Tag: Brian Downing

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter
August 11, 1912 – The Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of future Hall of Famer, catcher, Ray Schalk from the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. August 11, 1941 – In a game at Comiskey Park between the St. Louis Browns and Sox a fight broke out. In the ensuing melee Sox manager Jimmy Dykes jumped on the back of the St.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox unceremoniously part with Fisk

This Day in White Sox History: Sox unceremoniously part with Fisk
June 28, 1941 – Sox infielder Don Kolloway became the last major league player to steal second, third and home in the same inning! Kolloway pulled this off in Cleveland as part of a 6-4 Sox win. His feat took place in the ninth inning. He also homered twice. June 28, 1973 – The ill fortunes of the team really came into... Read more »

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 »
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This Day in White Sox History (AUDIO): Pitcher hits a grand slam

This Day in White Sox History (AUDIO): Pitcher hits a grand slam
May 16, 1953 – White Sox pitcher Tommy Byrne who was knocked out of the game in an eventual win against the Yankees two days earlier was sent up to pinch hit in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and the Sox trailing 3-1. Byrne slammed a two/two pitch from Ewell “The Whip” Blackwell into the lower deck in... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox stay in Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: Sox stay in Chicago
December 5, 1977 – Chalk this one up to Bill Veeck. Knowing he needed a drawing card and a big bat to replace Richie Zisk and Oscar Gamble, Veeck dealt future All Star Brian Downing and pitchers Chris Knapp and Dave Frost to California. He got back Bobby Bonds and two youngsters, Thad Bosley and Richard Dotson. Bonds would only play in 26 games with two home runs and eight RBI’s for the Sox before he... Read more »
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