Today in Sox History
Friday, May 21, 2010
LET’S BE FRANK: SOX WIN
1905: Frank Smith fired a complete game one-hitter in the White Sox 2-1 win over the Washington Senators at South Side Park.
WHAT’S UP DOC?
1906: The “Hitless Wonder” White Sox tipped homestanding New York 7-6 for their fifth consecutive victory.
EXTRA BASE EARL!
1926: Earl Sheely completed a big league record-tying streak of seven consecutive extra-base hits in the White Sox 8-7 loss at Boston.
SUCCESS IN 89 MINUTES
1943: The White Sox defeated Washington 1-0 at Comiskey Park in one hour and 29 minutes in the fastest nine-inning night game in American League history.
SOX GET WILSON AND PHILLEY
1956: The White Sox traded future Hall of Fame third baseman George Kell, outfielder Bob Nieman and pitchers Mike Fornieles and Connie Johnson to Baltimore for pitcher Jim Wilson and outfielder Dave Philley.
BIG DAY FOR BILLY
1957: Billy Pierce outdueled Whitey Ford in the first-place White Sox 3-1 win at Yankee Stadium.
1972: Carlos May’s three-run homer with two out in the ninth lifted the Sox to a 9-8 win over the Angels.
BIG DAY FOR BUCKY
1976: Bucky Dent went 4-for-4 with two RBI, and Ken Brett and Clay Carroll combined on a four-hitter in the White Sox 6-0 win – their fourth straight — over the A’s.
1990: Carlton Fisk’s three-run home run in the seventh delivered the White Sox a 6-5 win over the Yankees in New York.
QUICK START FOR FRANK
1997: Frank Thomas drove in three runs in the first two innings in powering the White Sox to a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox before 18,814 at Comiskey Park.
ONE HIT ENOUGH
2000: The first-place White Sox got only one hit but still defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, at SkyDome. Mark Johnson’s third inning single was the Sox only hit but did not figure in the scoring. The Sox scored both of their runs in the seventh on a walk, two errors, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Cal Eldred tossed 6.2 scoreless innings for the win.
2004: The White Sox scored four times in the second and got seven strong innings from Mark Buehrle in beating the Twins 8-2 before 30,116 at US Cellular Field.
RALLYIN’ AT WRIGLEY
2005: Paul Konerko’s elusive single in the eighth keyed a four-run rally in the White Sox 5-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
DYE SHOWS WHY
2008: Jermaine Dye’s three-run homer keyed a five-run sixth as the first-place White Sox dumped the Indians 7-2 before 38,518 at U.S. Cellular Field. Dye later homered in the seventh as did Jim Thome as the Sox stretched their winning streak to seven and opened a two-game lead atop the A.L. Central.