Sport Today in White Sox History: June 10
Vikings' Mike Zimmer: Players not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have 'harder time' this season
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said those who don't receive shots will only make things more difficult for themselves throughout the summer and fall months. He explained:"The unvaccinated players are going to have a harder time in the season. They’re going to be wearing masks, they’ll have to social distance. They’ll have daily testings. They won’t be able to go home for bye week. They’ll have to come back here and test every day."When we go on the road, they won’t be able to go out to dinner with anybody. They’ll have to travel on buses differently, travel on planes differently.
outfielder Sam Mele set the franchise record with six RBIs — in one inning. In the fourth inning of a game at Philadelphia, Mele hit a three-run homer, then batted again and knocked in three more with a triple. The Sox scored 12 in that frame, and would wind up winning it, 15-4.
With owner Bill Veeck in ill health, his group sold the White Sox to Chicagoan Art Allyn. Veeck only owned the club for two-and-a-half years the first time around.
On the same day of the sale, the Sox made an eight-player deal that netted the team pitchers Ray Herbert, Don Larsen and infielder Andy Caray from Kansas City. One week later, the Sox began a 12-game winning streak that saved their season. They beat up Minnesota, Cleveland, Washington and Detroit during it. They’d rebound from last place in May to finish fourth, at 86-76-1.
Nationals reliever Will Harris to undergo thoracic outlet surgery
Nationals reliever Will Harris will undergo surgery to address thoracic outlet syndrome, manager Dave Martinez told reporters (including Todd Dybas of NBC Sports Washington). It’s expected to end his 2021 season. © Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports The surgery marks the culmination of a difficult year for Harris. The veteran righty was delayed to start the season by inflammation in his throwing hand that affected his feel for the ball. He did manage to get back on a major league mound, tossing six innings over eight appearances.
Herbert would then go on to win 20 games in 1962.
A feud developed between Gold Glove outfielder Jim Landis and White Sox management. Sox fans, along with sports reporter/columnist Bill Gleason, organized a “Jim Landis Night” for the player, but it wasn’t recognized by the team and Landis was held out of the lineup by manager Al Lopez in favor of Minnie Miñoso. Sox fans showered the outfield with envelopes containing money for Landis — only to have Miñoso pick them up and tuck them into his pocket!
The Sox won the game, 2-1.
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko set a franchise record when he got an extra-base hit in his ninth consecutive game. The streak started back on May 30 in Boston, and included games against Detroit, Seattle and Oakland. In that time frame, Konerko bashed six home runs and three doubles, driving in 12 runs.
Red Sox: 1 trade worth going all-in for, 1 trade to avoid at all costs .
If the Boston Red Sox want to make their push to the postseason, then they must make this trade and avoid this acquisition altogether. The Boston Red Sox have more than exceeded expectations this season with Alex Cora returning as the team's manager. As of this writing, the Red Sox have a co mfortable lead for second-place in the AL East and are not far behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the division lead With the Red Sox primed to make a return to the postseason for the first time since 2018, when they last won the World Series, the team is in a position to make a move at next month's trade deadline to help with their push to fall baseball.