Tag: Dick Allen

This Day in White Sox History: Crash wins MVP

This Day in White Sox History: Crash wins MVP
November 16, 1972 – After accomplishing one of the greatest individual seasons in franchise history and barely missing the Triple Crown, Sox first baseman Dick Allen was named the MVP of the American League by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Dick led the league with 37 home runs, 113 RBI’s, a .603 slugging percentage and 99 walks. He... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank hits more homers than any prior White Sox player

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank hits more homers than any prior White Sox player
September 15, 1940 – Ted Lyons Day is held at Comiskey Park. The “Baylor Bearcat” won 260 games with the club and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955. His number #16 would be retired in 1987. This was the second time he was honored this way, the first time coming in 1933. September 15, 1964 – In... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Allen "retires"

This Day in White Sox History: Allen "retires"
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, would still win... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - The Big White Machine

This Day in White Sox History - The Big White Machine
August 7, 1910 – Sox pitcher “Big” Ed Walsh fires the first shutout in the original Comiskey Park when he blanked the Washington Senators 4 – 0. August 7, 1970 – In the midst of the worst season in franchise history, some smiles are seen after the Sox unveil the ‘Big White Machine,’ at Comiskey Park. The car was a 1929... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Allen's two inside the park home runs, The White Flag Trade and Contreras comes to town

July 31, 1909 – “Sleepy” Bill Burns fired a one hitter defeating Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators 1-0. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Burns would become one of the ringleaders in the plot to fix the World Series. It was he, who had the idea of going to gambler Arnold Rothstein to get the financial backing... Read more »
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