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Today in White Sox History: September 11

The South Side offense thwarts Chris Sale — again

Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox
The guy who was supposed to face the White Sox tomorrow, Chris Sale, set a Chicago team mark on this day, five years ago.
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The White Sox were in New York, near ground zero, when the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center took place. They got a firsthand look at one of the darkest days in U.S. history. Major League Baseball, in the wake of the national emergency, suspended all games for a week. The Sox returned to New York in early October to make up the three games with the Yankees.


In a 2-0 loss to the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field, White Sox pitcher Chris Sale set the team record by recording 200 or more strikeouts for the fourth consecutive season. Sale set the team single season mark for strikeouts in 2015. He pitched eight innings, striking out 12, only to lose as the Sox offense could not give him any support.