Tag: Early Wynn

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn wins 299

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn wins 299
September 8, 1962 – Sox pitcher and future Hall Of Famer Early Wynn won his 299th career game beating Washington 7-3. Wynn would throw a complete game. He would get a spring training invite for 1963 but was cut. Fortunately the Indians, the team Wynn pitched for earlier in his career, picked him up and he got the coveted 300th win on July 13,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Jackie Hayes Night

This Day in White Sox History: Jackie Hayes Night
August 30, 1941 – Sox pitcher Johnny Humphries had his string of 35 consecutive scoreless innings snapped on a home run by the Browns Chet Laabs. The Browns won that afternoon going away 10-1. August 30, 1949 – The Sox organized and celebrated “Jackie Hayes Night” at Comiskey Park. Hayes was a fine second baseman who suddenly lost his sight due to... 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: Minoso for Wynn

This Day in White Sox History: Minoso for Wynn
December 4, 1957 – In a trade that shocked and outraged many Sox fans, popular outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield were traded to the Indians for future Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith. Wynn and Smith were among the final pieces acquired for the franchise that would win the pennant in 1959. Wynn would win the Cy Young Award that season with... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn for Mr. White Sox

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn for Mr. White Sox
October 29, 1956 – Al Lopez replaced Marty Marion as field manager. Marion who did a fine job in replacing Paul Richards had missed an important board meeting to be with his family at an event. It was all the excuse the Sox needed to let him go despite third place finishes and winning records in 1955 and 1956. “The Senor” would prove to be a most able... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Geoff Blum the unlikely hero

This Day in White Sox History: Geoff Blum the unlikely hero
October 25, 1955 – Sox co-GMs Chuck Comiskey and John Rigney made their first Sox trade; shortstop Chico Carrasquel and center fielder Jim Busby to Cleveland for slugging center fielder Larry Doby, the left-handed power hitter the Sox had been lacking the previous three years. The deal made room in the starting lineup for a rookie shortstop from Venezuela named Luis Aparicio. October 25, 1983 – Thanks to... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: White Sox take the 1-0 World Series lead

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox take the 1-0 World Series lead
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro  October 1, 1950 – Luke Appling got his final hit in a White Sox uniform. The future Hall Of Famer spent 20 years and 2,422 games in a Sox uniform. He’d later come back as a coach for the club in... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn wins 299

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn wins 299
September 8, 1962 – Sox pitcher and future Hall Of Famer Early Wynn won his 299th career game beating Washington 7-3. Wynn would throw a complete game. He would get a spring training invite for 1963 by the club but was cut. Fortunately the Indians, the team Wynn pitched for earlier in his career, picked him up and he got the coveted 300th win on July 13th when... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Karkovice's inside-the-park grand slam

This Day in White Sox History: Karkovice's inside-the-park grand slam
August 30, 1941 – Sox pitcher Johnny Humphries had his string of 35 consecutive scoreless innings snapped on a home run by the Browns Chet Laabs. The Browns won that afternoon going away 10-1.   August 30, 1949 – The Sox organized and celebrated “Jackie Hayes Night” at Comiskey Park. Hayes was a fine second baseman who suddenly lost his sight due to a cataract... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History 07/17

This Day in White Sox History 07/17
July 17, 1959 – It was a pitcher’s duel for the ages and one of the key games in the 1959 season. The Chicago White Sox were in New York and before over 42,000 fans, Ralph Terry and Early Wynn were locked a classic pitchers duel. After eight innings Terry had no hit the Sox, Wynn allowed the New York Yankees... Read more »
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