Tag: Carlton Fisk

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: Cicotte's no hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Cicotte's no hitter
April 14, 1910 – Sox pitcher Frank Smith fired the franchises only opening day one-hitter as he beat the St. Louis Browns in Chicago 3-0.Smith would later go on to pitch for the Red Sox and Reds. April 14, 1917 – Sox pitching star Eddie Cicotte no-hit the St. Louis Browns, easily winning 11-0. The game was at St. Louis and is... 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 »
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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 »

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: White Sox get a bit Pudge-ier

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox get a bit Pudge-ier
March 18, 1964 – The Sox purchased the contract of veteran pitcher Don Mossi from the Tigers for $20,000. Mossi would have a spectacular season for the club that lost the pennant by one game, going 3-1 with seven saves. He had an ERA of 2.92. He’d team up with Hoyt Wilhelm and Eddie Fisher to give the club the best bullpen in the... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg
November 27, 1938 – Sox star pitcher Monty Stratton, an American League All Star in 1937 and one of the best young players in the game, accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .32 caliber pistol discharged when he was replacing it in his holster. Stratton had been out hunting. Unable to get help, he crawled a half... Read more »

LaMarr Hoyt throws an ALCS gem

LaMarr Hoyt throws an ALCS gem
October 5, 1908 – Sox pitcher Ed Walsh won his 40th game of the season, as he beat Detroit 6-1. No one has come close to matching it in the ensuing seasons. October 5, 1983 – Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt pitched a brilliant complete game, six hitter in beating the Orioles 2-1 in Game #1 of the A.L.C.S. It’s the... Read more »

When Pudge met Neon Deion

When Pudge met Neon Deion
This is a guest article from author Doug Wilson. Even a casual observer would  notice the stark difference between the brash rookie lead-off hitter for the New York Yankees and the old-timer behind the plate for the Chicago White Sox as the two teams prepared to play in Yankee Stadium on May 22, 1990. The... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: How the west was won.

This Day in White Sox History: How the west was won.
September 17, 1971 – The White Sox defeated the California Angels 9-4 at Comiskey Park. An unusual event marked the game. All nine players in the White Sox lineup that night got one RBI, including pitcher Bart Johnson, who started, gave up eight hits and struck out 12 in going the distance. September 17, 1983 – Before a packed house... Read more »
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