Tag: Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce Interview

Billy Pierce Interview
White Sox pitching legend and all-around good man Billy Pierce passed away on Friday, July 31st. In honor of Pierce, Sox Net thought it would be appropriate to republish Mark Liptak’s full interview with him from July 2002. Liptak was a friend of Pierce’s and wrote his obituary story for SoxNet, which can be read... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Billy Pierce goes 16

This Day in White Sox History - Billy Pierce goes 16
August 6, 1959 – The third and final marathon game of the 1959 season. The Chicago White Sox battled the Orioles in Baltimore and played for 18 innings before curfew stopped the night game tied at one all. The game lasted only four hours. The most significant item to come out of it? The incredible performance... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Fox enters the Hall and Buehrle throws a one-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Fox enters the Hall and Buehrle throws a one-hitter
August 3, 1956 – The  Chicago White Sox set the franchise record for most runs ever scored in the 1st inning of a game when they pick up 11 in Chicago against the Baltimore Orioles. Billy Pierce got the win as the Sox cruised 13-3. August 3, 1986 – Sox rookie Russ Morman collected  three hits in his first three at bats... Read more »
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Remembering Billy Pierce

A life-size bronze statue of Billy Pierce.

(Chicago White Sox)
This is a story I hoped I’d never write. It’s always difficult for a writer to have to do a story of this nature when the person involved was a good friend. Billy Pierce, one of the greatest players in the history of the White Sox franchise passed away at the age of 88, Friday... Read more »

Billy Pierce passes away at 88

Billy Pierce passes away at 88
White Sox legend Billy Pierce passed away at age 88 today after a battle with gall bladder cancer. Pierce pitched for the White Sox from 1949 to 1961. The seven time All-Star finished his career with 211 wins, a 3.27 ERA and 1,999 strikeouts. Billy Pierce’s #19 is retired by the White Sox and there... Read more »

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1
Every major league baseball team has a series of “what if”? moments in time that altered the destiny of that franchise. Sometimes it was a blessing, sometimes it was a curse, sometimes the results felt like the franchise in question was put into the Twilight Zone. What if the Red Sox never sold Babe Ruth to the... Read more »
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