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Today in White Sox History: May 7

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Two historic homers herald the day

Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees
El Caballo went deep in his first MLB at-bat on this day, 22 years ago.
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1989

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the start of construction on the new Comiskey Park, across the street from the original stadium built in 1910.


1991

Sammy Sosa became the first Sox player with a “walk-off” home run at new Comiskey Park when he beat Milwaukee with a blast in the 12th inning. The final score was 2-1. Sosa hit his game winner off of Brewers relief pitcher Mark Lee.


1999

White Sox outfielder Carlos Lee homered in his first at-bat in the majors, becoming the first player in team history to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.

Lee connected off of Oakland’s Tom Candiotti, in the second inning of a 7-1 White Sox home win.