Tag: Frank Lane

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: Stratton shoots himself in the leg

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg
November 27, 1938 – Sox star pitcher Monty Stratton, an American League All Star in 1937 and one of the best young players in the game, accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .32 caliber pistol discharged when he was replacing it in his holster. Stratton had been out hunting. Unable to get help, he crawled a half... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Frank Thomas for MVP

This Day in White Sox History: Frank Thomas for MVP
November 10, 1948 – New Sox G.M. Frank Lane makes his first deal and it’s a beauty. Lane trades backup catcher Aaron Robinson to the Tigers for a young left handed pitcher named Billy Pierce. Pierce would become arguably the finest left hander in White Sox history. He won 186 games in a Sox uniform with two 20 win seasons, seven All-Star selections and four one... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Frank Lane comes to Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: Frank Lane comes to Chicago
October 8, 1948 – Frank Lane is recruited out of the Big Ten Conference and takes over as the new General Manager of the White Sox. Lane would go on to become one of the greatest G.M.’s in team history. Among the players acquired by Lane, who made over 230 trades in his Sox tenure, were such future All-Stars as Nellie Fox,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game

This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 30, 1921 – Sox catcher Ray Schalk tied a major league record with three assists in one inning. It happened in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland at Comiskey Park. Schalk picked off three base runners! September 30, 1949 – Sox GM Frank Lane starts the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions
September 21, 1901 – The Sox won the first “official” American League pennant despite losing to the Philadelphia A’s 10-4. The Sox would win the pennant by five games over the Boston Americans with a record of 83-53.  Unfortunately the World Series didn’t start until 1903, so this was the best that the Sox could do. They... Read more »
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Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1
Every major league baseball team has a series of “what if”? moments in time that altered the destiny of that franchise. Sometimes it was a blessing, sometimes it was a curse, sometimes the results felt like the franchise in question was put into the Twilight Zone. What if the Red Sox never sold Babe Ruth to the... Read more »
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