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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: SportsVision debuts

This Day in White Sox History: SportsVision debuts
May 13, 1957 – Sox pitcher Billy Pierce became the first member of the team to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption read, “Pride Of Chicago, Billy Pierce.” In 1957, the year the magazine cover came out; Pierce went 20-12 with an ERA of 3.26. It was his second straight 20 win season. May 13, 1975 – Sox pitcher Jim Kaat’s 12... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Baseball's first female announcer

This Day in White Sox History: Baseball's first female announcer
April 12, 1966 – The Sox opened the season with a 3-2 win over the Angels in 14 innings. Tommy McCraw delivered the game winning hit. Rookie Tommy Agee would crack a home run off Dean Chance to begin his season, which would end with him being named the Rookie of the Year and the first Sox player to ever... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

The Legacy of SportsVision

The Legacy of SportsVision
Last season FanGraphs had a sobering article talking about regional / local television viewership when it comes to baseball. It was sobering because in the categories the story discussed and the graphs they presented in it, the White Sox were ranked last in the major leagues in viewership. That’s hard to believe in some ways... Read more »
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This Day in White Sox History: The exploding scoreboard!

This Day in White Sox History: The exploding scoreboard!
October 4, 1948 – Chuck Comiskey III is named vice president of the White Sox. He refused to see the team continue to be the laughingstock of the American League and immediately began to take steps to change things. Those changes will start to bear fruit during the 1951 season. October 4, 1981 – Jerry Hairston’s grand slam helped beat the... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox take the 1-0 World Series lead

This Day in White Sox History: White Sox take the 1-0 World Series lead
This week’s TDIWSH was delayed a bit, so enjoy an epic avalanche of Sunday content! – Daniel Shapiro  October 1, 1950 – Luke Appling got his final hit in a White Sox uniform. The future Hall Of Famer spent 20 years and 2,422 games in a Sox uniform. He’d later come back as a coach for the club in... Read more »

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank needs surgery

This Day in White Sox History: Big Frank needs surgery
September 6, 1903 – Guy “Doc” White of the White Sox hurled a one hitter in beating Cleveland 1-0 in 10 innings in a game in Chicago. It would be the first of five one hitters thrown by White between 1903 and 1908. White never threw a no hitter by the way. In addition to being a great pitcher, White was also a dentist. September 6, 1905 –... Read more »
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Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 2

Biggest What Ifs in White Sox History, Part 2
We continue to look at some of the biggest ‘what if’s in Chicago White Sox history. In part two of the three part series of stories we’ll concentrate on two situations that dramatically impacted the franchise in the 1960s and 1980s and what might have been. If you missed part 1, you can read it... Read more »
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