Williams belted a two run 5th inning home run off the Angels Mike Witt to help the Sox to an 8 - 5 win. Williams would drive in three RBI’s on the afternoon.

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April 4, 1994 - The bittersweet shortened season started in Canada with a rematch of the 1993 A.L.C.S. It was Toronto winning this Opening Day 7 - 3 blasting Jack McDowell, the reigning Cy Young Award winner, just as they did twice in the post season the year before. But by August 11th the Sox were rolling on all cylinders. That’s when the season came to a staggering end because of the labor impasse between the MLBPA and the owners. At the time of the shut down, the Sox were leading the division and had the 3rd best record in baseball.

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April 4, 2005 - The World Championship season got off to a great start as a packed house saw Mark Buehrle and Shingo Takatsu shut out Cleveland 1 - 0 in a game that took less than two hours! That season the Sox would roar out of the gate at 26 – 9, the best 35 game start in franchise history.

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04-04-2011, 11:23 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-5

April 5, 1960 - Shortly before the season opened, the Sox ended their decimation of the young players on their roster, by shipping future All Star and power hitting catcher Earl Battey along with future power hitting All Star first baseman Don Mincher to the Senators for power hitting first baseman Roy Sievers. Sievers gave the Sox some good years, averaging 27 home runs, 92 RBI’s and a .295 batting average in two seasons. He also made the All Star team in 1961 and had a 21 game hitting streak in 1960. But Battey himself may have won the Sox the pennant in 1964, 1967 or both (to say nothing of other players shipped out that off season like Johnny Romano, Norm Cash and Johnny Callison.) Battey would go on to make four All Star appearances and win three Gold Gloves at catcher. Mincher would become a two time All Star.

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April 5, 1974 - The Sox opened the season at home under freezing conditions versus the Angels and Nolan Ryan. The Sox started Wilbur Wood which caused broadcaster Harry Caray to comment that the game was ‘the tortoise against the hare.’ This time the hare won as Ryan and the Angels got an easy 8 - 2 victory. The game did have its moments however. The ‘streaking’ craze had hit college campuses and on this day a few young ladies in the upper deck decided to ‘partially’ streak while a young man jumped the outfield fence and ran naked through left field before being apprehended by security. Sox manager Chuck Tanner had one of the best lines anywhere when asked what he thought about the outfield streaker. “I wasn’t impressed by him.”
(Nudge, nudge, wink, wink...say no more!)

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April 5, 1977 - Literally a few hours before the team was to head north to open the season, owner Bill Veeck traded shortstop “Bucky” Dent to the Yankees. Salary was the reasoning behind it and Veeck’s comment that “I’d trade Dent even up for any other starting shortstop in the American League” didn’t help matters. In return the Sox got outfielder Oscar Gamble, pitcher Bob Polinsky, minor league pitcher LaMarr Hoyt and $200,000 dollars. Gamble would be a big part of the 1977 hitting orgy while Hoyt would have some good seasons with the Sox culminating with the 1983 Cy Young Award when he won 24 games.

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April 5, 2004 - New Manager Ozzie Guillen figured he had his debut game all wrapped up as the Sox took a 7 - 3 lead into the 9th inning at Kansas City. 20
minutes later the Royals scored six runs to take the game 9 - 7. The amazing rally set the modern record for the most runs scored in the 9th inning to win a game on Opening Day.

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04-05-2011, 08:02 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-6

April 6, 1993 - The divisional championship season began with a night game in Minnesota and a big 10 - 5 win over the Twins. Tim Raines would knock in three runs on the night. The Sox would wind up winning the division by eight games and compiling 94 victories.

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04-06-2011, 11:41 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-7


April 7, 1970 - The worst White Sox team in history began their forgettable season getting pounded 12 - 0 at home by the Twins. Tommy John only lasted into the 5th inning. The Sox would go on to lose a franchise record 106 games.

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April 7, 1971 - Charlie Finley, the A’s owner, gets the first regularly scheduled opening day double header in history but is stunned when the Sox under manager Chuck Tanner beat them twice 6 - 5 and 12 - 4. Tommy John and Bart Johnson are the winning pitchers. The Sox club five home runs on the day, including a grand slam by Bill Melton. It should have been six homers except that Carlos May somehow missed touching home plate on his blast. The A’s picked up on it and tagged him out when he was sitting in the dugout. This was also Harry Caray’s first regular season game as Sox announcer although at the time not a whole lot of folks could hear him. Three straight awful years caused the Sox to lose their radio contract with any ‘mainstream’ Chicago station. For the next two years Sox games were broadcast on WTAQ-FM (LaGrange) and WEAW-FM (Evanston)!


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April 7, 1973 - On opening day in Texas, Mike Andrews became the first White Sox DH. He hit 6th in the lineup for manager Chuck Tanner. He went 1 for 3 in the Sox 3 - 1 win behind Wilbur Wood.

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04-06-2011, 11:45 AM
April 7, 1977 -The White Sox introduce American League baseball to Canada as they play the first game against the expansion Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays outslug the Sox in a driving snowstorm to win 9 - 5. But it’s the start of something much bigger; the ‘South Side Hitmen’ are born.


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April 7, 1984 - The Tigers Jack Morris would throw the last no-hitter at the original Comiskey Park when he shut down the Sox 4 – 0 on the NBC Saturday ‘Game of the Week’. The Sox had their chances; including loading the bases on walks in the 4th inning with no out, but could never get the key hit.

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04-06-2011, 11:51 AM
April 7, 1993 - On his first swing of the season, future Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk would blast his final major league home run. It would come off the Twins Jim Deshaies in the 3rd inning and be the only run scored by the Sox in a 6 - 1 loss. Fisk would be released by the Sox in June.

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04-06-2011, 11:52 AM
April 7, 1994 - In the annual “Crosstown Classic” charity game between the Sox and Cubs, Michael Jordan writes his name into Sox lore. His double in the late innings ties the game and prevents the Sox from losing for the first time in this series. The game would end in a tie. The Sox would go 10 - 0 - 2 in this affair that lasted from 1985 through 1995. (Two games were played in 1995)

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04-07-2011, 12:33 PM
This Date In Sox History 4-8

April 8, 1963 - One of the biggest ‘what if’s’ in franchise history takes place. As per the rules at the time, the White Sox had to choose between two pitchers signed to ‘bonus baby’ contracts. The rules stated that only one player signed to a deal for over a certain amount could remain in the organization. The other would have to be waived. With that in mind rookies Bruce Howard and Denny McLain squared off in an intra-squad game to see who was released and who got promoted to Double A. Howard won 2 - 1. McLain got his walking papers and was claimed by Detroit. He’d go on to win 131 big league games including 31 in 1968.

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April 8, 1991 - It was always a house of horrors for the Sox but on this day they got the last laugh. The Sox spoiled the last home opener in old Memorial Stadium by ripping the Orioles 9 - 1. Sammy Sosa clubbed two home runs off Jeff Ballard to lead the rout. He’d knock in five RBI’s on the afternoon. Jack McDowell went the distance striking out ten.

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04-08-2011, 11:44 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-9

April 9, 1963 - The start of the season found the Sox in Detroit and it was a highlight game for 3rd baseman Pete Ward. Ward smacked a 7th inning, three run home run off Jim Bunning to push the Sox into the lead and he also made a barehanded pick up and throw out of a slow roller hit by Al Kaline. The Sox would win 7 - 5 and it would be the start of Ward’s Co-American League Rookie of the Year campaign.

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April 9, 1971 - It’s was the largest home opener in years as 43,253 fans poured into Comiskey Park to see the ‘new look’ White Sox underG.M. Roland Hemond and manager Chuck Tanner. Ownership was completely caught with their pants down when that many fans showed up. Concession stands and vendors ran out of items by the middle of the game! The Sox wouldn’t disappoint as Rich McKinney’s two out 9th inning single scored Rich Morales with the game winning run in the 3 - 2 win over Minnesota.

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04-08-2011, 11:47 AM
April 9, 1976 - Bill Veeck was back and 40,318 fans turned out to say ‘welcome home Bill!’ on opening day. They got their money’s worth, as in a tribute to the Bicentennial, Veeck, manager Paul Richards and front office executive Rudy Schaffer presented the colors dressed as the fife player, drummer and flag bearer of the Revolutionary War. Wilbur Wood tossed a complete game six hitter and Jim Spencer had a two run home run in the 4 - 0 win against Kansas City.

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April 9, 1977 - The White Sox defeated the Blue Jays 3 - 2 in Toronto for the franchise’s first ever regular-season win outside of the United States. Oscar Gamble’s home run in the 4th put the Sox on top to stay and the team added two more in the 5th. Chris Knapp got the win and Lerrin LaGrow earned his first save in what would be the best season of his career.

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04-08-2011, 11:53 AM
April 9, 1985 - For future Hall of FamerTom Seaver, it was his record 14th Opening Day start. For Ozzie Guillen, it was his debut in the major leagues. The two of them combined to help the Sox beat Milwaukee 4 - 2 at County Stadium. Guillen would get his first hit in the big leagues that day, a bunt single off Ray Searage in the 9th inning.

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04-08-2011, 11:55 AM
April 9, 1990 – It was the last home opener at the original Comiskey Park and the Sox made it a good one beating the Brewers 2 - 1. Scott Fletcher’s sacrifice fly scored Sammy Sosa with what turned out to be the winning run. Barry Jones got the win with Bobby Thigpen picking up the first of what would be his then record setting 57 saves in a season.

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April 9, 1993 - During the home opener with the Yankees, “Bo” Jackson showed that the human spirit is simply amazing. Jackson, playing with an artificial hip, hammered aNeal Heaton pitch into the right field seats for a home run. It was Jackson’s first at bat since the hip surgery, caused by an injury he suffered during his days as an All Pro running back for the Raiders. In 1993 Bo would hit 16 home runs including one in late September against Seattle that would provide the margin to win the game and clinch the Western Division title.

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04-09-2011, 11:59 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-10

April 10, 1959 - The season opener to a memorable pennant winning year started in Detroit where Billy Pierce faced Jim Bunning. The Sox blew a 7 - 4 lead when the Tigers got three runs in the 8th inning and matters weren’t decided until the 14th. That’s when Nellie Fox, who hit home runs as often as he struck out, blasted a two run shot to give the Sox the 9 - 7 win.

