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Today in White Sox History: July 19

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The legendary Luis Aparicio dominates the day

Luis Aparicio in 1960
Luis Aparicio was an inside-the-park home run machine during his first stint with the White Sox.

1946

In a strange game at Boston, umpires Red Jones and Bill Summers ejected 11 White Sox players and a coach after someone in the dugout yelled out, “Hey, meathead, what kind of call is that?”

Naturally, Boston would go on to win the game, 9-2.


1960

In a game at Comiskey Park, Luis Aparicio got an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning off of Boston’s Frank Sullivan. The play drove in three runs. It was Aparicio’s fifth inside-the-park home run in four years (1956-60). He is the all-time White Sox leader in this obscure category. The Sox won the game, 6-0.


1970

Luis Aparicio Day was staged at Comiskey Park. The future Hall-of-Famer was praised for his many years of service, in a pregame ceremony.

With the White Sox in the middle of the worst season in franchise history, only 18,587 showed up on a rainy day for the doubleheader with Baltimore. Aparicio would go 4-for-9 on the day, as the Sox split the twin bill.