Today in White Sox History: February 24

Damn Yankees: The Bronx Bombers lifted Eddie Lopat off of the White Sox 72 years ago. 

White Sox GM Les O’Connor sent pitcher Eddie Lopat to the Yankees for three players. Lopat, a soft tossing, off-speed pitcher would quickly develop into one of the aces on the Yankees dynasty clubs of the 1950s. Of the players the Sox got in return, only pitcher Bill Wight had any success on the South Side, winning 34 games in three seasons. Another one of the players acquired, catcher Aaron Robinson, would be flipped that November to the Tigers for a youngster named Billy Pierce.