Tag: Kenny Williams

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 »

This Day in White Sox History - Rowand for Thome

This Day in White Sox History - Rowand for Thome
November 25, 2005 – Sox GM Kenny Williams rolled the dice and traded popular outfielder Aaron Rowand to the Phillies for slugger Jim Thome. The Peoria native would slug 40 home runs and garner the AL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2006 as well as having a solid career with the team over the next four years but many... Read more »

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 »
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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 - Allen's two inside the park home runs, The White Flag Trade and Contreras comes to town

July 31, 1909 – “Sleepy” Bill Burns fired a one hitter defeating Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators 1-0. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Burns would become one of the ringleaders in the plot to fix the World Series. It was he, who had the idea of going to gambler Arnold Rothstein to get the financial backing... Read more »
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