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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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox unceremoniously part with Fisk

This Day in White Sox History: Sox unceremoniously part with Fisk
June 28, 1941 – Sox infielder Don Kolloway became the last major league player to steal second, third and home in the same inning! Kolloway pulled this off in Cleveland as part of a 6-4 Sox win. His feat took place in the ninth inning. He also homered twice. June 28, 1973 – The ill fortunes of the team really came into... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Two shutouts

This Day in White Sox History: Two shutouts
May 25, 1924 – In a game at Washington which the Sox won 10-9, future Hall of Famer Ray “Cracker” Schalk caught his 1,500th career game. May 25, 1952 – Sox pitchers Joe Dobson and Marv Grissom both fired complete game shutouts in beating the Tigers in a double header at Comiskey Park. The Sox won the games by the scores of 3-0 and... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: The South Side Hit Men get their start

This Day in White Sox History: The South Side Hit Men get their start
December 12, 1975 – In an effort to start improving a desultory offense, Sox GM Roland Hemond and new owner Bill Veeck acquired former NL batting champ Ralph Garr from Atlanta for three players including outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Dick Ruthven. Garr would have severe limitations in the field but he did become the catalyst for the “South Side Hit Men” in 1977 with his... Read more »

Hemond trades Tom Bradley for Steve Stone

Hemond trades Tom Bradley for Steve Stone
November 19, 1972 – Sox GM Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tom Bradley to San Francisco for outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Steve Stone. Henderson was a Gold Glove winning, power hitting center fielder while Stone added depth to the pitching staff. Bradley, who had two terrific seasons with the Sox in 1971 and 1972, never regained that form with San Francisco and was out of baseball by 1975. Henderson played three years... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Scott's 68 minute game

This Day in White Sox History: Scott's 68 minute game
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. August 29, 1965 – In a double header at Comiskey Park, Sox shortstop Ron Hansen set the major league record when he handled 29 chances. Boston provided the opposition.... Read more »
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