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Today in White Sox History: June 5

A unique pair of shutouts, and more Stanky rage

White Sox Pitchers Laughing
Russ Kemmerer [right] as used to being overlooked among a great crop of White Sox starters. But on this day in 1960, he fired one of a pair of doubleheader shutouts.
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White Sox pitchers Russ Kemmerer and Frank Baumann both fired shutouts in beating the Kansas City Athletics in a doubleheader. The Sox won both games by the same score of 2-0. The A’s combined for only 10 hits on the Sunday afternoon.


Eddie Stanky did it again. The White Sox manager let loose a verbal assault on Red Sox All-Star Carl Yastrzemski. Before a three-game set in Comiskey Park, Stanky was quoted as saying, “He may be an All-Star from the neck down, but in my book he’s a moody ballplayer ... and I don’t like moody ballplayers.”

Red Sox fans were incensed, and let Stanky and the Sox have an earful, as well as throwing tomatoes at him whenever he went to the mound when the Sox went to Boston the following week.