Chicago White Sox

VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979

VIDEO: Disco Demoliton Night at Comiskey Park in 1979
February 14, 2017 No Comments »

There’s never been anything quite like it. Between games of a doubleheader on July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox, led by promoter extraordinaire Mike Veeck, asked a local disc jockey to blow up disco records in center field. What could ... Read More »

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?

Did Harold Baines come within a whisker of the Hall of Fame?
February 12, 2017 No Comments »

Harold Baines was on the Hall of Fame ballot for five years, never receiving as many as 50 votes. When he dipped below five percent in 2011, he fell off the ballot. Seems like the baseball writers never felt he ... Read More »

How Joe Jackson threw the World Series

How Joe Jackson threw the World Series
April 5, 2016 No Comments »

Joe Jackson batted .375 with 12 hits in the eight games of the 1919 World Series. He led the Chicago White Sox with six runs batted in and hit their only home run. Excellent performance by one of baseball’s best ... Read More »

The best teams to never win a World Series

The best teams to never win a World Series
September 24, 2015 No Comments »

Most teams that are good for three or four years or more eventually get to a World Series and usually win one. It’s harder now — with the multiple rounds of playoffs — to win a title. Which means we see ... Read More »

Luzinski hit a home run that clanged off the Liberty Bell

Luzinski hit a home run that clanged off the Liberty Bell
October 31, 2012 1 Comment »

Sparky Anderson made many predictions over the course of his career. He was famous for hyperbole – a fancy word for spreading bull. But it was no bull what Sparky once said about The Bull, Greg Luzinski of the Philadelphia ... Read More »

Louisville Slugger Ad from 1960 featuring Al Smith of the White Sox

Louisville Slugger Ad from 1960 featuring Al Smith of the White Sox
September 15, 2012 1 Comment »

When the Chicago White Sox traded Minnie Minoso to the Cleveland Indians for Al Smith and Early Wynn in 1957, their fans were outraged. Minoso was immensely popular in the Windy City, and Smith was not considered to be close ... Read More »

Falstaff Brewing advertisement for Chicago White Sox baseball, circa 1965

Falstaff Brewing advertisement for Chicago White Sox baseball, circa 1965
September 12, 2012 No Comments »

Falstaff Brewing Corporation was based in St. Louis and was once one of the most prosperous brew companies in the United States, peaking in popularity in the 1960s. This print advertisement was featured in sporting publications during that decade and ... Read More »

Shoeless Joe Jackson was guilty

Shoeless Joe Jackson was guilty
September 6, 2012 2 Comments »

In 1934, the citizens of Greenville, South Carolina, wanted to bring a minor league baseball team to their town. They knew that in order to get that accomplished there was one man in their community they needed to talk to. ... Read More »

Chicago White Sox All-Time Team

Chicago White Sox All-Time Team
July 24, 2012 No Comments »

The White Sox have fewer big names in their lineup than other Original 16 teams, but they do have a Hall of Fame double play combo in Eddie Collins and Luke Appling. The rotation is topped by three HOFers: Walsh, ... Read More »

VIDEO: Members of ’83 White Sox remember the playoffs vs. the Orioles

VIDEO: Members of ’83 White Sox remember the playoffs vs. the Orioles
July 18, 2012 No Comments »

When a team loses in the playoffs, they are usually forgotten. Not so with the 1983 Chicago White Sox, who had a great season, winning 99 games and the AL West Division title. Behind a talented pitching staff that featured ... Read More »