This Day in White Sox History: 57 Saves

This Day in White Sox History: 57 Saves
On this date Bobby Thigpen set a major league record that stood until 2008. (Fleer)

September 3, 1936 - Luke Appling’s then club record 27 game hitting streak ended in Boston courtesy of pitcher Wes Farrell. His record would stand until 2004 when Carlos Lee broke it by hitting in 28 straight games.

September 3, 1990 - Sox relief pitcher Bobby Thigpen set the major league mark when he got his 47th save of the season in a win over Kansas City. He’d finish the year with 57 saves which stood as the record until 2008. That season he’d also win four games and have an ERA of 1.83… naturally he was named the Fireman of the Year.

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