Today in White Sox History
June 4, 2010
OX STOP YANKS SHORT
1924: Eddie Collins and Earl Sheely each drove in two runs as the White Sox and Ted Lyons held on for a 4-3 win over the Yankees and Babe Ruth before 9,000 at Comiskey Park.
A GREAT WIN, A GREAT PERFORMANCE, A GREAT GAME
1957: Billy Pierce pitched 10 sparkling innings of two-hit ball and was rewarded with a victory in the White Sox 1-0 win over Boston before 38,490 at Comiskey Park.
JOHN TOUGH ON KC
1967: Tommy John retired the last 15 batters he faced as the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Athletics 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 30,522 at Comiskey Park.
BROOMING THE BRONX BOMBERS
1972: Dick Allen’s three-run, pinch-hit, walkoff homer handed the White Sox a sweep-clinching 5-4 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of a doubleheader before a Bat Day crowd of 51,904 at Comiskey Park. The blast made a winner out of Cy Acosta, who pitched a scoreless top of the ninth in his big league debut. In the opener, the Sox rode a four-run third — thanks to two-RBI each by Mike Andrews and Carlos May — to a 6-1 win. Tom Bradley gave up one run on six hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in a complete game effort to improve to 6-2.
ALLEN SLAMS YANKS
1974: Dick Allen’s grand slam in the fifth inning gave the White Sox the lead for good in a 9-2 win over the New York Yankees before 14,351 at Comiskey Park. Bucky Dent also homered
ZISK’S LANDS ONE ON THE ROOF
1977: Richie Zisk hit his first and only Comiskey Park roof-shot home run in an 8-6 loss to the New York Yankees before 35,789 on the Southside. Zisk’s blast — his 15th of the year — came off the New York Yankees’ Don Gullett in the second inning.
1984: The White Sox grabbed an early lead on RBI by Greg Luzinski and Harold Baines and a two-run homer by Rudy Law and then held off the Angels before 25,779 at Comiskey Park.
REDUS: WALKOFF SLAM
1988: In one of the most dramatic games in recent memory, the White Sox scored six in the ninth with the last four coming on Gary Redus’ grand slam to beat the Texas Rangers 10-8 before 17,101 at Comiskey Park.
1990: The White Sox used the fourth overall pick of the draft to select pitcher Alex Fernandez out of Miami-Dade South Community College. Less than two months later, Fernandez made his Major League debut.
BLACK JACK DEALING VS. TRIBE
1991: Jack McDowell limited he Indians to four hits in the White Sox 4-1 win over the Indians in Cleveland.
PACO … A GRAND SLAM
1994: Norberto “Paco” Martin broke open a close game with a ninth-inning grand slam as the White Sox pulled away from the Orioles for a 7-1 win in Baltimore.
BIG HURT LEADS THE WAY
2004: Frank Thomas’ two-run homer in the fourth inning put the Sox on top for good in a 4-2 win at Seattle.
SOX SURVIVE VS. YANKS
2007: Bobby Jenks retired Derek Jeter, who represented the tying run, to nail down the White Sox 6-4 win over the Yankees before 32,703 at U.S. Cellular Field.
FUN IN THE 15TH!
2008: Paul Konerko’s homer in the 15th inning finally delivered the first place White Sox a 6-4 win over the Royals before 23,515 at U.S. Cellular Field. Earlier in the game, Jim Thome cranked a 464-foot homer which was the ninth-longest ever at U.S. Cellular Field and the first to land on the park’s center-field concourse.