Tag: Pete Ward

This Day in White Sox History: 1970 mercifully comes to an end

This Day in White Sox History: 1970 mercifully comes to an end
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, GM Ed Short was fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost... 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: Short re-energizes the team & Shouldergate

This Day in White Sox History: Short re-energizes the team & Shouldergate
January 14, 1963 – It was the move that re-energized the franchise and led directly to back-to-back-to-back 90+ win seasons in 1963, 1964 and 1965. Sox GM Ed Short traded shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Orioles for third baseman Pete Ward, outfielder Dave Nicholson, shortstop Ron Hansen and relief pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. Ward would be named Co-Rookie of the Year (with teammate Gary Peters) and... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle

This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, G.M. Ed Short is fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost the club... Read more »
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