Tag: Minnie Minoso

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg
November 27, 1938 – Sox star pitcher Monty Stratton, an American League All Star in 1937 and one of the best young players in the game, accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .32 caliber pistol discharged when he was replacing it in his holster. Stratton had been out hunting. Unable to get help, he crawled a half... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn for Mr. White Sox

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn for Mr. White Sox
October 29, 1956 – Al Lopez replaced Marty Marion as field manager. Marion who did a fine job in replacing Paul Richards had missed an important board meeting to be with his family at an event. It was all the excuse the Sox needed to let him go despite third place finishes and winning records in 1955 and 1956. “The Senor” would prove to be a most able... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Frank Lane comes to Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: Frank Lane comes to Chicago
October 8, 1948 – Frank Lane is recruited out of the Big Ten Conference and takes over as the new General Manager of the White Sox. Lane would go on to become one of the greatest G.M.’s in team history. Among the players acquired by Lane, who made over 230 trades in his Sox tenure, were such future All-Stars as Nellie Fox,... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox win the pennant

This Day in White Sox History: Sox win the pennant
September 22, 1959 – The White Sox clinched the American League pennant beating the Indians 4-2 in Cleveland. Al Smith and “Jungle” Jim Rivera hit back to back home runs in the game. Smith also threw out former Sox star Minnie Minoso trying to score a run at home. A crowd estimated by the Chicago Sun-Times at 125,000 was at Midway Airport to greet 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 »

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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