Tag: Ozzie Guillen

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 »

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: Offense goes insane

This Day in White Sox History: Offense goes insane
July 5, 1987 – The Sox tied the franchise mark for the most lopsided win when they beat the Indians 17-0 at Cleveland. Kenny Williams and Harold Baines each drove in four RBIs in the slaughter with Ozzie Guillen and Greg Walker knocking in three each. Future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro was saddled with the loss. Want to know right away when we... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Humber's perfect game

This Day in White Sox History: Humber's perfect game
April 21, 1900 – The White Sox played their first regular season game as part of the American League. They’d drop a 5-4 decision to the Milwaukee Brewers managed by Connie Mack. The 1900 season though wasn’t officially recognized by baseball since in this season, the American League wasn’t considered a part of organized baseball but... Read more »

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.
April 5, 1960 – Shortly before the season opened, the Sox ended their decimation of the young players on their roster, by shipping future All-Star and power hitting catcher Earl Battey along with future power hitting All-Star first baseman Don Mincher to the Senators for power hitting first baseman Roy Sievers. Sievers gave the Sox some good years, averaging 27... Read more »
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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 »

This Day in White Sox History: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

This Day in White Sox History: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
November 4, 2003 – Former Sox All Star shortstop Ozzie Guillen was named the team’s manager replacing Jerry Manuel. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ immediately set about changing the fortunes of the franchise. His ‘Ozzie-Ball ’philosophy of pitching, smart-aggressive base running, defense and doing the little things would help lead to a World Series title in 2005, the season he would be named Manager... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Ozzie's breakup

This Day in White Sox History: Ozzie's breakup
September 26, 1905 – In a double header at Boston, Sox pitcher Ed Walsh relieved starter Doc White in the first inning of the first game and got the win 10-5. He then started and won the nightcap game 3-1. White didn’t retire a batter so Walsh got credit for a pair of complete games. September 26, 1943 – The Sox set the franchise record for... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Magic up the middle

This Day in White Sox History - Magic up the middle
August 10, 1959 – Chicago White 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... Read more »
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