What better day to look back at some memorable White Sox-Cubs game than the day the Chicago team renew their rivalry.
Here goes …
*Oct. 9, 1906: The “Hitless Wonder” White Sox knocked off the heavily-favored Cubs 2-1 in Game 1 of the only all-Chicago World Series. The light-hitting Sox went on to upset the Cubs, who won a record 116 games, in six games.
*Oct. 14, 1906: The Sox scored seven times in the first two innings en route to a clinching win in Game 6 of the 1906 World Series at South Side Park. George Davis and Jiggs Donahue each had three RBIs as the “Hitless Wonders” White Sox upset the 116-win Cubs for their first title.
*June 25, 1964: Ron Hansen, Tom McCraw, and Gerry McNertney hit successive homers in the third inning in the White Sox 11-1 win over the Cubs in the annual Boys Benefit Game before 52,712 at Comiskey Park. The turnout was so great, the Sox, who were the visitors, allowed fans to stand in a roped off area on the field for the first time since the late 1920s.
*Aug. 14, 1972: Ernie Banks came out of retirement for one more game in the Cubs’ 3-1 win over the White Sox in the Boys Benefit charity exhibition game before 38,153 fans at Comiskey Park. Banks, who retired after the 1971 season, played the last three innings and first base and struck out in the ninth. He was given many standing ovations, according to press reports of the day.
*April 7, 1994: Starting in right field, White Sox farmhand Michael Jordan singled, doubled and drove in two runs in a 4-4 exhibition tie with the Cubs before 37,825 at Wrigley Field.
*June 16, 1997: The Cubs defeated the White Sox 8-3 at Comiskey Park in an interleague game in the first meaningful clash between the rivals since the 1906 World Series.
*June 17, 1997: Dave Martinez’s two-run homer in the first led the White Sox to their first interleague victory over the Cubs — a 5-3 win at Comiskey Park.
*June 18, 1997: Wilson Alvarez fired a four-hitter as the White Sox topped the Cubs 3-0 in two hours at Comiskey Park. The win enabled the Sox to win two-of-three in the inaugural interleague series between the Windy City rivals.
*June 5, 1998: Brant Brown’s homer in the 12th lifted the Cubs to a 6-5 win over the Sox in the inaugural interleague game between the teams at Wrigley Field.
*June 6, 1998: Charlie O’Brien clubbed the Sox first official homer at Wrigley Field in a 6-5 loss to the Cubs.
*June 12, 1999: Ray Durham spearheaded an 18-hit attack by going 4-for-6 in the White Sox 8-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*June 13, 1999: Mike Caruso’s two-run homer in the eighth delivered the White Sox a 6-4 sweep-completing win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Sox second baseman Ray Durham was 9-for-18 in the series.
*July 9, 1999: Carlos Lee’s sacrifice fly scored Ray Durham with the winning run in the ninth in the White Sox 3-2 win over the Cubs at Comiskey Park.
*June 9, 2000: Ray Durhan’s one-out single to left in the 14th scored Herbert Perry with the winning run in the White Sox 6-5 win over the Cubs at Comiskey Park.
*July 7, 2000: RBIs in the 12th inning by Frank Thomas and Herbert Perry secured the White Sox a 4-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*June 8, 2001: Carlos Lee’s walkoff grand slam powered the White Sox to a 7-3 win in 10 innings over the Cubs before 45,936 at Comiskey Park. Lee’s slam was the first in extra innings in any interleague clash, including the World Series.
*June 16, 2002: Carlos Lee hit a grand slam off Kerry Wood and a go-ahead two-run blast off Carlos Zambrano and finished with seven RBIs in the White Sox 10-7 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*June 28, 2002: Paul Konerko was 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBIs in the White Sox 13-9 win over the Cubs at Comiskey Park.
*June 20, 2003: A first-inning grand slam by Miguel Olivo helped the White Sox cruise to a 12-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*June 27, 2003: Jose Valentin’s one-out homer in the ninth was the difference in the White Sox 4-3 win over the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field. The blast came a half inning after the Cubs had tied the game with two runs.
*June 28, 2003: D’Angelo Jimenez’s RBI single in the ninth off enabled the Sox to beat the Cubs 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field. Aaron Rowand tied the game with a homer in the eighth as the Sox posted a walkoff win over the Cubs for the second day in a row.
*June 27, 2004: Miguel Olivo and Timo Perez launched home runs off Greg Maddux in the White Sox 9-4 win over the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.
*May 20, 2005: Jermaine Dye and A.J. Pierzynski combined to go 5-for-8 in their White Sox debuts against the Cubs in a 5-1 win at Wrigley Field.
*May 21, 2005: Paul Konerko’s two-run single in the eighth gave the Sox the lead for good in a four-run outburst in a 5-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*June 24, 2005: Frank Thomas, A.J. Pierzynski and Joe Crede homered in the White Sox 12-2 rout of the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.
*May 19, 2006: Mark Buehrle fired a two-hitter and did not allow an earned run and Jim Thome homered in the White Sox 6-1 win over Greg Maddux and the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.
*May 20, 2006: Tadahito Iguchi homered twice and drove in six as the White Sox knocked out the Cubs 7-0 in the game that featured a bench-clearing brawl at U.S. Cellular Field.
*July 1, 2006: A.J. Pierzynski’s stunning three-run homer with two out in the ninth off Ryan Dempster delivered the White Sox an 8-6 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*May 20, 2007: Nick Masset got the win in his first big league start and A.J. Pierzynski hit a grand slam in the White Sox 10-6 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*June 28, 2008: Carlos Quentin’s opposite field home run in the seventh off Carlos Marmol got the Sox past the Cubs 6-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.
