Here’s a look at the White Sox All-Star Game history in Cleveland:


*Al Simmons, Outfield: Started for the third consecutive year in center field and batted sixth for the second consecutive year after batting fifth in 1933. … Went 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts. … Singled to third base in the fourth off Hal Schumacher. … Doubled to right in the eighth off Dizzy Dean. … Finished the game with six All-Star hits, the most in the brief history of the competition. … Handled two chances (both putouts) without an error. … Replaced by Philadelphia’s Doc Cramer in the top of the ninth inning. … This was “Bucketfoot Al’s” final ASG with the Sox. His totals: 2 games, .462 (6-for-13), 3 runs, 3 doubles, 1 RBI.


*Minnie Minoso, Outfield: Made his fourth consecutive All-Star team and his first start. … Joined Nellie Fox (1951-1954) as the only White Sox players to make four straight All-Star teams. … Led off and went 2-for-4 with a run, a putout and an error. … Became the fourth Sox player to bat leadoff for the A.L. (Appling 1936, Kreevich 1938, Tucker 1944). … Started in left field and moved to right field for the top of the fifth. … Walked off Robin Roberts to leadoff the third and scored on Al Rosen’s three-run home run. … Singled to right off Johnny Antonelli with one out in the fourth but was left on first. … Singled to right off Warren Spahn with one out in the sixth but was thrown out at third by left fielder Stan Musial trying to advance on Bobby Avila’s single. Gamble took the A.L. out of a potentially big inning. After Minoso was thrown out, the A.L. got a pair of singles before the inning ended. … Charged with a two-base error in the eighth inning when he dropped Red Schoendienst’s fly ball. … Made one putout. … Replaced by Jimmy Piersall in the top of the ninth.

*Chico Carrasquel, Shortstop: Made his third All-Star team in four years. … Started at shortstop for the third time, tying Al Simmons’ (1933-1935) White Sox All-Star record for starts. Batted eighth and went 1-for-5 with a run and two strikeouts. … Handled nine chances (five putouts, four assists) with no errors. Five putouts set an All-Star record for shortstops, which still stands. … Singled to left off Johnny Antonelli to lead off the fourth and scored on Bobby Avila’s sacrifice fly. … Played the entire game.

*Sandy Consuegra, Pitcher: Right-hander made his first and only All-Star team. … Named to the team the day before the game as a replacement for injured Cleveland pitcher Mike Garcia. … Relieved starter Whitey Ford in the fourth. … Pitched one-third of an inning and gave up five hits and five earned runs before being yanked in favor of Bob Lemon. … Retired Alvin Dark, the first batter he faced, and then gave up singles to Duke Snider, Stan Musial, Ted Kluszewski (RBI) and Ray Jablonski (RBI) and double to Jackie Robinson (two RBI) before being pulled. … Don Mueller’s RBI double off Lemon closed the book on the 33-year old Cuban.

*Nellie Fox, Second base: Made his fourth consecutive All-Star team (third straight as a reserve). … Joined Minnie Minoso (1951-1954) as the only White Sox players to make four straight All-Star teams. … Went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a strikeout. … Became the second White Sox player to post a multi-RBI game in an All-Star Game (Appling 1936). … Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Bob Porterfield and was struck out by Marv Grissom to lead off the seventh and then played the rest of the game. … Blooped a single to center off Cal Erskine with two outs in the eighth inning to score Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra to give the American League lead for good at 11-9 (which was the final). … Two RBIs tied him with Luke Appling for the White Sox career All-Star lead. … Handled one chance without an error.

*Bob Keegan, Pitcher: Made his first and only All-Star team. … Right-hander relieved Washington’s Bob Porterfield to start the eighth. … Gave up two runs (earned) on three hits with one strikeout in two-thirds of an inning in squandering the American League’s 8-7 lead. … Became the first White Sox pitcher to blow a save in an All-Star Game. …Retired two of the first three batters he faced (including a strikeout of Roy Campanella) and then gave up a two-run home run to Cincinnati’s Gus Bell. After Red Schoendienst reached on Minnie Minoso’s error and Alvin Dark singled, Keegan was pulled in favor of Dean Stone. … Schoendienst was caught stealing home to end the inning and close the book on Keegan. … Surrendered the first of Willie Mays’ All-Star record 23 hits (a one-out single in the eighth).

