Tag: Wilbur Wood

This Day in White Sox History: Wood starts both games in a double header

This Day in White Sox History: Wood starts both games in a double header
July 20, 1957 – The Sox Dick Donovan one hit the Red Sox at Comiskey Park and won 4-0. Ted Williams got Boston’s only hit on a single in the fourth inning. It was Donovan’s second one-hitter in two months. On May 25 he one hit the Indians in Cleveland winning by the same score of 4-0. July 20, 1973 – Wilbur Wood started... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Sale strikes everyone out

This Day in White Sox History: Sale strikes everyone out
June 19, 1926 – The Sox celebrated Eddie Collins Day at Comiskey Park. Collins would be admitted into the Hall of Fame in 1939 and was one of the finest second baseman in major league history. He played 12 seasons with the White Sox. June 19, 1977 – Wilbur Wood threw his last good game for the Sox as he beat the A’s... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: The Chili Dog Game

This Day in White Sox History: The Chili Dog Game
June 4, 1959 – 1959 was a year for marathon games for the White Sox. This was the first one that went at least 17 innings, and all took place against Baltimore. In this game Earl Torgeson’s solo home run in the last of the 17th, was the difference in the Sox 6-5 win. Bob Shaw pitched five relief innings to get... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Wilbur wins two games in one evening

This Day in White Sox History: Wilbur wins two games in one evening
May 28, 1922 – Continuing to rebuild in the wake of the “Black Sox” scandal, owner Charles Comiskey spent $100,000  and purchased the contract of third baseman Willie Kamm from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. Comiskey also threw in three players. Kamm would lead the AL in fielding percentage for six straight seasons. May 28, 1973 – It was a night Wilbur Wood did something... 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: Frank christens New Comiskey.

This Day in White Sox History: Frank christens New Comiskey.
April 22, 1955 – It was the first time the White Sox ever played in Kansas City and outfielder “Jungle” Jim Rivera would make it a memorable night. Rivera’s home run helped the Sox beat the A’s 5-3 but it was his comment afterwards to former first lady Bess Truman that made the most news. She attended the game and... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Fire Trucks in Baltimore

This Day in White Sox History: Fire Trucks in Baltimore
April 15, 1954 – The White Sox reintroduced major league baseball to Baltimore for the first time since 1902 as they played the ‘new’ Baltimore Orioles as their first home opponent. The franchise had moved from St. Louis that off season.  Virgil “Fire” Trucks got the start for the White Sox but the O’s beat them 3-1... 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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.

This Day in White Sox History: Buehrle sets a team record.
April 5, 1960 – Shortly before the season opened, the Sox ended their decimation of the young players on their roster, by shipping future All-Star and power hitting catcher Earl Battey along with future power hitting All-Star first baseman Don Mincher to the Senators for power hitting first baseman Roy Sievers. Sievers gave the Sox some good years, averaging 27... Read more »
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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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