COUNTDOWN TO WHITE SOX OPENING DAY: 13 DAYS

13 days to Opening Day White Sox fans!

What better time to take a look at the players who wore No. 13 for the White Sox.

Here goes …

*BOB FOTHERGILL, 1932: Listed at 5-foo-10 and 230-pound, the outfielder was nicknamed “Fats” or “Fatty.”

*MARV GRISSOM, 1952: Wearing No. 13 on the 13th day of September 1952, Grissom struck out 13 Yankees in a 6-5 loss at Comiskey Park

*“BLUE MOON” ODOM, 1976: Combined no-hitter with Francisco Barrios was his last big league victory … On July 28, 1976 in Oakland, Odom fired five innings and gave up one unearned run with nine walks and three strikeouts before giving way to Barrios in the Sox 2-1 win

*HARRY CHAPPAS, 1979-1980: The 5-7 shortstop hit his only home run in 1979. … Prior to that, the last time a shorter Sox player homered was 5-6 Walt “No Neck” Williams in 1972

*JAMIE QUIRK, 1984: One of 16 players in White Sox history with at least one RBI and no hits

*OZZIE GUILLEN, 1985-1997: Only Sox player to make his big league debut wearing 13. … Ozzie was a big part of my “Sox and Friday The 13th” blog https://soxnerd.wordpress.com/2021/08/14/the-white-sox-and-friday-the-13th/

*ANTONIO OSUNA, 2002: Tied Keith Foulke for the White Sox lead with 11 saves in 2002. … Nickname was “El Canon.”

*WILLIE HARRIS, 2003: Surrendered the number and switched to No. 1 when Guillen returned to the Sox as manager in 2004.

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