Today in White Sox History: March 31

Big blast: Frank Thomas was the first White Sox player to homer in a regular-season March game.


1996
Because of a quirk in the calendar the White Sox had a March Opening Day for the first time in franchise history, when they started the 1996 season in Seattle on the final day of the month. Frank Thomas hit a two-run home run off of Randy Johnson in the first inning, but the Sox lost the game, 3-2, in 12 innings. 

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