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Today in Chicago White Sox History: June 12

1966

The White Sox traded relief pitcher eddie fisherman to the Orioles for infielder jerry adair. Fisherman he was an All-Star in 1965 and Firefighter of the Year, but the Sox had incredible depth in the bullpen thanks to the anchor, william hoyt Y promising pitcher locker bob, With dennis higgins.


1967

The White Sox played the longest losing game in history when they dropped a 6-5 decision to the Senators in Washington in 22 innings. Both teams scored a run in the 10thethen didn’t score again until Washington’s Paul Casanova drove home the winner in the last of 22North Dakota. johnny buzhardt he pitched eight innings in relief before giving up the run that cost him the game. Red Sox outfielder walt-williams He had 10 at-bats in the contest.

The night game took 6:38. Both teams went the entire game without errors, an American League record. The contest was played in temperatures around 90 degrees, angering the Red Sox manager. stinky eddie then to demand the implementation of a league curfew.


1972

White Sox slugger dick allen appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. (teammate tom egan is in the background, putting on his shin guards.) It was one of the most unusual and unique covers in the magazine’s history. The cover read: “Season of surprises. Dick Allen from Chicago juggles the image of him.”


1981

A players’ strike, which would eventually end nearly two months of the baseball season, began after owners insisted on asking players for compensation for any signed free agents, in essence turning free-agent signings into trades.

When both sides agreed to resume play, the owners devised a strange “split season” format. White Sox manager Tony the Russianwho passed the Florida bar exam and was an exceptional thinker, quickly found a major flaw in the plan and suggested that if it would help the Red Sox get the second-best record and a postseason berth, they would throw a season finale . he series to the A’s to ensure that Oakland “wins” both halves.

Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog later said he would do the same for his club. Owners then quickly changed the format to eliminate the possibility of teams having to lose games to, in essence, win.

From today’s perspective, an ironic twist was that the White Sox’s new owner jerry reinsdorf he was one of a group of moderate owners who wanted the impasse resolved and baseball played. He completely changed his stance towards the union and the players when the 1994 labor impasse occurred.


2018

It happened less than the number of fingers on a hand for the franchise. On this night, the White Sox opened their game at Guaranteed Rate Field with Yoan Moncada hitting a home run to center field. The next batter yolmer sanchezthen he hit another home run…again to center field.

It was a great way to start a game, as the Sox beat Cleveland, 5-1. Both home runs came from starting pitcher Adam Plutko. It was the fourth time in franchise history that the Sox started a game with back-to-back home runs.


2021

Sometimes no matter what you do, you just can’t lose.

For the White Sox pitcher dylan cease, that meant facing the Detroit Tigers. Cease, backed by a 13-hit round, beat Detroit, 15-2, at Comerica Park, raising his career record against the Tigers to 8-0. In eight starts, he had 47 strikeouts and a 2.09 ERA.

He also became the first Sox pitcher to win his first eight starts against a single club, breaking the record for buehler brand — who went 7-0 against the Texas Rangers in his first seven starts against them.

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