This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue

August 29, 1915 - Sox pitcher Jim Scott fired a 5-0 shutout over the Philadelphia A’s... and he did it in only 68 minutes!! It’s the fastest game ever played in team annals. Scott won 24 games that year.

August 29, 1965 - In a double header at Comiskey Park, Sox shortstop Ron Hansen set the major league record when he handled 29 chances. Boston provided the opposition. The Sox won both games 3-2, with game one going 14 innings.

August 29, 1975 - Outfielder Ken Henderson became the first Sox player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game. Ross Grimsley and Wayne Garland were the victims at Baltimore in a game the Sox would win 4-2.

August 29, 2010 – The “Big Hurt” Frank Thomas, the greatest player in franchise history had his #35 retired in a ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field. Thomas played 16 years with the White Sox and is the franchise leader in most hitting categories. The five time All Star and Hall of Famer won a batting title with the Sox, four Silver Slugger awards and was the only player in history to hit at least .300 with at least 20 home runs, 100 RBI’s, 100 walks and 100 runs scored in his first seven seasons. He’d have a statue of him unveiled at the stadium in 2011.

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