This Day in White: Veeck gets into the Hall of Fame

This Day in White: Veeck gets into the Hall of Fame
Former White Sox owner Bill Veeck.

July 22, 1941 - Slick fielding Sox first baseman Joe Kuhel tied a major league record set in 1905 by recording 40 putouts in a double header against the Philadelphia Athletics. Kuhel recorded 17 putouts in the first game and 23 in the second one. The Sox split the two games played at Shibe Park winning the first 14-0 and losing the nightcap 3-0.

July 22, 1959 - An afternoon game at Comiskey Park saw the Sox down Boston 5-4, to move into first place for good in the American League. The Sox rallied from a 4-2 deficit with two runs in the seventh and the game winner in the ninth inning as Sherm Lollar’s single to left scored Nellie Fox.

 July 22, 1962 - Sox outfielder Floyd Robinson got six hits in six at bats in a game against the Red Sox. The White Sox would win 7-3 in Fenway Park. Floyd went 6 for 6 with one RBI and one run scored. He was the third player in franchise history to get six hits in a game.

July 22, 1991 - Former Sox owner Bill Veeck was enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Veeck also owned the Indians and St. Louis Browns. He revolutionized the way baseball marketed their product and he was decades ahead of his time in his thinking on revenue sharing and baseball's ‘option clause.’

July 22, 1995 - In a game in Chicago then Brewers manager Phil Garner and then White Sox manager Terry Bevington got into a fist swinging brawl near the third base bag. The brawl was touched off when Ozzie Guillen shoved Jeff Cirillo on a play at third base.

Garner, who managed Milwaukee from 1992 to 1999, had incidents with the Sox before. Many of those were prompted by some of his acerbic comments including refusing to refer to the Sox by name, using the moniker ‘big city’ The Sox would win this day 4-2.

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