A career utility man from Chicago's South Side, Esposito was beloved by White Sox
fans. On September 7, 1960, he started in place of Nellie Fox, ending Fox's consecutive-game
streak at 798 - a ML record for second basemen. When Esposito booted a cinch double
play ball, an enraged fan, who had bet heavily on the game, charged onto the field
and began punching the 5'9" infielder.