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Today in White Sox History: May 14

An all-time great promotion spurred a rout for the South Siders.

Brunch2McDonalds-March 16, 2006-Sunday Brunch trio of fast food breakfasts, this is the egg mcmuffin
The debut of a sandwich also marked a blowout by the White Sox on this day, 45 years ago.
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White Sox starter Jim Scott throws a no-hitter, with one problem — the game against Washington remained tied, 0-0, through nine. To start the 10th, future Black Sox ringleader Chick Gandil broke up Scott’s no-hitter with a single, and the game was lost when the next batter, Howie Shanks, tripled Gandil home.

The game marked the first of three nine-inning no-hitters Ray Schalk caught during his 17 seasons with the White Sox.


White Sox pitcher Ray Herbert fired his fourth consecutive shutout, beating the Tigers, 3-0, at Comiskey Park. Herbert allowed six hits and struck out seven. His shutout streak began on May 1, when he blanked the Orioles. That was followed by shutouts over the Senators and the Yankees. In the previous season, Ray won 20 games and was the winning pitcher for the American League in the second All-Star Game played that year.


White Sox pitching great Gary Peters authored his second career one-hitter, beating the Angels, 3-1, at Comiskey Park. It was the nightcap in a doubleheader sweep. Peters allowed only a second inning home run to former Sox first baseman Bill “Moose” Skowron, and struck out 10. Peters made the All-Star team for the second time in his career that season.


The White Sox hammered Cleveland, 18-2, in a game that started at 10:30 a.m. in connection with a promotion for the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin sandwich. First baseman Jim Spencer tied the franchise mark with eight RBIs on the day, going 3-for-3 with two home runs, including a grand slam along with a two-run shot and a two-RBI single. Spencer drove in eight runs in a game again later that season, against Minnesota.


Greg Norton became one of only a handful of players to hit two home runs in the same game off of Randy Johnson. Norton homered in the third and fifth innings of a 5-3 win at Comiskey Park.


White Sox speedster Scott Podsednik swiped four bases in a game against the Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field. Just a week earlier, he grabbed four bases versus Toronto. Podsednik is the only player in franchise history to steal four bases in a game twice.


As part of an eight-run eighth inning against the Padres, White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier scored from third on an infield pop-up! Tyler Saladino popped up a bunt attempt, which was caught by San Diego’s Wil Myers near first base. Myers then turned his back and hesitated, and when Frazier saw that, he broke for the plate. The return throw was off-line and high, and Frazier slid in to score. It delighted the White Sox home crowd, as part of a 9-3 win.