*June 29, 2008: Carlos Quentin, Brian Anderson and Jim Thome homered as the White Sox finished off a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 5-1 win at U.S. Cellular Field.
*June 27, 2009: Gordon Beckham’s two-out single plated pinch-runner Josh Fields with the winning run in the ninth in the White Sox 8-7 win over the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.
*June 28, 2009: John Danks fired seven innings and allowed just four hits and Alexei Ramirez and Jermaine Dye homered in the White Sox 6-0 win over the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field. Danks walked four and struck out five before Scott Linebrink tossed two perfect frames with four strikeouts.
*Sept. 3, 2009: Carlos Torres tossed seven shutout innings for his first big league victory in the White Sox 5-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Torres, making his third big league appearance/start, gave up five hits and no walks in outdueling Ryan Dempster.
*June 11, 2010: Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski each had four hits and a homer in support of Jake Peavy in the White Sox 10-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Peavy gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings for his 100th career win.
*June 12, 2010: Paul Konerko drove in both runs in the White Sox 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mark Buehrle fashioned 6.2 shutout innings as the Sox extended their win streak — which still stands as their longest in the interleague series — to six over the Cubs.
*June 13, 2010: The Cubs Ted Lilly and the White Sox Gavin Floyd matched no-hit zeroes for 6.2 innings at Wrigley Field. Floyd lost his no-hitter in the seventh while Lilly’s was ruined by Juan Pierre in the ninth. The Cubs scratched out a run in the seventh and held on.
*May 18, 2012: Gordon Beckham’s homer in the eighth off Jeff Samarddzija delivered the Sox a 3-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
*May 19, 2012: Thanks to home runs from Dayan Viciedo, A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn, the White Sox built a 7-0 lead en route to a 7-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. John Danks pitched 6.1 shutout innings for his third win.
*May 20, 2012: Jake Peavy fanned seven in 6.1 shutout innings as the White Sox finished off a three-game sweep with a 6-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Gordon Beckham, Adam Dunn and Tyler Flowers homered as the Sox executed their first three-game sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field since 1999 and only the second one in interleague action.
*June 20, 2012: Starter and winning pticher Gavin Floyd, Matt Thornton, Jesse Crain and Will Ohman combined on a four-hitter in the White Sox 7-0 win over the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field. Gordon Beckham homered as the Sox avoided a three-game sweep.
*May 5, 2014: Marcus Semien’s RBI double in the 12th gave the White Sox the lead for good in a 3-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Matt Lindstrom fanned Luis Valbuena with two on to end the game and end a four-game skid to the Cubs.
*May 6, 2014: Gordon Beckham’s go-ahead homer in the eighth sent the White Sox to a 5-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Ex-Cub Zach Putnam got the win with two perfect innings of relief.
*May 7, 2014: Leadoff man Gordon Beckham socked a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fourth as the Sox won their third straight over the Cubs with an 8-3 triumph at U.S, Cellular Field.
*July 10, 2015: J.B. Shuck’s sac fly in the eighth was the difference in the Sox 1-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Shuck’s sac fly scored Emilio Bonifacio, who was hit by a pitch, stole second and took third on an Adam Eaton bunt.
*July 11, 2015: Winning pitcher Chris Sale struck out 11 in seven innings as the White Sox topped the Cubs 5-1 at Wrigley Field. The Sox took the lead for good in the first on Tyler Saladino’s first big leage hit — a run-scoring triple that scored Adam Eaton.
*Aug, 16, 2015: Winning pitcher Chris Sale fanned 15 in seven one-hit shutout innings in the White Sox 3-1 win over the Cubs before 39,475 at U.S. Cellular Field. Home runs by Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez and Melky Cabrera helped Sale notch his 11th win.
*July 25, 2016: Tyler Saladino’s RBI single in the ninth delivered the White Sox a 5-4 walkoff win over the Cubs before 39,510 at U.S. Cellular Field.
*July 26, 2016: James Shields fired 7.2 shutout innings for the win as the White Sox topped the Cubs 3-0 before 39,553 at U.S. Cellular Field. The victory, which featured RBIs from Adam Eaton, Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier, gave the Sox at least a tie in the season series with the Cubs for the third consecutive season.
*July 27, 2016: Starter Anthony Ranaudo became the first White Sox pitcher to homer against the Cubs in an 8-1 loss at Wrigley Field. Ranaudo went deep in the fifth off Jason Hammel during an outing in which he took the loss in which he surrendered three runs on two hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 6.2 innings.
*July 24, 2017: Anthony Swarzak earned his first career save in the White Sox 3-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. This was the first meeting between the rivals after the Cubs had won the World Series. Adam Engel’s homer in the sixth put the Sox on top to stay. Two days after this save, Swarzak was dealt to Milwaukee for minor league outfielder Ryan Cordell.
*July 25, 2017: Carlos Rodon made history despite absorbing a loss in the White Sox 7-2 setback to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The left-hander became the first pitcher in big league history to fan 11-or-more-batters over four innings or less in an outing where he also had a two-run double. Rodon also became the first Sox pitcher since Bart Johnson on April 20, 1971 to record a double and two RBI in game.
*May 13, 2018: Despite issuing seven walks, Lucas Giolito got the win in the White Sox 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Nicky Delmonico’s RBI triple and Matt Davidson’s sac fly in the sixth off loser Kyle Hendricks fronted the Sox for good.
*Sept. 21, 2018: Winning pitcher Reynaldo Lopez fanned eight and Kevan Smith and Daniel Palka homered in the White Sox 10-4 win over the Cubs before 34,027 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Lopez gave up one run on five hits in seven innings and was handed the lead in the second on Smith’s three-run homer off Jose Quintana. … Two days later, the latest Sox-Cubs series ended with the Sox holding a 60-58 lead in the interleague series.