Today in White Sox History: October 14

(Chicago Tribune)

1906 — The White Sox beat the Cubs, winning the World Series four games to two behind the pitching of Doc White. They clinched the title by winning the sixth game, 8-3.

Ed Walsh won two games for the Sox during the series, with infielder George Rohe batting .333 and playing in all six games for the Hitless Wonders.

After the game, owner Charles Comiskey handed a $15,000 check to manager Fielder Jones. It was to be split among the players. The players viewed the check as a bonus for their efforts. Comiskey, though, considered it as an advance on part of their 1907 salaries! The seeds of the eventual Black Sox scandal were perhaps sown on this day.

It is the only time in more than a century of playing baseball that the White Sox and Cubs have ever met in the postseason. The Cubs losing playoff share of less than $500 per player remains the lowest of all time.

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Mark Liptak is originally from Chicago and has been a White Sox fan since 1960. He and his wife Zoe reside in Pocatello, Idaho where he is the radio voice as part of Idaho State athletics in volleyball, football, women's basketball and softball.

Mark went to the University of Kentucky. He’s been in the sports media profession since 1978 having worked in television sports in three markets between 1978 and 1994. He’s also written for numerous newspapers in addition to his radio duties.

Liptak has covered a Super Bowl, two Kentucky Derby’s, an NCAA woman’s basketball Final Four and worked for CBS-TV during their coverage of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament’s opening rounds held in Boise in 2001.

He is also a Chicago White Sox historian who has written for various web sites over the past 17 years including the Chicago Baseball Museum and Chicago Now / Sox Net, a series of blogs and websites associated with the Chicago Tribune.

He and Zoe have been married for 30 years. Their son, Mason, and his family live in Longview, Texas.

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The ultimate Sox/Cub trump card.