On April 19, 1961 — At Comiskey Park, Bill Veeck employs eight Little People to work in the stands during the White Sox home opener against Washington. The Chicago owner’s hiring decision is a response to complaints that fans sitting in the box seats couldn’t see over the vendors.

The White Sox needed more than a little help losing 7-2 to the Nationals.

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Washington Senators 7, Chicago White Sox 2

 

Game Played on Wednesday, April 19, 1961 (D) at Comiskey Park I

WAS A    2  0  0    2  1  0    2  0  0  -   7 11  0
CHI A    1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  2

BOX+PBP
WP: Kutyna (1-0)
LP: Pierce (0-1)

Play by Play

 

SENATORS 1ST: Keough walked; Debut game for Ed Hobaugh;
Veal reached on an error by Pierce on a sacrifice bunt [Keough
to second, Veal to first]; Woodling singled to center [Keough
scored, Veal to third]; Stevens struck out while Veal was caught
stealing home (catcher to second to catcher) [Woodling to
second]; Bright singled to left [Woodling scored (unearned)];
Tasby grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Aparicio walked; On a bunt Fox singled to pitcher
[Aparicio to second]; Landis walked [Aparicio to third, Fox to
second]; Sievers grounded into a double play (third to first)
[Aparicio scored (no RBI), Landis to second, Fox out at third];
Hobaugh threw a wild pitch [Landis to third]; Minoso walked;
Smith was hit by a pitch [Minoso to second]; Martin flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Senators 2, White Sox 1.

SENATORS 2ND: O'Connell grounded out (third to first); Dotterer
popped to third; Hobaugh walked; Keough popped to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Lollar walked; Pierce out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to second) [Lollar to second]; Aparicio flied out to
center; Fox grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 2, White Sox 1.

SENATORS 3RD: Veal grounded out (third to first); Woodling
grounded out (second to first); Stevens grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Landis singled to third; Landis stole second;
Sievers popped to third; Hobaugh threw a wild pitch [Landis to
third]; Minoso was called out on strikes; Smith walked; Martin
singled to right [Landis scored, Smith to third]; KUTYNA
REPLACED HOBAUGH (PITCHING); Lollar flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 2, White Sox 2.

SENATORS 4TH: Bright walked; Tasby doubled to left [Bright to
third]; O'Connell grounded out (third to first); Dotterer struck
out; Kutyna singled to left [Bright scored, Tasby scored];
Keough popped to third in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Senators 4, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: ROBINSON BATTED FOR PIERCE; Robinson grounded out
(catcher to first); Aparicio flied out to right; Fox singled to
right; Landis grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 4, White Sox 2.

SENATORS 5TH: KEMMERER REPLACED ROBINSON (PITCHING); Veal
grounded out (pitcher to first); Woodling popped to shortstop in
foul territory; Stevens singled to shortstop; Bright singled to
center [Stevens to second]; Tasby singled to left [Stevens
scored, Bright to second]; O'Connell grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 5, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Sievers doubled to right; Minoso walked; Smith
popped to second; Martin flied out to left; Lollar popped to
first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 5, White Sox 2.

SENATORS 6TH: Dotterer flied out to left; Kutyna singled to
pitcher; Keough singled to right [Kutyna to second]; Veal lined
into a double play (second to shortstop) [Kutyna out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 5, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: TORGESON BATTED FOR KEMMERER; Torgeson struck
out; Aparicio flied out to center; Fox popped to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 5, White Sox 2.

SENATORS 7TH: BAUMANN REPLACED TORGESON (PITCHING); Woodling
singled to right; Stevens flied out to right; Bright doubled to
right [Woodling to third]; Tasby was walked intentionally;
O'Connell forced Tasby (second to shortstop) [Woodling scored,
Bright scored (unearned) (no RBI), O'Connell to second (error by
Aparicio)]; Dotterer grounded out (third to first); 2 R (1 ER),
2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 7, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Landis popped to catcher in foul territory;
Sievers flied out to right; Minoso grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 7, White Sox 2.

SENATORS 8TH: Kutyna grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough
walked; Keough was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Veal grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Senators 7, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Smith lined to shortstop; Martin singled to
pitcher; Lollar forced Martin (shortstop to second); GOODMAN
BATTED FOR BAUMANN; Goodman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 7, White Sox 2.

SENATORS 9TH: STALEY REPLACED GOODMAN (PITCHING); Woodling
grounded out (pitcher to first); Stevens flied out to center;
Bright struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 7, White Sox
2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Aparicio grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Fox popped to first in foul territory; Landis doubled to
left; Sievers grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Senators 7, White Sox 2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Senators         7  11   0    7
 White Sox        2   7   2   11