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Today in White Sox History: May 21

Successful steals, and runaway losses

On this day almost a century ago, Bill Barrett managed two very sneaky base swipes.
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In a game at Cleveland, White Sox outfielder Bill Barrett banged out four hits and stole home twice in a 13-7 win.


The White Sox tied the team record for worst defeat based on run margin, when they were annihilated, 20-1, by the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The 19-run margin was first set on May 10, 2002 in Anaheim. Bartolo Colón, Lance Broadway and Jimmy Gobble gave up all the runs. Colón at least had something of an excuse — of the eight runs he allowed, seven were unearned!