Tag: Luke Appling

This Day in White Sox History: Appling comes to town

This Day in White Sox History: Appling comes to town
September 10, 1930 – Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling made his White Sox debut. It was the start of the legacy of great Sox shortstops which included Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio and Ozzie Guillen. Appling went 1 for 4 in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. September 10, 1954 – Paul Richards, one of the greatest managers in club history, resigned to accept a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: 57 Saves

This Day in White Sox History: 57 Saves
September 3, 1936 – Luke Appling’s then club record 27 game hitting streak ended in Boston courtesy of pitcher Wes Farrell. His record would stand until 2004 when Carlos Lee broke it by hitting in 28 straight games. September 3, 1990 – Sox relief pitcher Bobby Thigpen set the major league mark when he got his 47th save of the season in a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Harshman pitches 16 innings

This Day in White Sox History - Harshman pitches 16 innings
August 13, 1943 – Future Hall of Fame shortstop Luke Appling collected his 2,000th hit in a game against the Boston Red Sox helping the Chicago White Sox win, 3-2. August 13, 1954 – Sox pitcher Jack Harshman who holds the franchise mark for most strikeouts in a game, notched another milestone. On this date against the Tigers, Harshman pitched all 16 innings in... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Chopped liver

This Day in White Sox History: Chopped liver
April 16, 1940 – The Indians Bob Feller no-hit the White Sox winning 1-0. The game was not without controversy however. Luke Appling hit a shot down the line that apparently kicked up the chalk but was ruled foul. When Appling argued the call he was supposedly told by umpire Harry Geisel that “Feller is going to be a credit to... 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 »

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox take the 1-0 World Series lead

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox take the 1-0 World Series lead
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro  October 1, 1950 – Luke Appling got his final hit in a White Sox uniform. The future Hall Of Famer spent 20 years and 2,422 games in a Sox uniform. He’d later come back as a coach for the club in... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Ozzie's breakup

This Day in White Sox History: Ozzie's breakup
September 26, 1905 – In a double header at Boston, Sox pitcher Ed Walsh relieved starter Doc White in the first inning of the first game and got the win 10-5. He then started and won the nightcap game 3-1. White didn’t retire a batter so Walsh got credit for a pair of complete games. September 26, 1943 – The Sox set the franchise record for... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Horlen's no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Horlen's no-hitter
September 10, 1930 – Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling made his White Sox debut. It was the start of the legacy of great Sox shortstops which included Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio and Ozzie Guillen. Appling went 1 for 4 in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. September 10, 1954 – Paul Richards one of the greatest managers in club history resigned to accept a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen's record

This Day in White Sox History: Thigpen's record
September 3, 1936 – Luke Appling’s then club record 27 game hitting streak ended in Boston courtesy of pitcher Wes Farrell. His record would stand until 2004 when Carlos Lee broke it by hitting in 28 straight games. September 3, 1990 – Sox relief pitcher Bobby Thigpen set the major league mark when he got his 47th save of the season in a... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - The Sox acquire Appling

This Day in White Sox History - The Sox acquire Appling
August 19, 1930 – The White Sox sent $20,000 along with outfielder Doug Taitt to the Cubs in return for minor league shortstop Luke Appling. The deal was engineered by the front office’s Milt Stock who was future Sox manager Eddie Stanky’s father-in-law. Appling would go on to have a Hall of Fame career on the south side playing 20 seasons and leading the league... Read more »
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