Today in White Sox History: October 14

(Chicago Tribune)

1906 — The White Sox beat the Cubs, winning the World Series four games to two behind the pitching of Doc White. They clinched the title by winning the sixth game, 8-3.

Ed Walsh won two games for the Sox during the series, with infielder George Rohe batting .333 and playing in all six games for the Hitless Wonders.

After the game, owner Charles Comiskey handed a $15,000 check to manager Fielder Jones. It was to be split among the players. The players viewed the check as a bonus for their efforts. Comiskey, though, considered it as an advance on part of their 1907 salaries! The seeds of the eventual Black Sox scandal were perhaps sown on this day.

It is the only time in more than a century of playing baseball that the White Sox and Cubs have ever met in the postseason. The Cubs losing playoff share of less than $500 per player remains the lowest of all time.


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