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April 10, 1961 – Sox outfielder “Jungle” Jim Rivera was at it again. Right before the Sox played in Washington to open the season, President John Kennedy threw out the first ball. Rivera came up with it and was escorted to the President’s box where both he and vice president Lyndon Johnson signed the ball. After Rivera looked at it he said to the President, “You’ll have to do better than that John. This is a scribble I can hardly read!” Oh… the Sox went on to win the game 4 - 3 getting single runs in the 7th and 8th innings.

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04-09-2011, 12:02 PM
April 10, 1968 - The good days are gone. Riots on the West Side hold the opening day crowd to less than 8,000. The Sox get shut out by ‘‘Sonny’’ Siebert and the Indians 9 - 0. It is the first of a franchise record 10 straight losses to open the season. Coupled with the five straight losses to close out 1967, the Sox dropped 15 in a row.

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April 10, 1981 - If you had written the script and pitched it to Hollywood they would have refused it on the grounds of ‘corniness’ but reality is sometimes stranger than fiction. Carlton Fisk, native son of New England, returned to Boston on opening day as a member of the White Sox. Fisk was made a free agent after the Red Sox mailed him his contract after the time allotment expired and he left. With a new team, in a new uniform, Fisk immediately began making Boston pay as he ripped a three run home run in the 8th inning off Bob Stanley to put the Sox ahead 3 - 2 in a game they’d win 5 - 3.

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04-10-2011, 12:34 PM
This Date In Sox History 4-11

April 11, 1917 - The World Championship season began in St. Louis where the Sox battered the Browns 7 - 2. Claude ‘‘Lefty’’ Williams picked up the win. Just slightly over six months later, the Sox would win the World Series, four games to two, over John McGraw and the New York Giants.

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April 11, 1969 - The White Sox initiate major league baseball to Seattle. They are the first home opponent for the expansion Seattle Pilots. The Sox promptly roll over and die to the new team 7 - 0.

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04-10-2011, 12:36 PM
April 11, 1982 - When the ‘great blizzard’ hit the Midwest and forced cancellation of a number of games, the Sox had to open on the road the following week... in New York... with a double header. No problem, as the franchise which had already won a regularly scheduled opening day twin bill in 1971, put the wood to the Yankees winning 7 - 6 in 12 innings and then 2 - 0. It was the start of an eight game winning streak to open the 1982 campaign, the best start to a season in franchise history.

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April 11, 2000 - For a man with no speed he got around the bases fast enough this time! Paul Konerko hits an inside the park home run against Tampa Bay. It came in the first inning off Esteban Yan and drove in two runs. The Sox won 13 - 6.

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04-11-2011, 11:05 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-12

April 12, 1966 - The Sox open the season with a 3 - 2 win over the Angels in 14 innings. Tommy McCraw delivers the game winning hit. Rookie Tommy Agee would crack a home run off Dean Chance to begin his season, which would end with him being named the Rookie of the Year and the first Sox player to ever hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in the same season. But the game is known for what the 28 thousand plus fans sing to open the afternoon...it’s not ‘‘The Star Spangled Banner’’ but ‘‘God Bless America.’’ The Sox made the change stating that the words to the usual anthem were too hard to remember and to sing. Songwriter Irving Berlin (“White Christmas”) would write a letter to the Sox begging them to go back to the original anthem. The Sox then decided to let the fans vote on which they preferred. ‘‘The Star Spangled Banner’’ won.


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04-11-2011, 11:07 AM
April 12, 1967 - The bittersweet 1967 season opens with a 5 - 4 loss in Boston to the eventual American League champions. The Sox would go into the final week of the season in position to take their first pennant since 1959...only to lose five in a row to bottom feeders Kansas City and Washington.

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04-11-2011, 11:08 AM
April 12, 1977 - Former housewife and Milwaukee radio broadcaster Mary Shane becomes the first female announcer in MLB history when she begins doing Sox games. Mary joined Lorn Brown, Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall in the booth for roughly twenty games. Most of her work was done when the Sox were at home. WMAQ radio general manager Charlie Warner ‘discovered’ Shane who only lasted this season. She returned to Massachusetts where she became an award winning sportswriter before passing away at an early age on November 3, 1987.


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04-12-2011, 11:29 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-13

April 13, 1965 - The Sox turn the tide so to speak from 1964, beating the Orioles in Baltimore opening day, by the score of 5 - 3. They lost to the same club to open the 1964 season at Comiskey Park by the exact margin. Tommy John, making his White Sox debut, picked up the save for Gary Peters. The 1965 White Sox would win 95 games under Al Lopez in his last full season as Sox skipper.

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04-13-2011, 10:26 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-14

April 14, 1910 - Sox pitcher Frank Smith fires the franchises only opening day one hitter as he beats the St. Louis Browns in Chicago 3 - 0.

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April 14, 1917 - Sox pitching star Eddie Cicotte no hits the St. Louis Browns, easily winning 11 - 0. The game was at St. Louis and is the earliest no hitter ever thrown by a Sox pitcher in a season.

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04-13-2011, 10:31 AM
April 14, 1942 - Because of the intervention of President Franklin Roosevelt, major league baseball continued during the World War. The Sox would lose to St. Louis 3 - 0, this opening day and according to the reports of the time it was a very quiet, somber crowd. Marines and sailors marched in carrying the American flag from center field. Pearl Harbor was still etched in everyone’s memories.


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04-13-2011, 10:35 AM
April 14, 1953 - Cleveland’s Bob Lemon (who’d go on to manage the Sox in 1977 and some of 1978) almost duplicates Bob Feller’s opening day no-hitter, holding the Sox to one hit in winning 6 - 0. Feller’s gem is the only opening day no-hitter in MLB history. He did it in 1940.

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April 14, 1955 - The White Sox and Sandy Consuegra defeated the Kansas City Athletics 7 - 1 in the Comiskey Park home opener. The game was the first ever between the Sox and the Athletics since the A’s move from Philadelphia to Kansas City.

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04-13-2011, 10:38 AM
April 14, 1964 - The bittersweet 1964 season began with the Sox dropping a 5 - 3 decision to the Orioles in Chicago. Hoyt Wilhelm gave up three late runs to lose the game. The 1964 Sox would win 98 games...only to finish one game behind the Yankees for the pennant.

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April 14, 1981 - In the home opener for the season and for new owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn, 51,560 fans poured into Comiskey Park to see the new faces and new attitude. The Sox put on a show, blowing apart Milwaukee 9 - 3. The big blow, Carlton Fisk’s grand slam in the 4th inning, off former Sox hurler Pete Vuckovich.

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04-14-2011, 11:05 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-15

April 15, 1954 - The White Sox initiate major league baseball in Baltimore. They are the ‘new’ Baltimore Orioles first opponent. The O’s beat them 3 - 1 on the afternoon starting a run of numerous unfortunate, strange and bizarre happenings at Memorial Stadium over the next 37 seasons.

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04-14-2011, 11:06 AM
April 15, 1972 - The first labor impasse to cause regularly scheduled games to be cancelled caused opening day to be pushed back. In Kansas City the Sox would lose to the Royals 2 - 1 in 11 despite Dick Allen’s first White Sox home run. Allen blasted a shot in the 9th inning off Dick Drago to give the team a brief 1 - 0 lead. The Sox would drop three consecutive one run games to the Royals to start the season but would end up with 87 wins in only 154 games.


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Lip Man 1
04-14-2011, 11:08 AM
April 15, 1983 - Former Cub, Milt Wilcox has his perfect game ruined with two out in the 9th inning. Sox pinch hitter Jerry Hairston rips a clean single up the middle. It’s the only hit of the night for the Sox who lose to Detroit 6 - 0.

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Lip Man 1
04-14-2011, 11:09 AM
April 15, 1985 - In a game at Boston, pinch hitter Jerry Hairston collects his 51st safety in that role, setting the franchise record. Jerry would lead the league in pinch hits from 1983 through 1985 and would retire with 87 pinch hits.

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Lip Man 1
04-15-2011, 10:34 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-16

April 16, 1940 - The Indians Bob Feller no hits the White Sox winning 1 - 0. The game is not without controversy however. Luke Appling hits a shot down the line that apparently kicked up the chalk but was ruled foul. When Appling argued the call he was supposedly told by umpire Harry Geisel that ‘Feller is going to be a credit to the game.’ Incredulous Appling replied “what am I, chopped liver?” It’s the only opening day no hitter in MLB history.

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Lip Man 1
04-15-2011, 10:36 AM
April 16, 1948 - With Jack Brickhouse behind the microphone, the Sox beat the Cubs 4 - 1 in the first baseball game ever televised by WGN-TV.

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Lip Man 1
04-15-2011, 10:37 AM
April 16, 1953 - In the second game of the season, Sox starter Billy Pierce fires a one hitter in beating St. Louis 1 - 0. It’s the first of four one hitters in Billy’s career. The no-hitter was broken up in the 7th inning when Bobby Young got a hit.

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Lip Man 1
04-16-2011, 09:56 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-17

April 17, 1906 - The World Championship season began in Detroit with the Sox beating the Tigers 5 - 3. Frank Owen, who’d win 22 games that year, picked up the victory. Just three days short of six months later, the Sox would close out the Cubs winning the only all Chicago World Series four games to two.

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Lip Man 1
04-16-2011, 09:57 AM
April 17, 1951 - The ‘Golden Age’ of White Sox baseball is born as on opening day the Sox destroy the St. Louis Browns 17 - 3. New manager Paul Richards would emphasize pitching, defense and speed and for the next 17 seasons the Sox would do it well enough to have 17 consecutive ‘winning’ seasons, the 3rd longest streak in MLB history.

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Lip Man 1
04-16-2011, 09:59 AM
April 17, 1956 - In front of newly elected Mayor Richard J. Daley, rookie Luis Aparicio collects his first major league hit. It comes off the Indians Bob Lemon (future Sox manager) and helped set up the winning run in the Sox opening day 2 - 1 victory. Aparicio would be named Rookie of the Year and after an 18 year career would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Lip Man 1
04-16-2011, 10:00 AM
April 17, 1980 - Future Sox star Harold Baines collected his first major league hit. It’s off Yankee pitcher Mike Griffin in New York. Baines would have an outstanding career with 2,866 hits. His number #3 was first retired by the team in 1989 when he was traded to Texas.

