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This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank gets a big statue
August 29, 1915 – Sox pitcher Jim Scott fired a 5-0 shutout over the Philadelphia A’s… and he did it in only 68 minutes!! It’s the fastest game ever played in team annals. Scott won 24 games that year. August 29, 1965 – In a double header at Comiskey Park, Sox shortstop Ron Hansen set the major league record when he handled 29 chances.... 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: Stanky on the SI cover

This Day in White Sox History: Stanky on the SI cover
February 28, 1966 – Sox manager Eddie Stanky is part of the cover for Sports Illustrated along with Cubs manager Leo Durocher.  The caption read, “The Lip And The Brat Invade Chicago.” Stanky would have winning years in his two complete seasons as manager almost winning the pennant in 1967 and he was considered a tactical genius when it came to the game. ... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Scott's 68 minute game

This Day in White Sox History: Scott's 68 minute game
August 29, 1915 – Sox pitcher Jim Scott fired a 5-0 shutout over the Philadelphia A’s… and he did it in only 68 minutes!! It’s the fastest game ever played in team annals. August 29, 1965 – In a double header at Comiskey Park, Sox shortstop Ron Hansen set the major league record when he handled 29 chances. Boston provided the opposition.... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Big Frank arrives and Fisk's double tag.

This Day in White Sox History - Big Frank arrives and Fisk's double tag.
August 2, 1921 – A Chicago jury finds the eight ‘Black Sox’ players innocent of conspiring to commit fraud by virtue of fixing the 1919 World Series. The players expected to go back to the Sox but then Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis permanently banished them, destroying the only team that could have played with the New... Read more »
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