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This Day in White Sox History
July 29th

6 Fact(s) Found
1938 On the WGN's White Sox pregame radio show, Yankee outfielder Jake Powel responds to a Bob Elson question concerning his offseason employment as a Dayton, Ohio policeman, quips, "I crack n*****s on the head." Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis downplays the incident, describing the ballplayer's comments as acting not "intentionally, but carelessly," and will suspend the reserve flychaser for ten days.
1989 The White Sox trade left fielder Fred Manrique and franchise home run leader Harold Baines to the Rangers for outfielders Scott Fletcher and Sammy Sosa and southpaw Wilson Alvarez. Three seasons later, the Pale Hose will send Slammin' Sammy to the Cubs, where the Dominican slugger will hit 545 home runs during his 13-year stay with their crosstown rivals.
1998 Jon Garland, the Cubs' first-round draft pick last season, is traded in a deadline deal for White Sox reliever Matt Karchner, who will struggle with a 5.14 ERA in 29 appearances for the crosstown rivals. The Pale Hose's rookie right-hander will spend the first eight seasons of his career with the South Siders, compiling a 92-81 (.532) record and an ERA of 4.41 for his new team.
2000 The White Sox trade catcher Brook Fordyce and three minor league pitchers to the Orioles for catcher Charles Johnson and designated hitter Harold Baines. The deal brings Baines, who will retire after playing a very part-time role with the team for two seasons, back to Chicago, where he played a dozen of the most productive years of his 22-year tenure in the major leagues.
2002 After playing the annual Hall of Fame exhibition game in Cooperstown, the White Sox and Rockies announce a trade that sends veteran catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. to Colorado, with right-hander class A minor-league pitcher Enemencio Pacheco going to Chicago.
2013 Jason Giambi (42 years, six months, 22 days) becomes the oldest major leaguer to stroke a walk-off homer, pinch-hitting a two-run blast off Ramon Troncoso in the Indians' 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the White Sox at Progressive Field. Hank Aaron (42 years, five months, seven days) previously held the distinction with his game-winning round-tripper against Texas on July 11th, 1976.

6 Fact(s) Found