Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10

On this day in 1924, John Perkovich was born.

"Perky" made his debut with the White Sox during a blowout game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 6, 1950. The Red Sox already up 7-1, John entered the game in the bottom of the fourth inning and did what Ken Holcombe and Luis Aloma could not; escape from an inning without giving up a run. Perkovich finished the game, which covered the last five innings. He gave up seven hits and four runs but also struck out three and walked only one.

That was the one and only time Perky played in a major league game. Signed by the Chicago White Sox in 1946, he played in their minor league system until the 1951 season. John split time with the Washington Senators and the Boston Braves AA teams in 1952 before disappearing off the map.

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