Today in White Sox History: April 13

Temp fireman: Tommy John earned an Opening Day save in 1965, but soon would blossom into an ace starter.


1965
The White Sox turned the tide so to speak from 1964, beating the Orioles in Baltimore on Opening Day by the score of 5-3. They lost to the same club to open the 1964 season at Comiskey Park by the exact margin. Tommy John, making his White Sox debut, picked up the save for Gary Peters. The 1965 White Sox would win 95 games under Al Lopez, in his last full season as Sox skipper.


 

One thought on “Today in White Sox History: April 13

  1. Gary Peters was one of the best left-handers in all of major league baseball during the mid-Sixties. His appearance in the 1967 All-Star game was devastating. Won games with his bat, too. Probably was a better hitter than most of the regulars in the Sixties. A truly great White Sox player.

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