View Full Version : This Date In Sox History 9-1

Lip Man 1
08-31-2007, 12:02 PM
The start of a new month with some memorable pennant pushes (not this year of course) and other unusual events that make the White Sox, well...the White Sox.

September 1, 1970 - With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, G.M. Ed Short is fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfield and lost the club players like Agee, Tommy McCraw, Don Buford and Bob Locker without getting anything back of substance in return.

September 1, 1998 - Albert Belle hits his 42nd home run of the season in Baltimore. In the same game he gets his 337th total base of the season. Both milestones set the franchise record in their respective categories in the Sox 9 - 5 win.

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