WHITE SOX ALL-STAR REVIEW: WASHINGTON DC

Here’s a look back at how White Sox players have fared in Washington DC:

2018: JULY 18 AT NATIONALS PARK (American League 8, National League 6)

Jose Abreu, First base: Native of Cuba named to his second All-Star team and first since 2014. … Voted by fans to start. … First Sox player to be a voted a starter since fellow first baseman Frank Thomas in 1996. … Went 0-for-2 (struck out by Washington’s Max Scherzer in the second and flew out to center to end the fourth against Atlanta’s Michael Foltynewicz). … Handled four chances without an error. … 0-for-3 in two All-Star Games.

1969: JULY 23 AT ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, (National League 7, American League 5)

Carlos May, Outfield: Rookie named to his first All-Star team. … Pinch-hit for Johnny Roseboro and was struck out by Atlanta’s Phil Niekro to end the game becoming the fourth Sox player to do this (Sievers 1961, Aparicio 1962, Berry 1967). … At age 21, he became the youngest All-Star in White Sox history, a distinction he still holds. … First player drafted by the White Sox to make the All-Star team.

1962: JULY 10 AT DC STADIUM (National League 3, American League 1)

Luis Aparicio, Shortstop: Named to his seventh All-Star team and made his third start at shortstop. … Batted eighth, played whole game and went 1-for-4. … Tripled off National League starter Don Drysdale in the second inning for the first All-Star triple by a White Sox player. … Triple was the first by an A.L. player in an All-Star Game since 1951. … Triple ended Aparicio’s 0-for-12 All-Star drought. … Flew out to Willie Mays for game’s final out becoming the second Sox player to be the All-Star Game’s last out (Sievers 1961). … Handled five chances (three putouts, two assists) with no errors. Tied an All-Star record for shortstops by participating in two double plays.

Jim Landis, Outfield: Named to his first All-Star team. … Replaced Roger Maris in center field in the bottom of the seventh. … Struck out by former White Sox pitcher Bob Shaw for the final out in the eighth inning

1956: JULY 10 AT GRIFFITH STADIUM (National League 6, American League 5)

Nellie Fox, Second base: Made his Sox-record sixth consecutive All-Star team and his third start at second base (second in a row). … Third All-Star start tied Al Simmons’ (1933-1935) and Chico Carrasquel’s (1951, 1953-1954) White Sox record. … Batted second and went 2-for-4 with a run in playing the entire game. …Performance jacked his All-Star average to .385 (5-for-13). … Singled to left off Bob Friend in the second. … Singled to center off Warren Spahn to lead off the sixth and scored when Ted Williams, the next batter, homered. … Handled one chance (a putout) without an error.

Billy Pierce, Pitcher: Started his third All-Star Game in four years, tying Al Simmons’ (1933-1935), Chico Carrasquel’s (1951, 1953-1954) and Nellie Fox’s (1951, 1955-1956) White Sox record. … Became the first White Sox pitcher to lose an All-Star Game. … Pitched three innings and gave up two hits, one run (earned), one walk and five strikeouts. … Set American League All-Star record with five strikeouts and fell one strikeout shy of tying the All-Star Game record held by Carl Hubbell (1934), Johnny Vander Meer (1943) and Larry Jansen (1950). American League record would be equalled by Dick Raddatz (1963 and 1964) and Pedro Martinez (1999). … Gave up a run in the third: Walked Roy McMillan with one out. McMillan took second on a Bob Friend sacrifice and scored when Pierce gave up a single to center to Johnny Temple, which gave the NL the lead for good. Struck out Frank Robinson to end the inning. … Became the first All-Star starter to strike out the first two batters he faced when he whiffed Temple and Robinson. … 1-2-3 first extended Pierce’s streak of consecutive All-Star batters retired to 11 (dating to 1955). … Lifted for a pinch-hitter Harry “Suitcase” Simpson in the third.

Sherm Lollar, Catcher: Named to his third consecutive All-Star team and fourth overall. … Became the first White Sox catcher to play in an All-Star Game when he pinch-hit for an injured Yogi Berra in the sixth and finished the game behind the plate. … Went 1-for-2 with a pinch-single to center off Johnny Antonelli in the sixth. … Became the second White Sox player to collect a hit in his first All-Star plate appearance (Chico Carrasquel 1951) and the third to hit safely in his first All-Star plate appearance (Jimmy Dykes 1933, Chico Carrasquel 1951) … Handled four chances (four putouts) without an error.

Jim Wilson, Pitcher: Right-hander made his only All-Star appearance with the White Sox (and third overall). … Third of six American League pitchers. … Relieved the Yankees’ Whitey Ford in the fifth and gave up one run (earned) on two hits with no walks and one strikeout in one inning. … Two-out single to Ken Boyer scored Johnny Temple, who reached on a bunt to lead off the inning and took second on a Stan Musial ground out. … Fanned Willie Mays (looking) to end the inning.

1937: JULY 7 AT GRIFFITH STADIUM, WASHINGTON D.C. (American League 8, National League 3)

Monty Stratton, Pitcher: Right-handed named to the All-Star team for the only time in his career but was replaced on the roster by the Yankees’ Johnny Murphy because of injury. … Stratton missed seven weeks of the season because of an arm ailment. … At 25, he became the White Sox youngest All-Star, a distinction he would hold for seven years.

Luke Sewell, Catcher: Named to the All-Star team for the only time in his career (as a reserve) but did not play. … First White Sox catcher named to the All-Star team.

Note: This marked the first time in the five All-Star Games the White Sox representative did not play.

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WHITE SOX REVIEW: JULY 18

Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye both had many big games on July 18.

Jonesin’ for some Sox during the break?

I can’t give you games but I can give you a look back at some things that happened on this date in Sox history.

Enjoy!

1919, LEFTY’S HEFTY EFFORT: Lefty Williams blanked the Washington Senators in the White Sox 3-0 victory at Comiskey Park. Among the batters Williams retired was pinch-hitter Walter Johnson, who fouled out but did not stay in the game.

1921, DARK CHAPTER CONTINUES … AND A SWEEP: On the day the Black Sox trial commenced in Chicago, Amos Strunk went 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in the White Sox 4-3 sweep-completing win over Boston at Comiskey Park. Strunk went 2-for-5 as the Sox took the opener 5-4 in 10 innings.

1925, BLANKENSHIP SINKS BOSTON: Ted Blankenship homered and went the distance in the White Sox 10-2 win over Boston at Comiskey Park. The blast was one of two Blankenship would hit in 1925.

1929, DO IT ALL RED: Red Faber scored a run and turned in 10 strong innings in the White Sox 2-1 win in 10 innings over Boston. Faber gave up a run in the fourth and then held the Red Sox scoreless for the next six innings. Faber gave up five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts for his eighth win.

1936, RADCLIFF RIPS ‘EM: Rip Radcliff became the first Sox player to collect six hits in a game in a 21-14 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Philadelphia. In the highest scoring game in league history, Radcliff was 6-for-7 with two doubles and four singles in becoming the 20th American Leaguer to post a six-hit game. Clint Brown got the victory after the Sox won the opener 7-4.

1939, J. LOU PASSES AWAY: White Sox owner J. Louis Comiskey, the son of the “Old Roman,” died at the age of 56 at the family’s resort in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

1941, NO MILESTONE FOR LEFTY: The White Sox denied Lefty Grove his 300th win by defeating the Red Sox 4-3 in 10 innings. John Rigney got the win before 2,624 at Comiskey Park.

