Posts tagged "Billy Pierce"

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack's one hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack's one hitter
July 14, 1915 – In a 6-4 win over the Athletics at Comiskey Park, pitcher Red Faber stole second, third and home in the contest. He’s one of only three Sox players to ever do this and the only pitcher to pull it off. July 14, 1953 – Sox pitcher Billy Pierce, perhaps the greatest lefty in franchise history, started... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Billy is so close to perfect

This Day in White Sox History: Billy is so close to perfect
June 27, 1922 – Catcher and future Hall of Famer, Ray “Cracker” Schalk became the first White Sox player to hit for the cycle when he did it against the Tigers in Detroit. The Sox would win 9-5 with Ray going 4 for 4. June 27, 1958 – He came so close to perfection. Sox left hander Billy Pierce fired four one-hitters in his brilliant... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Double-shutouts

This Day in White Sox History: Double-shutouts
June 14, 1953 – Sox pitchers Billy Pierce and Sandy Consuegra both fired complete game shutouts in beating the Boston Red Sox in a double header at Comiskey Park. The Sox won 6-0 and 1-0. That same day the Sox acquired pitcher Virgil “Fire” Trucks in a five player deal with the Browns. Trucks would throw a pair of one-hitters and win 20 games during... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: 20 runs

This Day in White Sox History: 20 runs
May 15, 1929 – Sox outfielder Art “The Great” Shires (Shires by the way gave himself that nickname) and manager Lena Blackburne got into a fistfight in the Sox clubhouse. Blackburne knocked Shires out cold. May 15, 1941 – In a game in New York, Sox pitcher Edgar Smith allowed a hit to Yankee great Joe DiMaggio. It would be the first hit in his record setting 56... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: SportsVision debuts

This Day in White Sox History: SportsVision debuts
May 13, 1957 – Sox pitcher Billy Pierce became the first member of the team to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read, “Pride Of Chicago, Billy Pierce.” In 1957, the year the magazine cover came out; Pierce went 20-12 with an ERA of 3.26. It was his second straight 20 win season. May 13, 1975 – Sox pitcher Jim Kaat’s 12... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Lyons' crazy day

This Day in White Sox History: Lyons' crazy day
April 23, 1919 – Perhaps the greatest White Sox team ever, in terms of talent, opened the season in St. Louis destroying the Browns 13-4. Lefty Williams got the win. This time however, six months later, after winning the American League pennant, the ‘‘Black Sox’’ reportedly threw the series and lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Eight players would be... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Chopped liver

This Day in White Sox History: Chopped liver
April 16, 1940 – The Indians Bob Feller no-hit the White Sox winning 1-0. The game was not without controversy however. Luke Appling hit a shot down the line that apparently kicked up the chalk but was ruled foul. When Appling argued the call he was supposedly told by umpire Harry Geisel that “Feller is going to be a credit to... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Fisk gets revenge

This Day in White Sox History: Fisk gets revenge
April 10, 1959 – The season opener to a memorable pennant winning year started in Detroit where Billy Pierce faced Jim Bunning. The Sox blew a 7-4 lead when the Tigers got three runs in the eighth inning and matters weren’t decided until the 14th. That’s when Nellie Fox, who hit home runs as often as he struck out,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.
April 5, 1960 – Shortly before the season opened, the Sox ended their decimation of the young players on their roster, by shipping future All-Star and power hitting catcher Earl Battey along with future power hitting All-Star first baseman Don Mincher to the Senators for power hitting first baseman Roy Sievers. Sievers gave the Sox some good years, averaging 27... Read more »
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Greatest Opening Day Moments in White Sox history

Greatest Opening Day Moments in White Sox history
On Monday, April 4, the White Sox are scheduled to celebrate their 115th Opening Day in franchise history since they were formed in 1901. They’ll be taking on the Oakland A’s at Oakland Coliseum. The team and their fans have recognized Opening Day as the first tangible evidence that the bitter cold, howling winds and... Read more »
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