Tag: Sherm Lollar

This Day in White: Veeck gets into the Hall of Fame

This Day in White: Veeck gets into the Hall of Fame
July 22, 1941 – Slick fielding Sox first baseman Joe Kuhel tied a major league record set in 1905 by recording 40 putouts in a double header against the Philadelphia Athletics. Kuhel recorded 17 putouts in the first game and 23 in the second one. The Sox split the two games played at Shibe Park winning the first 14-0 and losing... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Lyons' crazy day

This Day in White Sox History: Lyons' crazy day
April 23, 1919 – Perhaps the greatest White Sox team ever, in terms of talent, opened the season in St. Louis destroying the Browns 13-4. Lefty Williams got the win. This time however, six months later, after winning the American League pennant, the ‘‘Black Sox’’ reportedly threw the series and lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Eight players would be... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg

This Day in White Sox History: Stratton shoots himself in the leg
November 27, 1938 – Sox star pitcher Monty Stratton, an American League All Star in 1937 and one of the best young players in the game, accidentally shot himself in the leg when his .32 caliber pistol discharged when he was replacing it in his holster. Stratton had been out hunting. Unable to get help, he crawled a half... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Frank Lane comes to Chicago

This Day in White Sox History: Frank Lane comes to Chicago
October 8, 1948 – Frank Lane is recruited out of the Big Ten Conference and takes over as the new General Manager of the White Sox. Lane would go on to become one of the greatest G.M.’s in team history. Among the players acquired by Lane, who made over 230 trades in his Sox tenure, were such future All-Stars as Nellie Fox,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox lose Game 2

This Day in White Sox History: Sox lose Game 2
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro October 2, 1904 – Doc White’s streak of 45 consecutive scoreless innings is broken when the New York Highlanders got a run in the first inning of the first game of a twin bill in Chicago. White would pitch in both games, getting decisions... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions

This Day in White Sox History: The first American League champions
September 21, 1901 – The Sox won the first “official” American League pennant despite losing to the Philadelphia A’s 10-4. The Sox would win the pennant by five games over the Boston Americans with a record of 83-53.  Unfortunately the World Series didn’t start until 1903, so this was the best that the Sox could do. They... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Lollar's walk off, Robinson's perfect day and Bevington's brawl.

This Day in White Sox History - Lollar's walk off, Robinson's perfect day and Bevington's brawl.
July 22, 1941 – Slick fielding Chicago White Sox first baseman Joe Kuhel tied a major league record set in 1905 by recording 40 putouts in a double header against the Philadelphia Athletics. Kuhel recorded 17 putouts in the first game and 23 in the second one. The Sox split the two games played at Shibe Park winning the first 14-0 and... Read more »

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 1
Every major league baseball team has a series of “what if”? moments in time that altered the destiny of that franchise. Sometimes it was a blessing, sometimes it was a curse, sometimes the results felt like the franchise in question was put into the Twilight Zone. What if the Red Sox never sold Babe Ruth to the... Read more »
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