Tag: Jerry Manuel

This Day in White Sox History: Jose Paniagua's horrible, no good, very bad appearance

This Day in White Sox History: Jose Paniagua's horrible, no good, very bad appearance
September 9, 1917 – It’s the only time the Sox have ever won a forfeited game. In Chicago against Cleveland, the Indians were protesting a close call that went against them in the top of the tenth inning of a tie game. When they took the field in the last of the inning, Cleveland players threw... Read more »

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Minoso for Wynn

This Day in White Sox History: Minoso for Wynn
December 4, 1957 – In a trade that shocked and outraged many Sox fans, popular outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield were traded to the Indians for future Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith. Wynn and Smith were among the final pieces acquired for the franchise that would win the pennant in 1959. Wynn would win the Cy Young Award that season with... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town
December 2, 1971 – It was the trade that perhaps saved the franchise. Sox player personnel director Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tommy John and infielder Steve Huntz to the Dodgers for disgruntled slugger Dick Allen. Allen, one of the most prolific talents in the game, marched to his own drummer and was deemed difficult to handle by other teams and managers. Somehow Sox skipper Chuck... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Manuel named manager of the year

This Day in White Sox History: Manuel named manager of the year
November 9, 2000 – On the basis of an unexpected Central Division championship, and 95 win season, Sox skipper Jerry Manuel is named the Manager of the Year. He ran away with the award beating out Art Howe 134 points to 74. Want to know right away when we publish a new article? Type your email address in... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodybe

This Day in White Sox History: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodybe
October 6, 1905 – The Sox lose the pennant on the next to last day of the season when pitcher Doc White can’t beat the bottom feeding St. Louis Browns. White and the Sox lost 6-2 which handed the flag to the Philadelphia Athletics. The Sox would finish the season two games off the pace.  October 6, 1908 – The Sox... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Back-to-back-to-back homers

This Day in White Sox History: Back-to-back-to-back homers
September 9, 1917 – It’s the only time the Sox have ever won a forfeited game. In Chicago against Cleveland, the Indians were protesting a close call that went against them in the top of the tenth inning of a tie game. When they took the field in the last of the inning, Cleveland players threw their gloves... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank needs surgery

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank needs surgery
September 6, 1903 – Guy “Doc” White of the White Sox hurled a one hitter in beating Cleveland 1-0 in 10 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. In addition to being a great pitcher, White was also a dentist. September 6, 1905 –... Read more »
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