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Lip Man 1
04-17-2011, 09:26 AM
April 17, 1990 - On a cold miserable night in Chicago, Ron Kittle would connect for a roof top home run off Boston’s Rob Murphy. It was Kittle’s seventh roof top shot, the most by any player in the history of the original Comiskey Park. It was also the last roof top home run in the park’s history. The Sox would win the game 2 - 1.

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Lip Man 1
04-17-2011, 09:28 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-18

April 18, 1972 – Because of the labor impasse and the late start to the season it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a ‘night’ home opener and the 20 thousand plus fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick Allen. Allen didn’t disappoint, going two for four, with three runs and two RBI’s in the Sox 14 - 0 win over Texas. Afterwards Dick said, “I think I’m going to like it here.”

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Lip Man 1
04-17-2011, 09:30 AM
April 18, 1991 - The Sox open the ‘new’ Comiskey Park by falling flat on their faces and getting wiped out 16 - 0. It was a strange game that saw Detroit have a 10 run inning! The next day Sox players burned the jersey of pitcher Scott Radinsky at 2nd base as a ‘sacrifice’ to the baseball gods for leaving the original park according to teammate Jack McDowell.

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Lip Man 1
04-17-2011, 09:30 AM
April 18, 1994 - Sox leadoff man Tim Raines belts three home runs in a game at Fenway Park. He goes 4 - 5 with four RBI’s in the easy 12 - 1 win over the Red Sox.

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Lip Man 1
04-17-2011, 09:31 AM
April 18, 2000 - The White Sox set the franchise record by scoring 11 runs in the 5th inning of a game in Chicago against the Mariners. They trailed 6 – 2 before sending 14 batters to the plate. Tanyon Sturtze got the win in relief as the Sox won 18 - 11.

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Lip Man 1
04-17-2011, 09:33 AM
April 18, 2007 - Mark Buehrle became only the 15th pitcher in franchise history (16th overall at that time) to toss a no hitter as he beat the Rangers 6 - 0. Buehrle struck out eight and only allowed one base runner, giving up a walk to Sammy Sosa in the 5th inning. His was the first no-hitter at home since Joe Horlen’s in 1967. Jermaine Dye had a grand slam and Jim Thome added two solo home runs.

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Lip Man 1
04-18-2011, 10:36 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-19

April 19, 1960 - “Minnie” Minoso makes a triumphant return to the White Sox blasting two home runs, including the game winner in the 9th inning for a wild 10 - 9 victory over the A’s on opening day. “Minnie”, re-acquired over the off season, also has a grand slam and drives in six RBI’s. More ominous however is the fact that the ‘vaunted’ American League champion Sox pitching staff gave up nine runs in the first place, and the club blew a 9 - 2 lead and made two errors.


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Lip Man 1
04-18-2011, 10:37 AM
April 19, 1961 - In the home opener against Washington, owner Bill Veeck hired numerous midgets to sell concessions throughout Comiskey Park. Why? Because Veeck received a number of complaints from fans that ‘normal’ sized sellers were obstructing their view of the game itself!

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Hitmen77
04-18-2011, 11:34 AM
April 17, 1990 - On a cold miserable night in Chicago, Ron Kittle would connect for a roof top home run off Boston’s Rob Murphy. It was Kittle’s seventh roof top shot, the most by any player in the history of the original Comiskey Park. It was also the last roof top home run in the park’s history. The Sox would win the game 2 - 1.

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They showed Kittle's 1990 HR on the CF scoreboard at the game yesterday for their "this day in Sox history" segment.

SI1020
04-18-2011, 11:45 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-19

April 19, 1960 - “Minnie” Minoso makes a triumphant return to the White Sox blasting two home runs, including the game winner in the 9th inning for a wild 10 - 9 victory over the A’s on opening day. “Minnie”, re-acquired over the off season, also has a grand slam and drives in six RBI’s. More ominous however is the fact that the ‘vaunted’ American League champion Sox pitching staff gave up nine runs in the first place, and the club blew a 9 - 2 lead and made two errors.


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Minnie missed being on the pennant winning team, having been traded to Cleveland, who traded him back after that season. Veeck's trades for Sievers, Freese, and Minoso backfired. The Sox hit well, but gone were the best players in what then was a very productive farm system. As for the pitching, opening day was an omen. It wasn't nearly as strong as the year before. In that regard history sort of repeated itself in 2006.

Lip Man 1
04-20-2011, 10:55 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-21

April 21, 1900 - The White Sox play their first regular season game as part of the American League. They’d drop a 5 - 4 decision to the Milwaukee Brewers managed by Connie Mack. The 1900 season though isn’t ‘officially’ recognized by baseball since in this season, the American League wasn’t considered a part of organized baseball but was designated a minor league.

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Lip Man 1
04-20-2011, 10:56 AM
April 21, 1992 - In the 9th inning of a 4 - 3 loss to the Yankees at Comiskey Park, shortstop Ozzie Guillen tears up his knee in a collision with left fielder Tim Raines. On a pop into short left by Mel Hall, Guillen’s knee slams into the shoulder of Raines who was attempting to make a diving catch. Ozzie had surgery and was lost for the rest of the year but through intensive off season rehab work, came back strong in 1993.

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Lip Man 1
04-21-2011, 11:18 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-22

One of the most eventful days in franchise history as the next five posts will bear out:


April 22, 1955 - It’s the first time the White Sox have ever played in Kansas City and outfielder “Jungle” Jim Rivera would make it a memorable night. Rivera’s home run helps the Sox beat the A’s 5 - 3 but it’s his comment afterwards to former first lady Bess Truman that makes the most news. When introduced, Rivera said, “I’m sure sorry my home run beat your club but it was a helluva wallop eh, Bess?”

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Lip Man 1
04-21-2011, 11:19 AM
April 22, 1959 - In one of the most bizarre innings in baseball history, the Sox get 11 runs in the 7th inning as part of their 20 - 6 win at Kansas City. The ‘uniqueness’ of it is that fact that those eleven runs scored on only one hit! It took 45 minutes to play. Johnny Callison got the only Sox hit in the inning. Here is the play by play from it:

WHITE SOX 7TH: GORMAN REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Ray Boone reached on an error by DeMaestri ; [B]Al Smith reached on an error on a sacrifice bunt by Smith ; [B]Johnny Callison singled to right ; [B]Luis Aparicio walked; Aparicio stole second; Bob Shaw walked; EARL TORGESON BATTED FOR SAMMY ESPOSITO; FREEMAN REPLACED GORMAN (PITCHING); Torgeson walked (walk was charged to Gorman) [Callison scored, Aparicio to third, Shaw to second]; Nellie Fox walked [Aparicio scored, Shaw to third, Torgeson to second]; Jim Landis forced Shaw (pitcher to catcher) [Torgeson to third, Fox to second]; Sherm Lollar walked [Torgeson scored (unearned), Fox to third, Landis to second]; BRUNET REPLACED FREEMAN (PITCHING); Boone walked [Fox scored (unearned), Landis to third, Lollar to second]; Smith walked [Landis scored (unearned), Lollar to third, Boone to second]; Callison was hit by a pitch [Lollar scored (unearned), Boone to third, Smith to second]; LOU SKIZAS RAN FOR CALLISON; Aparicio walked ; Shaw struck out; “[B]BUBBA” PHILLIPS BATTED FOR TORGESON; Phillips walked [Smith scored (unearned), Skizas to third, Aparicio to second]; Fox walked [Skizas scored (unearned), Aparicio to third, Phillips to second]; Landis grounded out (pitcher to first); 11 R, 1 H, 3 E, 3 LOB.

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Lip Man 1
04-21-2011, 11:21 AM
April 22, 1972 - In the first game of a double header against the Royals, Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood reached on a fielder’s choice and scored the only run of the game thanks to an error, in the 1 - 0 win. Wood went the distance allowing seven hits. The Sox also won the second game 3 - 2 thanks to a home run from Carlos May in the 8th inning.

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Lip Man 1
04-21-2011, 11:22 AM
April 22, 1991 - Frank Thomas hits the first White Sox home run in ‘new’ Comiskey Park. The Sox win the first ever night game in the stadium beating Baltimore 8 - 7.

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Lip Man 1
04-21-2011, 11:23 AM
April 22, 2000 - The Sox and Tigers have a brawl which reminded many long time Sox fans of the fights from the 50's with New York. This one lasts for almost 30 minutes and sees eight players from both sides get kicked out along with Sox manager Jerry Manuel. A record number of players would be fined and subsequently suspended. One of the more lingering memories is Sox relief pitcher Keith Foulke suffering a gash on his face courtesy of a sucker punch from the side. The Sox win the game 14 - 6 and use it as a rallying point for the rest of the season as they went on to win 95 games en route to the divisional championship.

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Lip Man 1
04-22-2011, 10:15 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-23

April 23, 1919 - Perhaps the greatest White Sox team ever, in terms of talent, opened the season in St. Louis destroying the Browns 13 - 4. Claude ‘‘Lefty’’ Williams got the win. This time however, six months later, after winning the American League pennant, the ‘‘Black Sox’’ reportedly threw the series and lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Eight players would be banned the following year and the only franchise capable of stopping the emerging New York Yankees juggernaut was decimated.

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Lip Man 1
04-22-2011, 10:16 AM
April 23, 1949 - Sox left hander Billy Pierce wins his first major league game. Pierce comes in to relieve starter Al Gettel and gets the decision as the Sox win 12 - 5. Billy would win 186 games with the Sox, make the All Star team seven times, and finish with 211 wins overall in his brilliant career.

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Lip Man 1
04-22-2011, 10:17 AM
April 23, 1955 - The White Sox hammer the Athletics 29 - 6! The 29 runs was an American League record for years. The Sox hit seven home runs that night. Walt Dropo and Bob Nieman each had seven RBI’s. Sherm Lollar and “Minnie” Minoso added five each.

