Chicago White Sox in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 238

Baseball Record

1947-07-05 Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago White Sox

  • 1948-07-18 Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in an 11 inning game
  • 1948-08-21 Cleveland Indians 47-inning scoreless streak is broken as future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Lemon yields a home run to Aaron Robinson in a 3-2 loss to Chicago White Sox
  • 1949-08-06 Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling appears in a MLB record 2,154th (en route to 2,218) game at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox
  • 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

Baseball Record

1951-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Mickey Mantle hits first career home run in 8-3 win v White Sox in Chicago; Minnie Miñoso homers in Sox debut

  • 1952-06-10 Chicago White Sox outfielder Sam Mele is only 6th MLB player to record 6 RBI's in an inning (4th) during a 15-4 win over the A's in Philadelphia
  • 1952-11-12 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • 1953-09-26 Shortstop Billy Hunter smashes final home run in St Louis Browns history during a 6-3 loss to Chicago White Sox at Busch Stadium; franchise moves to Baltimore next season
  • 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 pitcher Mel Parnell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1956-09-30 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)

Appointment of Interest

1956-10-25 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns and is replaced by Al López

  • 1957-06-16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
  • 1957-07-28 MLB Chicago White Sox outfielder Jim Landis strikes out 5 times in a loss to the Orioles in Baltimore
  • 1957-08-20 Chicago White Sox Bob Keegan no-hits Washington Senators, 6-0

Sports History

1959-03-10 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells her 54% share of MLB Chicago White Sox to Bill Veeck, for a reported $27M

  • 1959-04-10 Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox gets a MLB Opening Day record tying 5 hits in 7 at-bats in a 14-inning, 9–7 win in Detroit
  • 1959-04-22 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors

Baseball History

1959-05-09 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox

  • 1959-07-26 Chicago White Sox Larry Doby plays final MLB game; retires in 1962 after playing for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan
  • 1959-09-11 Baltimore starter Jerry Walker pitches all 16 innings as the Orioles edge the Chicago White Sox, 1-0 at Memorial Stadium
  • 1959-09-22 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1959-10-01 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2
  • 1959-10-04 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • 1959-10-06 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • 1959-10-08 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 9-3 at Comiskey Park to claim championship, 4 games to 2; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Larry Sherry
  • 1959-11-12 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
  • 1960-03-13 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number
  • 1960-04-12 MLB Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck debuts "Exploding Scoreboard" at Chicago's Comiskey Park

Sports History

1960-07-15 Baltimore's future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle in the Orioles' 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

  • 1960-08-28 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time

Sports History

1961-04-10 Washington Senators play first game in franchise history with President John F. Kennedy in attendance; lose a 4-3 decision to the Chicago White Sox

Baseball Record

1961-07-25 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader sweep of the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium, NYC

  • 1961-07-25 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 off of 4 Chicago White Sox pitchers in a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1962-04-26 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
  • 1962-07-22 Chicago White Sox outfielder Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles) as WS defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-3 at Fenway Park
  • 1962-08-01 Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Sports History

1963-04-08 Detroit Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain on waivers from the Chicago White Sox; McLain goes on the win Cy Young Award 1968, 69 and AL MVP 1968

  • 1964-02-17 101st member elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicago White Sox shortstop Luke Appling
  • 1965-06-06 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • 1966-09-25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • 1967-03-03 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • 1967-06-12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox, 6-5 in 22 innings at D.C. Stadium
  • 1967-09-10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • 1967-10-30 Arthur Allyn says Chicago White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • 1968-08-02 Ron Hansen (Washington Senators) & Tim Cullen (Chicago White Sox) become the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season; they had been traded in February in opposite directions
  • 1970-07-27 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 1970-09-07 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • 1971-06-08 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
  • 1972-03-09 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
  • 1972-07-31 Chicago infielder Dick Allen becomes only 7th player in MLB history to hit 2 inside-the-park home runs in a game; both off Bert Blyleven in 8-1 White Sox win over Minnesota Twins
  • 1972-08-23 Chicago White Sox Dick Allen is 4th player to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers; previously slugged by only Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson
  • 1972-09-02 Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 8-0
  • 1972-11-15 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • 1973-02-27 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3 year $750,000 contract
  • 1973-05-28 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)

Sports History

1973-08-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win over Chicago White Sox

  • 1974-06-24 Kansas City pitcher Steve Busby retires first 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired; Royals still lose, 3-1 to Chicago
  • 1975-12-16 Bill Veeck buys 80% of MLB Chicago White Sox from John Allyn
  • 1976-07-28 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
  • 1976-08-08 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • 1976-09-11 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
  • 1977-01-04 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play announcer
  • 1977-06-07 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1
  • 1978-06-30 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Larry Doby becomes only the second African-American manager in MLB with the Chicago White Sox
  • 1978-09-01 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v Chicago White Sox

Sports History

1979-04-06 Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper, a 5-3 Orioles victory over the Chicago White Sox

Down With Disco!

1979-07-12 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers

  • 1980-05-04 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Cubs Dale Long in 1958
  • 1980-08-20 Cleveland Indians pitcher Dan Spillner, 5.45 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when Chicago White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
  • 1980-08-22 Bill Veeck agrees to sell MLB Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale

Baseball Record

1980-09-30 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record with his 97th in A's 5-1 win over Chicago White Sox; breaks Ty Cobb's mark of 96 set in 1915

  • 1981-01-29 AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
  • 1982-08-03 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago White Sox
  • 1983-06-27 MLB Seattle Mariners bat out of order against Chicago White Sox in 2nd inning
  • 1983-09-17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • 1983-09-29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • 1983-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • 1984-04-07 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0

Baseball Record

1984-05-02 New York Yankee Don Mattingly's single breaks up Chicago White Sox pitcher Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid, at Comiskey Park

  • 1984-05-09 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)

Sports History

1985-04-09 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game

  • 1985-08-04 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1985-11-25 Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillén is named AL Rookie of Year
  • 1986-05-28 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 1986-06-09 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago White Sox (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park

Sports History

1986-06-20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

  • 1986-09-19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • 1988-04-29 Baltimore Orioles end their record 21-game losing streak by beating the White Sox 9-0
  • 1988-04-29 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
  • 1988-06-30 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Florida
  • 1988-10-07 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • 1989-07-29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • 1989-08-10 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning

Sports History

1990-05-22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

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