Tag: Wilson Alvarez

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter

This Day in White Sox History - Alvarez's no-hitter
August 11, 1912 – The Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of future Hall of Famer, catcher, Ray Schalk from the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. August 11, 1941 – In a game at Comiskey Park between the St. Louis Browns and Sox a fight broke out. In the ensuing melee Sox manager Jimmy Dykes jumped on the back of the St.... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Base-brawl

This Day in White Sox History: Base-brawl
June 13, 1957 – The Sox and Yankees hooked up in perhaps the greatest “base-brawl” in history. In the first inning at Comiskey Park, New York’s Art Ditmar threw a pitch at the head of the Sox Larry Doby. As the pitch rolled to the wall, Ditmar ran to cover home. Doby warned Ditmar about the pitch, and then threw a left... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Alvarez extends his win streak

This Day in White Sox History: Alvarez extends his win streak
May 27, 1994 – Wilson Alvarez was masterful in extending his winning streak to a then club-record tying 15 games. The Venezuelan left-hander fired a six hit shutout at the Baltimore Orioles in the White Sox 3-0 win before 34,351 at Comiskey Park. The win was the last in Alvarez’s streak which began on August 24, 1993. Darrin Jackson doubled in a... 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: Bo Jackson propels the team to victory

This Day in White Sox History: Bo Jackson propels the team to victory
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro September 27, 1959 – The Sox closed their championship season with a 6-4 win at Detroit and when the final stats were recorded, second baseman Nellie Fox pulled off a rare feat. Fox wound up leading all American League second baseman in fielding percentage,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History - Allen's two inside the park home runs, The White Flag Trade and Contreras comes to town

July 31, 1909 – “Sleepy” Bill Burns fired a one hitter defeating Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators 1-0. If that name sounds familiar it’s because Burns would become one of the ringleaders in the plot to fix the World Series. It was he, who had the idea of going to gambler Arnold Rothstein to get the financial backing... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History - The White Sox trade Harold Baines for Sammy Sosa

This Day in White Sox History - The White Sox trade Harold Baines for Sammy Sosa
July 29, 1942 – The Chicago White Sox staged the first twi-night double header in club history as they beat the Yankees 7-5 and 7-2. Over 27 thousand fans showed up at Comiskey Park for the wartime promotion which became a regular attraction for the next thirty years.  July 29, 1962 – In a double header versus... Read more »
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