This Day in White Sox History: Chopped liver

This Day in White Sox History: Chopped liver
White Sox great Luke Appling.

April 16, 1940 - The Indians Bob Feller no-hit the White Sox winning 1-0. The game was not without controversy however. Luke Appling hit a shot down the line that apparently kicked up the chalk but was ruled foul. When Appling argued the call he was supposedly told by umpire Harry Geisel that “Feller is going to be a credit to the game.” Incredulous, Appling replied “what am I, chopped liver?” It’s the only opening day no-hitter in MLB history.

April 16, 1948 - With Jack Brickhouse behind the microphone, the Sox beat the Cubs 4-1 in the first baseball game ever televised by WGN-TV. 

April 16, 1953 - In the second game of the season, Sox starter Billy Pierce fired a one-hitter in beating St. Louis 1-0. It was the first of four one-hitters in Billy’s career. The no-hitter was broken up in the seventh inning when second baseman Bobby Young doubled into right field.

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