This Day in White Sox History: Allyn brothers stop the team from moving

This Day in White Sox History: Allyn brothers stop the team from moving
Former White Sox owner Art Allyn sold the team to his brother John to prevent the team from being purchased and moved to either Dallas or Milwaukee. (Chicago White Sox)

September 24, 1919 - A 6-5 win over the St. Louis Browns clinched the pennant for the White Sox. Eddie Cicotte got the win. “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s double in the ninth drove in the game and pennant clinching run. The Sox would beat out the Indians by three and a half games for the title and finish with a record of 88-52.

September 24, 1961 - Sox star pitcher Billy Pierce won his 186th and final game with the team as he threw six innings in relief in an 8-7 win over Baltimore. Pierce would be traded to the Giants the following off season after 13 years with the team.

September 24, 1969 - Sox owner Art Allyn sold the club to his brother John Allyn thwarting moves made by Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt and Milwaukee’s Allan "Bud" Selig to buy the team. Hunt wanted to move it to Dallas, Selig to Milwaukee.

September 24, 1977 - Sox infielder Jack Brohamer had the game of his life as he became the second player in franchise history to hit for the cycle in a game at Seattle. Brohamer went 5 for 5 with two runs and four RBI’s in the 8-3 win.

September 24, 2000 - Despite losing to the Twins at the Metrodome, the Sox clinched the Central Division Championship beating out Cleveland by five games with a record of 95-67.  Owner Jerry Reinsdorf showed up in the locker room immediately afterwards and said that “I’m sure all Sox fans are now happy the team made the White Flag deal.”

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