Tag: Chuck Tanner

This Day in White Sox History: Allen walks out

This Day in White Sox History: Allen walks out
September 14, 1952 – In a 17 inning game in Chicago, Sox pitcher Saul Rogovin struck out 14 Red Sox in 15 innings of work. But it was Luis Aloma who got the decision as the White Sox won 4-3. September 14, 1974 – Sox first baseman, Dick Allen called a team meeting and announced he was retiring from baseball. Allen, the controversial slugger,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buck Weaver's eight hit day

This Day in White Sox History: Buck Weaver's eight hit day
September 2, 1918 – In a season ending double header at Detroit, Buck Weaver rapped out eight hits in 10 at bats. The 1918 season ended early because of World War I. The Sox would lose the games, 11-5 and 7-3. He went 5 for 5 in the first game and 3 for 5 in the second. September... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The Chili Dog Game

This Day in White Sox History: The Chili Dog Game
June 4, 1959 – 1959 was a year for marathon games for the White Sox. This was the first one that went at least 17 innings, and all took place against Baltimore. In this game Earl Torgeson’s solo home run in the last of the 17th, was the difference in the Sox 6-5 win. Bob Shaw pitched five relief innings to get... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day

This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day
April 9, 1963 – The start of the season found the Sox in Detroit and it was a highlight game for third baseman Pete Ward. Wards macked a seventh inning, three run home run off Jim Bunning to push the Sox into the lead and he also made a barehanded pick up and throw out of a slow... 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 »

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Bad Bobby Jenks

This Day in White Sox History: Big Bad Bobby Jenks
December 17, 1914 – Clarence “Pants” Rowland was named White Sox manager. He would guide the club to a 100 win season and the World Series title in 1917. December 17, 1975 – Under new owner Bill Veeck, the Sox went retro with the naming of former manager Paul Richards to become the new field manager replacing Chuck Tanner. Richards was the man who turned around the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town
December 2, 1971 – It was the trade that perhaps saved the franchise. Sox player personnel director Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tommy John and infielder Steve Huntz to the Dodgers for disgruntled slugger Dick Allen. Allen, one of the most prolific talents in the game, marched to his own drummer and was deemed difficult to handle by other teams and managers. Somehow Sox skipper Chuck... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: White Sox trade Pierce

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox trade Pierce
November 30, 1955 – It was the start of a new era at shortstop for the White Sox. On this date the team purchased the contract of young infielder, Luis Aparicio from Memphis. Aparicio would begin his Hall of Fame career the following season, winning the Rookie of the Year honor. November 30, 1961 – After 13 years on the South... Read more »
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