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Lip Man 1
04-23-2011, 10:04 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-24

April 24, 1901 - The White Sox play their first regular season game as part of the ‘officially’ recognized American League. In fact it’s the ‘first game’ ever played in the league. They beat the Cleveland Blues 8 - 2. Outfielder William “Dummy” Hoy gets the first White Sox at bat. Hoy was a deaf - mute and in order for him to understand what the umpires were calling, the arbitrators came up with a series of hand signals indicating safe / out / ball / strike. The ceremonial first ball by the way, was supposed to be thrown out by Robert Burke, special counsel to the mayor. He declined however, stating that he was afraid the ball might get hit back to him.

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Lip Man 1
04-23-2011, 10:08 AM
April 24, 1955 - In a game at Kansas City, Sox starter Dick Donovan was hit early and often and when manager Marty Marion came out to take the ball from him, Donovan, showing his competitive spirit and concerned about a possible return trip to the minors, refused to give it to him! Marion had to reassure Dick that he’d stay a part of the rotation before Donovan would turn the ball over and leave the field. That season he’d win 13 of 17 decisions before an emergency appendectomy felled him in late July.


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04-24-2011, 11:35 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-25

April 25, 1951 - Sox slugger Eddie Robinson hits the first rooftop home run by a Sox player at the original Comiskey Park. Robinson’s blast is off the Browns Al Widmar. The Sox won this one 8 - 6.

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Lip Man 1
04-24-2011, 11:35 AM
April 25, 2004 - One of the best front office moves ever made by current ownership. Brooks Boyer is named vice president of marketing, replacing the taciturn and aloof Rob Gallas. Boyer immediately institutes a series of great ad campaigns including ‘Sox Pride,’ and ‘Win Or Die Trying’ that keys interest, tweaks the Cubs and generates excitement among the fan base as the Sox would win the 2005 World Series title.

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SI1020
04-24-2011, 11:41 AM
April 24, 1955 - In a game at Kansas City, Sox starter Dick Donovan was hit early and often and when manager Marty Marion came out to take the ball from him, Donovan, showing his competitive spirit and concerned about a possible return trip to the minors, refused to give it to him! Marion had to reassure Dick that he’d stay a part of the rotation before Donovan would turn the ball over and leave the field. That season he’d win 13 of 17 decisions before an emergency appendectomy felled him in late July.


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Lip Donovan's illness pretty much killed their chance at a pennant. The 1955 team is a largely forgotten but highly talented White Sox team.

Lip Man 1
04-25-2011, 11:02 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-26

April 26, 1925 - The Sox forfeit a game to the Indians. It happened in front of a Comiskey Park record crowd of 44,000 fans. So many fans were at the game that owner Charles Comiskey allowed fans on the field behind roped off sections of the outfield. With the Sox losing 7 - 2 in the 9th inning, many fans broke through the ropes, thinking the game was over. It wasn’t, as there were only two outs. Order was never restored and a forfeit was declared.

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Lip Man 1
04-26-2011, 10:57 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-27

April 27, 1930 - One of the most bizarre individual stats you’ll ever see and I have no idea how this happened. On this date in a 2 - 1 Sox win at St. Louis, first baseman John “Bud” Clancy recorded no putouts and no assists in the nine inning game. His feat has been matched only one other time, by the A’s Gene Tenace.

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Lip Man 1
04-26-2011, 10:58 AM
April 27, 2000 - Jose Valentin produces the extremely rare "natural cycle" against the Orioles. He singles in the 1st inning, doubles in the 2nd, triples in the 3rd and homers in the 8th inning. The Sox would win this one easily 13 - 4.

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Lip Man 1
04-27-2011, 11:52 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-28

April 28, 1946 - Sox pitcher Ted Lyons wins his 260th career game. It would be his last in the major leagues. The future Hall of Famer beats the St. Louis Browns 4 - 3. Lyons would finish his career throwing 28 straight complete games! He’d have 17 seasons with 10 or more wins and three times topped 20 or more. Lyons would have his #16 retired in 1987.

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Lip Man 1
04-28-2011, 11:05 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-29

April 29, 1901 - Sox shortstop Frank Shugart hits the first home run in White Sox history. It comes in a 3 - 2 loss to Detroit.

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Lip Man 1
04-28-2011, 11:08 AM
April 29, 1985 - A new yearly tradition is established in the first annual "Crosstown Classic" charity game matching the Sox and Cubs. Down through the years both teams played each other on and off in spring training or during an open date in the regular season. This is the first time both teams agreed to play on a yearly basis with a corporate sponsor (Busch Beer). The game alternated between Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field and is played every year through 1995 (Because of the labor impasse the teams played two games that season.) The Sox win the opener at Comiskey Park 7 - 4 but it’s only the start of a remarkable run. The two teams play a total of 12 games and the Sox never lose!!!!! They go 10 - 0 - 2 during that time period. After 1995, the series is dropped. It’s never publicly explained why, but reports persisted that the cancellation of the series was at the Cubs request.

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Lip Man 1
04-29-2011, 11:12 AM
This Date In Sox History 4-30

April 30, 1922 - Sox pitcher Charlie Robertson fires a perfect game beating the Tigers 2 - 0. The game is at Detroit. Robertson never had a winning record in eight seasons finishing 49 – 80 with an ERA of 4.44.

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Lip Man 1
04-29-2011, 11:13 AM
April 30, 1951 - “Minnie” Minoso is acquired by the White Sox as part of a three team deal involving the Athletics and Indians. The seven player deal resulted in Minoso becoming the team’s first ‘black’ ballplayer. Minoso used his blinding speed and power to become the American League Rookie of the Year for 1951 by hitting .324 and he’d be named to the All Star team six times representing the Sox. His #9 would be retired by the club in 1983.

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04-29-2011, 11:16 AM
April 30, 1962 - Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio is shown sliding into a base on the cover for Sports Illustrated. The caption says, “Players With Magic. Luis Aparicio Of The White Sox.” The Hall of Fame player would lead the American League in steals nine consecutive years while playing remarkable defense.

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04-29-2011, 11:22 AM
April 30, 1962 - Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio is shown sliding into a base on the cover for Sports Illustrated. The caption says, “Players With Magic. Luis Aparicio Of The White Sox.” The Hall of Fame player would lead the American League in steals nine consecutive years while playing remarkable defense.

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Lip

One of my all-time favorite Sox players.

Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:41 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-1

May 1, 1901 - It’s the first time in team history the Sox hit two grand slams in the same game. The Sox bury Detroit 19 - 9 with outfielders William “Dummy” Hoy and Herm McFarland clearing the bases.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:45 AM
May 1, 1951 - Recently acquired outfielder “Minnie” Minoso makes his White Sox debut. The “Cuban Comet” becomes the first black player in team history. In his first at bat as a member of the Sox he hits a home run into the center field bull pen off Vic Raschi. The drive went an estimated 415 feet. Later in the same game won by the Yankees 8 - 3, Mickey Mantle would hit the first of his 536 home runs.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:46 AM
May 1, 1954 - Sox pitcher Virgil “Fire” Trucks tosses a one hitter in beating the Red Sox 3 - 0. The only hit allowed came in the 6th inning on a single by future White Sox player Billy Goodman. It was the first of his pair of one-hitters for the 1954 season.

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Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:47 AM
May 1, 1959 - Early Wynn has one of the greatest days ever by a pitcher when he does it all in the 1 - 0 Sox win over Boston. Wynn tosses a one hit complete game striking out 14. In addition he slammed a home run in the last of the 8th inning to account for the only run. The only hit he allowed came to Pete Runnels in the 1st inning.

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Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:48 AM
May 1, 1960 - Al Smith connects on a Jim Bunning pitch and sets off Bill Veeck’s new exploding scoreboard for the first time. The Sox would win the game 6 - 3, and then sweep the Tigers taking game #2, 5 - 2.

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Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:49 AM
May 1, 1963 - Nellie Fox raps out his 2,500th career hit. It comes during a 7 - 0 Sox win over the Orioles at Comiskey Park. The pitcher was Mike McCormick.

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Lip

Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:51 AM
May 1, 1973 - Dick Allen hit a lot of long home runs in his time with the White Sox but this may have been his longest. On a cool, damp night at Comiskey Park, Allen deposited a pitch from the Orioles Mike Cuellar on to the roof in left center field. The pitch was unusual as it approached home plate and many speculated that what Allen hit was a ‘Cuban Forkball’ (i.e. spitball) that failed to break downwards. Allen would hit two home runs on the night in the Sox 6 - 5 win.

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Lip Man 1
04-30-2011, 10:51 AM
May 1, 1991 - The Sox lose one of the longest games in their history 10 - 9 to the Brewers in Milwaukee. The Sox blew leads of 5 - 0 and 9 - 6 in this one. The game went 19 innings and ran 6:05. The game ran so long that WGN-TV sports director Dan Roan who was covering the game had to do his evening sportscast from a parking lot at a bar just inside the state line on route 41. He couldn’t get back to the studio in time!

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Lip Man 1
05-01-2011, 09:45 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-2

May 2, 1901 - The Sox are part of the first forfeit in American League history. Playing against Detroit, Sox players began stalling hoping to have the game end because of darkness. Umpire Tom Connolly had seen enough and forfeited the game to Detroit as Sox fans stormed the field in protest. Connolly had to be given a police escort to get out of the stadium.


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Lip Man 1
05-01-2011, 09:46 AM
May 2, 1984 - It was the finest regular season performance by LaMarr Hoyt as he one hit the Yankees winning 3 - 0 at Comiskey Park. The reigning Cy Young Award winner lost his no hitter on a single by Don Mattingly with one out in the seventh inning.

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05-01-2011, 10:03 AM
May 1, 1951 - Recently acquired outfielder “Minnie” Minoso makes his White Sox debut. The “Cuban Comet” becomes the first black player in team history. In his first at bat as a member of the Sox he hits a home run into the center field bull pen off Vic Raschi. The drive went an estimated 415 feet. Later in the same game won by the Yankees 8 - 3, Mickey Mantle would hit the first of his 536 home runs.

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Lip

60 years ago today. Wow - Congratulations Orestes! As a Cuban-American, I am so very proud of you. One of my cherished White Sox possessions is your autographed book. I've had the pleasure of meeting you several times and you are truly a White Sox gem. I am excited to read your new book that was mentioned on WGN's last Sox broadcast called The Cuban Star.

