This Day in White Sox History - Harshman pitches 16 innings

This Day in White Sox History - Harshman pitches 16 innings
White Sox pitcher Jack Harshman. (tradingcarddb.com)

August 13, 1943 - Future Hall of Fame shortstop Luke Appling collected his 2,000th hit in a game against the Boston Red Sox helping the Chicago White Sox win, 3-2.

August 13, 1954 - Sox pitcher Jack Harshman who holds the franchise mark for most strikeouts in a game, notched another milestone. On this date against the Tigers, Harshman pitched all 16 innings in the Sox 1-0 win at Comiskey Park. The Sox finally plated a run in the last of the 16th on a triple by Minnie Minoso.

August 13, 1967- All season long the Sox battled the big boys; the Detroit Tigers,  Minnesota Twins and Red Sox in the greatest pennant race in American League history. This game marked the beginning of the end of the dream. The Sox lost a controversial game to the Twins 3-2 when Tommy Agee was called out at third base on a close play in the 9th inning. The Sox dropped out of first place for the first time in two months. Afterwards manager Eddie Stanky kept Vice President Hubert Humphrey waiting outside the Sox locker room with reporters. Stanky later said "what do I need Humphrey for? Can he hit?"

 August 13, 2002 - Sox infielder Jose Valentin homered from both sides of the plate in the same game. He did it in Texas off the Rangers Dennys Reyes and Todd Van Poppel. The shot off Reyes was a grand slam. He drove in six runs in the 12-3 win. Valentin first did this trick in 2000 and would do it a third time in 2003!

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