Tag: Nellie Fox

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Too good to be true

This Day in White Sox History: Too good to be true
January 28, 1953 – It was one of those deals that was too good to be true and unfortunately that turned out to be the case, as the Sox acquired two time AL batting champ Ferris “Burrhead” Fain from the Philadelphia A’s as part of a five player deal. Fain never approached those numbers in Chicago, was a distraction off the... 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 »
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This Day in White Sox History: Lane bags a Fox

This Day in White Sox History: Lane bags a Fox
October 19, 1949 – Sox GM Frank Lane struck again. Lane dealt backup catcher and malcontent Joe Tipton to the Philadelphia A’s for a young, small second baseman named Nellie Fox. Tipton had gotten into a fistfight with Sox manager Jack Onslow during the 1949 season and wasn’t going to be kept. All Fox did was eventually get to the Hall of Fame, have his #2 retired by the team in 1976,... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Horlen's blank jersey

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

This Day in White Sox History: Karkovice's inside-the-park grand slam

This Day in White Sox History: Karkovice's inside-the-park grand slam
August 30, 1941 – Sox pitcher Johnny Humphries had his string of 35 consecutive scoreless innings snapped on a home run by the Browns Chet Laabs. The Browns won that afternoon going away 10-1.   August 30, 1949 – The Sox organized and celebrated “Jackie Hayes Night” at Comiskey Park. Hayes was a fine second baseman who suddenly lost his sight due to a cataract... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Kluszewski's game winner that wasn't

This Day in White Sox History: Kluszewski's game winner that wasn't
 August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that happened when the White Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2.5 games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the 8th inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring a run and... Read more »
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