1948, PAT’S ATTACK: Pat Seerey set a White Sox record with four home runs in a 12-11 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Philadelphia. Three of Seerey’s homers came in consecutive at bats in the 11-inning affair. Seerey became the first American Leaguer to hit four homers in a game since Lou Gehrig on June 3, 1932. A four-homer game wouldn’t be accomplished again until June 10, 1959 when Rocky Colavito launched four homers in a row.

1954, HARSHMAN, MINNIE KEY SWEEP: Jack Harshman went the distance and homered in Game 1 and Minnie Minoso went 4-for-4 in Game 2 as the Sox swept a doubleheader in Philadelphia. In the opener, Matt Batts, Harshman’s batterymate, launched a three-run homer to put the Sox in control in the 10-2 win. In the nightcap, Jim Rivera drove in Minnie Minoso with the decisive run in the seventh of a 4-3 win.

1958, AL’S GRAND GAME: Al Smith ripped a grand slam and drove in five runs in the White Sox 9-2 win at Washington. Early Wynn fanned 11 in a complete game that earned him his ninth win of the season.

1959, BEATING THE YANKS: Jim McAnany and pitcher Bob Shaw drove in runs in the White Sox 2-1 win at New York. The RBIs came in the fourth and helped the White Sox win for the seventh time in their last eight outings.

1960, SCORE ONE FOR HERB: Herb Score fashioned a complete game and went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in the White Sox 9-1 win over Boston before 23,927 at Comiskey Park. The victory was the Sox third straight in a streak that would reach eight.

1961, TRIPLE YOUR FUN, NELLIE: Nellie Fox’s two-run triple brought home Minnie Minoso and Al Smith the tying and go-ahead runs in a 4-3 win over the A’s before 13,977 at Comiskey Park.

1965, DANNY THE MANNY: Danny Cater’s single in the 10th scored Al Weis with the winning run in the White Sox 3-2 conquest of the A’s in the first game of a doubleheader before 24,518 at Comiskey Park. The Sox, who lost the nightcap, forced extra innings when Don Buford’s singled scored Cater with the tying run in the seventh.

1966, BOOG UP ON THE ROOF: Baltimore’s Boog Powell launched the 14th roof shot home run in Comiskey Park history. Powell victimized the White Sox Juan Pizarro in the second inning of the Orioles 5-3 win before 17,899 on the Southside.

1967, A SURGE IN THE FIRST: First-inning RBIs by No. 3 hitter Leon Wagner and No. 5 hitter Pete Ward accounted for the Sox scoring in a 2-1 win over Baltimore before 5,804 at Comiskey Park. Eddie Fisher got the win with relief help from Wilbur Wood and Hoyt Wilhelm, who earned his sixth save.

1969, NO GLOVES NEEDED: With his outfielders recording no putouts, Tommy John threw an eight-hitter in the White Sox 6-1 win over the Royals before 6,257 at Comiskey Park. John fanned nine for his sixth win.

1975, KAAT BLANKS ‘EM: Jim Kaat improved to 14-6 by blanking the Tigers on four hits in a snappy 1 hour and 53 minutes in the White Sox 4-0 win before 11,701 at Comiskey Park. Kaat did not allow an extra base hit in notching his 30th career shutout.

1976, LAMAR POWER: Lamar Johnson homered in the first and second innings as the White Sox cruised to a 13-3 win over the Brewers before 20,302 at Comiskey Park. Johnson hit a three-run bomb in the first and a solo shot in the second. The Sox also got long balls from Kevin Bell and Bill Stein in support of Frankie Barrios, who went the distance for his second victory.

1983, SOX IN FIRST TO STAY: Carlton Fisk homered and drove in four as the White Sox moved into first place for good with a 5-3 win at Cleveland. Lamarr Hoyt got the win as the Sox scored all of their runs in the first four innings in a nationally-televised game. Other than a tie on July 21st, the Sox held sole possession of first place for the rest of the season.

1985, THUMPING THE TRIBE: Reid Nichols registered a career-high four hits and four RBI as the White Sox opened an 11-game homestand with a 10-0 thumping of the Cleveland Indians before 25,410 at Comiskey Park. Lefty Britt Burns was the winning pitcher and Tim Hulett was 3-for-4 with an RBI. The victory put the Sox over the .500 mark at 43-42.

1986, A WINN OVER CLEVELAND: Jim Winn struck out Joe Carter to save the White Sox 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians before a Fireworks Night crowd of 21,866 at Comiskey Park. Winn entered the game in relief of Bobby Thigpen with runners on first and third.  Thigpen got the win with 3.1 shutout innings of relief. The victory was the second in a three-game sweep of the Tribe.

1990, DETROIT DRAMATICS: Sammy Sosa’s two-run double scored Carlton Fisk and Ozzie Guillen with the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth as the White Sox rallied by host Detroit 7-5. Bobby Thigpen tossed a perfect ninth for his 31st save.

1992, BIG CROWD DISAPPOINTED: The White Sox and Brewers attracted a record crowd of 43,350 to Comiskey Park on Fireworks Night, breaking the record of 42,796 set on July 25, 1991. The Brewers scored two in the seventh to win 3-1 despite Jack McDowell’s complete game performance.

1994, LONG NIGHT PAYS OFF: Alan Trammell’s throwing error in the 13th enabled Joey Cora to score the winning run in White Sox 10-9 win over the Tigers before 41,860 at Comiskey Park. Kirk McCaskill tossed five innings of one-hit relief with five strikeouts to earn his first win. Julio Franco homered twice while Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura each homered once to put the White Sox in first place by a game in the American League Central.

1995, OLD PROS LEAD THE WAY: Winning pitchers Jim Abbott and Dave Righetti helped the Sox sweep a doubleheader from the Yankees with 9-4 and 11-4 victories in New York. Abbott went the distance in the first game. In the sixth inning, Tim Raines set an A.L. record by swiping his 37th consecutive base. Righetti started the nightcap and netted his first win in two years. Righetti allowed four runs in 6.2 innings for his first win since April 20, 1993. The Sox ripped Jack McDowell for 13 hits and nine runs in 4.2 innings. After being pulled, McDowell gave the finger to the unruly crowd thus dubbing “Black Jack” the “Yankee Flipper.”

1997, A BALDWIN WIN: James Baldwin outdueled Mike Mussina in the Sox 3-0 win at Baltimore. Baldwin blanked the Orioles on two hits in seven innings in helping the Sox break a three-game skid. Harold Baines scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to break a scoreless tie. Albert Belle hit a solo homer in the eighth and Paco Martin accounted for the final with an RBI in the ninth.

2000, MASTERING MILWAUKEE: Kelly Wunsch fanned the only man he faced for his first career save in the White Sox 7-5 win over Milwaukee before 18,542 at Comiskey Park. The Sox scored five runs in the first three innings in cruising to their first three-game sweep of the Brewers at home since May of 1996. Mike Sirotka fanned 10 in eight innings to get the win. Wunsch entered the game in the ninth after the Brewers, the team that originally signed him, had cut the lead to 7-5. Wunsch squelched a Milwaukee rally.

2003, TAMING THE TIGERS: The Sox took command with three in the third on RBIs by Carlos Lee, Magglio Ordonez and Paul Konerko in a 7-5 win over Detroit before 18,868 at US Cellular Field. The Tigers closed the gap with four in the seventh but the Sox scored two in the eighth on a Lee double to restore order. Mark Buehrle got the win and Tom Gordon earned the save.

