Tag: Jack McDowell

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: 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: Buehrle's no hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter
April 18, 1972 – Because of the labor impasse and the late start to the season it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a night home opener and the 20,000+ fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack deals 10

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack deals 10
April 8, 1963 – On this date, one of the biggest ‘what if’s’ in franchise history took place. As per the rules at the time, the White Sox had to choose between two pitchers signed to ‘bonus baby’ contracts. The rules stated that only one player signed to a deal for over a certain amount of... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: 2005 team sets the tone

This Day in White Sox History: 2005 team sets the tone
April 4, 1982 – One of the most highly anticipated opening days in franchise history got snowed out. The Sox were set to host Boston and the organization was expecting a crowd of around 50,000. That got torpedoed when a blizzard hammered the entire Midwest cancelling games for days. In fact the season didn’t open until... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack gets the Cy Young

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack gets the Cy Young
November 2, 1993 – Sox pitcher “Black” Jack McDowell easily captured the American League Cy Young Award. He beat out Randy Johnson. McDowell went 22-10 with a 3.37 ERA. He led the league in wins and shutouts. He was second in innings pitched and third in complete games. Jack got 124 points to Johnson’s 75. Want to know right away when we publish... Read more »
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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: The Black Sox scandal

This Day in White Sox History: The Black Sox scandal
October 9, 1919 – The White Sox unexpectedly lose the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds five games to three. Sox fans, reporters and some players are totally shocked over the way some games were lost. The questions surrounding this series, one of the greatest upsets in baseball history would linger for a year before exploding into... Read more »

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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