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StatManDu
04-23-2008, 12:22 PM
THIS DATE IN WHITE SOX HISTORY: APRIL 23RD

GAME OF THE DAY
29 RUNS ON 29 HITS
1955: The White Sox administered a record 29-6 pasting of the Athletics in only the White Sox second game ever in Kansas City (it was only the A’s fourth game in KC after relocating from Philadelphia). The 29 runs tied an American League record and the 29 runs, 29 hits and seven home runs were club records that still stand. Sherm Lollar tied an American League record with a pair of two-hit innings and went 5-for-6 with two homers and five RBIs. Bob Nieman, who homered twice, and Walt Dropo, who homered once, each drove in seven runs while Minnie Minoso, who homered, brought home five. Jack Harshman started and also homered for the Sox. Chico Carrasquel had five hits as the Sox totaled 55 bases and scored at least two runs in every inning except the scoreless fifth and ninth.

A BIG WIN ON OPENING DAY
1919: The White Sox began their drive for their second American League pennant in three years with an easy 13-4 win over the Browns in St. Louis. The 13 runs were the most scored by the White Sox on Opening Day in 11 years. It took the Sox until 1951 to score more than 13 runs in a season-starter.

OWEN DOUBLES HIS PLEASURE … FOUR TIMES
1939: Marv Owen tied a White Sox record with four doubles in a 17-4 win vs. the St. Louis Browns at Comiskey Park. Two years earlier, Mike Kreevich set the record at Detroit. Johnny Rigney got the win as the Sox posted their first win of the season. The 17 runs were the most by the Sox since a 17-2 win vs. the Athletics Sept. 11, 1936.

WIN NO. 1 FOR BILLY
1949: Billy Pierce won the first of his 186 games with the White Sox in a 12-5 win over the St. Louis Browns before 8,086 at Comiskey Park. The left-handed Pierce, acquired from Detroit in November, got the win in relief as the Sox scored four in the sixth and five in the seventh to pull ahead.

HEY BUDDY!
1969: Buddy Bradford put the White Sox over the top with a three-run home run in the fourth inning in a 7-1 win over the Angels in a home-away-from-home game before 8,565 at Milwaukee County Stadium. Carlos May and Luis Aparico also drove in two runs in support of Gary Peters, who went the distance with seven strikeouts for his first victory of the year.

A DOUBLE SHY OF THE CYCLE
1972: MVP-to-be Dick Allen singled, tripled and homered in the White Sox 3-2 win over the Royals before 12,108 at Comiskey Park. Allen also scored the go-ahead run in the eighth as the Sox won their fifth straight game in a winning streak that would reach seven.

ALLEN DOOMS BREWERS
1974: Dick Allen scored twice, doubled and drove in a run in the White Sox 3-2 win over the Brewers before 4,382 at Comiskey Park. Cy Acosta worked 2.2 shutout innings of relief for his first save as starter Jim Kaat improved to 2-0.

SOX DROP 18 RUNS AND 26 HITS ON BIRDS
1981: Billy Almon and Chet Lemon each had four hits as part of the White Sox 26-hit effort in an 18-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,839 at Comiskey Park. Lemon drove in four runs while Almon drove in three as the Sox scored seven runs in both the fourth and sixth innings. Tony Bernazard, Carlton Fisk and Greg Pryor each had three hits in support of Richard Dotson, who went the distance for his first victory of the season. The Sox took the nightcap 5-3 to win their third straight overall in a streak that would reach six.

LAST TRIUMPH FOR TOM TERRIFIC
1986: Tom Seaver earned his last win in a White Sox uniform in a 2-1 win at Milwaukee. Reid Nichols’ double in the ninth scored Bobby Bonilla with the eventual winning run as Seaver won his second game of the season and the 306th of his career. The Sox took the lead in the second on Jerry Hairston’s home run before the Brewers tied it in the third. Seaver would drop his next four decisions for the White Sox before being dealt to the Boston Red Sox in a June trade.

WINDY CITY SUCCESS
1990: Dave Gallagher threw out the tying run at the plate in the last of the ninth to end the game in the White Sox 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in the Windy City Classic. Jerry Kutzler got the win and Dan Pasqua was named MVP after going 3-for-3 with a home run. Sox utilityman Steve Lyons played every position in the game.

