» October 29, 1949:
Arguably their best trade ever, the White Sox send
C Joe Tipton, who hit .204 in his one season in Chicago,
to the Athletics for young Nellie Fox.
» May 15, 1951:
The game that followed the ceremony featured dramatic home runs as Ted Williams hits the 300th of his career in the 4th inning against Chicago's Howie Judson. With Williams up in the 8th inning, White Sox manager Paul Richards moves reliever Harry Dorish to 3B and brings in Billy Pierce to pitch to Ted. Williams pops up against the lefty, and Dorish then returns to the mound. Boston ties the game against Dorish at 7–7, but little Nellie Fox, playing in his 6th season, cracks his first major league homer in the 11th to give Dorish a 9–7 victory. Ray Scarborough is the loser. The Sox will win their next 13 games.
» June 8, 1951: Before 53,940 at Comiskey Park, Vic Raschi and the Yankees edge the Sox, 4–2. Mantle, leading the Yankees with 33 RBIs, ties the game with a single and throws out Nellie Fox, who tries to score from 3B on Minoso's fly to right.
» July 13, 1954:
In the All-Star Game, the AL breaks the NL's 4-game winning streak with an 11-9 win. Larry Doby's pinch HR in the eighth, followed by Nellie Fox's 2-run single, ends the highest scoring All-Star Game in history. The two teams combine for 31 hits, with the AL amassing 17. The Indians Al Rosen has two HRs and 5 RBIs.
» May 18, 1955:
At the Stadium, Mickey Mantle's 8th inning grand slam off Mike Fornieles powers the Yankees past the White Sox, 11–6. In the play before Mantle's blast, a grounder was ruled a dead ball after Hank Bauer interfered with Nellie Fox at 2nd, leaving the sacks jammed. The Sox lose Minnie Minoso for two weeks with a hairline fracture of the skull after he is hit by a pitch from Bob Grim.
» August 5, 1955:
After playing 274 straight games at 2B, Nellie Fox is given a day off by White Sox manager Marty Marion. Fox will come back the next day and play in 798 consecutive games.
» August 23, 1956:
Led by Nellie Fox's seven straight hits, the White Sox sweep the Yankees. Mickey Mantle has a bunt single, triple and HR in the 6-4 nightcap loss but trails Fox in season hits, 158 to 155. But the Mick still leads in the Triple Crown race.
» August 28, 1958:
White Sox 2B Nellie Fox sets a record for consecutive games without striking out (98).
» April 10, 1959: Chicago 2B Nellie Fox gets five hits in seven at bats on Opening Day in a 14-inning 9–7 win in Detroit. His 5th hit is a 2-run homer, off Don Mossi, to win the game: Nellie went homerless last season in 623 at bats. Nellie's five hits in an opener ties a record that won't be matched in the next 40 years.
» April 22, 1959: The White Sox, down 6-1 after two innings, storm back and score 11 runs in the 7th inning on one hit; there are three errors, a near-record 10 walks, a HBP, stolen base, and single in the frame. Kansas City Athletics relief P George Brunet gives up five bases-loaded walks and a bases-loaded HBP, as the White Sox garner just one hit, by John Callison. Jim Landis makes two outs, both grounders to the pitcher, in the strange inning. Nellie Fox drives in two runs in the inning, both times by walking. Fox does collect four hits in the game, while Aparicio has a 3-run homer. There are three other bases-loaded walks as Kansas City loses, 20–6.
» May 26, 1959:
At Comiskey Park, a helicopter lands behind 2B before a Sox-Indians game, and four midgets dressed as spacemen jump out. Capturing 5'9" Nellie Fox and 5'10" Luis Aparicio, the spacemen, led by Eddie Gaedel, present the two with ray guns. Gaedel reportedly says, "I don't want to be taken to your leader; I already know him."
» November 12, 1959: The White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins the American League's MVP award. Teammates Luis Aparicio and Early Wynn finish 2nd and 3rd in the voting.
» August 28, 1960: In a battle of New York's chief rivals for the American League pennant, Baltimore's Milt Pappas has Chicago down 3–0 in the 8th. An apparent 3-run home run by Ted Kluszewski is nullified because umpire Ed Hurley calls time just before Pappas delivers. Hurley spotted Floyd Robinson and Earl Torgeson warming up along the RF sideline. The Sox argue for 15 minutes, with Nellie Fox and Al Lopez being tossed, before Klu hits again and lines out. The O's prevail 3–1 and take over 2nd place, two games behind the Yankees, and the Sox are three 1/2 back.
» September 4, 1960: After a major-league record 798 consecutive games at 2B, the White Sox' Nellie Fox is hospitalized with a virus. Fox would have gone 1,072 straight games had manager Marty Marion not rested him on August 5, 1955. Billy Goodman replaces Fox as the Sox split a doubleheader with the Tigers, losing 6–4 before winning 5–4.
» September 13, 1960:
Nellie Fox hits a 2-out home run in the 11th to give the visiting White Sox a 6-5 win over the Senators. It is Nellie's 2nd home run of the year.
» December 10, 1963: Chicago's 2B Nellie Fox is traded to the Colts for cash, P Jim Golden, and OF Danny Murphy.
» April 23, 1964: Houston's Ken Johnson becomes the first pitcher ever to hurl a 9-inning no-hitter and lose as Cincinnati wins 1–0. Two errors in the 9th, the second by 2B Nellie Fox on Vada Pinson's grounder, allows Pete Rose to score the only run. Joe Nuxhall wins with a 4-hitter.
» April 9, 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson joins 47,878 fans for the opening of Harris County Domed Stadium (the Astrodome). The Astros win an exhibition with the Yankees 2–1 in 12 innings on a Nellie Fox single. Mickey Mantle hits the first home run in the new park.
» January 7, 1985: Lou Brock, the major leagues' all-time stolen base king, and Hoyt Wilhelm, who rewrote the record book on relief pitching, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Nellie Fox is named on 295 of the 395 ballots (74.7%), but the BBWAA and the Hall of Fame committee decline to round Fox's total to the required 75%.
» March 5, 1996: The Veteran's Committee elects four new members of the Hall of Fame, and just misses naming a fifth. The group elected includes Earl Weaver, Orioles manger for 17 seasons, Jim Bunning, who won 100 games in each league, 19th century manager Ned Hanlon, who won pennants in Baltimore and Brooklyn, and Bill Foster, the Negro League's winningest pitcher. Nellie Fox receives the necessary 75% of the Committee's votes, but the rules allow just one modern player elected, and Bunning has more votes.
» March 5, 1997: Nellie Fox, Tommy Lasorda, and former Negro Leaguer Willie Wells are elected to the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee.
» August 3, 1997: Phil Niekro, Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox, and Willie Wells are inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.