2004, SOX ACQUIRE EVERETT: The Sox acquired DH-outfielder Carl Everett from the Expos with cash considerations for pitchers Gary Majewski and Jon Rauch.

2005, THREE BOMBS AND A WIN: The first-place White Sox got home runs from Paul Konerko, Joe Crede and Juan Uribe in the seventh in overwhelming the Tigers 7-5 before 37,556 at US Cellular Field. Konerko and Uribe hit solo shots while Crede’s blast came with two on. The win was the Sox fifth in a row and made them a whopping 62-29.

2006, POWERFUL PAULIE: Paul Konerko hit two homers and drove in four as the White Sox whipped the Tigers 7-1 in Detroit. Joe Crede also homered in support of Jon Garland, who improved to 9-3.

2007, MORE POWER FROM PAULIE: Paul Konerko socked his 20th homer as part of a three-run fourth in the White Sox 5-1 victory at Cleveland. Mark Buehrle got the win – his seventh — with relief help from Matt Thornton and Charlie Haeger, who finished up with two scoreless innings.

2008, AN INNING TO DYE FOR: Jermaine Dye’s two-run single ignited a six-run first inning in the first-place White Sox 9-5 win over Kansas City before 36,291 at U.S. Cellular Field. Carlos Quentin homered in the second in support of Mark Buehrle, who went seven innings for his seventh win.

2009, NICE FIFTH: Jermaine Dye’s two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth as the White Sox held off the Orioles 4-3 before 32,881 at U.S. Cellular Field. Mark Buehrle gave up one run in 7.1 innings for his 10th win.

2011,ON THE MARK IN KC: Mark Teahen’s RBI ground out gave the White Sox the lead for good in a 5-2 win at Kansas City. Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings for his seventh win.

2014, FLOWER POWER: Tyler Flowers’ double in the seventh scored Alejandro De Aza with the go-ahead run in the White Sox 3-2 win over Houston before 28,777 at U.S. Cellular Field. Relievers Daniel Webb, the winner, Ronald Belasario and Zach Putnam, who got the save, retired all nine men they faced.

Picture: http://www.mysports-today.com/2009/04/jermaine-dye-and-paul-konerko-reach-300-home-run-mark-together/

HAPPY 35TH TO THE 1983 ALL-STAR GAME AT COMISKEY PARK

35 years ago today, Comiskey Park was the center of the baseball universe.

On July 6, 1983, the White Sox hosted the 50th anniversary All-Star Game.

Ron Kittle was the Sox lone representative. Here’s a look at “Kitty’s” game, @SoxNerd style:

*In his Rookie of the Year campaign, the “Big Man from Gary” made his first and only All-Star appearance in the American League’s 13-3 win

Kittle also …

*went 1-for-2 with a run and a strikeout

*replaced Dave Winfield in left field in the top of the seventh and played the rest of the game

*led off the seventh with a single to shortstop off the Giants’ Dave Dravecky and eventually scored on Lou Whitaker’s triple

*became the first White Sox rookie to hit safely in an All-Star Game

*became the third White Sox player to hit safely in his first All-Star plate appearance (Chico Carrasquel 1951, Sherm Lollar 1956)

*became the fourth White Sox player to hit safely in his first All-Star at bat (Jimmy Dykes 1933, Chico Carrasquel 1951, Sherm Lollar 1956)

*fanned vs. the Cubs’ Lee Smith in the eighth

*shifted to right field for the eighth inning

*handled one chance (a putout) with no errors

Notes on the game:

*the game was played on the 50th anniversary of the first ASG, which was held at Comiskey Patk

*the American League ended an 11-game losing streak thanks to Fred Lynn’s third inning grand slam, the first in All-Star history

*Lynn’s slam came off future Sox hurler Atlee Hammaker. Other future and former Sox in the game were Steve Sax, Tim Raines, Bill Dawley and Dave Stieb

*the A.L.’s 13 runs were an All-Star record

*Lefty Gomez, the A.L.’s starter for the first contest at Comiskey Park, threw out the ceremonial first pitch

*the game marked the final All-Star Games for Carl Yastrzemski and Johnny Bench and the first for Cal Ripken Jr.

@SOXNERD WEEKEND RECAP

I always get a charge out of going to Guaranteed Rate Field but last weekend it felt like there was a little more energy in the house.

Maybe it was the pleasant weather.

Maybe it was the two day games.

Maybe it was the improved play of the team.

Maybe it was the Saturday giveaway.

Maybe it was the Brewers being in town and the rekindling of an old rivalry.

Whatever it was, the crowds were into the games all three days.

There was no clearer evidence of this than on Sunday when Alfredo Gonzalez collected his first big league hit.

What a moment.

The single in the fourth tied the game and prompted the 25,000 on hand to give Gonzalez, whose unbridled joy was revealed to the crowd on the scoreboard, a rousing ovation.

The rookie from the Dominican Republic was optioned to Charlotte (AAA) Monday. If Gonzalez never sees the bigs again, he will always have Sunday.

More from the weekend, @SoxNerd style:

*Gonzalez was the 1,183rd player to collect hit for the Sox and the 1,054th to collect an RBI. … The first Sox player to do both was Fred Hartman in the first inning of the franchise’s inaugural game on April 24, 1901 vs. Cleveland at South Side Park.

*Milwaukee’s Brent Suter was the first Harvard grad to start on the mound vs. the White Sox since the A’s Jim Mains on Aug. 22, 1943 at Comiskey Park. … Mains suffered the same fate as Suter did Sunday absorbing the loss for Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader at 35th and Shields.

*The Sox lead the series with Milwaukee 205-177. … The Sox have captured the last six series and 14 of the last 18 games between the clubs

*Sunday’s win enabled the Sox and their fans to enjoy some meatloaf for dinner because two outta three ain’t bad. … Sunday’s victory gave the Sox their first three-game series win of the season.

*Mrs. @SoxNerd and I met Bob Uecker on Sunday … Couldn’t have been nicer.

*And one for the draft tonight …

WHITE SOX BREW-TOWN RUNDOWN

With the Brewers set for a now rare trip to the Southside this weekend, here’s a look at the Sox and Milwaukee … @SoxNerd style:

*THEY ARE BACK: This is the first meeting between the White Sox and Brewers in Chicago since 2012.

The franchises, separated by 93 miles, met annually in the Windy City between 1970 and 1997 when the Brewers were both in the American League.

The teams met once-a-year as part of the Central vs. Central interleague setup between 1998 and 2001 but have only played three times (2009, 2012 and 2015) since then.

*CHICAGO LAST: The Sox downed the Brewers 1-0 on June 24, 2012 in the last meeting between the teams in Chicago.

Before 26,000+ at then-named U.S. Cellular Field, Eduardo Escobar’s one-out single in the 10th enabled the Sox to walk-off with a three-game series win and their first 1-0 victory over the Brewers since May 13, 1992 and their first in Chicago since June 10, 1998.

Among those on hand were Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana’s (no decision) dad, who was in from Columbia to watch his son pitch for the first time.

This was also the day the Sox acquired Kevin Youkilis from Boston.

*LAST TIME: The last meeting between the former American League rivals was a 4-2 Sox win at Miller Park on May 13, 2015 which gave the visitors the victory in the three-game set.

Avisail Garcia, on the DL now, hit a three-run homer in the first to give the Sox the lead for good.

