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StatManDu
04-30-2008, 11:13 AM
THE ONLY PERFECT GAME IN WHITE SOX HISTORY
1922: Rookie Charlie Robertson pitched the only perfect game in White Sox history by shutting down the Tigers 2-0 in Detroit. Making his second start of the season, Robertson mesmerized the sellout crowd of 25,000 at Navin Field with his fastball and slider. So frustrated by Robertson were the Tigers, they insisted he was doctoring the ball. The great Ty Cobb personally inspected every inch of Robertson's uniform but could not find any foreign substances. The Tigers managed just one hard hit ball off Robertson, who struck out six, but Johnny Mostil ran it down in left field while fighting off spectators and mounted police. The spectators were on the field -- a common practice during this era -- and the police were there to keep the crowd in check. The Sox scored twice in the second inning on Earl Sheely's single, which scored Harry Hooper and Mostil. When Robertson retired pinch-hitter Johnny Basler to end it, he had the sixth perfect game in big league history and even earned a standing ovation from the normally harsh Detroit faithful. The "perfecto" was the highlight of the Texan's big league career. Robertson played for the Sox in 1919 and from 1922 to 1925. He pitched for the Browns in 1926 before finishing his career with the Boston Braves in 1927 and 1928. Robertson won 14 games for the 1922 Sox and then 13 for the Sox the next season. After that, Robertson never won more than eight games in a season. (Source: Rich Lindberg's White Sox Encyclopedia).

MINOSO COMES ABOARD
1951: Minnie Minoso began his productive and colorful tenure with the White Sox when he was acquired in an involved three-team swap which also included the Philadelphia Athletics and Cleveland Indians and seven players. The Sox acquired Minoso from Cleveland and Paul Lehner from the A's and sent Gus Zernial and Dave Philley to the A's.

HOYT’S 100TH RELIEF SPARKS A STREAK
1967: The White Sox began a 10-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory over Cleveland in the second game of a doubleheader before 9,336 at ComiskeyPark. The occasion also marked the 100th relief win for Hoyt Wilhelm, a major league record. The Sox scored one run in each of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings in overcoming a 2-0 deficit. Al Weis' RBI tied it in the fifth and Tommie Agee's hit.

HERRMANN SLAMS TIGERS
1972: Ed Herrmann's second career grand slam powered the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Tigers in Detroit. The bases-loaded blast came in the sixth inning off Joe Coleman with the Sox trailing 2-1 with two outs and Carlos May, Jay Johnstone and Mike Andrews on base. Starter Tom Bradley got the victory but Terry Forster was the pitching hero, tossing four shutout innings of relief for his second save.

SANTO MAKES HIS FIRST SOX HR COUNT
1974: Ron Santo’s two-run home run off Jim Palmer in the seventh was all Stan Bahnsen needed in a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 5,836 at ComiskeyPark. Santo, starting at second base, followed Ken Henderson’s leadoff single with his first home run in a Sox uniform. Bahnsen went the distance giving up seven hits and three walks while fanning six.

KITTLE, BURNS TURN BACK YANKS
1984: The White Sox scored four in the first and held on for a 5-3 win over the New York Yankees before 15,322 at ComiskeyPark. Ron Kittle keyed the early rally with a three-run home run off Ron Guidry. The Yankees scored three in the ninth but Britt Burns put out the fire to earn his first save in relief of winner Floyd Bannister. Burns got a force out with runners on first and third to end the game for his second save of the season and of his career.

BONILLA, KITTLE KEY WIN OVER BIRDS
1986: Back-to-back RBIs by rookie Bobby Bonilla and Ron Kittle helped the White Sox dump the Orioles 8-6 before 9,575 at ComiskeyPark. Bonilla's single tied the game and Kittle's home run, a two-run shot, put the Sox on top for good in a six-run third. Richard Dotson picked up his first win of the season with relief help from Bill Dawley and Bob James, who notched his fourth save.

SOX RETURN ORIOLES TO THEIR LOSING WAYS
1988: A night after the Orioles snapped their record-setting 21-game losing streak to start a season, they succumbed to the White Sox, 4-1, before 16,078 at ComiskeyPark. Carlton Fisk drove in the eventual game winner in the third. Ricky Horton got the win with seven strong innings while Ivan Calderon launched his sixth homer and Bobby Thigpen earned his fourth save.

SOX SCOOT PAST RANGERS
1990: Rodney "Scooter" McCray made his Major League debut a memorable one in the White Sox 5-4 win -- their fourth straight -- over the Texas Rangers in 13 innings before 8,406 at ComiskeyPark. McCray was called up from Double-A Birmingham prior to the game and made his debut as a defensive replacement in extra innings. McCray made a fine running catch in extra innings to preserve the tie. Lance Johnson ended the five hour game in the 13th when his single to center scored Sammy Sosa, who had reached on an error. McCray was the last White Sox player to make his Major League debut at OldComiskeyPark.

BIG SEVENTH DOES IT
2005: The first-place and future World Champion White Sox scored three in the seventh to defeat the Tigers 4-3 before 30,189 at US Cellular Field. Tadahito Iguchi’s single scored Joe Crede with the winning run after Scott Podsednik’s ground out scored A.J. Pierzynski with the tying run. Orlando Hernandez got the win with seven strong innings while Dustin Hermanson earned his third save as the surprising Sox improved to 17-7.

TomBradley72
04-30-2008, 11:43 AM
If Santo could handle 2nd base...why not Fields?

turners56
04-30-2008, 12:11 PM
I wonder how much Ron Santo really hated playing for the White Sox...

doublem23
04-30-2008, 12:30 PM
5,000 people? :o:

StatManDu
04-30-2008, 12:40 PM
Santo did hate it. Stone made mention of it the other day on the radio. Santo was particularly peeved that he was slotted at 2nd base in spring training and it was all downhill from there.

DSpivack
04-30-2008, 01:45 PM
SOX SCOOT PAST RANGERS
1990: Rodney "Scooter" McCray made his Major League debut a memorable one in the White Sox 5-4 win -- their fourth straight -- over the Texas Rangers in 13 innings before 8,406 at ComiskeyPark. McCray was called up from Double-A Birmingham prior to the game and made his debut as a defensive replacement in extra innings. McCray made a fine running catch in extra innings to preserve the tie. Lance Johnson ended the five hour game in the 13th when his single to center scored Sammy Sosa, who had reached on an error. McCray was the last White Sox player to make his Major League debut at OldComiskeyPark.


Wasn't some 1B from Auburn brought up later the year?

VeeckAsInWreck
04-30-2008, 03:23 PM
Wasn't some 1B from Auburn brought up later the year?

Yeah, but he didn't make his debut at Old Comiskey. He made his debut in Milwaukee's County Stadium.