Lip Man 1
05-02-2011, 11:22 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-3

May 3, 1968 - It’s a dubious record, one that Tommy McCraw wishes never happened. In the 3rd inning of a game at Comiskey Park, McCraw made three errors against the Yankees. Two of them came when he couldn’t field ground balls and the third was on a throwing error. New York scored all of their runs that frame in beating the Sox 3 - 2. All the runs were unearned of course!

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Lip Man 1
05-03-2011, 10:40 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-4

May 4, 1936 - The Sox purchase the contract of “Dixie” Walker from the Yankees. Alas this was a big one who eventually got away as the Sox traded him in a deal with the Tigers. In 1937 withthe Sox, Walker would drive in 95 RBI’s while hitting .302 Walker would achieve stardom in Brooklyn winning a batting title and playing in four All Star games.

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Lip Man 1
05-03-2011, 10:43 AM
May 4, 1980 - During an 11 - 1 loss to the Brewers at Comiskey Park, Mike Squires became the first left handed catcher to appear in a game since Dale Long in 1958. The move came in the 9th inning and saw Squires behind the plate for four hitters.

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Lip Man 1
05-03-2011, 10:44 AM
May 4, 1992 - For Sox starter Alex Fernandez it was his best performance on a pitching mound. Fernandez one hit Milwaukee, winning 7 - 0 at Comiskey Park. Alex struck out seven allowing only a one out double to Dante Bichette in the second inning. Five times with the Sox he’d post a season with 10 or more wins.

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Lip Man 1
05-04-2011, 11:20 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-5

May 5, 1962 - Sox minority owners, headed up by William Bartholomay (who would later head up the group buying the Braves and moving them to Atlanta), sell their 46% shares of the team to majority owner Art Allyn. It’s the first time since 1939 the team has been owned by a single individual.

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Lip Man 1
05-04-2011, 11:22 AM
May 5, 1968 - Sox pitcher Gary Peters becomes the last pitcher to hit a grand slam for the franchise as he connects in the 4th inning of a 5 - 1 win over the Yankees at Comiskey Park. In addition he throws a complete game with nine strikeouts in the win. Peters would hit 15 home runs as a member of the Sox.

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Lip Man 1
05-05-2011, 11:19 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-6

May 6, 1903 - The White Sox are charged with 12 errors in a game in Chicago vs. Detroit. While that’s a big story in itself, it’s not the most remarkable item to come out of this game. That’s the fact that the Sox won the game 10 - 9!!!

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Lip Man 1
05-05-2011, 11:20 AM
May 6, 1963 - Making an emergency start in Kansas City, Sox pitcher Gary Peters hits the first of his 19 career home runs. It comes in the 3rd inning off Ted Bowsfield. Peters would toss eight innings allowing one run in the Sox 5 - 1 win. It was the first win in 1963 for Gary, who’d go on to collect 19 of them and win Co-Rookie of the Year honors with teammate Pete Ward. Peters is also the franchise leader in most home runs hit by a pitcher with 15, three more then Jack Harshman.

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Lip Man 1
05-05-2011, 11:26 AM
May 6, 1964 - Dave Nicholson hits what may have been the longest home run in MLB history. On this night in the 5th inning, in the first game of a twin bill versus the A’s, Nicholson blasted a shot off Moe Drabowsky that went over the roof and was found across the street in Armour Square. Some Sox fans claim they heard the ball hit the top of the roof but White Sox officials say when they found the ball it had no signs of tar on it nor was it scuffed. Nicholson’s shot went over the roof around the 375 foot sign in left center field. It was found 135 feet from the base of the wall. Plus you have to add in the elevation needed to get the ball over the roof approximately 175 feet high. Unofficial estimates place the drive as traveling 573 feet eclipsing Mickey Mantle’s shot in Griffith Stadium in 1956. That shot went an unofficial 565 feet. For the night Dave would hammer three home runs and drive in five RBI’s in the twin bill as the Sox swept both games, 6 - 4 and 11 – 4.

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Lip Man 1
05-06-2011, 10:21 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-7

May 7, 1989 - Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the start of construction for the new Comiskey Park.

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Lip Man 1
05-06-2011, 10:22 AM
May 7, 1991 - Sammy Sosa becomes the first Sox player with a "walk off" home run at new Comiskey Park when he beats Milwaukee with a blast in the 12th inning. The final score is 2 - 1.

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Lip Man 1
05-06-2011, 10:23 AM
May 7, 1999 – Sox outfielder Carlos Lee homers in his first at bat in the major leagues. Lee connects off the A’s Tom Candiotti. It comes in the 2nd inning at home in the Sox 7 - 1 win.

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Lip Man 1
05-07-2011, 11:47 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-8

May 8, 1966 - New Sox manager Eddie Stanky gives a real indication that this season is not going to be like any other, and that he’s a lot different from former skipper Al Lopez. On this date after the Sox dropped a 3 - 1, 11 inning game to the Tigers, Stanky was asked by reporter Watson Spoelstra of the Detroit News what pitch Bob Locker threw to the Tigers Gates Brown in a key situation (Brown would get a two RBI double in the 11th off it.) Stanky, who was preparing to change into his street clothes, went temporarily crazy. He launched an abusive tirade at Spoelstra while ripping his jersey to pieces. Then he took off his spikes and threw them crashing against the wall! The media were astonished (perhaps so was Stanky!)

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Lip Man 1
05-07-2011, 11:49 AM
May 8, 1967 - Sox outfielder Ken Berry is part of the cover shot for Sports Illustrated. The action shot’s caption is, “The Tangled American League. White Sox Star Ken Berry Slides to Avoid Mickey Mantle’s Tag.”

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05-08-2011, 01:22 PM
This Date In Sox History 5-9

May 9, 1976 - Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood’s career is basically ended when his left kneecap is shattered by a line drive off the bat of future Sox player Ron LeFlore in Detroit. Wood had gotten off to a fine start 4 - 3, with five complete games and an ERA of 2.24 when the accident took place. He was never the same again.

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Lip Man 1
05-08-2011, 01:23 PM
May 9, 1984 - Harold Baines ends the longest game, inning-wise, in American League history blasting a home run in the 25th inning to give the Sox a 7 - 6 win over Milwaukee. The 8:06 length of the game set a Major League record. Tom Seaver got the win in relief in the marathon contest which started on May 8th and was suspended, then came back and won the regularly scheduled game later that same evening when the Sox won 5 - 4. For the night Seaver threw 9 1/3 rd innings allowing only four hits!

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Lip Man 1
05-09-2011, 10:19 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-10

May 10, 1910 - Sox 3rd baseman Bill Purtell becomes the first big league player to strike out twice in the same inning. Washington’s Walter Johnson gets him twice in the 6th inning. Between Purtell’s outs, the Sox batted around and wound up winning the game 10 - 3.

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Lip Man 1
05-09-2011, 10:22 AM
May 10, 2002- It was the worst defeat in the history of the franchise for its time, as on this night in Anaheim the Sox got obliterated 19 - 0. Danny Wright, Matt Ginter and Mike Porzio were the pitchers the Angels clubbed apart.

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Lip Man 1
05-10-2011, 11:16 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-11

May 11, 1949 - The Sox score at least one run in every inning when they beat Boston 12 - 8. 2nd baseman Cass Michaels had three RBI’s.

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Lip Man 1
05-10-2011, 11:17 AM
May 11, 1990 - Bobby Thigpen became the White Sox all-time saves leader in a 6 - 4 win over Kansas City before 14,889 at Comiskey Park. Thigpen pitched a scoreless 9th in nailing down his 99th career save, surpassing Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm on the White Sox all-time list. The save was Thigpen’s 8th of the year… before the remarkable season was over Bobby would nail down 57 saves.

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Lip Man 1
05-11-2011, 10:25 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-12

May 12, 1904 - Future Hall of Famer “Big” Ed Walsh makes his White Sox debut pitching in relief. It happened at Philadelphia in a 9 - 3 loss to the A’s.

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Lip Man 1
05-12-2011, 10:39 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-13

May 13, 1957 - Sox pitcher Billy Pierce becomes the first member of the team to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption reads, “Pride Of Chicago, Billy Pierce”

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Lip Man 1
05-12-2011, 10:41 AM
May 13, 1975 - Sox pitcher Jim Kaat’s 12 game winning streak ends as he’s beaten 3 - 2 in Baltimore (where else?) Kaat had won his first five decisions in 1975 and his final seven decisions in 1974. He’d become a 20 game winner in both seasons.

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Lip Man 1
05-12-2011, 10:52 AM
May 13, 1982 - “SportsVision” makes its debut. The first pay cable service devoted exclusively to sports begins operations with a game at Comiskey Park versus Milwaukee. The service is the brainchild of Sox co-owner Eddie Einhorn and while brilliant, was ahead of its time. The technology, and more importantly, the attitude on the part of the fans, wasn’t ready to pay for something they had been getting for free all their lives. At best roughly 20,000 fans subscribed to it. The decision to go to a limited pay service caused popular announcer Harry Caray to leave the team and go to the Cubs despite an offer by the Sox that was worth more before the 1982 season began.

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Lip Man 1
05-13-2011, 10:36 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-14

May 14, 1963 - Sox pitcher Ray Herbert, a 20 game and All Star Game winner in 1962, fires his 4th consecutive shutout beating the Tigers 3 - 0 at Comiskey Park. Herbert allowed six hits and struck out seven.

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Lip Man 1
05-13-2011, 10:37 AM
May 14, 1967 - Sox pitching great Gary Peters authors his second career one hitter beating the Angels 3 - 1 at Comiskey Park. It was the second game in a double header sweep. Peters allowed only a 2nd inning home run from former Sox first baseman Bill “Moose” Skowron and struck out 10. Peters would make the All Star team for the 3rd time in his career that season.

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Lip Man 1
05-13-2011, 10:38 AM
May 14, 1977 - The Sox slaughter the Indians 18 - 2 in a game that started at 10:30 in the morning in connection with a promotion for McDonalds restaurants Egg McMuffin. Sox 1st baseman Jim Spencer would tie the franchise mark with eight RBI’s on the day. Spencer went 3 for 3 with two home runs including a grand slam along with a two run shot and a two RBI single.


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Lip Man 1
05-13-2011, 10:40 AM
May 14, 1998 - The Sox Greg Norton becomes one of only a handful of players to hit two home runs in the same game off Randy Johnson. Norton homered in the 3rd and 5th innings of the Sox 5 - 3 win at Comiskey Park.

