Tag: Tom Seaver

This Day in White Sox History: Piersall hates scoreboards

This Day in White Sox History: Piersall hates scoreboards
May 30, 1951 – The Sox blasted the St. Louis Browns 8-1 to win their 14th consecutive game. It’s is the second longest winning streak in franchise history. After returning to Chicago, Mayor Martin Kennelly presented vice president Chuck Comiskey, manager Paul Richards and the White Sox, the keys to the city in a ceremony. The Sox would go from... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Wood's career effectively ends

This Day in White Sox History: Wood's career effectively ends
May 9, 1976 – Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood’s career was basically ended when his left kneecap was shattered by a line drive off the bat of future Sox player Ron LeFlore in Detroit. Wood had gotten off to a fine four and three start, with five complete games and an ERA of 2.24 when the accident took place. He was never the... 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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