More on that game: The only player who appeared in that game that should play this weekend is Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun . … Adam Laroche homered for the Sox. … NealCotts, a member of the Sox 2005 World Series team, pitched the ninth for Milwaukee.

NUMBERS: The Sox lead the series 203-176. … The Sox have captured the last five series and 12 of the last 15 games between the clubs.

*MR. BASEBALL: Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker will be making a rare road trip in his role calling Brewers games on the radio.

In recent years, Uecker, who has been behind the Milwaukee microphone since 1971, has made fewer and fewer road trips after various health issues.

On a recent broadcast, Uecker revealed he was making the trip to Guaranteed Rate Field, in part, to congratulate retiring Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson.

*NO TY: While Uecker will be in action this weekend, former Sox utilityman Tyler Saladino won’t be.

The Brewers placed Saladino on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain Wednesday after suffering the injury Tuesday night on a force play.

Since the Brewers purchased him from the Sox on April 19, Saladino hit .324 with three home runs (all vs. Arizona) and eight RBI in 16 games for Milwaukee. Saladino hit .250 in eight games for the Sox this season.

*CLEAN SHAVEN: Follower La Vie en Bleu 108, a suburban Milwaukee resident, got a kick out of Saladino’s hot start and new look.

At last look, though, Saladino had his stache.

*THE FIRST: The Sox played their first road game ever in Milwaukee.

On May 3, 1901, the Sox trampled the Milwaukee Brewers, who moved to St. Louis and became the Browns in 1902, 11-3.

The game was played at the Lloyd Street Grounds, which is long gone. The above picture is where the left field grandstand was, I believe.

*HANK AND THE SOX: The legendary Hank Aaron made his only appearance against the Sox for the Brewers in 1975 and 1976.

Here are some Nerd nuggets on the Brewers Hank and the Sox:

–Aaron went 1-for-4 in his first career appearance against the White Sox in the White Sox 4-2 win at Milwaukee on May 26, 1975.

–Aaron went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his final appearance against the White Sox on Aug. 27, 1976. Hank singled home Robin Yount with an eighth-inning single off Ken Kravec in his final at bat vs. the Sox in Milwaukee. The Sox won, 5-2.

–Aaron went 1-for-3 with an eighth-inning single off Goose Gossage in his Comiskey Park debut as the Brewers’ designated hitter in a White Sox 1-0 loss on June 9, 1975.

–Aaron went 0-for-2 with two walks in his final appearance at Comiskey Park in a 5-3 Sox win on July 15, 1976.

–Aaron posted the last of his 96 triples against the White Sox. In the first inning of a Sox doubleheader sweep on July 20, 1975, Aaron  tripled for the final time (off Claude Osteen)

–Aaron faced 22 teams in his Hall of Fame career. The Sox were the only team Hank did NOT victimize with a homer.

–Aaron did not homer in three of the 34 parks in which he played: Comiskey Park (10 games), Yankee Stadium (five games) and Roosevelt (N.J.) Stadium (two games).

NOTEWORTHY SOX-BREWERS GAMES:

*APRIL 10, 1970: Bobby Knoop’s tiebreaking homer in the fifth helped the White Sox top the Brewers 5-4 in the inaugural game between the teams before 1,036 at Comiskey Park. Jerry Janeski pitched into the eighth in winning his big league debut with help from Wilbur Wood, who got the final five outs for the save.

*APRIL 11, 1970: The Brewers notched their first win with an 8-4 win over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

*APRIL 18, 1970: Luis Aparicio’s two-run single in the seventh gave the White Sox the lead for good in an 8-5 win over the Brewers in the first meeting between the franchises in Milwaukee. Danny Murphy tossed three shutout innings for the save.

*APRIL 14, 1981: Carlton Fisk hit a grand slam in his Comiskey Park debut with the White Sox in a 9-3 win over Milwaukee before an Opening Day crowd of 51,560. Kevin Hickey fashioned a perfect ninth in his big league debut and Greg Luzinski drove in two in his Comiskey Park debut as the Sox rang in the Reinsdorf-Einhorn Era with a resounding win.

*AUG. 25, 1981: Dennis Lamp carried a no-hitter into the ninth in the White Sox 5-1 win over the Brewers at Milwaukee County Stadium. Robin Yount’s double leading off the ninth was Milwaukee’s only hit.

*MAY 8-9, 1984: Harold Baines’ homer in the 25th inning handed the White Sox a 7-6 win over the Brewers at Comiskey Park in the longest game in American League history. The game took two days to play and took 8 hours and 6 minutes to complete.

*APRIL 9, 1985: Making the 15th of his record 16 Opening Day starts, Tom Seaver pitched into the seventh for the win in the White Sox 4-2 triumph at Milwaukee. Ozzie Guillen went 1-for-5 in his big league debut while inaugurating his A.L. Rookie of the Year campaign.

*APRIL 7, 1986: Milwaukee’s Rob Deer hit the only Opening Day roof shot home run in Comiskey Park history in the Brewers’ 5-3 win before 42,265 at 35th and Shields.

*APRIL 20, 1987: Before a large contingent of Brewers fans, Milwaukee won its record-tying 13th consecutive game to start the season with a 5-4 triumph over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

*APRIL 21, 1987: The White Sox halted the Brewers’ record-tying season-starting winning streak at 13 with a 7-1 triumph at Comiskey Park.

*APRIL 9, 1990: Scott Fletcher’s sac fly in the seventh was the difference in the White Sox 2-1 win over Milwaukee before 40,008 in the final Opening Day at Comiskey Park.

*JULY 11, 1990: Dressed in 1917 replica uniforms, the White Sox staged the wildly successful “Turn Back the Clock” game before 40,666 against the Brewers at Comiskey Park. The Sox lost 12-9 in a game which featured a manual scoreboard and 50 cents general admission tickets in an effort to duplicate 1917 conditions.

*AUGUST 2, 1990: Frank Thomas drove in the winning run in his big league debut in the White Sox 4-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader at Milwaukee. Alex Fernandez, the Sox first round draft pick in June, started and pitched seven strong innings but settled for a no decision. Thomas drove in the winning run with a fielder’s choice in the ninth. In the second game, Melido Perez gave up just one earned run in 7.1 innings for his 10th victory in the Sox 4-2 win. The doubleheader win was part of a five-game sweep in Milwaukee.

*JULY 14, 1991: Jack McDowell gave up a leadoff homer to Paul Molitor and did not yield a hit the rest of the way in the White Sox 15-1 win at Milwaukee County Stadium. Warren Newson hit a three-run homer in helping McDowell earn his 11th win.

*MAY 4, 1992: Alex Fernandez twirled the White Sox first one-hitter in New Comiskey Park history in the White Sox 7-0 win over Milwaukee. A second-inning double to Dante Bichette was all that kept Fernandez from a no-no.

*MAY 26, 1996: Frank Thomas, Harold Baines and Robin Ventura hit consecutive home runs in the White Sox 12-1 win over Milwaukee before 21,151 at Comiskey Park. The outburst marked just the fifth time in team history the Sox hit back-to-back-to-back homers.

*SEPT. 15, 1997: The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the White Sox 11-10 at County Stadium in the final American League game between the teams. The Brewers shifted to the National League next season.

*JUNE 26, 1998: The Milwaukee Brewers topped the White Sox 2-1 in the first interleague game between the franchises before 17,298 at Comiskey Park.

