Today in Chicago White Sox History: October 9


With flurries in the air, baseball’s 3rd World Series (and first-ever intracity Series) kicked off at West Side Park. The 116-win Chicago Cubs had been large favorites, however get dealt a sobering blow with the Hitless Wonders outpaced them in Game 1, 2-1. Nick Altrock were given the win, throwing a 4-hitter and placing out 3.

The White Sox by no means trailed in the sport, scoring first in the 5th inning after a leadoff triple via George Rohe, who scored one out later when Patsy Dougherty grounded to again to pitcher Three Finger Brown and Frank Chance dropped his throw to first.

What will be the deciding run got here in the 6th, when Altrock led off with a stroll, was once sacrificed to 2d, however was once thrown out at house via Solly Hofman on a Fielder Jones unmarried. A handed ball moved Jones to 3rd (he had complicated to 2d at the out at house), and Frank Isbell singled Jones house for a 2-0 lead.

The Cubs would get one run again in the ground of the 6th, however Altrock held the Cubs to 2 hits over the overall 3 frames to earn the win.

This was once no longer best the primary intracity Series in historical past, it was once the one one of the vital first 17 World Series to characteristic groups from the similar town. It is going with out pronouncing, the White Sox and Cubs haven’t confronted off in a Fall Classic since 1906.


The White Sox all of a sudden misplaced the World Series to Cincinnati, 5 video games to a few. Sox lovers, newshounds and a few avid gamers had been utterly stunned over the way in which some video games had been misplaced.

Lefty Williams, who was once in at the repair, retired only one batter in a 10-5 Reds rout. With Dickey Kerr scheduled to start out a possible deciding Game 9 — Kerr was once 2-0 in the Series and the one White Sox starter no longer in at the repair — gamblers felt it was once pressing that Chicago lose Game 8. To that finish, Williams allegedly was once threatened via the syndicate that the White Sox would want to be shedding badly by the point the lefthander was once got rid of from the sport.

The questions surrounding this Series, one of the vital biggest upsets in baseball historical past, would linger for a yr ahead of exploding into the Black Sox scandal — 8 avid gamers placed on trial for making an attempt to intentionally lose video games.


In Game 4 of the ALCS the White Sox squared the best-of-seven collection at two video games apiece, with a 7-4 win in Toronto. Tim Belcher (bought in a July industry) were given the win in reduction of Jason Bere. Unfortunately, this was once the final nice second for the (*9*) White Sox, as Toronto closed out the collection via successful Game 5 in Toronto and Game 6 at Comiskey Park.

A couple of years later, Toronto supervisor Cito Gaston printed that the Jays knew precisely what pitches had been coming from each Sox aces, Jack McDowell and Alex Fernandez — one thing the Sox training personnel and avid gamers by no means picked up on. In truth, Toronto beat the ones pitchers 4 occasions, whilst shedding the entire different video games.

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