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Today in White Sox History: October 5

White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh won his 40th game of the season, as he beat Detroit, 6-1. No one has come close to 40 wins since.


Cy Young winner LaMarr Hoyt pitched a brilliant complete game, five-hitter in beating the Orioles, 2-1, in Game 1 of the ALCS. It was the first time since divisional playoffs started in 1969 that Baltimore lost the first game of a postseason series. It would be the high-water mark for the Sox in the series.

Hoyt struck out four, and lost his shutout in the ninth inning on a bloop hit by Cal Ripken Jr.