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This Day in White Sox History: Commissioner takes away a victory

This Day in White Sox History: Commissioner takes away a victory
September 18, 1940 – A game originally played on June 20 with the Sox beating New York 1-0 in 11 innings, was ordered replayed by the commissioner’s office. A Sox win was literally taken away. The Sox found themselves in the middle of a pennant race and losing 9-8 in the eighth inning of the replayed game, which... Read more »

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 »
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This Day in White Sox History: Frank christens New Comiskey.

This Day in White Sox History: Frank christens New Comiskey.
April 22, 1955 – It was the first time the White Sox ever played in Kansas City and outfielder “Jungle” Jim Rivera would make it a memorable night. Rivera’s home run helped the Sox beat the A’s 5-3 but it was his comment afterwards to former first lady Bess Truman that made the most news. She attended the game and... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter
April 18, 1972 – Because of the labor impasse and the late start to the season it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a night home opener and the 20,000+ fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick... 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 »
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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 »

This Day in White Sox History: May's inside-the-park grand slam

This Day in White Sox History: May's inside-the-park grand slam
September 18, 1940 – A game originally played on June 20th with the White Sox beating New York 1-0 in 11 innings, is ordered replayed by the commissioner’s office. A Sox win is literally taken away. The Sox found themselves in the middle of a pennant race and losing 9-8 in the eighth inning of the replayed game, which was the... Read more »
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