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Lip Man 1
05-13-2011, 10:41 AM
May 14, 2005 - Sox speedster Scott Podsednik swipes four bases in a game against the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field. Just a week earlier he grabbed four bases versus Toronto. He’s the only player in franchise history to steal four bases in a game twice.

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Lip Man 1
05-14-2011, 11:57 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-15

May 15, 1929 - Sox outfielder Art “The Great” Shires (Shires by the way gave himself that nickname) and manager Lena Blackburne get into a fistfight in the Sox clubhouse. Blackburne knocked Shires out cold.

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Lip Man 1
05-14-2011, 11:59 AM
May 15, 1941 - In a game in New York, Sox pitcher Edgar Smith allowed a hit to Yankee great Joe DiMaggio. It would be the first hit in his record setting 56 game hitting streak.

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Lip Man 1
05-14-2011, 12:00 PM
May 15, 1951 - A testament to the managerial genius of Sox skipper Paul Richards. It was 30 years since the league saw a move like this. In the 9th inning of a game in Boston where the Sox were winning 7 - 6, relief pitcher Harry Dorish was removed in favor of Billy Pierce to face the left handed hitting Ted Williams, only Dorish wasn’t removed from the game! He was moved to third base. Pierce retired Williams on a pop up, then was taken out of the game and Dorish put back on the mound. Boston eventually tied the game but the Sox would have the last laugh, winning 9 - 7 in 11 innings. The win marked the start of a 14 game win streak, with 11 of the wins on the road. On May 30th after sweeping the St. Louis Browns, the Sox record stood at 26 - 9!

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Lip Man 1
05-14-2011, 12:01 PM
May 15, 1996 - The Sox scored 20 runs in a game! They easily handled the Brewers in Milwaukee 20 - 8. The Sox score 20, yet only hit two home runs. Frank Thomas has one of them and knocks in six runs on the night.

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Lip Man 1
05-15-2011, 11:35 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-16

May 16, 1953 - White Sox pitcher Tommy Byrne who was knocked out of the game in an eventual win against the Yankees two days earlier, is sent up to pinch hit in the 9th inning with the bases loaded and the Sox trailing 3 - 1. Byrne slams a full count pitch from Ewell “The Whip” Blackwell into the lower deck in right field at Yankee Stadium for the only pinch hit grand slam by a pitcher in team history! The Sox would win the game 5 - 3, scoring all their runs in the 9th inning.

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Lip Man 1
05-15-2011, 11:37 AM
May 16, 1978 - With the Sox record a dismal 9 - 20 and knowing that there was no way he was going to be able to re-sign him, Sox owner Bill Veeck trades Bobby Bonds to the Rangers for Claudell Washington and Rusty Torres. Bonds would only play in 26 games for the Sox, with two home runs and eight RBI’s. Making matters worse is that to get Bonds the previous December, Veeck traded three players including future All Star Brian Downing.

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Lip Man 1
05-15-2011, 11:38 AM
May 16, 1984 - Carlton Fisk has one of his finest games as he becomes the 3rd player in franchise history to hit for the cycle in a game against the Royals at Comiskey Park. Despite Fisk’s efforts the Sox would lose it 7 - 6. Carlton went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI’s in the game.

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Lip Man 1
05-16-2011, 10:35 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-17

May 17, 1969 - It’s one of the few highlights in a dismal season. Sox pitcher Jerry Nyman one hit the Senators, winning in Chicago 6 - 0. Nyman allowed only a one out single in the second inning to Brant Alyea.

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Lip Man 1
05-17-2011, 11:08 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-18

May 18, 1957 - More bizarre circumstances surrounding a game in Baltimore (you shouldn’t be surprised.) On this night the Sox had to catch a train to Boston and the Orioles agreed to end the game at 10:20 regardless of the outcome. The Sox trailed 3 - 0 going into the 7th inning when they scored four runs. That half inning was strange in itself because the Sox used five pinch hitters and two pinch runners in it! The Sox were still leading 4 - 3 in the 9th inning. Paul La Palme was brought in to protect the lead. With thirty seconds remaining until curfew he elected to pitch to former Sox outfielder Dick Williams. League rules did not allow for a suspended game under these circumstances so the Sox could have legally stalled the final seconds away. Unfortunately they didn’t. La Palme threw...Williams swung...home run. Tie game... make that a suspended tie game! (This had to be replayed from the start later in the season.)

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Lip Man 1
05-17-2011, 11:09 AM
May 18, 1983 - Still another bizarre moment in Baltimore. On this night Sox pitcher Rich Dotson tossed a one hitter. Only he lost it 1 - 0. His only mistake came when “Disco” Danny Ford lofted a pitch down the right field line at Memorial Stadium that fell into the first row of seats along the line. The ‘blast’ went all of about 308 feet, an out in most other parks. The hit came in the 8th inning.

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Lip Man 1
05-18-2011, 11:00 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-19

May 19, 1963 - Sox starter Ray Herbert’s consecutive scoreless inning streak ends controversially in (where else?) Baltimore. Herbert, a 20 game winner in 1962, had thrown 38 straight scoreless innings when he faced the Orioles Johnny Orsino in the 3rd inning. Orsino then hit what appeared to be a home run to left field...or did he? Both manager Al Lopez andoutfielder Dave Nicholson argued that the ball struck an iron railing on top of the left field wall, and then bounced back into play. Their contention was it should have been a ground rule double since the ball never went into the seats or left the playing field. They lost the argument, Herbert lost his scoreless streak but the Sox won the game 4 - 3 in 10 innings to get a double header split.

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Lip Man 1
05-18-2011, 11:01 AM
May 19, 1996 - In a 14 - 3 clubbing of the Tigers in Detroit, Sox players Darren Lewis and Robin Ventura hit grand slams. The home runs come in the 3rd and 9th innings.

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Lip Man 1
05-18-2011, 11:03 AM
May 19, 2004 - The promising season suffered its first major injury in Cleveland, as on a pop up in short right, infielder Willie Harris slammed his shoulder into outfielder Magglio Ordonez’s knee. Ordonez would go on the injured list, come back and play a few games, then miss the rest of the season. Eventually he’d go to Europe for an operation and leave the Sox as a free agent.

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Lip Man 1
05-19-2011, 10:33 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-20

May 20, 1973 - A Sunday afternoon bat day double header with the Twins brings the largest crowd out to ever see a game in the original Comiskey Park. 55,555 pack into the stadium filling every single inch of it, including standing on the catwalks that connected the left and right field bleachers with the center field scoreboard area. To his dying day, two time owner Bill Veeck refused to believe that figure was accurate. The Sox split the pair of games that afternoon.

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Lip Man 1
05-20-2011, 10:50 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-21

May 21, 1924 - In a game at Cleveland, Sox outfielder Bill Barrett bangs out four hits and steals home twice in a 13 - 7 win.

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Lip Man 1
05-20-2011, 10:52 AM
May 21, 2009 - The White Sox tie the team record for worst defeat based on run difference when they are annihilated 20 - 1 by the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The 19 run difference was first set on May 10, 2002 in Anaheim. Bartolo Colon, Lance Broadway and Jimmy Gobble give up all the runs. Colon at least had something on an excuse…of the eight runs he allowed, seven were unearned!

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Lip Man 1
05-21-2011, 10:50 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-22

May 22, 1977 - Richie Zisk becomes only the second Sox player in franchise history to hit a home run into the center field bleachers at Comiskey Park. He joined Dick Allen (1972) as the only Sox players to ever accomplish it. Zisk’s blast off the Tigers Dave Rozema in the 8th inning didn’t help the Sox win however. They got beat 14 - 3!

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Lip Man 1
05-21-2011, 10:53 AM
May 22, 1990 - Sox catcher Carlton Fisk strikes a blow for traditionalists. Fisk gets into a verbal exchange with Yankee outfielder Deon Sanders after the two sport star draws a dollar sign in the batter’s box before an at bat at Yankee Stadium then fails to run out a pop up. Fisk follows Sanders back to the Yankee dugout while shouting, “run the ball out you piece of ****.” The next time Sanders comes up to bat he says something to Fisk. Fisk starts to go after him when the umpire intervened. Fisk was asked what else he told him. "There is a right way and a wrong way to play this game. You're playing it the wrong way. And the rest of us don't like it. Someday, you're going to get this game shoved right down your throat."

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Lip Man 1
05-22-2011, 01:35 PM
This Date In Sox History 5-23

May 23, 1954 - The Sox quest to find a competent 3rd baseman appeared to be at an end asG.M. Frank Lane sent infielder Grady Hatton and 100,000 dollars to Boston for All Star George Kell. It was the first time the Red Sox had sold a player outright since the Babe Ruth deal. Kell’s best year was 1955 when he hit .312 with 81 RBI’s. However he had a bad back which limited his playing time and he was traded to the Orioles early in 1956.

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gogosox675
05-22-2011, 01:47 PM
This Date In Sox History 5-20

May 20, 1973 - A Sunday afternoon bat day double header with the Twins brings the largest crowd out to ever see a game in the original Comiskey Park. 55,555 pack into the stadium filling every single inch of it, including standing on the catwalks that connected the left and right field bleachers with the center field scoreboard area. To his dying day, two time owner Bill Veeck refused to believe that figure was accurate. The Sox split the pair of games that afternoon.

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Lip, do you know why the crowd was so big on this particular day? I've always wondered why these games had such a huge attendance.

WhiteSox5187
05-22-2011, 01:59 PM
Lip, do you know why the crowd was so big on this particular day? I've always wondered why these games had such a huge attendance.

I believe it was bat day, I don't know if they handed out 55,555 bats that day, but if they did how no one got killed that day is beyond me.

Lip Man 1
05-22-2011, 04:41 PM
GoGoSox:

I was at that game with some high school friends. I can tell you the weather was very nice, as mentioned it was "bat day" and at that point the Sox were still competitive (the deluge of injuries hadn't hit yet...)

I have never seen that many people at a game in my life they were almost literally hanging off the rafters and the catwalks!

Bats by the way were only given out to kids under 14 accompanied by a paid adult.

