Today in White Sox History

June 8, 2010

BIG DAY FOR EDDIE
1921: Eddie Collins drove in six runs and Red Faber improved to 12-3 in the White Sox 9-7 win at Philadelphia.

SOX TAKE BATTLE OF LEGENDS
1925: Future Hall of Famers Red Faber and Lefty Grove swapped zeroes for eight innings before the White Sox broke through for a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.

IT’S YOUR DAY, LUKE
1947: The White Sox celebrated Luke Appling Day during a doubleheader with the Washington Senators at Comiskey Park.

PIERCE WINS … IN A HURRY
1957: Billy Pierce improved to 10-2 in the White Sox 2-0 win over Baltimore in a snappy 1:49 at Comiskey Park.

HORLEN: 7-FOR-7
1967: Joel Horlen moved to 7-0 with a complete-game effort in the White Sox 5-2 win over Boston in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park.

HELLO WISCONSIN!
1970: The White Sox played their first game in Milwaukee against the Brewers and lost 5-2.

THAT’S DURABLE WOOD
1973: Wilbur Wood turned in one of his 21 complete games and earned his 14th victory in the White Sox 5-2 win at Cleveland.

SANTO SLAM
1974: Ron Santo’s grand slam capped a seven-run sixth in the White Sox 13-6 win over Boston before 42,096 at Comiskey Park.

NO. 1 FOR HICKEY
1981: Kevin Hickey earned his first save in the White Sox 6-2 win over Toronto at Comiskey Park.

BULL’S SLAM SPURT STARTS
1984: Greg Luzinski hit a first-inning grand slam, his first in the A.L., and Floyd Bannister went the distance in beating Minnesota and Frank Viola 6-1 before 34,239 at Comiskey Park.

KITTY, WALK POWER SOX
1985: The White Sox used home runs from Greg Walker and Ron Kittle in tipping the Twins 3-1 in Minnesota.

LEE SLAMS CUBS IN OVERTIME
2001: Carlos Lee’s walkoff grand slam powered the White Sox to a 7-3 win over the Cubs before a thrilled crowd of 45,936 at Comiskey Park.

SOX WIN INTERLEAGUE HOMERFEST
2004: Juan Uribe and Paul Konerko homered twice as the White Sox outslugged the Philadelphia Phillies 14-11 before 33,114 at US Cellular Field.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROMP
2005: The first-place White Sox scored 10 times over the final two innings in surging to a 15-5 interleague win over the Rockies in Denver.

1 Comment

Nice out by Floyd, maybe his best of the year. Worst outing of the year for Thorton. Only offense comes from our DH who is hitting .200. Very possible this team will lose 100+ games this year. My how things have changed in 5 years.

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