Today in Chicago White Sox History

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  • 1901-04-28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • 1901-05-01 Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
  • 1901-05-09 Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • 1901-08-10 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • 1902-09-20 Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • 1903-05-06 Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers
  • 1903-06-16 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
  • 1903-06-25 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
  • 1904-08-17 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0
  • 1904-09-30 White Sox lefty Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
  • 1905-09-06 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1905-09-27 Boston's Bill Dinneen no-hits Chicago White Sox, 2-0
  • 1906-05-14 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
  • 1906-05-25 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
  • 1906-08-02 Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
  • 1906-08-23 Chicago White Sox win 19th straight, beating Wash Senators
  • 1906-10-11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • 1906-10-14 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • 1907-05-26 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • 1908-09-20 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
  • 1908-10-05 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
  • 1908-10-06 Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant
  • 1909-07-31 Bill Burns pitching for White Sox has 2nd no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
  • 1910-04-30 Cleve Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • 1910-07-01 Chicago's Comiskey Park opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
  • 1910-08-04 A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
  • 1910-08-27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • 1911-06-11 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1911-07-04 White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1911-08-27 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0
  • 1913-12-06 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
  • 1914-02-01 NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 1914-05-31 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleve Indians, 6-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-12-08 Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1915-08-20 White Sox obtain Joe Jackson from Cleve in exchange for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer, & $31,500
  • 1915-08-31 Chicago White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • 1917-04-14 Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0
  • 1917-05-05 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • 1917-05-06 St Louis Brown Bob Groom no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • 1917-10-15 Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
  • 1918-06-01 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
  • 1918-12-31 Kid Gleason replaces Pants Rowland as White Sox manager
  • 1919-07-13 Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • 1919-08-14 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • 1919-10-01 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • 1919-10-06 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • 1919-10-19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • 1919-12-27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
  • 1920-06-20 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
  • 1920-09-22 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • 1920-09-28 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
  • 1921-08-03 Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
  • 1922-04-30 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • 1923-04-03 2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary
  • 1924-10-28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • 1925-08-15 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
  • 1926-05-21 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
  • 1926-08-21 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
  • 1926-11-11 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
  • 1926-12-30 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)
  • 1927-01-05 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 1927-06-08 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928-06-12 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1929-05-24 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • 1929-09-14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • 1930-09-27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
  • 1931-02-21 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 1931-07-28 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
  • 1931-09-19 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
  • 1933-05-27 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • 1934-06-25 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2
  • 1934-08-22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1935-08-31 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
  • 1935-12-10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
  • 1937-06-01 Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
  • 1939-08-14 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
  • 1939-09-27 White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
  • 1939-09-30 White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
  • 1940-04-16 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)
  • 1940-07-28 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
  • 1940-09-15 Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)
  • 1941-05-20 White Sox Taft Wright sets AL record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-03-18 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1943-05-21 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
  • 1947-06-13 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
  • 1948-07-18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • 1948-08-21 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • 1949-08-20 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
  • 1949-10-19 A's trade 2nd baseman Nellie Fox to White Sox for Joe Tipton
  • 1949-10-29 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
  • 1950-11-09 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • 1951-05-01 Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
  • 1952-06-10 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • 1952-11-12 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • 1954-04-15 Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
  • 1954-09-12 White Sox win 90th game, 1st time they win this many since 1920
  • 1956-07-14 Boston Red Sox Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1956-09-30 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
  • 1956-10-25 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
  • 1957-06-16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Wash Senators 8-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1859-08-19 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1887-05-02 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1887-07-16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Chicago White Sox player (Say it aint so, Joe)
  • 1927-04-02 Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
  • 1927-12-25 Nellie Fox, White Sox infielder (AL MVP 1959), (d. 1975)
  • 1936-05-09 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
  • 1941-05-10 Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
  • 1943-12-19 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1947-08-27 Ed Herrmann, MLB catcher (White Sox), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1947-12-26 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • 1950-11-22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • 1951-11-25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1959-03-15 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1959-04-25 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1960-01-29 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1961-04-09 Kirk McCaskill, Kapuskasing Ont, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1962-10-30 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963-08-08 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964-01-20 Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964-02-18 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1964-05-20 Jeff Schwarz, US baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964-08-26 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1964-09-26 Dave Martinez, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Manhattan, NYC
  • 1964-11-11 Roberto Hernandez, Santurce Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1966-01-16 Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 1966-08-25 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-10-31 Brian Keyser, Castro Valley CA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1966-12-10 Norberto Martin, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1967-06-28 Matt Karchner, Berwick PA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1967-07-14 Robin Ventura, Santa Maria CA, infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1967-08-28 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968-05-22 Alan Levine, Park Ridge IL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1968-05-27 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • 1969-02-06 Bob Wickman, Green Bay WI, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1969-02-26 Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969-05-13 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969-08-13 Alex Fernandez, Miami Beach FL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969-10-25 Larry Thomas, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-02-24 Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1971-05-13 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-07-15 James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1971-11-28 William Simas Jr, Hanford CA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1971-11-30 Ray Durham, Charlotte, North Carolina, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox)

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-03-25 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1984-03-18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • 1986-07-25 Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
  • 2016-01-23 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, American professional baseball player (White Sox), dies at 72