This Day in White Sox History: Stewart comes close to history

This Day in White Sox History: Stewart comes close to history
Zach Stewart in 2011 when he fired a one-hitter against the Twins. (Chicago Tribune)

September 5, 1993 - In a game at Detroit, Sox star slugger Frank Thomas belted his 40th home run of the year. It marked the first time a Sox player ever hit that many in a season. Thomas’ shot came off Mike Moore in the first inning of the Sox 5-3 win. 

September 5, 2011 – In the back half of a day/night double header in Minnesota, Sox pitcher Zach Stewart fired a one-hitter beating the Twins 4-0.

Stewart, acquired earlier in the season from Toronto, was making only his eighth career major league start. Stewart retired the first 21 batters before Danny Valencia hit an opposite field double to right to end Stewart's perfect game bid. Zach would end the game with eight strikeouts. The Sox would also win the first game 2-1 behind the strong pitching of Philip Humber.

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