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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: 2005 team sets the tone

This Day in White Sox History: 2005 team sets the tone
April 4, 1982 – One of the most highly anticipated opening days in franchise history got snowed out. The Sox were set to host Boston and the organization was expecting a crowd of around 50,000. That got torpedoed when a blizzard hammered the entire Midwest cancelling games for days. In fact the season didn’t open until... Read more »

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 »
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This Day in White Sox History: Sox trick the Cubs

This Day in White Sox History: Sox trick the Cubs
January 25, 1983 – The Sox and GM Roland Hemond embarrassed the Cubs by ‘hinting’ through the  media that the Sox might select pitcher Fergie Jenkins after the Cubs left him unprotected in the free agent draft. Jenkins, the future Hall of Famer, was getting close to the magical 300 win mark in his career. The Sox were... 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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