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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: Blackout Game

This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 30, 1921 – Sox catcher Ray Schalk tied a major league record with three assists in one inning. It happened in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland at Comiskey Park. Schalk picked off three base runners! September 30, 1949 – Sox GM Frank Lane starts the... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions
September 21, 1901 – The Sox won the first “official” American League pennant despite losing to the Philadelphia A’s 10-4. The Sox would win the pennant by five games over the Boston Americans with a record of 83-53.  Unfortunately the World Series didn’t start until 1903, so this was the best that the Sox could do. They... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Bahnsen loses a no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Bahnsen loses a no-hitter
August 21, 1926 – Ted Lyons, “The Baylor Bearcat”, fired a no-hitter in beating Boston 6-0 at Fenway Park. Lyons, a future Hall of Famer would win 260 games in a 21 year career, all with the Sox. His number #16 would be retired by the club in 1987. August 21, 1959 – It was Nellie Fox night at Comiskey Park. In the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - The Big White Machine

This Day in White Sox History - The Big White Machine
August 7, 1910 – Sox pitcher “Big” Ed Walsh fires the first shutout in the original Comiskey Park when he blanked the Washington Senators 4 – 0. August 7, 1970 – In the midst of the worst season in franchise history, some smiles are seen after the Sox unveil the ‘Big White Machine,’ at Comiskey Park. The car was a 1929... Read more »
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