Today in White Sox History
Sunday, May 23, 2010
TAKING MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS
1901: With the A’s rallying, White Sox manager Clark Griffith put himself on the mound in the ninth and got three ground outs to preserve an 11-8 win.
1926: Eddie Collins’ RBI in the ninth inning made a winner out of fellow future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons in the White Sox 1-0 victory at Cleveland.
BOMBING THE BRONX BOMBERS
1934: Al Simmons, Jimmy Dykes and winning pitcher Ted Lyons homered in the White Sox 14-2 win over the Yankees before 7,000 at Comiskey Park.
THREE HOMERS IN AN INNING & A HALL OF FAME PICK UP
1954: On the day they acquired future Hall of Fame third baseman George Kell, the Sox got home runs from Minnie Minoso, Cass Michaels and Sherm Lollar in the eighth inning in overtaking the Tigers, 4-3, in Detroit.
A WYNN-ING EFFORT
1958: Early Wynn scored the game’s only run and pitched a three-hitter in the White Sox 1-0 win over the Orioles before 10,192 at Comiskey Park.
1964: Pete Ward doubled, hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the White Sox took over sole possession of first place with a 14-2 win – their fifth in a row — over the Washington Senators before 6,654 at Comiskey Park.
MAY HELPS TAME THE TIGERS
1975: Carlos May broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in a four-run fourth as the White Sox topped Detroit 6-1 before 8,789 at Comiskey Park.
A BLAST OF LEMON
1979: Chet Lemon launched a three-run home run and Ken Kravec scattered 10 hits in a complete game effort in a 6-1 win over Oakland before 11,881 at Comiskey Park.
WALKER AND COWLEY
1986: Greg Walker went 4-for-4 and Joe Cowley earned his first win with the White Sox in a 4-1 victory at Kansas City.
1990: Dan Pasqua homered twice and drove in four in the White Sox 6-3 win at Baltimore.
HIBBY, THOMAS HAMMER A’S
1991: Greg Hibbard pitched a complete game five-hitter, and Frank Thomas drove in five runs as the White Sox pounded A’s 11-1 at Oakland.
TEARING APART SANTANA
2004: The White Sox blasted the Twins and future Cy Young winner Johann Santana 17-7 in the Metrodome to move into a tie for first place in the American League Central. The 17 runs were the most the Sox ever scored in the Metrodome.
PAULIE, DYE GO BACK-TO-BACK
2006: Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye hit back-to-back home runs as part of a four-run first in the White Sox 9-3 win over Oakland before 38,860 at US Cellular Field.
2009: Alexei Ramirez and Jermaine Dye homered and Clayton Richard fired six shutout innings in the white Sox 4-0 win over Pittsburgh before 32,389 at U.S. Cellular Field.