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This Day in White Sox History: The season starts early

This Day in White Sox History: The season starts early
March 31, 1996 – Because of a quirk in the calendar the Sox had the earliest opening day in franchise history when they started the 1996 season in Seattle on the final day in March. Frank Thomas hit a home run off Randy Johnson but the Sox lost the game 3-2 in 12 innings. The Sox have since... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Another SI cover featuring the Big Hurt.

This Day in White Sox History: Another SI cover featuring the Big Hurt.
March 13, 2000 – Sox slugger Frank Thomas is again featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. A lengthy story talked about his career, the controversies and his desire to return to the top of the game. The caption stated, “Don’t Question My Desire. Frank Thomas Comes Out Swinging.” Thomas would have a spectacular season losing out on his third AL MVP Award... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side
December 6, 1959 – In an effort to try to repeat as American League champs Sox owner Bill Veeck and vice president Hank Greenberg decided to make a series of moves to bring in hitters at the expense of some of the top young players in the Sox system. Veeck originally tired to get young stars like Orlando Cepeda from the Giants and Bill... Read more »
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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 »

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: And the White Sox have won the World Series!

This Day in White Sox History: And the White Sox have won the World Series!
October 26, 1931 – Sox founder and owner Charles Comiskey died in his home in Eagle River, Wisconsin. He left his entire estate to his son, J. Louis Comiskey including the White Sox. His estate was valued at over one and a half million dollars, a gigantic sum of money for the time. October 26, 1994 – Even thought his quest... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Stealth Bomber comes to town

This Day in White Sox History: Stealth Bomber comes to town
October 24, 2000 – Ken Williams was named the new GM replacing the retiring Ron Schueler. Williams, a former Sox player, would bring passion and heart to the position. He also wasn’t afraid to take risks, no matter how many times they failed. He eventually would create a World Series champion in 2005. He was also known for being brutally... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Preparing for the World Series

This Day in White Sox History: Preparing for the World Series
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 28, 1932 – J. Louis Comiskey, the new owner of the White Sox and son of Charles Comiskey tries to rebuild his franchise. He payed an unheard of sum (in those days) of $150,000 to the Philadelphia A’s for infielder Jimmy... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox go wire-to wire.

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox go wire-to wire.
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 29, 1908 – Sox starting pitcher Ed Walsh fired two complete games in a double header against the Red Sox. He won both by the scores of 5-1 and 2-0. That season Walsh would have arguable the greatest pitching year in... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank hits more homers than any prior White Sox player

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank hits more homers than any prior White Sox player
September 15, 1940 – Ted Lyons Day is held at Comiskey Park. The “Baylor Bearcat” won 260 games with the club and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955. His number #16 would be retired in 1987. This was the second time he was honored this way, the first time coming in 1933. September 15, 1964 – In... Read more »
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