This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen sets a record

This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen sets a record
Former Sox closer Bobby Thigpen.

May 11, 1949 - The Sox scored at least one run in every inning when they beat Boston 12-8. Second baseman Cass Michaels had three RBIs. The Sox clubbed 15 hits and the Red Sox made four errors.

May 11, 1990 - Bobby Thigpen became the White Sox all-time saves leader in a 6-4 win over Kansas City before 14,889 at Comiskey Park. Thigpen pitched a scoreless ninth inning in nailing down his 99th career save, surpassing Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm on the White Sox all-time list. The save was Thigpen’s eighth of the year… before the remarkable season was over Bobby would nail down 57 saves.

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