Tag: Bart Johnson

This Day in White Sox History: Things get tense

This Day in White Sox History: Things get tense
May 31, 1914 – Joe “The Butcher Boy” Benz, (so named because that’s what he did in the off season) fired a no-hitter beating Cleveland 6-1. The no-hitter was at Comiskey Park. May 31, 1950 – Sox GM Frank Lane made a six player deal with the Senators and included former All-Star second baseman Cass Michaels (real name Casimir Kwietniewski) in it.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: MJ holds off the Cubs

This Day in White Sox History: MJ holds off the Cubs
April 7, 1970 – The worst White Sox team in history began their forgettable season getting pounded 12-0 at home by the Twins. Sox starting pitcher Tommy John only lasted into the fifth inning. The Sox would go on to lose a franchise record 106 games.  April 7, 1971 – Charlie Finley, the A’s owner, got  the first regularly... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: How the west was won.

This Day in White Sox History: How the west was won.
September 17, 1971 – The White Sox defeated the California Angels 9-4 at Comiskey Park. An unusual event marked the game. All nine players in the White Sox lineup that night got one RBI, including pitcher Bart Johnson, who started, gave up eight hits and struck out 12 in going the distance. September 17, 1983 – Before a packed house... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Johnson's brawl

This Day in White Sox History - Johnson's brawl
August 5, 1977 – In the first game of a key series with the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox pitcher Bart Johnson and Royals catcher Darrell Porter got into a shoving match along the first base line in the third inning after Porter slammed into Johnson’s back while he was covering first base.  In the sixth inning when Porter was coming up to... Read more »
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