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Today in White Sox History: May 3

For Tommy McCraw, it was an inning of infamy

Joe Foy Tagging Out Tommy McCraw
Tommy McCraw, seen here lying flat on his back, wanted to bury himself in the infield dirt during one painful inning in 1968.


It’s a dubious record, one that Tommy McCraw wishes never was set.

In the third inning of a game at Comiskey Park, McCraw made three errors against the New York Yankees. Two of them occurred when he couldn’t field ground balls, and the third was on a throwing error. New York scored all of their runs in that frame, beating the Sox, 3-2. All the runs were unearned, of course.