Posts tagged "Nellie Fox"

This Day in White Sox History: Fox taken out by a virus

This Day in White Sox History: Fox taken out by a virus
September 4, 1960 – A viral infection knocked Nellie Fox out of the line-up for the first time since August of 1955. He played in 798 consecutive games, still the White Sox record, and 1,072 out of 1,073. September 4, 1961 – It was a strange start to a good Sox career for pitcher Joe Horlen. Horlen entered the game in Minnesota... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout
August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that have happened when the Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2 ½ games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the eighth inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Small, but powerful

This Day in White Sox History: Small, but powerful
August 10, 1959 – Sox infielders Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio appeared together on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read, “Magic Up The Middle, Fox And Aparicio.” August 10, 1990 – The odds had to be a million to one. They were two of the smallest players in major league baseball yet on this night in the second game of a... Read more »
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This Day in White: Veeck gets into the Hall of Fame

This Day in White: Veeck gets into the Hall of Fame
July 22, 1941 – Slick fielding Sox first baseman Joe Kuhel tied a major league record set in 1905 by recording 40 putouts in a double header against the Philadelphia Athletics. Kuhel recorded 17 putouts in the first game and 23 in the second one. The Sox split the two games played at Shibe Park winning the first 14-0 and losing... 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 »

This Date in White Sox History: Sox get no hit, still win

This Date in White Sox History: Sox get no hit, still win
July 1, 1905 – Sox pitcher Frank Owen won both games of a double header at St. Louis. The scores were 3-2 and 2-0. In both games he went the distance and only allowed the Browns seven total hits for the afternoon. He is one of only ten pitchers in baseball history to accomplish this feat. (i.e. two... Read more »
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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: 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: Fisk gets revenge

This Day in White Sox History: Fisk gets revenge
April 10, 1959 – The season opener to a memorable pennant winning year started in Detroit where Billy Pierce faced Jim Bunning. The Sox blew a 7-4 lead when the Tigers got three runs in the eighth inning and matters weren’t decided until the 14th. That’s when Nellie Fox, who hit home runs as often as he struck out,... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day

This Day in White Sox History: Comiskey Park's last Opening Day
April 9, 1963 – The start of the season found the Sox in Detroit and it was a highlight game for third baseman Pete Ward. Wards macked a seventh inning, three run home run off Jim Bunning to push the Sox into the lead and he also made a barehanded pick up and throw out of a slow... Read more »
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