|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 18, 1948: Pat Seerey, chunky Sox left fielder, hits four home runs, the last in the 11th inning, to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 12–11 victory over the Athletics in Philadelphia. Seerey is the 5th ML player to accomplish the feat and is the only player in ML history to twice reach 15 or more total bases in a game, having totaled 15 bases in 1945. Fat Pat's first shot is over the LF bleacher roof off Carl Scheib, the next two —off Scheib and Bob Savage—are on the roof, and the last, off Lou Brissie, into the upper LF stands. Brissie, the 5th pitcher, is the loser against Howie Judson. The A's take the 2nd game, 6–1, in five innings as Seerey is 0-for-2. On the 24th, Seerey will become the first player to strike out seven times in a doubleheader. |
» May 28, 1949: White Sox rookie LF Gus Zernial breaks his collarbone making a diving catch against Cleveland. He will be out of action for two months. The Indians push across a run in the 9th against Howie Judson to win for Early Wynn, 3–2.
» May 29, 1950: White Sox P Howie Judson, loser of 15 straight games—14 last year and one this year—breaks his string of reverses with a 12–8 relief win over the Browns.
» 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.