KARKO PLAYS PARTY-POOPER
1993: Ron Karkovice’s three-run double in the seventh inning spoiled the good time of 50,000-plus fans in Toronto in the White Sox 5-4 victory. Karkovice’s two-bagger was part of a five-run inning which made a winner out of Kirk McCaskill. Roberto Hernandez picked up his third save as the future A.L. West Division champions improved to 8-7.

BALD-WIN NO. 1
1996: James Baldwin tossed four scoreless innings in earning his first big league win in the White Sox 6-5 win at Texas. Baldwin departed after giving up five runs in the fifth. Tony Phillips went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Harold Baines homered for the second consecutive game to fuel the Sox offense.

SIROTKA SHUTS OUT DETROIT
1999: Mike Sirotka fashioned the White Sox best pitching performance of 1999 by whitewashing the Detroit Tigers 5-0 before 9,837 at Comiskey Park. Sirotka limited the Tigers to five hits and allowed just runner to reach third base in the Sox first complete game shutout since Wilson Alvarez turned the trick against the Cubs June 18, 1997.

SOX BEAT UP TIGERS AGAIN
2000: While the fighting stopped, the White Sox assault on the Tigers did not. A day after a fight-filled game, the White Sox ripped the Tigers 9-4 before 12,154 at Comiskey Park for their fifth consecutive win. The Sox scored eight runs in the first two innings and then cruised to victory in completing a three-game sweep of the Tigers. Magglio Ordonez was a single shy of hitting for the cycle while James Baldwin improved to 3-0.

THE BEST 18-GAME START IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
2005: The future World Champions improved to 14-4 with a 3-2 win over the Royals in 10 innings in Kansas City. Aaron Rowand’s RBI in the 10th helped the White Sox to their best 18-game start in franchise history. The Sox escaped trouble in the ninth when Damaso Marte tagged out a runner on a pitch that got away from catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Marte got the win after getting out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth and tossing a scoreless 10th.

URIBE SHOWS OFF HIS MUSCLE
2006: Juan Uribe hit two home runs in support of starting pitcher Jose Contreras, who extended his winning streak to 11, as the White Sox blasted the Twins 7-3 before 38,102 at US Cellular Field. Uribe drove in four and Joe Crede and Brian Anderson also homered as the White Sox improved to 13-5 and extended their wining streak to eight games.

PAULIE POWER
2007: Paul Konerko’s second homer of the game in the eighth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and powered the White Sox to a 7-4 win over the Royals before 12,265 at US Cellular Field. Konerko’s 20th career multi-homer game helped make a winner of Mark Buehrle, who went seven innings in his first start since no-hitting Texas.

PennStater98r
04-23-2008, 05:15 PM
THE BEST 18-GAME START IN FRANCHISE HISTORY
2005: The future World Champions improved to 14-4 with a 3-2 win over the Royals in 10 innings in Kansas City. Aaron Rowand’s RBI in the 10th helped the White Sox to their best 18-game start in franchise history. The Sox escaped trouble in the ninth when Damaso Marte tagged out a runner on a pitch that got away from catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Marte got the win after getting out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth and tossing a scoreless 10th.

Good times!

VeeckAsInWreck
04-23-2008, 05:35 PM
THIS DATE IN WHITE SOX HISTORY: APRIL 23RD

WINDY CITY SUCCESS
1990: Dave Gallagher threw out the tying run at the plate in the last of the ninth to end the game in the White Sox 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in the Windy City Classic. Jerry Kutzler got the win and Dan Pasqua was named MVP after going 3-for-3 with a home run. Sox utilityman Steve Lyons played every position in the game.

That was the first game I ever attended at The Urinal. I haven't been to many more since then. :D:

Ziggy S
04-23-2008, 07:25 PM
I was at the game with my mom and dad in 2006, which occurred when I was on my mid-tour leave from my first tour of Iraq. At that time, Jose looked like the best pitcher in baseball.

Sox
04-23-2008, 07:34 PM
I wasn't even born yet..........by 2 years. :bandance: Its not often that I get to say that so pardon my enthusiasm.