Lip

Lip Man 1
05-23-2011, 11:29 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-24

May 24, 1929 - In one of the greatest pitching performances in the history of MLB, Sox starter Ted Lyons throws all 21 innings in a heartbreaking 6 - 5 loss to the Tigers. He allowed 24 hits in the 21 innings. Only two other hurlers had ever matched Lyons mark and no one has ever bettered it.

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Lip Man 1
05-23-2011, 11:31 AM
May 24, 1946 - Sox manager Jimmy Dykes leaves the organization. Dykes was in charge for 12 years, 13 days, the longest tenure in franchise history. The Sox apparently tried to keep the firing a secret but a Hollywood ‘gossip’ columnist found out about it and broke the story.

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Lip Man 1
05-23-2011, 11:33 AM
May 24, 1961 - For the first time since the 1950 season the Sox drop into last place in the American League for a time after they lose a double header in Baltimore. The plight of the Sox actually caused some Chicago aldermen in city council session to publicly ask what was going on. The Sox would rebound though to end the year in 4th place with 86 wins.

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Lip Man 1
05-23-2011, 11:36 AM
May 24, 1967 - Sox 1st baseman Tommy McCraw had his career day. In a game at Minnesota, McCraw slams three home runs and knocks in eight RBI’s as the Sox pound the Twins 14 - 1. On the day he went 3 - 6, with three runs scored and the eight RBI’s, tying a franchise record.

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Lip Man 1
05-23-2011, 11:38 AM
May 24, 1983 - The 1983 season turns around completely on this evening as the White Sox destroy Boston and pitcher Doug Bird 12 - 4. Bird, who hadn’t lost a game in two years, is roughed up as the Sox blast five home runs on the night. Greg Luzinski hits one, which is his 5th shot in five games. It was the start of the drive that would lead, four months later, to the Western Division championship.

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Lip Man 1
05-24-2011, 10:40 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-25

May 25, 1924 - In a game at Washington which the Sox won 10 - 9, future Hall of Famer Ray “Cracker” Schalk caught his 1,500th career game.

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Lip Man 1
05-24-2011, 10:42 AM
May 25, 1952 - Sox pitchers Joe Dobson and Marv Grissom both fire complete game shutouts in beating the Tigers in a double header at Comiskey Park. The Sox win the games by the scores of 3 - 0 and 1 - 0.

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Lip Man 1
05-24-2011, 10:43 AM
May 25, 1957 - Sox pitcher Dick Donovan hurls a one hitter at Cleveland. Donovan allowed only a 2nd inning double to former Sox infielder Eddie Robinson in winning 4 - 0.

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Lip Man 1
05-24-2011, 10:44 AM
May 25, 1973 - The beginning of the end for the season. In the 2nd inning of a game with the Indians, Sox outfielder Ken Henderson tears up his knee in a collision at home plate trying to slide through future Sox pitching coach Dave Duncan. This injury starts a run that saw the Sox use the disabled list 38 times. Making matters worse, is that for some reason, the Sox refused to allow Henderson to have it operated on until September meaning he was lost for the season.

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Lip Man 1
05-25-2011, 09:38 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-26

May 26, 1959 – Sox owner Bill Veeck was always good for a crazy stunt but this one topped the cake. Before a game against the Indians, midgets dressed up as Martians landed and “captured” Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio.One of the midgets was Eddie Gaedel. "Terms" were discussed for releasing the two Sox players when the Martian leader, (Gaedel) said "don’t bother taking me to your leader (Veeck), I’ve already met him." (Gaedel of course came up to bat for Veeck’s St. Louis Browns back in 1951.)

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Lip Man 1
05-25-2011, 09:39 AM
May 26, 1968 - In an effort to jump start a stagnant offense, Sox manager Eddie Stanky bats pitcher Gary Peters in the #6 slot in a game in New York. Peters who had 19 career home runs is listed in the order ahead of Luis Aparicio, Duane Josephson and Tim Cullen. The move doesn’t help as the Sox lose 5 - 1.

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Lip Man 1
05-25-2011, 09:41 AM
May 26, 1976

Lip Man 1
05-25-2011, 09:43 AM
May 26, 1976 - Newly acquired pitcher Ken Brett nearly throws a perfect game and then a no hitter, only to lose it on a controversial ruling by the official scorer. In a game in Anaheim, Brett had a perfect game for 7 2/3 rd’s innings before walking Leroy Stanton. Then with two out in the 9th inning of a scoreless game, Jerry Remy hit a ground ball that Sox 3rd baseman George Orta butchered, with the ball going under his glove. Official scorer Don Merry of the Long Beach Independent Telegram ruled it a hit. Other writers disagreed with the decision, the Sox players were incensed and announcer Harry Caray went crazy on air but the decision stood. Former Sox player Bill Melton would get a ‘clean’ single with one gone in the 10th inning ending the controversy. The Sox would finally win it 1 - 0 in eleven innings on a single by “Bucky” Dent. It was their 10th straight victory!

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Lip Man 1
05-25-2011, 09:46 AM
May 26, 1996 - For the first time in franchise history the Sox hit four home runs in an inning. It happened in a 12 - 1 rout over the Brewers at Comiskey Park. In the 8th inning Frank Thomas, Harold Baines, Robin Ventura and Chad Kreuter all found the seats.

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Lip Man 1
05-26-2011, 12:01 PM
This Date In Sox History 5-27

May 27, 1994 - Wilson Alvarez was masterful in extending his winning streak to a then club-record tying 15 games. The Venezuelan left-hander fired a six-hit shutout at the Baltimore Orioles in the White Sox 3 - 0 win before 34,351 at Comiskey Park. The win was the last in Alvarez’s streak which began on August 24, 1993. Darrin Jackson doubled in a run in the 1st, Tim Raines’ sac fly brought home a run in the 7th and Frank Thomas homered in the 8th.

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asindc
05-26-2011, 01:05 PM
This Date In Sox History 5-27

May 27, 1994 - Wilson Alvarez was masterful in extending his winning streak to a then club-record tying 15 games. The Venezuelan left-hander fired a six-hit shutout at the Baltimore Orioles in the White Sox 3 - 0 win before 34,351 at Comiskey Park. The win was the last in Alvarez’s streak which began on August 24, 1993. Darrin Jackson doubled in a run in the 1st, Tim Raines’ sac fly brought home a run in the 7th and Frank Thomas homered in the 8th.

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I think Jason Bere was also working on a winning streak at the time.

Lip Man 1
05-26-2011, 02:47 PM
He was...I think if memory serves he won 11 in a row.

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asindc
05-26-2011, 04:01 PM
He was...I think if memory serves he won 11 in a row.

Lip

Damn, that team was good. {sigh}

Lip Man 1
05-26-2011, 07:46 PM
Yep from 1990 through the labor impasse of 1994 those Sox teams were pretty damn good.

It was a good time to be a Sox fan.

Lip

Lip Man 1
05-27-2011, 10:01 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-28

May 28, 1922 - Continuing to rebuild in the wake of the ‘Black Sox’ scandal, owner Charles Comiskey spends 100,000 dollars and purchases the contract of third baseman Willie Kamm from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. Comiskey also threw in three players! Kamm would lead the A.L. in fielding percentage for six straight seasons, 1924 through 1929.

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Lip Man 1
05-27-2011, 10:04 AM
May 28, 1973 - A night Wilbur Wood will never forget. Two days earlier the game between Cleveland and the White Sox was suspended by curfew tied at two after 16 innings. Rain washed out action on the 27th so when the suspended game was resumed on the 28th, it was Wood’s turn to pitch. He went out and threw five innings before the Sox would win it 6 - 3 in 21 innings. 30 minutes later Wood went out and started the regularly scheduled game. He would toss a complete game, four hitter, winning 4 - 0. Two wins in one evening! His line for the night, 14 innings pitched, one run, six hits, nine strikeouts, two wins. Wilbur was now 13 - 3 on the season and it wasn’t even June 1st!

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Lip Man 1
05-27-2011, 10:05 AM
May 28, 1986 - In a game against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sox pitcher Joe Cowley strikes out the first seven men he faces which sets an American League record. However, Cowley winds up pitching only four plus innings and takes the loss in the 6 - 3 defeat.



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mzh
05-27-2011, 01:59 PM
On a lesser note, MLBTR reminded me that today that it was on this date in 2007 that the Tribe managed to pull a bases loaded triple steal on us. That sure was a harbinger for the rest of that season.

Lip Man 1
05-28-2011, 11:55 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-29


May 29, 1956 - The Sox purchase pitcher Gerry Staley from the Yankees. Staley would become one of the top relief pitchers in the league by 1959 helping the Sox win the pennant. In 1960 he’d make the All Star team.

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Lip Man 1
05-28-2011, 11:57 AM
May 29, 1982 - LaMarr Hoyt is beaten by the Indians 5 - 2 at Cleveland. Hoyt had won his first nine decisions of the season and coupled with five straight wins from 1981, meant he had won 14 consecutive decisions. It was longest win streak over multiple seasons in franchise history at that time. Hoyt hadn’t lost a game since August 15, 1981 at (where else?) Baltimore.

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Lip Man 1
05-28-2011, 11:58 AM
May 29, 1999 - Sox infielder Greg Norton hits two home runs in a game for the second consecutive game. He’s the first Sox player to pull that off since Zeke Bonura did it in 1935.

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Lip Man 1
05-29-2011, 12:17 PM
This Date In Sox History 5-30

May 30, 1951 - The Sox blast the St. Louis Browns 8 - 1 to win their 14th consecutive game. It’s the 2nd longest win streak in franchise history. After returning to Chicago, Mayor Martin Kennelly presents Chuck Comiskey, manager Paul Richards and the White Sox, the ‘keys to the city’ in a ceremony. The Sox would go from ‘rags to Richards’ in 1951 ending their string of desultory seasons and pointing the way to the ‘Go-Go’ 1950's.

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Lip Man 1
05-29-2011, 12:18 PM
May 30, 1960 - Outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who would become a Sox announcer in the 70's and early 80's, goes on a rampage against the scoreboard and Comiskey Park. Piersall started by throwing the contents of the Cleveland dugout on to the field. Then he went into the Sox dugout grabbing a bucket of groundskeeper Gene Bossard’s sand and dumped that on the field. Piersall then didn’t move when a ball hit by “Minnie” Minoso came right at him. It went over his head for a double and adding insult to injury, the Sox thought it was a home run and set off the scoreboard! Finally Piersall took a ball and threw it at the board. All in a day’s work, as Cleveland took a twin bill.

