1959 World Series Game 1 that was held on October 1 at Historic Comiskey Park hosted a crowd of 48,103 that included Hollywood’s Joan Crawford and Orson Welles in the first championship game in 40 years for the White Sox as well as the first postseason game in Chicago in 14 years. On the pitching mound, Early Wynn of the White Sox faced Roger Craig of the Dodgers. After scoring twice in the first inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Ted Kluszewski and Sherm Lollar after a walk and single, the Sox pounded across seven runs in the third. Nellie Fox doubled with one out and scored on Jim Landis’s single before Kluszewski’s two-run home run knocked Craig out of the game. Lollar reached second on an error off of Chuck Churn and scored on Billy Goodman’s single. Then RBI doubles by Al Smith and Early Wynn and fielder’s choice by Jim Rivera aided by two more errors made it 9–0 White Sox. Ted Kluszewski’s second home run of the game off of Churn next inning capped the game’s scoring as the Sox routed the Dodgers 11–0.

This would be the last World Series game the White Sox ever won at Comiskey Park, and their last home postseason win until 2005.

Join the Community

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 11,166 other subscribers


Subscribe to our Podcast

The Daily Rewind

on Apples Podcast | Spotify  | Google | Stitcher

And connect with us wherever else you listen to Podcast and hangout!

 

 

Game ticket & learn more about the players, teams, stadiums and dates in history