Tag: Ed Herrmann

This Day in White Sox History: Herrmann leaves over two grand

This Day in White Sox History: Herrmann leaves over two grand
April 1, 1975 – It was an indication of how bad off the Sox were financially. On this day Ed Herrmann, an All-Star the year prior, was traded to the Yankees for four minor league players. The reason? According to Herrmann it was because he wanted a $2000 raise! Ed later would tell me a little more about how everything happened. “It really... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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