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Today in White Sox History: August 27

Night moves, no-hitters and ding-dongs

Comiskey Park, Chicago White Sox by Franklin McMahon
Well, it’s not a depiction of the game back in 1910, but on this day 111 years ago the White Sox hosted the first night baseball game played in a major league park.
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Comiskey Park hosted the first night game ever played in a major league ballpark, as two Chicago amateur clubs played before 3,500 fans. Nineteen arc lights were strung up along the perimeter of the field to accomplish the feat.


Ed Walsh fired a no-hitter against the Red Sox at Comiskey Park. It was the first time a White Sox pitcher threw a no-hitter in that ballpark. The final was 5-0. Walsh only allowed one base runner, with a walk to Clyde Engle in the fourth inning.


In the midst of a dismal season, the Sox produced one highlight: They cranked out four home runs in the seventh inning of a game at U.S. Cellular Field and beat the Devil Rays, 5-4. The home runs were hit by A.J. Pierzynski, Jermaine Dye, Juan Uribe and Josh Fields.