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StatManDu
04-22-2008, 10:22 AM
GAMES OF THE DAY:
11 RUNS ON ONE HIT IN ONE INNING
1959: The White Sox scored 11 runs on one hit in the seventh inning in beating the Athletics 20-6 before 7,446 in Kansas City. The Sox used a Johnny Callison single, a hit batsman, three errors and 10 walks in getting their 11 runs. Bob Shaw got the win with 7.1 innings of shutout relief of starter Early Wynn. Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio combined for nine RBIs as the Sox pounded out 18 hits in logging their first 20-run game since a 20-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Washington at Comiskey Park on June 17, 1956.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BRAWL-GAME
2000: The White Sox pounded the Detroit Tigers 14-6 in a fight- and ejection-filled game before 16,410 at Comiskey Park. A huge brawl broke out in the seventh which lasted 13 minutes and resulted in six ejections. In the ninth, another brawl ensued which prompted two more ejections. The fights resulted in seven members of the White Sox roster drawing suspensions from the American League. Many pointed to this game as the galvanizing force behind the White Sox unexpected run to the American League Central Division championship. The fights overshadowed a great day by Chris Singleton, who went 5-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI.

VICTORY NO. 1
1900: The White Sox defeated Connie Mack’s Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 for their inaugural victory. Roger Denzer was the winning pitcher.

HISTORY IN THE AIR
1955: In their first game in Kansas City, the White Sox stopped the Athletics, who had spent the previous 54 seasons in Philadelphia, 5-3. The April 22-24 series was part of road trip which would make the Sox the first American League team to fly from one city to another. The road trip began April 21 in Detroit. Virgil Trucks started and got the win for the Sox.

AGEE, HORLEN SINK SENATORS
1967: Tommie Agee’s second inning home run was all Joel Horlen, who carried a no-hitter into the eighth, needed as the White Sox nipped the Senators 1-0 in Washington. Agee’s homer, which led off the second, was just one of two hits the Sox recorded off Phil Ortega and Darold Knowles. Horlen gave up two singles and one walk with three strikeouts in improving to 2-0.

WOODY DOES IT ALL
1972: Wilbur Wood reached on a fielder’s choice and scored the game’s only run on an error and pitched a complete game seven-hitter in the White Sox 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park. In the nightcap, Carlos May’s solo homer in the eighth was the difference in a 3-2 win before 6,863 on the Southside.

HAVE A DAY JOHNNY JETER
1973: Johnny Jeter went 4-for-5 with a home run in the White Sox 8-4 win over the Royals in the first game of a doubleheader at Kansas City. Carlos May also went deep and Terry Forster fired four shutout innings of relief to save Wilbur Wood’s third victory and extend the Sox winning streak to four. The Royals won the nightcap 6-1.

A’S TAKE A RISK AND PITCH TO ZISK
1977: Richie Zisk had perhaps his best day in a White Sox uniform by going 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs in an 8-2 win at Oakland. Zisk hit a two-run homer in the first and then put the Sox on top for good with a tiebreaking dinger in the third inning. Zisk capped the Sox scoring when his double scored Jerry Hairston in the ninth. Francisco Barrios went the distance and struck out 10 as the Sox won for the seventh time in eight games.

VERSATILE SQUIRES
1984: Mike Squires started the Sox game at Detroit at first base and finished it on the mound. In between, the left-hander played third base. Squires retired Tom Brookens, the only man he faced, on a shallow fly ball to end the eighth inning in the Sox 9-1 loss.

KING HONORS PIERCE
1989: Eric King paid tribue to Billy Pierce on Billy Pierce Night in fitting fashion. King fired a Pierce-esque three-hitter with six strikeouts in a 1-0 win before 15,007 at Comiskey Park. Ron Kittle gave King all he needed with a fourth-inning single that scored Dave Gallagher.

BIG HURT SETS OFF THE BOARD FOR THE FIRST TIME
1991: Frank Thomas launched the first White Sox home run in the first night game at New Comiskey Park in an 8-7 victory over Baltimore before 30,480 on the Southside. Thomas’ historic blast came off Ben McDonald in the fifth inning with one on and two out and gave the Sox the lead for good in their second win in their new home.

DURHAM SEES THE ERRORS OF CLEVELAND’S WAYS
1998: Ray Durham tied a Major League record by reaching base three times on errors in the White Sox 14-7 pasting of the Indians at Jacobs Field. Frank Thomas got the Sox going with his 64th career first-inning homer and then the Southsiders, who had 16 hits, finished the job with a nine-run fifth.

LOAIZA TOUGH AGAIN
2003: Esteban Loaiza hurled 8.1 shutout innings in improving to 4-0 as the White Sox stopped the Orioles 3-1 in Baltimore. Loaiza limited the Orioles to three hits before yielding a home run with one out in the ninth. He finished with eightstrikeouts and no walks. Frank Thomas fronted the Sox for good with a homer in the first.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER LEAD
2005: The White Sox grabbed a lead for the 17th consecutive game at the start of a season – a club record – in beating the Royals 8-2 in Kansas City. The first-place White Sox increased their lead to three games in the American League Central behind another solid effort from Freddy Garcia in winning their fifth straight game. The big right-hander gave up two runs on four hits in seven innings – retiring 12 in a row at one point – with three strikeouts in moving to 2-1. Joe Crede extended his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games while Scott Podsednik swiped three bases to lead an offense that pumped out 12 hits.

Railsplitter
04-22-2008, 08:13 PM
That 11 runs on one hit has always amazed me, especially since three pitchers combined for it.