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Today in White Sox History: April 27

Bizarre Browns bits, and a massive Dan Pasqua bite

Dan Pasqua murdered two baseballs at the new Sox Park on this day, 32 years ago.
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Hitless Wonders redux? Well, the White Sox manage their third straight 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Browns, over three consecutive days.


One of the most bizarre individual stats you’ll ever see occurred on this date. In a 2-1 White Sox win at St. Louis, first baseman Bud Clancy recorded ZERO chances — nope, no putouts or assists — in the nine-inning game. His feat has been matched only one other time, by the A’s Gene Tenace.

In the game the rest of the White Sox infield recorded 11 putouts and two assists, the outfield seven putouts, the catcher eight putouts and an assist and the pitcher a putout.


The first titanic home run in new Sox Park history came when Dan Pasqua launched a four-bagger 484 feet. It was one of two massive blasts Pasqua had in the game, as he went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and a game-high .256 WPA to help the White Sox rally from a 4-0 deficit in the first inning.

The White Sox improved to 10-5 in beating the Yankees, 14-9, to stay a half-game up in the AL West.


José Valentín accomplished the extremely rare “natural cycle” against the Orioles at Comiskey Park. He singled in the first inning, doubled in the second, tripled in the third and homered in the eighth. The Sox would win easily, 13-4. Valentín scored twice and had five RBIs in the game.

As of the end of the 2022 season, a “natural cycle” has been accomplished only 339 times in baseball history.


José Abreu drove in four runs in a 9-2 triumph against Tampa Bay, setting the all-time record for rookie RBIs in April (31). He hit his 10th homer in the sixth, off of David Price, and had a two-run single the next inning. Albert Pujols had held the record previously, with 27 RBIs. Abreu had already set the all-time rookie mark for home runs in April, and his clout off of Price merely extended the record. And courtesy of Abreu, Scott Carroll won his major league debut.

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