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This Day in White Sox History: Ted Lyons Day

This Day in White Sox History: Ted Lyons Day
August 26, 1933 – The Sox honored one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history when Ted Lyons Day was celebrated at Comiskey Park. Lyons though didn’t have his best stuff that day as he took the loss in the 10-5 decision to the Philadelphia A’s. Lyons, “the Baylor Bearcat,” and Bill Veeck are the only individuals associated with the franchise to have two testimonial... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Things get tense

This Day in White Sox History: Things get tense
May 31, 1914 – Joe “The Butcher Boy” Benz, (so named because that’s what he did in the off season) fired a no-hitter beating Cleveland 6-1. The no-hitter was at Comiskey Park. May 31, 1950 – Sox GM Frank Lane made a six player deal with the Senators and included former All-Star second baseman Cass Michaels (real name Casimir Kwietniewski) in it.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: MJ holds off the Cubs

This Day in White Sox History: MJ holds off the Cubs
April 7, 1970 – The worst White Sox team in history began their forgettable season getting pounded 12-0 at home by the Twins. Sox starting pitcher Tommy John only lasted into the fifth inning. The Sox would go on to lose a franchise record 106 games.  April 7, 1971 – Charlie Finley, the A’s owner, got  the first regularly... Read more »
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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 »

This Day in White Sox History - Rain reversal?

This Day in White Sox History - Rain reversal?
August 26, 1933 – The Sox honored one of the greatest pitchers in franchise history when Ted Lyons day was celebrated at Comiskey Park. Lyons though didn’t have his best stuff that day as he took the loss in the 10-5 decision to the Philadelphia A’s. Lyons, “the Baylor Bearcat,” and Bill Veeck are the only individuals associated with the franchise to have two testimonial... Read more »
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