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StatManDu
03-22-2008, 10:27 PM
THIS DATE IN WHITE SOX HISTORY: MARCH 22ND


MARCH 22ND

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1947: The White Sox claimed pitcher Hi Bithorn, the first native of Puerto Rico to play in the Major Leagues, off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unfortunately, the right-hander from Santurce was not able to recapture the touch he had shown with the 1943 Cubs with the Sox. After going 18-12 with a league-best seven shutouts for the 1943 Cubs, Bithorn won just seven more big league games following a stint in the military. His win for the White Sox over the Philadelphia As in the first game of a doubleheader May 4, 1947 was his last win and big league game. The legacy to his big league career and the contributions he made is a stadium named in his honor in Puerto Rico.