Tag: Al Lopez

This Day in White Sox History: Fox taken out by a virus

This Day in White Sox History: Fox taken out by a virus
September 4, 1960 – A viral infection knocked Nellie Fox out of the line-up for the first time since August of 1955. He played in 798 consecutive games, still the White Sox record, and 1,072 out of 1,073. September 4, 1961 – It was a strange start to a good Sox career for pitcher Joe Horlen. Horlen entered the game in Minnesota... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout

This Day in White Sox History: Big Klu caught in a timeout
August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that have happened when the Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2 ½ games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the eighth inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Baltimore, again

This Day in White Sox History: Baltimore, again
May 19, 1963 – Sox starter Ray Herbert’s consecutive scoreless inning streak ended controversially in (where else?) Baltimore. Herbert, a 20 game winner in 1962, had thrown 38 straight scoreless innings when he faced the Orioles Johnny Orsino in the third inning. Orsino then hit what appeared to be a home run to left field, or did he? Both... Read more »
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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 »

This Day in White Sox History: Eddie Collins

This Day in White Sox History: Eddie Collins
December 8, 1914 – The Sox purchased future Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins from Connie Mack and the Philadelphia A’s. The price was incredible based on 1914 standards. $50,000 went to Mack. $15,000 went to Collins as a ‘signing bonus,’ and then Collins was tendered a five year guaranteed deal worth $75,000! He’d play for the team 12 seasons. December 8, 1959 – The Sox... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side

This Day in White Sox History: Frank leaves the South Side
December 6, 1959 – In an effort to try to repeat as American League champs Sox owner Bill Veeck and vice president Hank Greenberg decided to make a series of moves to bring in hitters at the expense of some of the top young players in the Sox system. Veeck originally tired to get young stars like Orlando Cepeda from the Giants and Bill... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Cameron for Konerko

This Day in White Sox History: Cameron for Konerko
November 11, 1965 – “The Senor,” manager Al Lopez, resigned his position with the White Sox. Perhaps the greatest manager in franchise history, Lopez had nine winning seasons in his nine full time years as field manager. He won the 1959 American League pennant and was coming off of back to back to back 90 or more win seasons in 1963,... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn for Mr. White Sox

This Day in White Sox History: Wynn for Mr. White Sox
October 29, 1956 – Al Lopez replaced Marty Marion as field manager. Marion who did a fine job in replacing Paul Richards had missed an important board meeting to be with his family at an event. It was all the excuse the Sox needed to let him go despite third place finishes and winning records in 1955 and 1956. “The Senor” would prove to be a most able... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodybe

This Day in White Sox History: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodybe
October 6, 1905 – The Sox lose the pennant on the next to last day of the season when pitcher Doc White can’t beat the bottom feeding St. Louis Browns. White and the Sox lost 6-2 which handed the flag to the Philadelphia Athletics. The Sox would finish the season two games off the pace.  October 6, 1908 – The Sox... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: Kluszewski's game winner that wasn't

This Day in White Sox History: Kluszewski's game winner that wasn't
 August 28, 1960 – Of all the crazy games and things that happened when the White Sox played at Baltimore, this one topped the list. The Sox started the day 2.5 games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the 8th inning. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring a run and... Read more »
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