*Sherm Lollar, Catcher: Named to his first All-Star team for the White Sox and second overall (St. Louis Browns 1950). … Second White Sox catcher to make the All-Star team (Luke Sewell was the first in 1937) and was the second White Sox catcher not to play in the game. … The Yankees’ Yogi Berra went the distance behind the plate in the American League’s 11-9 win.

*Virgil Trucks, Pitcher: Right-hander named to his second All-Star team and his first and only as a member of the White Sox. … Pitched a scoreless in the ninth with a walk to become the first Sox pitcher to notch a save in an All-Star Game. … Entered the game after the American League had taken the lead in the bottom of the eighth on Nellie Fox’s two-run single. … After yielding a leadoff walk to Duke Snider, Trucks got Stan Musial to ground out to first, Gil Hodges to pop out to Fox at second and the Cubs’ Randy Jackson to foul out to Yogi Berra to end it.

*George Kell, Third base: Third baseman named to his eighth consecutive American League All-Star team in his first year with the White Sox. … Only All-Star honor as a member of the White Sox. … Replaced on the roster because of an injury.

*Ferris Fain, First base: First baseman named to his fifth consecutive (and last) American League All-Star team and his second straight for the White Sox. … Replaced on the roster because of an injury.

*Notes: A team-record nine White Sox were named to this American League team. When the American League took the field in the top the eighth, it marked the second time four White Sox were on the field for an All-Star Game at the same time (the other being 1953): Minnie Minoso was in right, Nellie Fox was at second, Chico Carrasquel was at shortstop and Bob Keegan the pitcher. … Four Sox remained in the game until Keegan was KO’d with two outs in the inning. … White Sox manager Marty Marion was a member of the American League coaching staff, marking the first time a member of the Sox organization was a member of the A.L. All-Star coaching staff.


*Nellie Fox, Second base: After a one-year respite, Fox made his Sox-record 15th and last All-Star team. … Also made his Sox-record eighth start at second base. … Added to his record (which still stands) for second basemen by playing in his 13th All-Star Game (Did not play in 1952 or 1962). … Also added to his record (since broken by Ryne Sandberg and Roberto Alomar) by making his eighth All-Star start at second base. … Led off and went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. … Singled off Jim O’Toole to lead off the game for the American League for the last of his Sox-record 14 hits. … Marked the eighth time a White Sox player batted leadoff for the A.L. (Appling 1936, Kreevich 1938, Tucker 1944, Minoso 1954, Fox 1958, Minoso 1960 both games). … Became the first Sox leadoff hitter to collect a hit in his first at bat. … Struck out by the Cubs Larry Jackson to end the fourth in his last All-Star at bat. … Handled four chances (three putouts, one assist) without an error. … Still the All-Star Game’s career leader among second basemen with 39 chances. … Fox’s All-Star totals: 13 games, .368 (14-for-38), 7 runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, 5 RBI.

*Juan Pizarro, Pitcher: Left-hander made his first All-Star team. … Worked a perfect seventh, retiring Johnny Edwards, Tommy Davis and Hank Aaron.


*Carlton Fisk, Catcher: Made his first All-Star team as a member of the White Sox and his eighth overall. … Started for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time overall. … Became the first White Sox catcher to start an All-Star Game. … Batted seventh and went 1-for-3 with a run and a strikeout. … Singled off the Dodgers’ Burt Hooton with no outs in the sixth and scored on Ted Simmons’ single. … Replaced by Bo Diaz in the top of the seventh. … Handled four chances (all putouts) without an error.

*Britt Burns, Pitcher: Left-hander named to his first and only All-Star team. … Did not pitch. … Spent the previous three weeks at his ailing father’s bedside in Birmingham, Ala., hospital. Burns’ father, Charley, was struck by an automobile as he stood by the side of the road at the family’s summer home July 16. Charley fell into a coma and never regained consciousness. He died on Sept. 12. During their time together, Burns said to his father, “I made the All-Star team.” The good news prompted Burns’ father to open his eyes. Burns would spend much of the second half of the 1981 season shuttling between the hospital and his starting assignments. He never missed a turn in the rotation.


