With the All-Star break picking up steam and the White Sox idle, here’s a look at some White Sox events that occurred on this date to satisfy our Sox fix!
*1901, FIELDER JONES!: Fielder Jones’ RBI single in the 11th was the difference in the White Sox 5-4 win at Milwaukee. Frank Shugart’s RBI in the eighth forced OT as the Sox won for the second straight day, improved to 42-24 and moved into a virtual tie for first place.
*1916, DOUBLE DIP SHUTOUT: Lefty Williams and Reb Russell each fired shutouts in the White Sox doubleheader sweep over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The White Sox and Williams won the first game 4-0 while Russell took the nightcap 3-0. It was the franchise’s second doubleheader shutout in 43 days. The Sox wouldn’t get another one for 24 years.
*1920, JOE AND RED: “Shoeless” Joe Jackson had four hits and Red Faber tossed a five-hitter in the White Sox 6-0 win at Philadelphia.
*1934, “BUCKETFOOT AL”: White Sox outfielder Al Simmons started the second All-Star Game at the Polo Grounds in New York and went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in the A.L.’s 9-7 win. “Bucketfoot Al,” though, was the fourth of Carl Hubbell’s record-setting and eye-popping five consecutive strikeouts. Jimmy Dykes also represented the White Sox.
*1951, ALL-STAR SOX … SIX OF ‘EM! A record six White Sox players — Nellie Fox, Chico Carrasquel, Minnie Minoso, Eddie Robinson, Jim Busby and Randy Gumpert — were named to the American League All-Star team for the game in Detroit. Fox started at second base and went 1-for-3 with an error in the American League’s 8-3 loss. Carrasquel started at shortstop and went 1-for-2. Minoso also played and went 0-for-2 while Robinson went 0-for-1 and Busby made a late-inning defensive appearance in left field. Gumpert, a pitcher, was named to the A.L. team but he did not play.
*1956, TOUGH DAY FOR PIERCE: Billy Pierce was the tough-luck loser in the American League’s 7-3 setback in the All-Star Game at Washington. Pierce, starting his second consecutive All-Star Game and third in four years, allowed just one run on two hits in three innings with five strikeouts. Second baseman Nellie Fox, making his second consecutive All-Star start and sixth appearance in a row, was 2-for-4 with a run. Catcher Sherm Lollar and pitcher Jim Wilson both saw their first All-Star action. Lollar went 1-for-2 while Wilson, making his lone All-Star appearance for the Sox, gave up one run on two hits in an inning of work.
*1962, TRIPLE FOR LOOIE: Luis Aparicio became the first White Sox player to triple in an All-Star Game in the N.L.’s 3-1 win at Washington. Named to his seventh All-Star team, Aparicio was making his third start. His triple off Don Drysdale in the seventh was the first by an A.L. player in an All-Star Game since 1951. The three-bagger also ended Aparicio’s 0-for-12 All-Star drought. Aparicio also flew out to Willie Mays for game’s final out becoming the second Sox player to be the All-Star Game’s last out (Roy Sievers 1961). Aparicio tied an All-Star record for shortstops by participating in two double plays.
*1984, TOUGH DOT: Richard Dotson pitched two scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts in the A.L’s 3-1 loss in the All-Star Game at San Francisco. The right-hander entered the game in the fifth in relief of Jack Morris and gave up a leadoff single to Tony Gwynn but then retired Ryne Sandberg, Steve Garvey and Dale Murphy to get out of the inning. Dotson struck out Mike Schmidt and Bob Brenly in the sixth. The strikeout of Brenly ended the inning and came with runners on second and third. Dotson earned a spot on the staff with an 11-4 record and a 2.64 ERA.
*1988, BOSTON GETS LaPOINT: Dave LaPoint tossed seven shutout innings as the White Sox closed the first half with a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox before 15,163 at Comiskey Park. The Sox scored two in the first and never looked back. LaPoint gave up three hits while walking two and fanning three in improving to 7-9.
*1990, OZ AND BOB STAR: White Sox representative Bobby Thigpen tossed a scoreless inning and teammate Ozzie Guillen handled three errorless chances at shortstop in the American League’s 2-0 win in the 61st All-Star Game at Wrigley Field. Guillen also had two assists while Thigpen logged a perfect seventh inning. Thigpen fanned Darryl Strawberry to cap his inning of work after retiring Will Clark and Tim Wallach.
*1997, RAY LEADS THE WAY: Ray Durham was 3-for-5 with a double and a homer as the White Sox opened the second half by waxing the Kansas City Royals 6-3 in Missouri. The Sox scored four times in the first two innings in supporting starter Jaime Navarro, who evened his record at 7-7. Three relievers blanked the Royals over the final four innings. Roberto Hernandez finished up for his 21st save.
*1998, BELLE RINGS UP ROYALS: Albert Belle homered twice as the White Sox plastered the Kansas City Royals 10-3 before 15,378 at Comiskey Park. Belle and Thomas reached milestones in this victory. Belle’s second homer was his 293rd tying Matt Williams and Kent Hrbek for 80th on the all-time list. Thomas’ third inning double was the 266th of his career, moving him past Hall of Famer Eddie Collins into fourth place on the Sox all-time list.
*2001, MAGS STAR BLAST: Magglio Ordonez hit the White Sox second All-Star Game homer in the A.L.’s 4-1 win in the Mid-Summer Classic in Seattle. Ordonez connected off the Cubs’ Jon Lieber in the sixth inning in joining Frank Thomas as the lone Sox players to homer in an All-Star Game. Thomas hit his homer in the 1995 All-Star Game at Texas off the Reds’ John Smiley. Derek Jeter followed Ordonez’s homer with a homer of his own making them just the fifth teammates in All-Star history to go back-to-back. Ordonez also singled in the eighth off Jeff Shaw making him the only player in the game to log two hits.
*2004, GOOD EYES: The Sox used a pair of bases loaded walks from Paul Konerko and Joe Crede in taking the lead for good in the fifth inning of their 3-2 win over Seattle before 37,405 at U.S. Cellular Field. Mark Buehrle went eight innings and Shingo Takatsu struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.
*2010, Q! Carlos Quentin launched two homers and Gavin Floyd allowed one run in 7.2 innings for the win in the White Sox 5-1 win over the Royals before 32,339 at U.S. Cellular Field.
*2012, SALE, PAULIE IN ACTION: White Sox representative Chris Sale pitched a scoreless inning in his All-Star debut in the American League’s 8-0 loss in the All-Star Game in Kansas City. Paul Konerko made his final All-Star appearance but did not bat int the game where Melky Cabrera earned MVP honors fot the N.L.
*2015, SORRY CUBS: JB Shuck’s sac fly in the eighth was enough for the White Sox in a 1-0 win over the Cubs before 41,580 at Wrigley Field.