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Today in White Sox History: July 19

The legendary Luis Aparicio dominates the day

Luis Aparicio of the Chicago White Sox
On this day, Luis Aparicio starred at the start of the 60s, and was honored at the end of them.


In a strange game at Boston, umpires “Red” Jones and Bill Summers ejected or sent to the clubhouse 12 White Sox players, a coach and the batting practice pitcher due to bench jockeying and criticizing calls.

In the third inning, a high and tight pitch to Ted Williams resulted in a warning from umpire Jones to Sox pitcher Joe Haynes. Someone in the dugout yelled out, “Hey, meathead, what kind of call is that?” resulting in ejections to Ralph Hodgin, Dario Lodigiani, Eddie Smith, Leo Jones and coach EdBing” Miller.

The next inning after more comments, Jones ordered the nine remaining bench players to the clubhouse — with the exception that they were eligible to be recalled to the field if needed. Players in the bullpen weren’t sent to the clubhouse. The nine additional White Sox who were sent off were Johnny Rigney, Mike Tresh, Hal Trosky, Guy Curtwright, Eddie Lopat, Frank Whitman, Mizel “Whitey” Platt, Wally Moses and the batting practice pitcher.

Naturally, Boston would go on to win the game, 9-2.


In a game at Comiskey Park, Luis Aparicio got an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning off of Boston’s Frank Sullivan. The play drove in three runs. It was Aparicio’s fifth inside-the-park home run in four years (1956-60). He is the all-time White Sox leader in this obscure category. The Sox won the game, 6-0.


Luis Aparicio Day was staged at Comiskey Park. The future Hall-of-Famer was praised for his many years of service, in a pregame ceremony.

With the White Sox in the middle of the worst season in franchise history, only 18,587 showed up on a rainy day for the doubleheader with Baltimore. Aparicio would go 4-for-9 on the day, as the Sox split the twin bill.