*Frank Thomas, First base: Voted to start his fourth consecutive All-Star Game and made his fifth All-Star team overall. … Became the first Sox player to be named/voted an All-Star starter four straight years and the first Sox player to make five straight All-Star teams since Nellie Fox started six All-Star Games in a row from 1956 to 1959 and made 11 All-Star teams in a row from 1953 to 1961. … Did not play while recovering from an abdominal strain. … Replaced on the roster by Cleveland’s Jim Thome. The Yankees’ Tino Martinez started at first base in Thomas’ place. … This was Thomas’ last Sox All-Star berth. His White Sox All-Star totals: 3 games, .800 (4-for-5), 2 runs, 1 home run, 3 RBIs.

*Albert Belle, Outfield: Named as a reserve to his first and only All-Star team as a member of the White Sox. … Did not play and did not participate in the home run contest, batting practice and the team photo. … The former Indian was booed lustily in the pre-game introductions. … This was Belle’s second trip to Jacobs Field after bolting Cleveland for Chicago as a free agent. In his first trip to Jacobs Field as a member of the White Sox, he was pelted with objects in left field and Belle responded with an obscene gesture. Based on that, Belle asked American League manager Joe Torre not to play him. “… he was a little uncomfortable playing here,” Torre said. “So, I wasn’t going to play him unless I had to.”

*Notes: This marked the 12th time overall and first time since 1988 that the White Sox representative did not play in the game.


*Jose Abreu, First base: Named to his second consecutive All-Star team and third overall … Entered the game in the seventh at first base, replacing Carlos Santana. … Made two putouts, one of a pop fly, and grounded into a double play to end the eighth … Catch of J.T. Realmuto’s pop fly was the first by a Sox first baseman in an All-Star Game since Paul Konerko retired Chris Young (who facing the Sox Matt Thornton) in the seventh inning of the 2010 game in Minneapolis. … Abreu was the fifth Sox player to ground into an All-Star Game double play and the first since fellow Cuban Minnie Minoso in 1960.

*Lucas Giolito, Pitcher: First All-Star appearance. … First Sox righty to be an All-Star since reliever Jesse Crain in 2013. … First right-handed starting pitcher to represent the White Sox at an All-Star Game since Jake Peavy in 2012. … Pitched a scoreless fourth (no decision) in relief of Minnesota’s Jose Berrios. … After issuing a leadoff walk to Freddy Freeman, Giolito retired Cody Bellinger (strikeout), Nolan Arenado (ground out) and Josh Bell (ground out) … In a bizarre dose of symmetry, Freeman was the first batter a Sox pitcher faced in an ASG in Cleveland since Juan Pizarro retired fellow Brave Hank Aaron in 1963. … Giolito made it six consecutive ASG appearances with a K for Sox pitchers. Matt Thornton in 2010 was the last Sox pitcher to appear in ASG & not K a batter … Giolito was the first Sox righty to record an ASG strikeout since Esteban Loaiza Kd Todd Helton as the starter in the 2003 game at US Cellular Field. … Issued the Sox first ASG walks since Thornton in 2010

*James McCann, Catcher: First All-Star berth. … First catcher to represent the Sox at an ASG since A.J. Pierzynski in 2006. … First right-handed hitting catcher to represent the Sox at an ASG since Carlton Fisk in 1991. … Entered the game in the sixth, spelling starter Gary Sánchez. … Singled off Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff with no out in the seventh and Matt Chapman on first in his first and only plate appearance (later erased on a double play) … Hit was the first by a Sox player in an ASG since Alexei Ramirez in 2014. … Hit was the first by a Sox catcher in an ASG since the 43-year old Fisk in 1991. … Victimized by a double steal in the eighth. … Atoned for that by pulling off the web gem of the game when he made a stumbling one hand catch of a Mike Moustakas pop foul to end the eighth with the tying and winning runs in scoring position. It marked the first catch of a pop foul by a Sox backstop in an ASG since Fisk retired Mike Schmidt in Montreal in 1982. … When Jose Abreu entered the game at first in the seventh, it marked the first time since 2014 (Chris Sale and Alexei Ramirez and Abreu and Ramirez) more than one Sox player was in the field in an ASG


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