This week's TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! - Daniel Shapiro
September 28, 1932 - J. Louis Comiskey, the new owner of the White Sox and son of Charles Comiskey tries to rebuild his franchise. He payed an unheard of sum (in those days) of $150,000 to the Philadelphia A’s for infielder Jimmy Dykes, outfielder Al Simmons and utility man George Haas. Simmons would become a member of the Hall Of Fame in 1953.
September 28, 1953 - The Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 3-2 behind Billy Pierce. It was the last American League game ever played in St. Louis since the Browns would be moved to Baltimore during the off season.
September 28, 1959 - The White Sox team photo appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read, “Chicago’s New Champions Sit For Their Portrait.”
September 28, 1997 - Frank Thomas won the batting championship with a .347 average. He joined Luke Appling as the only Sox players to do this. Thomas is one of only 14 players in MLB history with a batting title and at least 450 home runs to their credit. Thomas was also the largest player (both in height and weight) to ever win a batting crown.
September 28, 2003 - Sox starter Esteban Loaiza recorded his 21st win of the season, beating the Royals 5-1. The 21 wins tied the MLB record for the most wins in a season by a pitcher born in Mexico. Loaiza tied the mark set by Fernando Valenzuela in 1986.
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