This Day in White Sox History: The Cuban Comet lands in Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: The Cuban Comet lands in Chicago
Former White Sox outfielder Minnie Minoso was acquired by the White Sox from the Indians in 1951.

April 30, 1922 - Sox pitcher Charlie Robertson fired a perfect game beating the Tigers 2-0. The game was at Detroit. Robertson never had a winning record in eight seasons with the club finishing 49-80 with an ERA of 4.44.

April 30, 1951 - Minnie Minoso was acquired by the White Sox as part of a three team deal involving the Athletics and Indians. The seven player deal resulted in Minoso becoming the team’s first black ballplayer. Minoso used his blinding speed and power to become the American League Rookie of the Year for 1951 fromThe Sporting News by hitting .324 and he’d be named to the All-Star team six times representing the Sox. His #9 would be retired by the club in 1983. 

April 30, 1962 - Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio was shown sliding into a base on the cover for Sports Illustrated.The caption said, “Players With Magic. Luis Aparicio Of The White Sox.” The Hall of Fame player would lead the American League in steals nine consecutive years while playing remarkable defense.

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