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Today in White Sox History: May 10

Remember that 19-0 loss? Well, you’re about to, once again

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Pitcher Dan Wright of the Chicago White Sox pitches the ball during the game against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field on May 10, 2002. The Angels won. 19-0.
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White Sox third baseman Bill Purtell became the first big league player to strike out twice in the same inning. Walter Johnson got him both times in the sixth inning in a game at Washington. Between Purtell’s outs, the Sox batted around and wound up winning the game, 10-3.


It was one of the worst defeats in the history of the franchise. On this night in Anaheim, the White Sox got obliterated, 19-0, against the Angels. Danny Wright, Matt Ginter and Mike Porzio were the pitchers the Angels clubbed apart. Wright gave up eight earned runs, Ginter two and Porzio six.