Posts tagged "Frank Thomas"

This Day in White Sox History: Jim Thome ends a 15-inning game.

This Day in White Sox History: Jim Thome ends a 15-inning game.
September 6, 1903 – Doc White of the White Sox hurled a one-hitter in beating Cleveland 1-0 in ten innings in a game in Chicago. It would be the first of five one hitters thrown by White between 1903 and 1908.White never threw a no-hitter by the way. He also threw one-hitters against the Browns in 1904, the Athletics and Browns in 1906... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Stewart comes close to history

This Day in White Sox History: Stewart comes close to history
September 5, 1993 – In a game at Detroit, Sox star slugger Frank Thomas belted his 40th home run of the year. It marked the first time a Sox player ever hit that many in a season. Thomas’ shot came off Mike Moore in the first inning of the Sox 5-3 win.  September 5, 2011 – In the back half of a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue
August 29, 1915 – Sox pitcher Jim Scott fired a 5-0 shutout over the Philadelphia A’s… and he did it in only 68 minutes!! It’s the fastest game ever played in team annals. Scott won 24 games that year. August 29, 1965 – In a double header at Comiskey Park, Sox shortstop Ron Hansen set the major league record when he handled 29 chances.... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout
August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that have happened when the Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2 ½ games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the eighth inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter
August 11, 1912 – The Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of future Hall of Famer, catcher, Ray Schalk from the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. August 11, 1941 – In a game at Comiskey Park between the St. Louis Browns and Sox a fight broke out. In the ensuing melee Sox manager Jimmy Dykes jumped on the back of the St.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: A whole lotta offense

This Day in White Sox History: A whole lotta offense
August 9, 1977 – In a game at Comiskey Park, the Sox crushed Seattle 13-3. In the game the ‘South Side Hit Men’ clouted six home runs including two by third baseman Eric Soderholm. August 9, 2000 – The Sox had one of their highest scoring games in history as they buried the Mariners 19-3 at Comiskey Park.... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack's one hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack's one hitter
July 14, 1915 – In a 6-4 win over the Athletics at Comiskey Park, pitcher Red Faber stole second, third and home in the contest. He’s one of only three Sox players to ever do this and the only pitcher to pull it off. July 14, 1953 – Sox pitcher Billy Pierce, perhaps the greatest lefty in franchise history, started... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Alvarez extends his win streak

This Day in White Sox History: Alvarez extends his win streak
May 27, 1994 – Wilson Alvarez was masterful in extending his winning streak to a then club-record tying 15 games. The Venezuelan left-hander fired a six hit shutout at the Baltimore Orioles in the White Sox 3-0 win before 34,351 at Comiskey Park. The win was the last in Alvarez’s streak which began on August 24, 1993. Darrin Jackson doubled in a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: 20 runs

This Day in White Sox History: 20 runs
May 15, 1929 – Sox outfielder Art “The Great” Shires (Shires by the way gave himself that nickname) and manager Lena Blackburne got into a fistfight in the Sox clubhouse. Blackburne knocked Shires out cold. May 15, 1941 – In a game in New York, Sox pitcher Edgar Smith allowed a hit to Yankee great Joe DiMaggio. It would be the first hit in his record setting 56... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Frank christens New Comiskey.

This Day in White Sox History: Frank christens New Comiskey.
April 22, 1955 – It was the first time the White Sox ever played in Kansas City and outfielder “Jungle” Jim Rivera would make it a memorable night. Rivera’s home run helped the Sox beat the A’s 5-3 but it was his comment afterwards to former first lady Bess Truman that made the most news. She attended the game and... Read more »
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