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This Day in White Sox History: 1970 mercifully comes to an end

This Day in White Sox History: 1970 mercifully comes to an end
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, GM Ed Short was fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Things get tense

This Day in White Sox History: Things get tense
May 31, 1914 – Joe “The Butcher Boy” Benz, (so named because that’s what he did in the off season) fired a no-hitter beating Cleveland 6-1. The no-hitter was at Comiskey Park. May 31, 1950 – Sox GM Frank Lane made a six player deal with the Senators and included former All-Star second baseman Cass Michaels (real name Casimir Kwietniewski) in it.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox reacquire Aparicio

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox reacquire Aparicio
 November 29, 1961 – The Sox sent slugging infielder Roy Sievers to the Phillies for two players including pitcher Johnny Buzhardt. Buzhardt would become part of the stellar Sox starting rotation in the mid 60s, have some fine years and was particularly good against the Yankees going 7-0 against them between 1962 and 1967. November 29, 1967 – The Sox reacquired shortstop Luis... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle

This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, G.M. Ed Short is fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost the club... Read more »
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