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Today in White Sox History: July 26

A young “pre-owner” goes ham on the Comiskey Park infield

Larry Dolby Being Fitted in His Baseball Uniform
Fifteen years before bringing Larry Doby to the White Sox, a teenaged Chuck Comiskey went ham on the Comiskey Park infield.


Seventeen-year-old Chuck Comiskey was being groomed to take over the White Sox, and his passions boiled over on this afternoon. In the first game against the Athletics at Comiskey Park, umpire John Quinn kicked out Sox manager Jimmy Dykes for arguing an interference call. That brought the young Comiskey out on the field to continue the argument. Sox fans roared their approval over his pluck.

The Sox would win that game, 2-1, before losing the nightcap, 3-2, in 10 innings.


White Sox starter Rich Dotson, who had already thrown a one-hitter and lost in Baltimore in 1983, had a perfect game for seven-plus innings against the Yankees at Comiskey Park, and a 2-0 lead. However, that all went out the window when Mike Pagliarulo singled. Before the frame was over, Dotson got tagged with three runs and would eventually lose the game, 5-2. The key blow was struck by future Sox outfielder Dan Pasqua, who had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in that frame.