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StatManDu
04-29-2008, 12:36 PM
I have been at the park for the homestand and didnt' get a chance to update ... If you were at the park, you saw some of the dates between the 23rd and 28th scrolled on the left field matrix (black and white) boards. ... If you want to see the info that wasn't posted here, message me and I'll get you to it. THANKS!

THIS DATE IN WHITE SOX HISTORY: APRIL 29TH

SOX LEND REDS A HAND
1913: Wearing borrowed White Sox uniforms, the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Cubs 7-2 at Chicago’s West Side Grounds. After a game in St. Louis, the Reds’ trainers forgot to load the team’s uniforms on the train, prompting the wardrobe loan from the Sox.

STREAK REACHES FIVE
1966: The White Sox extended their winning streak to five by taking care of the Indians 4-1 in Cleveland. The Sox took the lead utilizing the offense that was so typical of this era for the franchise. Tommie Agee led off the game with a double, looked to be picked off second but was bailed out by an error and took third. Don Buford then lofted a sacrifice fly to right to score Agee. Gary Peters helped his own cause with a solo home run in the fifth. Peters got the win, allowing one run on six hits with one strikeout in six innings. Bob Locker earned the save with three shutout innings as the Sox moved to within a game of first place.

A RICH EFFORT
1971: A couple of Riches -- McKinney and Morales -- came through big time for the White Sox in a 5-4 win at Washington. In a five-run seventh, Morales delivered the game-tying single while McKinney followed by driving in two to give the Sox the lead for good. Tom Bradley started and got the win to improve to 3-0.

SOX GRAB A SHARE OF FIRST
1973: Backed by three home runs, Wilbur Wood tossed a seven-hit shutout as the White Sox beat the Red Sox 5-0 in Boston and moved into a tie for first in the American League West. Bill Melton hit a two-run shot while Ed Herrmann and Dick Allen each hit solo shots powering the Sox to their fourth straight victory in a streak that would reach nine. In the nine wins, the Sox posted five shutouts, including three in succession, and allowed just 12 runs and nine of those runs were in two games.

KITTY ON THE ROOF
1984: Ron Kittle blasted a roof shot home run added another roundtripper in the White Sox 6-4 win over Boston before 23,565 at Comiskey Park. Kittle victimized Al Nipper for the third “roofer" of his career, which tied him with Greg Luzinski for the all-time lead in that department. The Sox did all of their damage in the first and third innings with three runs in each frame. The Red Sox had the tying run at the plate in the ninth but Al Jones struck out Dwight Evans to earn his first career save.

ORIOLES STOP 21-GAME LOSING STREAK
1988: The Orioles posted a 9-0 win before 14,059 at Comiskey Park to snap their record-setting 21-game losing streak to start season.

SOX, SAMMY SLAM JAYS
1990: Sammy Sosa hit a grand slam and Ozzie Guillen went 3-for-4 with two doubles as the White Sox beat Toronto 10-3 before 12,936 at Comiskey Park. Craig Grebeck collected his first career hit and Wayne Edwards tossed four no-hit innings of relief with three strikeouts and one walk to earn his first career save in relief of winner Eric King.

SOX STORM BY BREWERS
1993: The White Sox rallied from a 4-1 deficit in defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 before 23,431 at Comiskey Park. A four-run fourth gave the Sox the lead for good and made a winner of Dave Stieb for the first time with the team. Dan Pasqua's RBI in the fourth put the Sox ahead to stay. Pasqua added a two-run homer in the seventh.

HOT END TO APRIL
1996: Roberto Hernandez finished off the Angles and April with a flurry. Hernandez fanned the side to nail down his ninth save, a personal monthly high, in preserving the White Sox 4-3 win over California before 12,949 at Comiskey Park. The win gave the Sox a 5-0 homestand (their best since July 13-19, 1989), a seven-game winning streak and lifted the club to 15-9 matching its best start since 1982.

NAVARRO, BELLE, SOX EDGE RANGERS
1997: Albert Belle’s sacrifice fly in the ninth scored Ray Durham and made a winner out of Jaime Navarro in the White Sox 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers before 16,143 at Comiskey Park. Navarro scattered six hits and fanned seven in posting his first complete game of the season and the 30th of his career.

