Tag: Sammy Sosa

This Day in White Sox History: Ground is broken

This Day in White Sox History: Ground is broken
May 7, 1989 – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the start of construction on the new Comiskey Park. May 7, 1991 – Sammy Sosa become the first Sox player with a “walk off” home run at new Comiskey Park when he beat Milwaukee with a blast in the 12th inning. The final score was 2-1. Sosa hit his game winner... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle's no hitter
April 18, 1972 – Because of the labor impasse and the late start to the season it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a night home opener and the 20,000+ fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick... 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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This Day in White Sox History: Sox trade Sosa

This Day in White Sox History: Sox trade Sosa
March 30, 1971 – Another good deal pulled off by the Sox and GM Roland Hemond. He sent catcher Duane Josephson and pitcher Danny Murphy to the Red Sox for relief pitcher Vicente Romo and first baseman Tony Muser. Muser was one of the best defensive first baseman in baseball and was tremendous as a late inning replacement for Dick Allen. He was an earlier version of Mike... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - The White Sox trade Harold Baines for Sammy Sosa

This Day in White Sox History - The White Sox trade Harold Baines for Sammy Sosa
July 29, 1942 – The Chicago White Sox staged the first twi-night double header in club history as they beat the Yankees 7-5 and 7-2. Over 27 thousand fans showed up at Comiskey Park for the wartime promotion which became a regular attraction for the next thirty years.  July 29, 1962 – In a double header versus... Read more »
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