Category: This Day in White Sox History

This Day in White Sox History: Nellie traded away

This Day in White Sox History: Nellie traded away
December 10, 1963 – One of the last players from the “Go-Go” Sox era, second baseman Nellie Fox was traded to the Houston Colt 45’s for pitchers Jim Golden and Danny Murphy. Fox, who’d eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame, played for 14 years on the South Side, being named to 12 All-Star... Read more »

This Week in White Sox History: Sox part with Minoso, Thomas and Fernandez

This Week in White Sox History: Sox part with Minoso, Thomas and Fernandez
Editor’s Note: TDISH is a weekly wrap-up this week following the dust settling on the Adam Eaton and Chris Sale trades. Crazy week, huh? December 4, 1957 – In a trade that shocked and outraged many Sox fans, popular outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield were traded to the Indians for future Hall of Fame pitcher... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get Luis, part with Pierce

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get Luis, part with Pierce
November 30, 1955 – It was the start of a new era at shortstop for the White Sox. On this date the team purchased the contract of young infielder, Luis Aparicio from Memphis. Aparicio would begin his Hall of Fame career the following season, winning the Rookie of the Year honor in the American League.... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Rookie of the year and runner up

This Day in White Sox History: Rookie of the year and runner up
November 29, 1961 – The Sox sent slugging infielder Roy Sievers to the Phillies for two players including pitcher Johnny Buzhardt. Buzhardt would become part of the stellar Sox starting rotation in the mid 60’s, have some fine years and was particularly good against the Yankees going 7-0 against them between 1962 and 1967. November... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox literally shoot themselves in the leg

This Day in White Sox History: Sox literally shoot themselves in the leg
November 27, 1938 – Sox star pitcher Monty Stratton, an American League All-Star in 1937 and one of the best young players in the game accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .32 caliber pistol discharged when he was replacing it in his holster. Stratton had been out hunting. Unable to get help, he... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Agee is ROY

This Day in White Sox History: Agee is ROY
November 24, 1966 – After having a marvelous 1966 season, Sox outfielder Tommie Agee was named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Agee had a unique blend of power and speed and became the first player in franchise history with at least 20 home runs and at... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Kittle wins ROY

This Day in White Sox History: Kittle wins ROY
November 23, 1983 – The Baseball Writers Association of America announced that Sox outfielder Ron Kittlewas the winner of the A.L. Rookie of the year Award. The strongman from Gary, Indiana blasted 35 home runs and drove in 100 RBI’s, helping the Sox to 99 wins and the Western Division title. He received 15 of... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The Sox were once big spenders

This Day in White Sox History: The Sox were once big spenders
November 20, 1893 – The Western League was formed. It was the direct forerunner to what would become the American League in 1900. The league started with seven franchises in Detroit, Sioux City, Toledo, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids and Minneapolis. The Minnesota franchise would eventually be moved to the South Side of Chicago by... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get Steve Stone

This Day in White Sox History: Sox get Steve Stone
November 19, 1972 – Sox GM Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tom Bradley to San Francisco for outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Steve Stone. Henderson was a Gold Glove winning, power hitting center fielder while Stone added depth to the pitching staff. Bradley never regained the form that he showed with the Sox in 1971 and 1972 and... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen is MVP

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen is MVP
November 16, 1972 – After accomplishing one of the greatest individual seasons in franchise history and barely missing the Triple Crown, Sox first baseman Dick Allen was named the MVP of the American League by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He led the league with 37 home runs, 113 RBIs, a .603 slugging percentage... Read more »
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