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This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign El Duque

This Day in White Sox History: Sox sign El Duque
December 22, 2004 – As part of a plan to add more depth to the rotation, the Sox signed veteran hurler Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. “The Duke” started strong in 2005, faded somewhat down the stretch but pitched perhaps the most historical inning in franchise history when he came in to a bases loaded, no out situation... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox win! Sox win!

This Day in White Sox History: Sox win! Sox win!
October 26, 1931 – Sox founder and owner Charles Comiskey died in his home in Eagle River, Wisconsin. He left his entire estate to his son J. Louis Comiskey including the White Sox. His estate was valued at over one and a half million dollars at the time. October 26, 1994 – Even though his... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Game 3 goes 14 innings in Houston

This Day in White Sox History: Game 3 goes 14 innings in Houston
October 25, 1955 – Sox co-GMs Chuck Comiskey and John Rigney made their first trade; shortstop Chico Carrasquel and center fielder Jim Busby went to Cleveland for slugging centerfielder Larry Doby, the left-handed power hitter the Sox had been lacking the previous three years. The deal also made room in the starting lineup for a rookie... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Paulie launches a grand slam, Pods walks it off

This Day in White Sox History: Paulie launches a grand slam, Pods walks it off
October 23, 2005 – Game #2 of the World Series ended in an unexpected and dramatic fashion as outfielder Scott Podsednik blasted a walk off home run. The shot, off Houston’s Brad Lidge, ended the game in a 7-6 White Sox win at U.S. Cellular Field. Earlier, with the Sox losing 4-2, Paul Konerko drilled the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Game 1 of the World Series

This Day in White Sox History: Game 1 of the World Series
October 22, 2005 – 46 years after their last World Series, the White Sox finally got back to another one. Game #1 against Houston was played with the Sox winning 5-3 at U.S. Cellular Field. Jermaine Dye and Joe Crede hit home runs. Jose Contreras pitched seven innings and the bullpen tandem of Neal Cotts... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Kiss him goodbye

This Day in White Sox History: Kiss him goodbye
October 18, 1969 – A little known studio musical group came out with an oddly named song. On this date it broke into the Billboard top 100 chart and would eventually move all the way to #1. The group was called Steam. The song, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.” Thanks to the efforts of... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox go to the 2005 World Series

This Day in White Sox History: Sox go to the 2005 World Series
October 16, 1952 – The Sox sent infielder Willie Miranda to the St. Louis Browns in a trade. So what? Well consider this; it marked the third time in four months that he was dealt between the two clubs! Miranda was traded to the Browns on June 15, thirteen days later the Sox re-acquired him... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: AJ pulls a fast one

This Day in White Sox History: AJ pulls a fast one
October 12, 1966 – Another one of Sox GM Ed Short’s best moves. He sent two time former All Star pitcher Juan Pizarro, nursing a bad arm, to the Pirates for minor league pitcher Wilbur Wood. Wood would blossom in Chicago thanks to his knuckleball, first as a record setting relief pitcher then as a four time... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Alvarez's gem

This Day in White Sox History: Alvarez's gem
October 8, 1948 – Frank “Trader” Lane was recruited out of the Big Ten Conference and took over as the new General Manager of the White Sox. Lane would go on to become one of the greatest GM’s in team history. Among the players acquired by Lane, who made over 230 trades in his Sox... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: El Duque's masterpiece

This Day in White Sox History: El Duque's masterpiece
October 7, 2001 – Sox All-Star outfielder Magglio Ordonez became the first player in American League history to have a season with a .300 average, 40 doubles, 30 home runs, 100 RBI’s and 25 stolen bases. His hit against the Twins went for his 40th double and the record. October 7, 2005 – At Fenway... Read more »
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