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Today in White Sox History: August 4

The Hall of Fame, 300 wins — and a fat lip

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Hall-of-Famer and White Sox broadcaster Don Drysdale interviews future Hall-of-Famer Tom Seaver in the dugout after his 300th win, on this day in 1985.


On the same day Rod Carew got his 3,000th hit in Anaheim, White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver won his 300th career game. Seaver beat the Yankees, 4-1, at Yankee Stadium. He got late-inning defensive help when Harold Baines climbed the right field wall to rob Willie Randolph of an extra-base hit with men on base.

Seaver retired Don Baylor on a fly to left for the final out of the game. The ball was caught by Reid Nichols.


The White Sox set the franchise record for the most runs ever scored in the third inning of a game when nine men crossed the plate against the Twins in Chicago.

Wilson Alvarez got the win as the Sox took the slugfest, 19-11. DH George Bell had five RBIs in the game for the Sox.


After years of getting brushback pitches thrown at White Sox hitters by Nolan Ryan, Robin Ventura snapped in the third inning of a game in Texas and charged the mound. Ryan got the better of the fight, but Ventura and his teammates found strength from the brawl; they used it during the stretch run, which would lead to a divisional title and keep the Rangers in second place.


Catcher Carlton Fisk was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Even though Fisk played more games and seasons with the White Sox, he went in wearing the colors of the Red Sox. Fisk explained to the Chicago media that his choice in no way reflected any animosity towards White Sox fans, but was based in part on his treatment by the organization and ownership.