*JULY 19, 1999: Thanks to back-to-back homers from Ray Durham and Chris Singleton in the 12th, the White Sox topped the Brewers 10-8 for their final win at Milwaukee County Stadium.

*JULY 20, 1999: The Brewers topped the White Sox 5-4 in the final game between the clubs at Milwaukee County Stadium.

*MARCH 30, 2001: The White Sox lost to the Brewers 5-4 in an exhibition game in the inaugural event at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. The White Sox Sandy Alomar Jr. hit the first unofficial homer in the Brewers’ new home.

*JULY 15, 2001: Sandy Alomar Jr.’s homer in the fifth was the difference as the White Sox topped the Brewers 3-2 in the first game at Miller Park between the franchises.

*JUNE 14, 2009: Mark Buehrle hit the only homer of his career in the White Sox 5-4 win in an interleague game at Milwaukee. Buehrle’s blast off Braden Looper leading off the third was the first by a Sox pitcher since Jon Garland in 2006. Buehrle went six innings but received no decision.

MAY 31: A SOX DAY OFF TO REMINISCE

Dick Allen hit leadoff for the Sox 45 years ago today.Dick Allen hit leadoff for the Sox on this date in 1974.

You need something to feel good about when it comes to the White Sox these days?

How about a look back on some noteworthy events that occurred on this date in Sox history?

These are all wins by the way so there won’t be any stress!

1914, SOX DRIVE BENZ TO NO-NO: Joe Benz fired the second no-hitter in Comiskey Park in the White Sox 6-1 win over Cleveland. The gem marked the only time a losing team scored a run in a no-hitter at Comiskey Park. Three fourth-inning White Sox errors prevented the shutout. Benz walked two and fanned three in a game that took only one hour and 45 minutes to play.

1917, NICE RELIEF WORK: Ed Cicotte gave up one run in 7.1 innings of relief for his first win of the season in the White Sox 3-2 victory at Cleveland. Cicotte, coming off a 28-win season, fanned two to break his seven-game losing streak.

1919, ALL ED: Ed Cicotte drove in two in a five-run fourth and got the win in the White Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland at Comiskey Park. Cicotte gave up seven hits and fanned three to move to 9-1.

1934, THE PRIDE OF MARYVILLE: Maryville, Ill., native Bob Boken had three hits and two RBI in the White Sox 12-5 win at Cleveland. Zeke Bonura homered and drove in three as part of a 17-hit attack.

1948, FOUR HITS FOR TONY: Tony Lupien was 4-for-4 as the White Sox banged out 15 hits in a 9-3 win at Detroit. Lupien also doubled and drove in two and Don Kolloway homered as the Sox cruised after leading 9-0 after 5.5 innings.

1952, SOX PULL OUT A MELE: The second of Sam Mele’s two homers led off the sixth and pulled the White Sox even in a 7-3 win at Boston. Chico Carrasquel drove in the go-ahead later in the five-run frame to make a winner out of starter Marv Grissom.

1953, HEART OF THE ORDER: Hitters two through five – Jim Rivera, Ferris Fain, Sam Mele and Minnie Minoso – combined to 10-or-19 in the White Sox 7-4 win over St. Louis in the first game of a doubleheader split at Comiskey Park. Sandy Conseguera got the win with six innings of relief.

1954, TAGGING RAPID ROBERT: Ferris Fain and Minnie Minoso hit two-run homers off Bob Feller in the White Sox 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader at Cleveland. Bob Keegan outdueled the future Hall of Famer to improve to 7-1.

1963, GET A GOOD BUZZ ON: John Buzhardt fired a three-hitter as the third-place White Sox closed to within two games of first with a 6-0 win at Fenway Park. Buzhardt walked four and struck out four and did not allow a runner past second base in improving to 5-2.

1965, DON DOES IT: Don Buford led off the 10th with a tiebreaking home run in the White Sox 4-3 win at Cleveland in the first game of a doubleheader. Buford’s blast made a winner out of Eddie Fisher, who improved to 4-0 with two shutout innings of relief. The real hero of this game was Bruce Howard, who fired five scoreless innings in relief of starter John Buzhardt. The Sox fell behind 3-0 but tied the game in the sixth on RBIs double by Moose Skowron and JC Martin and a sacrifice fly by Ron Hansen. Cleveland took the nightcap 4-3 as the second-place Sox stayed a half game out of first place.

1967, WALKING OFF HAPPY: Ron Hansen’s walkoff single in the 11th propelled the White Sox to a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles in front of 13,782 at Comiskey Park. The Sox grabbed a 2-0 lead thanks to a game-starting homer by Tommie Agee and an RBI from Ken Berry. The Orioles pulled even with runs in the seventh and ninth. In the 11th, Berry singled and took second on a sacrifice bunt by Walt “No Neck” Williams. After an intentional walk, Hansen came through in making a winner out of future Hoyt Wilhelm, who retired all seven batters he faced with three strikeouts. The win pulled the second-place Sox to within a half game of league-leading Detroit.

1968, HE WAS WORTHY THIS DAY: Dick Kentworthy was 4-for-6 and scored the winning run in the 14th on Luis Aparicio’s single in the White Sox 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins before 9,667 at Comiskey Park. Sox relievers Bob Locker, Wilbur Wood, Hoyt Wilhelm, Bob Priddy and Don McMahon combined to throw eight shutout innings with McMahon getting the win.

1979, 22-13!: Leadoff man Walt Williams went 5-for-7 with five runs, a double and two RBIs while Luis Aparicio was 5-for-5 with three runs, a triple and three RBIs as the White Sox whipped host Boston 22-13 in their best offensive game in 15 years. The Sox banged out 24 hits but their only home run came from Bill Melton, who hit a solo shot in the sixth. The 22 runs were the most by a Sox team since they scored a club record 29 in a win at Kansas City April 23, 1955. The 35 runs by both teams tied the club mark set on Sept. 9, 1921 and April 23, 1955. Melton finished with four RBIs. Duane Josephson was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBIs and Ossie Blanco, who started at first base and batted third, was 2-for-5 with three RBIs. The Sox scored six in the first off Boston starter Gary Peters, who lasted just two-thirds of an inning. The Sox scored one in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth, seven in the sixth and four in the eighth.

1971, BUT HE DOESN’T LOOK AS GOOD IN UNDERWEAR: Tommy John outdueled Jim Palmer with a five-hitter in the White Sox 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of a doubleheader before 19,588 at Comiskey Park. Ed Herrmann’s sixth inning single scored Rich McKinney with the game’s only run. John gave up five hits and one walk with strikeouts in upping his record to 3-5 in logging the first of three shutouts he would have that season. John faced the minimum through five and got out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth by striking out Merv Rettemund with the bases loaded. John stranded Brooks Robinson on third in the seventh and finished by retiring the final seven batters he faced. The Orioles won the nightcap 11-3.

1973, ALLEN, MELTON DELIVER: Dick Allen and Bill Melton combined to drive in seven runs in the White Sox 10-2 win over Detroit before 12,800 at Comiskey Park. Ed Herrmann homered in the third off future Sox Lerrin LaGrow as the first-place Sox built a 7-0 lead. Allen capped the Sox scoring with a three-run homer in the sixth.

1974, DICK ALLEN: LEADOFF MAN!: Dick Allen was 2-for-3 with a homer in his only White Sox appearance in the leadoff spot in a 3-2 win at Boston. Allen and Melton hit back-to-back homers in the third to account for all of the White Sox runs. Allen’s home run was two-run shot off Bill Lee and erased a 1-0 deficit which was created by a Carlton Fisk home run. Melton followed Allen with a roundtripper of his own. From there, Wilbur Wood and Terry Forster blanked the Red Sox on four hits.

