Tag: Tommy John

This Day in White Sox History: Jose Paniagua's horrible, no good, very bad appearance

This Day in White Sox History: Jose Paniagua's horrible, no good, very bad appearance
September 9, 1917 – It’s the only time the Sox have ever won a forfeited game. In Chicago against Cleveland, the Indians were protesting a close call that went against them in the top of the tenth inning of a tie game. When they took the field in the last of the inning, Cleveland players threw... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Tommy John goes down

This Day in White Sox History - Tommy John goes down
August 22, 1923 – In a game at Comiskey Park, Sox pitcher Hollis “Sloppy” Thurston struck out the side on only nine pitches versus the Philadelphia Athletics. Thurston however got the loss as the Sox were beaten 3-2 in 13 innings. August 22, 1968 – In Detroit, White Sox pitcher Tommy John was attacked on the mound by the Tigers’ Dick McAuliffe. McAuliffe, who made... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sox start a stellar season

This Day in White Sox History: Sox start a stellar season
April 13, 1965 – The Sox turned the tide so to speak from 1964, beating the Orioles in Baltimore opening day, by the score of 5-3. They lost to the same club to open the 1964 season at Comiskey Park by the exact margin. Tommy John, making his White Sox debut, picked up the save for Gary Peters.... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: MJ holds off the Cubs

This Day in White Sox History: MJ holds off the Cubs
April 7, 1970 – The worst White Sox team in history began their forgettable season getting pounded 12-0 at home by the Twins. Sox starting pitcher Tommy John only lasted into the fifth inning. The Sox would go on to lose a franchise record 106 games.  April 7, 1971 – Charlie Finley, the A’s owner, got  the first regularly... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town

This Day in White Sox History: Dick Allen crashes into town
December 2, 1971 – It was the trade that perhaps saved the franchise. Sox player personnel director Roland Hemond sent pitcher Tommy John and infielder Steve Huntz to the Dodgers for disgruntled slugger Dick Allen. Allen, one of the most prolific talents in the game, marched to his own drummer and was deemed difficult to handle by other teams and managers. Somehow Sox skipper Chuck... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Back-to-back-to-back homers

This Day in White Sox History: Back-to-back-to-back homers
September 9, 1917 – It’s the only time the Sox have ever won a forfeited game. In Chicago against Cleveland, the Indians were protesting a close call that went against them in the top of the tenth inning of a tie game. When they took the field in the last of the inning, Cleveland players threw their gloves... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle

This Day in White Sox History: Record setting Belle
September 1, 1970 – With the Sox about to end their worst season in franchise history, G.M. Ed Short is fired after nine years on the job. Short would make brilliant off season deals in 1963 and 1964 to net the club players like Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Ward, Tommy John and Tommy Agee but starting in 1968 his moves backfired and lost the club... Read more »
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