This is the sixth of 10 installments featuring significant White Sox moments from All-Star games past.
With the 1954 White Sox well on their way to the first 90-win season since 1920, they reaped the rewards when it came to All-Star selection. Nine players earned the title of All-Star:
Minnie Minoso (starter)
- Chico Carrasquel (starter)
- Nellie Fox
- Sandy Consuegra
- Bob Keegan
- Sherm Lollar
- Virgil Trucks
George Kell (injured)
- Ferris Fain (injured)
The game itself turned out to be a slugfest, in part because Consuegra's lone All-Star appearance was a rough one. He entered with a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning, and started the frame by getting Alvin Dark to fly out to center field. Four singles and a double later, Consuegra was out of the game. All five runners scored, and Consuegra finished with an ERA of 135 for his All-Star career.
Keegan didn't help much, either. He entered the eighth with an 8-7 lead, but he gave up a two-run homer to Gus Bell to relinquish the lead to the National League.
Fox did his franchise proud, though. With two outs in the ninth and the game tied at 9, Fox looped a single to center to drive in Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra. Trucks pitched around a leadoff walk in the ninth for the save ... which didn't exist until six years later.
Here's a great example of what I said before about the White Sox's best performances getting overshadowed -- while Fox came off the bench to deliver the game-winning single, Al Rosen put on a show for his fans at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, hitting a pair of homers and driving in five.