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Today in White Sox History: April 13

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A successful 1965 debut, on all counts

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Tommy John had a successful debut for the White Sox on Opening Day, 1965 — in relief.
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1965

The White Sox turned the tide so to speak from 1964, beating the Orioles in Baltimore on Opening Day, 5-3. They lost to the same club to open the 1964 season at Comiskey Park — by the exact margin. Tommy John, making his White Sox debut, picked up the save in relief of Gary Peters.

The 1965 White Sox would win 95 games under Al Lopez in his last full season as Sox skipper.