Tag: Mark Buehrle

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter
August 11, 1912 – The Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of future Hall of Famer, catcher, Ray Schalk from the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. August 11, 1941 – In a game at Comiskey Park between the St. Louis Browns and Sox a fight broke out. In the ensuing melee Sox manager Jimmy Dykes jumped on the back of the St.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's Perfect

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's Perfect
July 23, 1968 – Sox relief pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm appeared in both ends of a double header versus the Red Sox at Comiskey Park and in doing so set the record for most appearances by a pitcher. The future Hall of Famer broke Cy Young’s record of 905 games. “Old Tilt” would appear in a staggering 1,070 games... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter
April 18, 1972 – Because of the labor impasse and the late start to the season it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a night home opener and the 20,000+ fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.
April 5, 1960 – Shortly before the season opened, the Sox ended their decimation of the young players on their roster, by shipping future All-Star and power hitting catcher Earl Battey along with future power hitting All-Star first baseman Don Mincher to the Senators for power hitting first baseman Roy Sievers. Sievers gave the Sox some good years, averaging 27... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: 2005 team sets the tone

This Day in White Sox History: 2005 team sets the tone
April 4, 1982 – One of the most highly anticipated opening days in franchise history got snowed out. The Sox were set to host Boston and the organization was expecting a crowd of around 50,000. That got torpedoed when a blizzard hammered the entire Midwest cancelling games for days. In fact the season didn’t open until... 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: 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: Bo Jackson propels the team to victory

This Day in White Sox History: Bo Jackson propels the team to victory
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 27, 1959 – The Sox closed their championship season with a 6-4 win at Detroit and when the final stats were recorded, second baseman Nellie Fox pulled off a rare feat. Fox wound up leading all American League second baseman in fielding percentage,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Fox enters the Hall and Buehrle throws a one-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Fox enters the Hall and Buehrle throws a one-hitter
August 3, 1956 – The  Chicago White Sox set the franchise record for most runs ever scored in the 1st inning of a game when they pick up 11 in Chicago against the Baltimore Orioles. Billy Pierce got the win as the Sox cruised 13-3. August 3, 1986 – Sox rookie Russ Morman collected  three hits in his first three at bats... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Buehrle gets tossed.

August 1, 1983 – On a nationally televised ABC Monday Night Baseball game, White Sox hitter Greg Luzinski drove a Ray Fontenot pitch over the left field roof at Comiskey Park. It was the ‘Bull’s second roof shot in 1983 and the first home run ever allowed by Fontenot. The Sox would win the game 4-1 over the... Read more »
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