Posts tagged "Minnie Minoso"

The Cuban Comet needs your help - Kickstarter

The Cuban Comet needs your help - Kickstarter
The Kickstarter for our film is live! Please consider contributing – DVDs, posters and t-shirts are all on the table. Click here to head to the Kickstarter to donate. We’ll need all the help we can financing this film – to get interviews done across the country and hopefully Cuba. With your help, we can... 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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack's one hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Black Jack's one hitter
July 14, 1915 – In a 6-4 win over the Athletics at Comiskey Park, pitcher Red Faber stole second, third and home in the contest. He’s one of only three Sox players to ever do this and the only pitcher to pull it off. July 14, 1953 – Sox pitcher Billy Pierce, perhaps the greatest lefty in franchise history, started... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Piersall hates scoreboards

This Day in White Sox History: Piersall hates scoreboards
May 30, 1951 – The Sox blasted the St. Louis Browns 8-1 to win their 14th consecutive game. It’s is the second longest winning streak in franchise history. After returning to Chicago, Mayor Martin Kennelly presented vice president Chuck Comiskey, manager Paul Richards and the White Sox, the keys to the city in a ceremony. The Sox would go from... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Early Wynn's amazing day

This Day in White Sox History: Early Wynn's amazing day
May 1, 1901 – It was the first time in team history the Sox hit two grand slams in the same game. The Sox buried Detroit 19-9 with outfielders William “Dummy” Hoy and Herm McFarland clearing the bases. May 1, 1951 – Recently acquired outfielder Minnie Minoso made his White Sox debut. The “Cuban Comet” became the first black player in team history.... Read more »

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 »
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This Day in White Sox History: Lyons' crazy day

This Day in White Sox History: Lyons' crazy day
April 23, 1919 – Perhaps the greatest White Sox team ever, in terms of talent, opened the season in St. Louis destroying the Browns 13-4. Lefty Williams got the win. This time however, six months later, after winning the American League pennant, the ‘‘Black Sox’’ reportedly threw the series and lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Eight players would be... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Minnie Minoso has a grand return.

This Day in White Sox History: Minnie Minoso has a grand return.
April 19, 1960 – Minnie Minoso made a triumphant return to the White Sox, blasting two home runs, including the game winner in the ninth inning for a wild 10-9 victory over the A’s on opening day. Minnie, re-acquired over the off season, also had a grand slam and drove in six RBIs. More ominous however was the fact... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side
December 6, 1959 – In an effort to try to repeat as American League champs Sox owner Bill Veeck and vice president Hank Greenberg decided to make a series of moves to bring in hitters at the expense of some of the top young players in the Sox system. Veeck originally tired to get young stars like Orlando Cepeda from the Giants and Bill... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Minoso for Wynn

This Day in White Sox History: Minoso for Wynn
December 4, 1957 – In a trade that shocked and outraged many Sox fans, popular outfielder Minnie Minoso and infielder Fred Hatfield were traded to the Indians for future Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn and outfielder Al Smith. Wynn and Smith were among the final pieces acquired for the franchise that would win the pennant in 1959. Wynn would win the Cy Young Award that season with... Read more »
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