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Today in White Sox History: May 5

Impressed by Dylan Cease’s bat on Tuesday? Let us introduce you to Gary Peters

Portrait of Gary Peters
Gary Peters, slugger.


White Sox minority owners, headed up by William Bartholomay (who later led the group that would buy the Braves and move them to Atlanta), sold their 46% shares of the team to majority owner Art Allyn. It was the first time since 1939 the team was owned by a single individual.


White Sox pitcher Gary Peters became the last pitcher to hit a grand slam for the franchise, as he connected in the fourth inning of a 5-1 win over the Yankees at Comiskey Park. In addition, he threw a complete game with nine strikeouts in the win. Peters would hit 15 home runs as a member of the Sox.

Something to shoot for, Dylan Cease.