The 25 Greatest Moments in Chicago White Sox History

14. Sound the Alarm

Date: 9/22/1959
Game: Regular Season Game @ Cleveland Indians
After the Black Sox scandal of 1919, the White Sox franchise went into a tailspin, going forty years without winning a pennant. That is until the stacked "Go Go" Sox of 1959 with the league's MVP (Nellie Fox) and Cy Young winner (Earl Wynn) won the American League championship posting a 94-60 record. Mayor Richard J. Daley (a lifelong Sox fan) was so thrilled with the clinching victory that he ordered the fire chief to sound the air raid sirens—not a great idea during the Cold War. Chicagoans went into a panic before the city sent word of a Sox celebration.

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