Today in White Sox History
June 9, 2010
1903: The White Sox were incorporated under Illinois law with $5,000 capital.
K RECORD FOR DOC
1905: Doc White set a White Sox record with 13 strikeouts in a 3-2 win in 14 innings at Philadelphia.
1929: Tommy Thomas limited Connie Mack’s A’s to seven hits in a complete game victory in the White Sox 4-1 win at Comiskey Park.
BIG DAY FOR LUKE
1933: Luke Appling’s walkoff home run powered the White Sox to a 10-9 win over the Tigers at Comiskey Park. The Sox forced extra innings with five in the bottom of the ninth. Future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons got the win in relief.
1971: The White Sox lost to the Indians 3-1 in Cleveland with Ed Farmer earning the save in his big league debut for the Indians.
MELTON MAULS MILWAUKEE
1972: Bill Melton’s three-run homer in the sixth was all the White Sox needed in a 3-1 win over Milwaukee before 11,871 at Comiskey Park.
A BIG DAY FOR SECOND BASEMAN SANTO
1974: Ron Santo, starting at second base, hit two homers – including an inside-the-park home run — in the White Sox 10-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
AN INSIDE JOB
1981: Wayne Nordhagen’s inside-the-park home run – hit on the seventh anniversary of the Sox last in-the-park homer at Comiskey Park – helped the team top Toronto 3-0.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SLAM FOR BULL
1984: Greg Luzinski hit a grand slam for the second consecutive day and the White Sox got to .500 by topping Minnesota 6-1 before 34,239 at Comiskey Park.
NO. 294 … THAT’S TERRIFIC
1985: Tom Seaver picked up his 294th victory in the White Sox 5-1 win at Minnesota.
MILESTONE AND FIRST PLACE
1996: Aided by Frank Thomas’ 200th career home run, the White Sox moved into a first place tie by ripping the Baltimore Orioles 12-9 at Camden Yards.
GET THE BROOMS OUT!
2008: Paul Konerko’s go-ahead homer in the seventh allowed the first-place White Sox to finish off a sweep of the Twins with a 7-5 win before 21,126 at U.S. Cellular Field.