This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue
August 29, 1915 - Sox pitcher Jim Scott fired a 5-0 shutout over the Philadelphia A’s… and he did it in only 68 minutes!! It’s the fastest game ever played in team annals. Scott won 24 games that year. August 29, 1965 - In a double header at Comiskey Park, Sox shortstop Ron Hansen set the major league record when he handled 29 chances.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout
August 28, 1960 - Of all the crazy games and things that have happened when the Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2 ½ games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the eighth inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The first night game

This Day in White Sox History: The first night game
August 27, 1910 - Comiskey Park hosted the first night game ever played in a major league stadium as two Chicago amateur clubs played before 3,500 fans. 19 arc lights were strung up along the perimeter of the field accomplish it. August 27, 1911 - “Big“ Ed Walsh fired a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park. It’s the... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Ted Lyons Day

This Day in White Sox History: Ted Lyons Day
August 26, 1933 - The Sox honored one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history when Ted Lyons Day was celebrated at Comiskey Park. Lyons though didn’t have his best stuff that day as he took the loss in the 10-5 decision to the Philadelphia A’s. Lyons, ”the Baylor Bearcat,” and Bill Veeck are the only individuals associated with the franchise to have two testimonial... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The Sox get a big "Klu"

This Day in White Sox History: The Sox get a big "Klu"
August 25, 1913 - The Sox purchased the contract of future Hall of Famer, pitcher, Red Faber from Des Moines for $3,500. Faber would go on to win 254 games with four seasons of 20 or more wins with the team. August 25, 1959 - The Sox claimed first baseman Ted Kluszewski off waivers from the Pirates. “Big Klu” helped provide hitting down the stretch... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Playing catch over the Washington Monument

This Day in White Sox History: Playing catch over the Washington Monument
August 24, 1910 - It was a noteworthy publicity stunt. With the White Sox in Washington D.C., catcher Ray “Cracker” Schalk caught a ball tossed off the top of the Washington Monument from pitcher “Big” Ed Walsh. It took 23 tries before Schalk was able to grab the ball, traveling at well over 100 MPH, into his glove. The ball fell... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Paulie hits 2000

This Day in White Sox History - Paulie hits 2000
August 23, 1906 - The Sox beat Washington 4-1 for their 19th straight win, a franchise record that still stands. Roy Patterson picked up the win. This was the streak that propelled the Sox into a position to take the A.L. pennant and eventually the World Series crown. During the run the Sox beat Boston six times, Philadelphia five... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Tommy John goes down

This Day in White Sox History - Tommy John goes down
August 22, 1923 - In a game at Comiskey Park, Sox pitcher Hollis “Sloppy” Thurston struck out the side on only nine pitches versus the Philadelphia Athletics. Thurston however got the loss as the Sox were beaten 3-2 in 13 innings. August 22, 1968 - In Detroit, White Sox pitcher Tommy John was attacked on the mound by the Tigers’ Dick McAuliffe. McAuliffe, who made... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Five triples!

This Day in White Sox History: Five triples!
August 16, 1927 - The Yankees Babe Ruth hit the first rooftop home run in Comiskey Park history when he blasted a shot off Tommy Thomas. The ball was estimated to have gone 474 feet. The Yankees won 8-1. August 16, 2011 - In an 8-7 14 inning win over the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field, the White... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Back to back to back to back

This Day in White Sox History - Back to back to back to back
August 14, 1910 - The Sox celebrated the first sellout in team history at Comiskey Park when over 32 thousand fans poured in to see a double header split against the New York Highlanders. August 14, 1915 - The Sox purchased the contract of pitcher Claude “Lefty” Williams from Salt Lake City.Williams might have been inducted into the Hall of... Read more »
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