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This Day in White Sox History - Paulie hits 2000

This Day in White Sox History - Paulie hits 2000
August 23, 1906 – The Sox beat Washington 4-1 for their 19th straight win, a franchise record that still stands. Roy Patterson picked up the win. This was the streak that propelled the Sox into a position to take the A.L. pennant and eventually the World Series crown. During the run the Sox beat Boston six times, Philadelphia five... Read more »

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

This Day in White Sox History - Back to back to back to back
August 14, 1910 – The Sox celebrated the first sellout in team history at Comiskey Park when over 32 thousand fans poured in to see a double header split against the New York Highlanders. August 14, 1915 – The Sox purchased the contract of pitcher Claude “Lefty” Williams from Salt Lake City.Williams might have been inducted into the Hall of... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The South Side Hit Men get their start

This Day in White Sox History: The South Side Hit Men get their start
December 12, 1975 – In an effort to start improving a desultory offense, Sox GM Roland Hemond and new owner Bill Veeck acquired former NL batting champ Ralph Garr from Atlanta for three players including outfielder Ken Henderson and pitcher Dick Ruthven. Garr would have severe limitations in the field but he did become the catalyst for the “South Side Hit Men” in 1977 with his... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - Big Frank arrives and Fisk's double tag.

This Day in White Sox History - Big Frank arrives and Fisk's double tag.
August 2, 1921 – A Chicago jury finds the eight ‘Black Sox’ players innocent of conspiring to commit fraud by virtue of fixing the 1919 World Series. The players expected to go back to the Sox but then Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis permanently banished them, destroying the only team that could have played with the New... Read more »
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