Tag: Luis Aparicio

This Day in White Sox History: Geoff Blum the unlikely hero

This Day in White Sox History: Geoff Blum the unlikely hero
October 25, 1955 – Sox co-GMs Chuck Comiskey and John Rigney made their first Sox trade; shortstop Chico Carrasquel and center fielder Jim Busby to Cleveland for slugging center fielder Larry Doby, the left-handed power hitter the Sox had been lacking the previous three years. The deal made room in the starting lineup for a rookie shortstop from Venezuela named Luis Aparicio. October 25, 1983 – Thanks to... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game

This Day in White Sox History: Blackout Game
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 30, 1921 – Sox catcher Ray Schalk tied a major league record with three assists in one inning. It happened in a 3-2 loss to Cleveland at Comiskey Park. Schalk picked off three base runners! September 30, 1949 – Sox GM Frank Lane starts the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions
September 21, 1901 – The Sox won the first “official” American League pennant despite losing to the Philadelphia A’s 10-4. The Sox would win the pennant by five games over the Boston Americans with a record of 83-53.  Unfortunately the World Series didn’t start until 1903, so this was the best that the Sox could do. They... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Karkovice's inside-the-park grand slam

This Day in White Sox History: Karkovice's inside-the-park grand slam
August 30, 1941 – Sox pitcher Johnny Humphries had his string of 35 consecutive scoreless innings snapped on a home run by the Browns Chet Laabs. The Browns won that afternoon going away 10-1.   August 30, 1949 – The Sox organized and celebrated “Jackie Hayes Night” at Comiskey Park. Hayes was a fine second baseman who suddenly lost his sight due to a cataract... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Kluszewski's game winner that wasn't

This Day in White Sox History: Kluszewski's game winner that wasn't
 August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that happened when the White Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2.5 games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the 8th inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring a run and... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Magic up the middle

This Day in White Sox History - Magic up the middle
August 10, 1959 – Chicago White 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... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - 07/19

This Day in White Sox History - 07/19
July 19, 1946 – In a strange game at Boston, umpire “Red” Jones ejected 12 Chicago 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... Read more »

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1
Every major league baseball team has a series of “what if”? moments in time that altered the destiny of that franchise. Sometimes it was a blessing, sometimes it was a curse, sometimes the results felt like the franchise in question was put into the Twilight Zone. What if the Red Sox never sold Babe Ruth to the... Read more »
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