1978, BIG FIFTH!:  Bill Nahorodny and Chet Lemon combined for five RBI in the White Sox 11-run fifth inning – tied for the second-highest scoring frame in club annals — in a 17-2 romp of the California Angels before 12,828 at Comiskey Park. The game was tied 1-1 before the Sox broke the game open by sending 15 batters to the plate in the fifth of their fifth straight win. The inning began harmlessly enough with a one-out single by Greg Pryor. From there, the Sox took advantage of three Angel errors (which directly led to three runs) one walk and banged out seven more hits in scoring the 11 runs. Pryor scored the tiebreaking run on an error. Nahorodny had a three-run double while Lemon had a two-run double in the inning. Pryor and Ralph Garr also had RBIs in the inning. The Sox, who got a 5-for-5 performance from Jorge Orta, totaled 22 hits, which made things easy for starting pitcher Steve Stone. The righty went the distance for his fourth win.

1987, IVAN WASN’T TERRIBLE THIS DAY: Ivan Calderon hit two homers, doubled and drove in six in the White Sox 10-9 loss to the Boston Red Sox before 21,138 at Comiskey Park. Calderon’s RBI were a Sox season-high.

1988, NOT THIS TIME, FRANK: The White Sox used a grand slam from Gary Redus and three-run homers from Ivan Calderon and Ron Karkovice in pasting the Tigers and nemesis Frank Tanana 10-1 in Detroit. Jerry Reuss cruised with the lead, pitching seven shutout innings for his third win.

1991, SOX SCOOT PAST A’S: Scott Fletcher’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the White Sox to a 5-4 win over Oakland before an energized crowd of 41,870 at Comiskey Park. Oakland’s Mike Gallego hit the first grand slam at New Comiskey Park in the second inning off Ramon Garcia, who was making his big league debut. Garcia was the first pitcher to make his Major League debut at New Comiskey Park. Two days earlier, teammate Warren Newsom became the first player to make his big league debut in the new park. After giving up the slam, Garcia settled down and gave up just one other hit while lasting to the seventh. The Sox tied the game in the fifth on Matt Merullo’s sacrifice fly. In the ninth, the Sox loaded the bases on a Frank Thomas single and two walks, setting the stage for Fletcher’s heroics.

1996, BIG DAY FOR ROBIN: Robin Ventura went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs as the White Sox ripped the Detroit Tigers 9-0 before 16,983 at Comiskey Park. Kevin Tapani and Brian Keyser combined on a eight-hit shutout as the White Sox moved 12 games over .500. Tapani went eight innings with six strikeouts to improve to 6-3. Darren Lewis extended his hitting streak to 12 games and Danny Tartabull and Dave Martinez each homered for the White Sox.

1997, BELLE KEEPS HITTING: Albert Belle extended his hitting streak to 26 games – tied for the second longest in club history — in the White Sox 4-3 loss to the Brewers in Milwaukee. Belle’s streak would reach 27, tying Luke Appling’s 1936 franchise record.

2000, THE MILKMAN DELIVERS: Herbert Perry’s ground rule double in the ninth plated Carlos Lee with the eventual winning run in the White Sox 4-3 victory in Seattle. The first-place White Sox prevailed despite committing two errors and issuing 11 walks. Lee got the White Sox on the board with a home run in the third.

2005, A WALKOFF TO DYE FOR: Jermaine Dye led off the ninth with a home run to send the White Sox to a 6-5 win over the Angels before 19,864 at U.S. Cellular Field. The win improved the first place White Sox to 35-17 and gave reliever Cliff Politte a win for the second consecutive day.

2011, SALE-ING TO A SAVE: Chris Sale caught Adrian Gonzalez looking for the save to end the White Sox 10-7 win at Boston. Sale’s second save preserved Philip Humber’s fourth win. Alexei Ramirez went 4-for-5 with three RBI to pace the Sox 15-hit attack.

2015, HIT-HEAVY SHUTOUT: Texan John Danks recorded his 1,000th strikeout en route to a 10-hit shutout in the White Sox 6-0 win over the Astros in Houston. In firing his fifth career complete game and second career shutout, Danks became the first Sox pitcher since Stan Bahnsen on June 21, 1973 to fire a shutout while allowing 10-plus hits.

2016, SALADIN-O YEAH!: Tyler Saladino’s go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth helped the White Sox top the Mets 6-4 at Citi Field in New York. The Sox overcame a 4-0 deficit with Saladino scoring a run in a three-run sixth that got the Sox back in the game.

THIS DATE IN SOX HISTORY: SABO SHINES

On this date in 1995, Chris Sabo had his one shining moment with the White Sox.

Twenty-three years ago today, Sabo’s two-run home run in the eighth inning — his only four-bagger as a Southsider — lifted the White Sox to an 8-7 win over the Minnesota Twins before 15,816 at Comiskey Park.

Ray Durham got the inning going with a single a — his third hit of the night — and Sabo followed with the key homer off Mark Guthrie.

Here’s a look at some of the rest that went on today in Sox history to feed your Pale Hose habit on an off day:

THE DOCTOR IS IN FOR THE WIN

1909: Doc White scored the winning run and went the distance in the White Sox 1-0 win in 11 innings over Washington at South Side Park. White scored on Mike Welday’s single after giving up four hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 11 innings.

SOX CRUISING

1912: Morrie Rath’s two-run homer in the sixth helped the first-place White Sox improve to 18-5 with a 5-2 win at Washington. The mark was the best 23-game start in franchise history. The win was the Sox fifth in a row in a streak that would reach eight.

1-0 WIN!

1914: Ed Cicotte tossed a four-hitter in the White Sox three-game skid stopping 1-0 win vs. Detroit at Comiskey Park. Shano Collins’ single in the seventh scored Ray Demmitt with the game’s only run as the Sox halted a three-game losing streak.

FABER IMPROVES TO 4-1

1921: Future Hall of Famer Red Faber picked up the fourth of his 25 victories in 1921 in the White Sox 4-1 over Boston at Comiskey Park. The White Sox put Faber, who would finish 25-15 with an A.L.-low 2.48 ERA, in position to win with three in the eighth. The win halted a three-game losing streak during which the White Sox were outscored 33-6.

NOT PERFECT BUT VICTORIOUS

1922: In his second start after posting the first perfect game in franchise history, Charles Robertson defeated the Yankees in the White Sox 2-1 in New York. It was Robertson’s first victory since the “perfecto” and improved the Sox to 11-12.

BIG DAY FOR THE BATS

1923: Ray Schalk had three hits and Harry Hooper, Earl Sheely and Willie Kamm all had two as the White Sox outlasted the Red Sox 9-7 before 3,000 at Comiskey Park. Kamm, who had two doubles, drove in three while Roy Elsh and Schalk each drove in two in support of Red Faber, who went the distance for his second victory.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF JOHNNY

1925: Johnny Mostil gave the Sunday afternoon crowd of 40,000 a thrill with a walkoff homer in the White Sox 10-8 win over the Senators at Comiskey Park. The White Sox overcame the Senators’ seven-run sixth, which KO’d starter Red Faber. Ted Lyons pitched four innings of scoreless relief for the win. Willie Kamm went 3-for-6 with two doubles and two RBIs and Mostil, Ike Davis, Earl Sheely and Eddie Collins all had two hits as the Sox improved to 14-9.

