Posts tagged "Dick Allen"

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 - Paulie hits 2000

This Day in White Sox History - Paulie hits 2000
August 23, 1906 – The Sox beat Washington 4-1 for their 19th straight win, a franchise record that still stands. Roy Patterson picked up the win. This was the streak that propelled the Sox into a position to take the A.L. pennant and eventually the World Series crown. During the run the Sox beat Boston six times, Philadelphia five... 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: 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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Fisk vs. Sanders

This Day in White Sox History: Fisk vs. Sanders
May 22, 1977 – Richie Zisk became only the second Sox player in franchise history to hit a home run into the center field bleachers at Comiskey Park. He joined Dick Allen (1972) as the only Sox players to ever accomplish it. Zisk’s blast off the Tigers Dave Rozema in the eighth inning didn’t help the Sox win however. They got beat... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Early Wynn's amazing day

This Day in White Sox History: Early Wynn's amazing day
May 1, 1901 – It was the first time in team history the Sox hit two grand slams in the same game. The Sox buried Detroit 19-9 with outfielders William “Dummy” Hoy and Herm McFarland clearing the bases. May 1, 1951 – Recently acquired outfielder Minnie Minoso made his White Sox debut. The “Cuban Comet” became the first black player in team history.... Read more »
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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: Fire Trucks in Baltimore

This Day in White Sox History: Fire Trucks in Baltimore
April 15, 1954 – The White Sox reintroduced major league baseball to Baltimore for the first time since 1902 as they played the ‘new’ Baltimore Orioles as their first home opponent. The franchise had moved from St. Louis that off season.  Virgil “Fire” Trucks got the start for the White Sox but the O’s beat them 3-1... 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 »
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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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