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Today in White Sox History: July 28

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Big innings, big hits — and one of the craziest no-hitters ever

Francisco Barrios and John “Blue Moon” Odom through one of the most unique no-hitters in major league history on this day in 1976.

1931

The White Sox set the franchise record for the most runs ever scored in the eighth inning of a game when they plated 11 runners to beat the Yankees, 14-12, at Yankee Stadium. The Sox trailed 12-3 before the offensive explosion. They had 12 hits in the inning, and four of the runs were unearned.


1935

The White Sox set the franchise record for the most runs ever scored in the second inning of a game when they plated 10 in the first game of a doubleheader at St. Louis on nine hits. They beat the Browns, 14-6, with Ted Lyons getting the win. The Browns would come back to win the nightcap, 4-3.


1963

White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox banged out his 2,500th career hit, a single to center off of Baltimore’s Dave McNally. It came in the sixth inning of Chicago’s 4-1 win in Baltimore. Fox would end his career with a total of 2,663 hits, and 2,470 of them came in a White Sox uniform.


1976

John “Blue Moon” Odom and Francisco Barrios combined to throw a no-hitter against the A’s in Oakland. The Sox won it, 2-1. It was one of the strangest no-hitters in history, as Odom and Barrios combined to walk 11 Oakland hitters!

Odom, who walked nine A’s and departed the game 1-0 on Sal Bando, told the Chicago Tribune after the game that he was “completely out of rhythm” for his start, his first-ever against his former Oakland teammates.