THE BUCK HITS HERE

1926: Buck Crouse drove in both runs and Sloppy Thurston, his batterymate, pitched a complete game six-hitter in the White Sox 2-0 win at Washington. Crouse’s RBIs came in the seventh and drove in Bibb Falk and Spence Harris. Thurston yielded six hits and two walks while striking out six for his first win.

LARRUPIN’ LOU LIGHTS UP SOX

1934: After hitting two homers, two doubles and driving in seven runs in a 13-3 rout of the White Sox, Yankees’ first baseman Lou Gehrig removed himself from the game in New York after five innings because of illness.

ONE-RUN SUCCESS

1941: After suffering one-run, 11 inning losses each of the last two days, the White Sox pulled off a one-run win of their own by tipping the Tigers 4-3 in regulation at Comiskey Park. Thornton Lee picked up one of his 22 victories in outdueling Hal Newhowser.

SOX POWER

1955: Future Hall of Famer George Kell’s two-run home run in the eighth gave the White Sox the lead for good in a 4-2 win at Boston. Kell’s blast preceded dingers by Jim Rivera and Chico Carrasquel as the Sox overcame a 2-0 deficit to make a winner out of reliever Harry Dorish.

KEEGAN IN RELIEF!

1956: Bob Keegan fired 8.2 innings of shutout relief for the win in the White Sox 2-1 triumph in Boston. Keegan gave up seven hits and one walk while fanning three after taking over for starter Connie Johnson in the first. Keegan entered with a run in and the bases loaded. He then got Jimmy Piersall to bounce into an inning-ending double play. The biggest moment of the game came with one out in eighth when Keegan retired pinch-hitter Ted Williams and Sammy White with a runner on second. Home runs by Minnie Minoso and George Kell accounted for the White Sox offense.

DOBY DOOMS DETROIT

1957: Larry Doby’s two-run single highlighted a lead-grabbing four-run fifth in the White Sox 6-4 win at Detroit. Sherm Lollar added four hits and Dave Philley drove in two as the Sox won for the 13th time in 20 games. Billy Pierce pitched into the ninth for the win. Gerry Staley got the save when he got Harvey Kuenn to ground out with the tying run on third.

A FOXY WIN

1958: Nellie Fox’s RBI single in the eighth fronted the White Sox for good in a 4-2 win over Cleveland before 7,749 at Comiskey Park. Ron Jackson went 2-for-4 with a double, a lead-providing home run and three RBIs.

A DEAL AND THEN A SWEEP

1959: The Comiskey family sold the White Sox to Bill Veeck, Hank Greenberg and Arthur Allyn. … On the field, the White Sox swept a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians before 24,346 at Comiskey Park. The Sox took the first game 5-4 when Bubba Phillips’ single scored Harry “Suitcase” Simpson with the winning run. In the nightcap, Early Wynn tossed a four-hitter and Del Ennis homered in a 5-0 win. The Sox scored their final two runs in the second game off Al Cicotte, the great-nephew of former Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte. The sweep brought the Sox to within 1.5-games of the first-place Indians and was part of an eight-game winning streak.

WYNN NO. 294

1962: Early Wynn picked up his 294th victory with a complete game effort in the White Sox 3-1 win at Washington. Wynn gave up seven hits and one walk while fanning four in improving to 2-1. Nellie Fox had three hits and Al Smith homered as the Sox moved to 15-13.

A JUAN-DERFUL OUTING

1963: Juan Pizarro homered, drove in both runs and faced just one over the minimum in pitching a three-hitter in the first-place White Sox 2-0 win over the Angels before 9,016 at Comiskey Park. Pizarro led off the third with a homer and drove in J.C. Martin, who had tripled, in the fifth. Pizarro walked one and struck out six in moving to 2-0. The win was the White Sox fifth in a row in a streak that would reach seven and second consecutive shutout.

J.C. PLAYS THE HERO

1964: J.C. Martin’s fourth-inning home run broke a tie and helped the White Sox beat the Angels 5-3 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Ron Hansen also homered and drove in three as the first-place White Sox upped their record to 12-6.

SOX POWER

1967: Tommy McCraw, Pete Ward, Dick Kentworthy and Tommie Agee homered in the White Sox 13-1 win at Baltimore. Tommy John gave up one run on six hits with five strikeouts in the complete game effort.

JOSEPHSON BREAKS THE TIE

1968: Duane Josephson, in the midst of his only All-Star season, delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth in the White Sox 2-1 win at Oakland. Josephson’s one-out single scored Luis Aparicio, who had singled and swiped second. Wilbur Wood got Rene Lachemann to ground out with the tying run to end the game for the save.

LOCKER GETS THE SAVE

1969: Bob Locker retired all four batters he faced, including the last two on strikes, to preserve Tommy John’s and the White Sox 4-0 win at Cleveland. John threw 7.2 innings but left with runners on second and third before Locker took over en route to his fourth save. Carlos May drove in three as the Sox improved to 11-11.

BRADLEY NO MATCH FOR TIGERS

1972: Tom Bradley threw a four-hitter for the victory in the White Sox 7-0 win over the Tigers before 5,610 at Comiskey Park. The bespectacled right-hander struck out seven in improving to 3-1. Bradley did not allow a runner past second in dropping his ERA over a run to 3.63. Ed Herrmann and Rich Morales each drove in two runs as the Sox moved over .500 for good at 10-9.

SEARING SOX STAY HOT

1973: Thanks to 11 innings from starter Wilbur Wood and an RBI from Pat Kelly, the first-place White Sox improved to 17-6 with a 4-3 win over the Angels in 12 innings in Anaheim. The 17-6 start was the White Sox best since 1919. Only the 1912 team, which won 18 games, posted a better 23-game start than the 1973 or 1919 squads. The White Sox scored the go-ahead run in the 12th when Jorge Orta walked, took second on Luis Alvarado’s sacrifice and scored on Kelly’s single. Terry Forster got the Angels in order in the 12th for the save after Wood had knuckled his way through the first 11 frames.

O WHAT A RELIEF HE IS

1974: Terry Forster tossed 8.2 innings of shutout RELIEF for the win in the White Sox 8-7 victory at Texas. The White Sox finally put Forster in position to win in the 14th when Dick Allen doubled and scored on Jorge Orta’s single. Forster gave up a single in the 14th but got a double play to end the game. The portly lefty gave up two walks and four hits while improving to 2-3. The Sox forced extra innings in this 4 hour and 18 minute affair on Bill Melton’s two-run double in the seventh.

HEY BUDDY … A WIN

1975: Leadoff man Buddy Bradford homered and drove in four runs as the White Sox tripped up the Indians 8-3 in Cleveland. Bradford hit a three-run, tie-breaking homer in the fifth two innings after he brought home a run with a groundout.

ROADRUNNER DELIVERS IN OT

1976: Ralph Garr’s double in the 11th plated Pat Kelly with the go-ahead run in a 7-6 win at Texas. Garr was 3-for-6 with a two-run homer in the ninth that put the Sox ahead but the Rangers forced extra innings with three in the bottom of the frame.

JOHNSON, NAHORODNY GO DEEP

1978: Lamar Johnson and Bill Nahorodny homered as the White Sox opened an eight-game homestand by halting four-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Twins before 8,338 at Comiskey Park. Tex Wortham got his first win of the season with eight strong innings.