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Lip Man 1
05-29-2011, 12:21 PM
May 30, 1966 - Sox pitcher Jack Lamabe fires a one hitter at Comiskey Park beating the Red Sox 11 - 0. Lamabe didn’t allow a hit until Joe Foy singled leading off the 8th inning. It was a sweep on the night for the Sox who shut out Boston in both games. The Sox won the opener 1 - 0 behind pitcher Johnny Buzhardt. In addition this was the club’s third consecutive shutout since on May 29th Tommy John blanked the Yankees 2 – 0

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Lip Man 1
05-29-2011, 12:22 PM
May 30, 1971- In the second game of a double header with the Orioles, former Sox infielder Don Buford charged pitcher Bart Johnson with his bat after Johnson drilled him with a pitch in his behind. Cooler heads prevailed but in the 9th inning while standing in the on-deck circle ‘lecturing’ a fan, Buford was attacked by a second fan from behind. Buford knocked him out then his Oriole teammates charged out of the dugout and did a bloody number on that fan who was led away by security.

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Lip Man 1
05-29-2011, 12:23 PM
May 30, 1985 - In a night game at Comiskey Park, Carlton Fisk belts a rooftop home run off the Royals Charlie Leibrandt. It helped Tom Seaver and the Sox win 4 - 3. It was the start of a four game sweep of the Royals and a week in which Fisk would hit five home runs and drive in 12 RBI’s.

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Lip Man 1
05-30-2011, 11:57 AM
This Date In Sox History 5-31

May 31, 1914 - Joe “The Butcher Boy” Benz, (so named because that’s what he did in the off season) fired a no hitter beating Cleveland 6 - 1. The no hitter was at Comiskey Park.

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Lip Man 1
05-30-2011, 11:58 AM
May 31, 1950 - Sox G.M. Frank Lane makes a six player deal with the Senators and includes former All Star second baseman Cass Michaels (real name Casimir Kwietniewski) in it. The move is important because it clears the way for a youngster named Nellie Fox to take over full time at the position.

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Lip Man 1
05-30-2011, 12:00 PM
May 31, 1970 - The torpid White Sox, on their way to the worst single season in franchise history annihilate the Red Sox in Boston 22 - 13. The Sox bang out 24 hits with Bill Melton knocking in four RBI’s. The Sox victim that afternoon? None other than former Sox star pitcher Gary Peters! It’s the second most runs ever scored in a single game by the franchise.

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Lip Man 1
05-30-2011, 12:01 PM
May 31, 1973 - It was an inauspicious debut for a player who’d make himself into a fine big league hitter. In a game at Chicago, Brian Downing had just entered the game in the 7th inning making his major league debut. On his first play in the big leagues, Downing caught a foul pop off the bat of the Tigers Dick McAuliffe, diving to make the catch. On the catch though he’d tear up his knee and have to be placed on the disabled list. Downing would collect his first big league hit in August, an inside the park home run.

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Lip Man 1
05-31-2011, 11:27 AM
This Date In Sox History 6-1

June 1, 1914 - Talk about an impressive start! Future Sox Hall of Famer Urban “Red” Faber started for the first time in the big leagues, on this day, in Detroit. He’d go13 innings before losing 2 - 1.

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Lip Man 1
05-31-2011, 11:29 AM
June 1, 1937 - Sox pitcher Bill Dietrich hurls a no hitter at the expense of the St. Louis Browns. He wins the game, played in Comiskey Park, 8 - 0.

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Lip Man 1
05-31-2011, 11:32 AM
June 1, 1985 - Carlton Fisk slams his 5th home run in four games when he hits a two run shot off the Royals Bret Saberhagen in a game the Sox win 8 - 7. Fisk drove in 12 runs in that stretch and served notice that 1985 was going to be his best year in a Chicago uniform. He’d finish the year with 37 homers and 112 RBI’s.

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Lip Man 1
06-01-2011, 09:35 AM
This Date In Sox History 6-2

June 2, 1967 - The Sox trade infielder Jerry Adair to Boston for two players, one of whom is pitcher Don McMahon. McMahon would be spectacular out of the bullpen going 5 - 0 with an ERA of 1.67 in 51 games for the “near miss” White Sox.

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Lip Man 1
06-01-2011, 09:36 AM
June 2, 1995 - With the Sox having blown four straight games to the Indians, and off to an 11 - 20 start, manager Gene Lamont is fired and replaced by abrasive, taciturn 3rd base coach Terry Bevington. Bevington would turn out to be a disaster on the field and in the clubhouse and the long term affects of the way Lamont was dismissed would cause his mentor and former Sox coach Jim Leyland to turn down overtures by owner Jerry Reinsdorf to take over after Bevington was removed.

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Lip Man 1
06-02-2011, 10:55 AM
This Date In Sox History 6-3

June 3, 1963 - With the Sox in first place another "freak" injury occurred reminiscent of past bizarre circumstances that cost the team dearly. Sox 1st baseman Joe Cunningham, who hit .295, with 70 RBI’s and 101 walks in 1962, broke his collarbone in Los Angeles running out a ground ball in the 5th inning. Cunningham was trying to avoid stepping on Angels 1st baseman Charlie Dees’ foot, so he twisted and lost his balance, tripping over the bag and crashing down on the ground. It was a wild throw from 2nd baseman Billy Moran that started the sequence. He didn’t return until September. Tommy McCraw was called up to replace him but just couldn’t fill the bill. The Sox decline set in quickly after that, even though the club finished the season at 94 - 68.

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asindc
06-02-2011, 10:57 AM
June 2, 1995 - With the Sox having blown four straight games to the Indians, and off to an 11 - 20 start, manager Gene Lamont is fired and replaced by abrasive, taciturn 3rd base coach Terry Bevington. Bevington would turn out to be a disaster on the field and in the clubhouse and the long term affects of the way Lamont was dismissed would cause his mentor and former Sox coach Jim Leyland to turn down overtures by owner Jerry Reinsdorf to take over after Bevington was removed.

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Bevington was a train wreck of historic proportions.

TommyJohn
06-02-2011, 01:04 PM
June 2, 1995 - With the Sox having blown four straight games to the Indians, and off to an 11 - 20 start, manager Gene Lamont is fired and replaced by abrasive, taciturn 3rd base coach Terry Bevington. Bevington would turn out to be a disaster on the field and in the clubhouse and the long term affects of the way Lamont was dismissed would cause his mentor and former Sox coach Jim Leyland to turn down overtures by owner Jerry Reinsdorf to take over after Bevington was removed.

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Bevington!!!!!!! *foam* *foam* *snarl*

Oops, sorry. Just had another moment of Bev Rage. Happens every time I see or hear the name



Bevington!!!!!!

Happened again, sorry about that. But when you put up with the dumbest, stupidest nimrod in the history of baseball for two and a half years, it tends to leave scars. That guy was a ****ing JACKASS!!

Lip Man 1
06-03-2011, 10:04 AM
This Date In Sox History 6-4

June 4, 1959 - 1959 was a year for marathon games for the White Sox. This was the first one that went at least 17 innings, and all took place against Baltimore. In this game Earl Torgeson’s solo home run in the last of the 17th, was the difference in the Sox 6 - 5 win. Bob Shaw pitched five relief innings to get the victory.

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Lip Man 1
06-03-2011, 10:05 AM
June 4, 1972 - It is forever known as the ‘Taco Game.” In the second game of a double header with the Yankees, Sox manager Chuck Tanner wanted Dick Allen to be ready to pinch hit in the last of the 9th inning if needed. One problem....he couldn’t be found! Eventually one of the clubhouse boys found Dick at a taco stand across the street. They rushed back to the park with Allen wolfing down his ‘snack.’ With two men on and the Sox losing 4 - 2, Allen was called to hit. On the third pitch from “Sparky” Lyle, Allen deposited the ball into the left field lower deck for a 5 - 4 win and a sweep of the double header. As a side note, sportscaster Keith Olbermann, a Yankee fan, wrote about listening to this game in his book that he co-authored with Dan Patrick. Olbermann wrote that when Allen hit the home run he threw his radio out of the second floor window of his house.

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Lip Man 1
06-03-2011, 10:07 AM
June 4, 1973 - Sox pitching ace Wilbur Wood appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. At the time it looked like Wood was on his way to 30 wins, given he already had 13 before June 1st. The cover’s caption read, “Wizard With A Knuckler. Chicago’s Wilbur Wood.” Because of massive injuries to the team, Wood would “only” finish with 24 wins.

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Lip Man 1
06-03-2011, 10:08 AM
June 4, 1977 - In a game at Comiskey Park versus the Yankees, Richie Zisk, the ‘Polish Prince,’ hit a rooftop home run right down the left field line off Don Gullett. Unfortunately the Sox would lose the game 8 - 6.

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Lip Man 1
06-04-2011, 10:47 AM
This Date In Sox History 6-5

June 5, 1960 - Sox pitchers Russ Kemmerer and Frank Baumann both fire complete game shutouts in beating the Kansas City Athletics in a double header. The Sox win both games by the same score of 2 - 0.

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Lip Man 1
06-04-2011, 11:04 AM
June 5, 1967 - Eddie Stanky does it again. The Sox manager lets loose a verbal assault of Red Sox All Star Carl Yazstrzemski. Before a three game set in Fenway, Stanky is quoted as saying, “he may be an All Star from the neck down but in my book he’s a moody ballplayer...and I don’t like moody ballplayers.” Red Sox fans were incensed and let Stanky and the Sox have an earful, as well as throwing tomatoes at him whenever he went to the mound, but to their credit the White Sox won two of the three games.

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Lip Man 1
06-05-2011, 11:19 AM
This Date In Sox History 6-6

June 6, 1925 - Sox star second baseman and future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins raps out his 3,000th career hit. It comes in a 4 - 1 loss at Washington off Walter Johnson in the 9th inning.

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Johnny Mostil
06-06-2011, 10:32 AM
Unrelated point, Lip, but kudos to whoever redesigned the front page so that your interviews are highlighted in one place and sorted by era. And kudos to you for the interviews as well. A great resource! :thumbsup: