clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Today in White Sox History: June 22

Motorcycles and medical bills, as the South Siders honor two all-time greats with special days

Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk(C) is given
Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk is given a standing ovation on June 22, 1993, as he sits atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle given to him by teammates on “Carlton Fisk Night” in Chicago. The celebration is held as Fisk breaks the all-time record for games caught by catching for the 2,226th game in his 24-year career.
EUGENE GARCIA/AFP via Getty Images


Behind Ed Walsh’s shutout, the White Sox beat the St. Louis Browns, 2-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park. It was the team’s 1,000th victory. Outfielder Shano Collins drove in both runs for the Sox that afternoon, as they got a split on the day.


White Sox outfielder Hank Steinbacher became the second player in franchise history to rap out six hits in a game. Steinbacher went 6-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs in Chicago’s 16-3 win over the Senators at Comiskey Park.


Ed Walsh Day was celebrated at Comiskey Park. The Sox honored their Hall of Fame pitcher, who recorded 195 wins, with a ceremony whose proceeds went to help pay his medical bills. Urban “Red” Faber and Ted Lyons were among those who attended.

Less than a year later, the man who won 40 games in 1908 was dead of cancer.


Noted team prankster, pitcher Jerry Koosman, somehow “discovered” Gaylord Perry’s false teeth on the mound at Comiskey Park during a game against the Mariners. He offered to return them, but Perry declined. The White Sox won the game, 6-3.


On “Carlton Fisk Night,” Fisk set the major league record for games caught, at 2,226. He broke the old record held by Bob Boone. Teammates surrounded Fisk on the field for pre-game ceremonies and presented him with a motorcycle that they chipped in and bought for him. The cycle was driven to home plate by Bo Jackson.

The Sox would beat the Rangers, 3-2, on a game-winning single in the ninth inning by Lance Johnson, with Donn Pall getting the win in relief.