SOX DROP SIX BOMBS ON BIRDS
1998: The White Sox used the longball in ripping the Baltimore Orioles 16-7 before 12,262 at Comiskey Park. The Sox clubbed six home runs – their most in a game since July 14, 1979 and one shy of the April 23, 1954 club record – in posting the easy win. Albert Belle and Wil Cordero each homered twice while Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura each homered once to make a winner out of Jaime Navarro. Ventura’s homer was the 154th of his career, tying him with Bill Melton for fourth place in Sox history.

ANOTHER ONE-RUNWIN IN MOTOWN
2000: A day after winning their inaugural game at Detroit's Comerica Park by one run, the Sox duplicated the feat by trimming the Tigers 2-1. The victory enabled the surging and surprising White Sox moved to 10 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 15, 1996. The Sox got all they needed in the fifth when doubles by Jeff Abbott, Greg Norton and Jose Valentin produced two runs. Cal Eldred got the win with seven strong innings while Keith Foulke earned his third save.

SOX SALVAGE ONE IN SEATTLE
2001: Paul Konerko enabled the White Sox avoid a three-game sweep to Seattle in a 2-1 win before 25,442 at Comiskey Park. Konerko’s RBI single with two outs in the 14th inning scored Magglio Ordonez with the winning run. Konerko’s single extended his hitting streak to 12 games and his streak of reaching base to 22 games. Four White Sox pitchers combined to limit the Mariners to just four hits in 14 innings. Mark Buehrle started and gave up one run on two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in eight innings. Gary Glover got the win with a dominating performance. The rookie right-hander fanned four in three innings of one-hit ball in improving to 2-1.

ESTEBAN LOAIZA: MR. APRIL
2004: Esteben Loaiza continued his dominance in April in helping the White Sox top the Blue Jays 6-4 before 11,210 at U.S. Cellular Field. Loaiza completed his second consecutive perfect April in improving to 10-0 in his last 11 starts in the month. With his six-inning effort, Loaiza moved to 4-0 in 2004 and 18-3 lifetime in April. The Sox climbed out of a 3-1 hole behind a five-run fifth. Aaron Rowand's fielder's choice tied the game while Willie Harris' single fronted the Sox for good. Neal Cotts preserved the lead with three strikeouts in two shutout innings while Billy Koch worked a scoreless ninth for his second save.

CONTRERAS EXTENDS STREAK
2006: The defending champion and first placeWhite Sox got an RBI from Jermaine Dye, a home run from Jim Thome and another solid outing from Jose Contreras en route to a 2-1 win over the Angels in Anaheim. Contreras gave up one run on five hits in 8.1 inningsfor his 12th consecutive win. Bobby Jenks worked out of a jam in the ninth to earn his seventh save. Dye’s RBI in the fourth gave the Sox the lead for good. Thome’s homer in the sixth was his 10th of the year enabling the affable slugger to reach double digits in dongs in fewer games than any player in franchise history

VeeckAsInWreck
04-29-2008, 01:05 PM
SOX STORM BY BREWERS
1993: The White Sox rallied from a 4-1 deficit in defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 before 23,431 at Comiskey Park. A four-run fourth gave the Sox the lead for good and made a winner of Dave Stieb for the first time with the team. Dan Pasqua's RBI in the fourth put the Sox ahead to stay. Pasqua added a two-run homer in the seventh.

Man I forgot about Dave Stieb being on the '93 White Sox. For a while in the 80's he was amongst the best pitchers in the AL. I remember him having a couple of failed no hitters until he finally got one in 1990.

StatManDu
04-29-2008, 03:44 PM
Pluse he was a Sox Killer of the highest order right up there with Ned Garver, Frank Tanana and Jimmy Key.

GeoffNotBlum
04-29-2008, 11:52 PM
Didn't Stieb take a no-hitter into the 9th at Old Comiskey? I seem to recall the crowd cheering for the no-hitter until the Sox started scoring, then the went back to cheering for the Sox.