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Yoán Moncada capped a fives-are-wild accomplishment, one year ago today.
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Today in White Sox History: September 8

Yoyo gets fired up for fives


At South Side Park, the first-place White Sox treated 19,800 fans — the largest crowd the American League (in its first year as a major league) sees all season — to a thriller. In the bottom of the ninth, down 3-2 to the Boston Americans, catcher Billy Sullivan and pinch-hitter Jimmy Callahan singled, and Callahan stole second to put ducks on the pond. Facing Cy Young, who was aiming to complete the game and take home his 29th win on the season, center fielder Billy Hoy singled in both runs, for a walk-off win.


White Sox pitcher and future Hall-of-Famer Early Wynn won his 299th career game, beating Washington, 6-3. Wynn threw a complete game, scattering nine hits with three strikeouts. It would be his last win of the the season, leaving him a win short of the 300-win milestone.

He would get a spring training invite from Chicago for 1963, but was cut. But Cleveland, the team Wynn had pitched for earlier in his career, picked him up and he got his coveted 300th win on July 13, winning 7-4 at Kansas City.

It was Wynn’s last win in the major leagues.


White Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada did something that had never been done before in the American League, as part of a 14-2 rout by the club over the A’s in Oakland.

Moncada went 5-for-5 with five RBIs for the second time in the season, which hadn’t happened in the AL since RBIs became an official statistic in 1920. Moncada had two home runs and a double among his hits, and finished the game with 12 total bases.

He did it the first time on June 15 against the Tigers, when he went 5-for-6 with five RBIs.

Also in this game came back-to-back home runs leading the contest off by the White Sox. Elvis Andrus and Moncada both went deep off of J.P. Sears to start the rout.

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