Tag: Paul Richards

This Day in White Sox History: Appling comes to town

This Day in White Sox History: Appling comes to town
September 10, 1930 – Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling made his White Sox debut. It was the start of the legacy of great Sox shortstops which included Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio and Ozzie Guillen. Appling went 1 for 4 in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. September 10, 1954 – Paul Richards, one of the greatest managers in club history, resigned to accept a... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: 17-inning marathon

This Day in White Sox History: 17-inning marathon
July 25, 1925 – Sox catcher and future Hall Of Famer Ray “Cracker” Schalk played in his 1,576th game behind the plate…at that time it was the major league record. July 25, 1954 – In the first game of a twin bill at Boston, Sox pitcher Jack Harshman set the franchise record by striking out 16 Red Sox. Harshman, a converted first baseman,... Read more »

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 »
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This Day in White Sox History: 20 runs

This Day in White Sox History: 20 runs
May 15, 1929 – Sox outfielder Art “The Great” Shires (Shires by the way gave himself that nickname) and manager Lena Blackburne got into a fistfight in the Sox clubhouse. Blackburne knocked Shires out cold. May 15, 1941 – In a game in New York, Sox pitcher Edgar Smith allowed a hit to Yankee great Joe DiMaggio. It would be the first hit in his record setting 56... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Aparicio and Baines debut

This Day in White Sox History: Aparicio and Baines debut
April 17, 1906 – The World Championship season began in Detroit with the Sox beating the Tigers 5-3. Frank Owen, who’d win 22 games that year, picked up the victory. Just three days short of six months later, the Sox would close out the Cubs winning the only all Chicago World Series four games to two. April 17,... 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 »
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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: Big Bad Bobby Jenks

This Day in White Sox History: Big Bad Bobby Jenks
December 17, 1914 – Clarence “Pants” Rowland was named White Sox manager. He would guide the club to a 100 win season and the World Series title in 1917. December 17, 1975 – Under new owner Bill Veeck, the Sox went retro with the naming of former manager Paul Richards to become the new field manager replacing Chuck Tanner. Richards was the man who turned around the... 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 »
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This Day in White Sox History: Horlen's no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Horlen's no-hitter
September 10, 1930 – Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling made his White Sox debut. It was the start of the legacy of great Sox shortstops which included Chico Carrasquel, Luis Aparicio and Ozzie Guillen. Appling went 1 for 4 in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. September 10, 1954 – Paul Richards one of the greatest managers in club history resigned to accept a... Read more »
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