Cisco Carlos (#atozchallenge)

Cisco Carlos. Pitcher, threw and batted right. (Source:

Joined the White Sox: Signed as a minor-league free agent, 1961
Left the White Sox: 8/25/69, purchased by the Washington Senators
White Sox statistics: 62 games, 10-17, 3.71 ERA, 112 strikeouts

Cisco Carlos was called up on August 25, 1967 when the Sox were in the middle of a four-way battle for first with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, and Minnesota Twins. He contributed a shutout against the Tigers on September 10 in the second game of a doubleheader (in the first game, Joe Horlen no-hit them) and shut out the Cleveland Indians 4-0 in ten innings on September 14. He finished the year with a microscopic 0.86 ERA. In 1968, his record was 4-14 with a 3.90 ERA, and he was out of the rotation in 1969, when he was purchased by the Senators.