BIG EIGHTH

1979: Eric Soderholm, Rusty Torres and Wayne Nordhagen drove in runs in a decisive eighth inning outburst in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Royals before 13,801 at Comiskey Park. Claudell Washington was 4-for-4 with three runs and an RBI while falling a double shy of the cycle.

BIG NIGHT FOR MORRISON

1980: Jim Morrison was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs in a 10-6 win at Texas. Morrison’s single in the eighth started the two-run rally which finally gave the White Sox the lead for good. Morrison scored the go-ahead run on Thad Bosley’s fielders’ choice.

KEMP KEEPS SOX STREAKING

1982: Steve Kemp socked a go ahead two-run homer in the seventh and Tony Bernazard and Greg Luzinski both homered in the ninth as the White Sox pulled away from the Blue Jays 6-3 in Toronto. The win was the Sox seventh straight and kept them in a first-place tie with California in the A.L. West.

HAIRSTON THE HERO

1984: Jerry Hairston’s two-run pinch-homer with two outs in the ninth inning powered the White Sox to an 8-6 win over Texas before 14,611 at Comiskey Park. Hairston’s blast came off Odell Jones and made a winner out of reliever Salome Barojas.

GIBSON UP ON THE ROOF

1985: Detroit’s Kirk Gibson slugged the first of a season-record eight roof shot home runs at Old Comiskey Park in 1985. Gibson victimized the Sox Tom Seaver, who surrendered a record four roof-shot homers, in a 3-1 Tiger win before 28,241 at Comiskey Park.

ALLEN, NELSON, JAMES KO TRIBE

1986: Neil Allen, Gene Nelson and Bob James combined on a three-hitter in the White Sox 4-0 win in 11 innings in Cleveland. The Sox broke the scoreless tie with four in the 11th thanks to an error, a wild pitch and a two-run single by Carlton Fisk. Allen started and gave up three hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Nelson got the win with three perfect frames while James got through the 11th to finish off the Tribe.

KARKO HOMER, FOUR RBIs

1989: Ron Karkovice homered and drove in four as the White Sox jumped to a 10-0 lead after six en route to a 12-2 win at Milwaukee. Harold Baines was 4-for-5 and Donn Pall finished off the Brewers with 2.2 innings of perfect relief with four strikeouts for winner Melido Perez.

SOSA WORKS OT

1991: Sammy Sosa’s two-run homer in the 12th inning finally allowed the White Sox to top the Blue Jays, 5-3, in Toronto. The Sox, already playing their sixth extra inning game of the campaign, took the lead in the 11th on Scott Fletcher’s single but the Jays matched it in the bottom of the frame.

BLACK JACK 7-0

1992: Jack McDowell became the first White Sox starter to begin a season 7-0 in 25 years in a 5-2 win at Baltimore. McDowell gave up two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts in becoming the first Sox hurler since the great Joel Horlen started the 1967 campaign 7-0. The win was McDowell’s seventh in as many starts and made him the big league’s first seven-game winner. George Bell’s two-run single in the first made things easy on McDowell, who went eight innings before Bobby Thigpen pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.

FIVE HOMERS ADD UP TO ROUT

1993: The first-place White Sox used home runs from Robin Ventura, Frank Thomas, Mike Huff, Dan Pasqua and Bo Jackson in decimating the Mariners 13-2 at Kingdome. Pasqua, Ventura and Thomas launched two-run shots while Huff and Jackson hit solo blasts in support of Alex Fernandez, who gave up one run on seven hits with three walks and five strikeouts in eight innings to improve to 4-2.

16 RUNS, 18 HITS

1994: Joey Cora led the White Sox 18-hit attack with a double, a homer and four RBI in a 16-2 win over Seattle before 25,041 at Comiskey Park. Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura also homered for the first-place Sox. The 16 runs were the most by the Sox since a 17-6 win over Oakland on Sept. 23, 1992 in Chicago. The 14-run margin of victory was the Sox biggest since a 15-1 win at Milwaukee July 14, 1991, their largest at New Comiskey Park and the largest by the Sox in a home game since a 17-1 win over the A’s on Oct. 3, 1987.

SOX TAP YANKEES

1996: Kevin Tapani yielded an earned run in seven innings for the victory in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Yankees before 15,784 at Comiskey Park. Tapani gave up two hits and four walks with four strikeouts in improving to 3-2. The Sox gave Tapani a cushion in the first thanks to RBIs from Danny Tartabull and Lyle Mouton.

MARTINEZ THE HERO

1997: Dave Martinez’s ninth-inning, bases-loaded single plated Frank Thomas with the game-winning run in the White Sox 9-8 win over the Athletics before 28,816 at Comiskey Park. Al Levine picked up the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. This was the second consecutive day Martinez came through in the final inning.

A GOOD SEVENTH

1998: Mike Cameron scored the go-ahead run on Ray Durham’s groundout as the White Sox scored three in the seventh to get by the A’s 4-3 in Oakland. Wil Cordero scored the tying run on an error. Jaime Navarro got the win while Bill Simas earned his first save with a scoreless ninth.

NAVARRO, MAGGS LEAD THE WAY

1999: Jaime Navarro turned in eight strong innings and Magglio Ordonez launched a 438-foot homer in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers before 12,670 at Comiskey Park. Ordonez’s 438-foot homer in the second was the 12th longest in the history of the Sox new home. Navarro allowed just one run eight innings to log the victory. The Sox broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth with a two-run outburst.

HOMER FEST

2001: Magglio Ordonez homered twice and Ray Durham and Sandy Alomar Jr. each went deep once as the White Sox and Angels combined for seven roundtrippers in the White Sox 7-6 setback in 10 innings before 12,684 at Comiskey Park. Durham homered for the third consecutive game, Ordonez notched his seventh career multi-homer game and Alomar hit his first roundtripper at New Comiskey Park in a Sox uniform. Alomar’s homer tied the game in the eighth but the Angels scored a run in the 10th to win. In a rarity, the Angels started Al Levine, the pitcher who finished the game for them the previous day.

THAT’S GOING TO LEAVE A MARK

2002: The White Sox lost 19-0 at Anaheim.

BIG HIT FOR EL CABALLO

2003: Carlos Lee’s home run in the seventh was the difference in the White Sox 4-3 win at Seattle. The Sox overcame 3-0 deficit thanks to two RBIs from Magglio Ordonez. Barolo Colon improved to 3-3 by pitching into the ninth. Damaso Marte got through the ninth for his fourth save.

BIG DAY FOR JOSE

2007: Jose Contreras twirled a five-hitter in the White Sox 3-0 win at Minnesota. Contreras was dominating with just one walk and four strikeouts in notching his second career whitewashing and the first complete game shutout by a Sox hurler in Minnesota since Mark Buehrle accomplished the feat July 30, 2002. The Sox gave Contreras all he needed in the first when leadoff man Pablo Ozuna singled, stole second and scored on AJ Pierzynski’s single.

SURGING IN THE SECOND

2008: A six-run second, powered by a three-run home run from Brian Anderson and a two-run shot from Carlos Quentin, delivered the White Sox an 8-4 win in Seattle. Anderson’s blast gave the Sox the lead and Quentin’s shot capped the inning which also featured an RBI double from Orlando Cabrera. Javier Vazquez got the win and was backed by a combined 2.1 shutout innings of relief from Octavio Dotel, Scott Linebrink and Matt Thornton.

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