Posts tagged "Luis Aparicio"

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout
August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that have happened when the Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2 ½ games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the eighth inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Small, but powerful

This Day in White Sox History: Small, but powerful
August 10, 1959 – Sox infielders Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio appeared together on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read, “Magic Up The Middle, Fox And Aparicio.” August 10, 1990 – The odds had to be a million to one. They were two of the smallest players in major league baseball yet on this night in the second game of a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Luis Aparicio Day

This Day in White Sox History: Luis Aparicio Day
July 19, 1946 – In a strange game at Boston, umpire “Red” Jones ejected 12 White Sox players and two coaches after someone in the dugout yelled out, “hey, meathead, what kind of call is that?” Naturally Boston would go on to win the game 9-2. July 19, 1960 – In a game at Comiskey Park, Luis Aparicio got an inside... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: The Cuban Comet lands in Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: The Cuban Comet lands in Chicago
April 30, 1922 – Sox pitcher Charlie Robertson fired a perfect game beating the Tigers 2-0. The game was at Detroit. Robertson never had a winning record in eight seasons with the club finishing 49-80 with an ERA of 4.44. April 30, 1951 – Minnie Minoso was acquired by the White Sox as part of a three team deal involving the Athletics and... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Aparicio and Baines debut

This Day in White Sox History: Aparicio and Baines debut
April 17, 1906 – The World Championship season began in Detroit with the Sox beating the Tigers 5-3. Frank Owen, who’d win 22 games that year, picked up the victory. Just three days short of six months later, the Sox would close out the Cubs winning the only all Chicago World Series four games to two. April 17,... Read more »

Greatest Opening Day Moments in White Sox history

Greatest Opening Day Moments in White Sox history
On Monday, April 4, the White Sox are scheduled to celebrate their 115th Opening Day in franchise history since they were formed in 1901. They’ll be taking on the Oakland A’s at Oakland Coliseum. The team and their fans have recognized Opening Day as the first tangible evidence that the bitter cold, howling winds and... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Short re-energizes the team & Shouldergate

This Day in White Sox History: Short re-energizes the team & Shouldergate
January 14, 1963 – It was the move that re-energized the franchise and led directly to back-to-back-to-back 90+ win seasons in 1963, 1964 and 1965. Sox GM Ed Short traded shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Orioles for third baseman Pete Ward, outfielder Dave Nicholson, shortstop Ron Hansen and relief pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. Ward would be named Co-Rookie of the Year (with teammate Gary Peters) and... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Luis and Robin leave the Sox

This Day in White Sox History: Luis and Robin leave the Sox
December 1, 1964 – The Sox traded pitcher Frank Baumann to the Cubs for catcher Jimmie Schaffer. It was the first time the two Chicago clubs ever made a direct trade with each other.  December 1, 1970 – For the second and final time, the White Sox traded Luis Aparicio. The future Hall of Fame shortstop was sent to the Red... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox trade Pierce

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox trade Pierce
November 30, 1955 – It was the start of a new era at shortstop for the White Sox. On this date the team purchased the contract of young infielder, Luis Aparicio from Memphis. Aparicio would begin his Hall of Fame career the following season, winning the Rookie of the Year honor. November 30, 1961 – After 13 years on the South... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: White Sox reacquire Aparicio

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox reacquire Aparicio
 November 29, 1961 – The Sox sent slugging infielder Roy Sievers to the Phillies for two players including pitcher Johnny Buzhardt. Buzhardt would become part of the stellar Sox starting rotation in the mid 60s, have some fine years and was particularly good against the Yankees going 7-0 against them between 1962 and 1967. November 29, 1967 – The Sox reacquired shortstop Luis... Read more »
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