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StatManDu
05-01-2008, 01:28 PM
SOX SLAM THE FIRST SLAM
1901: The White Sox crushed Detroit 19-9 at SouthSidePark on the strength of two grand slams, including the first one in American League history by Herm McFarland. Dummy Hoy added a slam later in the game in support of winning pitcher Roy Patterson. The seventh game in franchise history, which saw the Tigers commit 12 errors, is still tied for the 12th highest-scoring game in franchise history.

BIG K FOR THE BIG REEL
1910: Ed Walsh fanned 13 batters in the White Sox 4-3 win in 15 innings against Detroit in Chicago. The output was tied for the second highest in franchise history, behind his 15 K effort at ClevelandOct. 2, 1908. Walsh’s 13 K effort is still tied for the 12th highest output in club history.

SAY HAYNES!
1945: Joe Haynes turned in the finest effort of his nine-year White Sox career in one-hitting the Detroit Tigers 5-0 at Tiger Stadium. Skeeter Webb’s single in the third was the only blemish on Haynes’ day. The one-hitter was the first by a White Sox pitcher in nearly two years and was the first road one-hitter by a Sox pitcher since July 20, 1935.

THE GO GO ERA ARRIVES
1951: Minnie Minoso made his White Sox debut in becoming the first African American to play for the team the day after being acquired from the Cleveland Indians. In his first plate appearance with the Sox, Minoso launched a home run off Yankee ace Vic Raschi in an 8-3 loss before 14,776 at ComiskeyPark. The home run was the first of 135 Minoso would hit for the Sox and properly inaugurated the franchise’s “Go Go” era, according to team historian Rich Lindberg. In that same game, the Yankees’ Mickey Mantle hit the first of his 536 home runs.

A TOTAL WYNN
1959: Early Wynn did it all in the White Sox 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox before 13,022 at ComiskeyPark. The future Hall of Famer one-hit the Boston Red Sox and his home run leading off the eighth accounted for the game’s only run. Wynn struck out 14 and walked seven. The only hit he allowed – a single to Pete Runnels -- came with one out in the first. The 14 strikeouts are tied for sixth on the franchise’s single-season list and were the most by a Sox pitcher in five seasons.

A FIRST FOR FORSTER
1971: Terry Forster earned his first career save by fanning the game’s final batter with a runner on base in the White Sox 5-3 win at Washington. The Sox got three hits, including a home run, from Carlos May in downing Denny McLain and winning their third game in a row. Tommy John got the win but got substantial help from Don Eddy, Steve Kealey and Forster, who combined to pitch 3.1 innings of one-hit shutout relief.

ALLEN GOES UP ON THE ROOF
1973: Dick Allen launched his only roof shot home run in a White Sox uniform in a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles before 8,982 at ComiskeyPark. Allen’s blast came off Mike Cueller and was part of a two-homer day that helped the Sox to their fifth straight win in a streak that would eventually reach nine. Ed Herrmann broke the game open with a three-run blast in the fourth inning. The Orioles made a late charge at the Sox but Cy Acosta slammed the door shut by retiring Terry Crowley with runners on second and third for his first save of the season.

WALKER, HULETT, CALDERON GO DEEP IN THE SIXTH
1987: The White Sox rode the third three-homer inning in club history to a 5-1 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. Greg Walker ignited the barrage with a one out solo shot in the sixth. After a walk to Carlton Fisk, Ivan Calderon homered, sending Scot McGregor to the showers. Tim Hulett greeted reliever Mike Kinnunen with a homer to increase the Sox lead to 5-0. The three-homer inning was the Sox first in a road game and the team’s first since Aug. 24, 1985 when Rudy Law, Bryan Little and Harold Baineswent deep. The Sox second three-homer inning came Sept. 9, 1983 when Greg Luzinski, Tom Paciorek and Fisk left the yard.

A ROLLS REUSS OF A PERFORMANCE
1989: Jerry Reuss celebrated his 600th big league appearance by firing the 39th shutout of his career -- a four-hitter -- in the White Sox 6-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 7,625 chilled fans at ComiskeyPark. Reuss induced 18 groundball outs in posting the 214th victory of his career. The left-hander struck out four and walked none in improving to 3-2. The Sox supported Reuss with three in the second and three in the fifth on a Ron Kittle home run as the teams played through a brief snow squall.

SOX LOSE MILWAUKEE MARATHON
1991: The White Sox dropped a 19-inning, six-hour and five-minute affair to the Brewers in Milwaukee. The game is just one of nine in Sox history that has lasted as long as 19 innings. Willie Randolph’s single in the 19th lifted Milwaukee to a 10-9 win. The game was the Sox longest by innings since their two-day, 25-inning triumph of Milwaukee in 1984.

NINE MORE GOOSE-EGGS FOR GAR
2005: Jon Garland fired his second consecutive shutout, extended his scoreless streak to 22 innings to become the American League’s first five game winner in the White Sox 5-0 triumph of the Tigers before 20,862 at US Cellular Field. Garland limited the Tigers to four hits and one walk while striking out six in becoming the first Sox pitcher to twirl back-to-back shutouts since Jack McDowell accomplished the feat in 1991. The Sox grabbed the lead for the 25th consecutive game to start a season, tying the big league record held by the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers. The Sox offense featured a home run by Timo Perez and Pedro Lopez’s first big league hit.

NO. 200 FOR OZZIE
2006: Paul Konerko’s three-run home run in the first inning sent the White Sox on their way to an 8-6 win at Cleveland and handed Ozzie Guillen his 200th victory as manager. Bolstered by Scott Podsednik’s four hits and four steals, the Sox stretched their winning streak at Jacobs Field to eight games, their longest in Cleveland since Aug. 20, 1966 to May 6, 1967.

WhiteSox5187
05-01-2008, 03:12 PM
WALKER, HULETT, CALDERON GO DEEP IN THE SIXTH
1987: The White Sox rode the third three-homer inning in club history to a 5-1 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. Greg Walker ignited the barrage with a one out solo shot in the sixth. After a walk to Carlton Fisk, Ivan Calderon homered, sending Scot McGregor to the showers. Tim Hulett greeted reliever Mike Kinnunen with a homer to increase the Sox lead to 5-0. The three-homer inning was the Sox first in a road game and the team’s first since Aug. 24, 1985 when Rudy Law, Bryan Little and Harold Baineswent deep. The Sox second three-homer inning came Sept. 9, 1983 when Greg Luzinski, Tom Paciorek and Fisk left the yard.

Arguably more importantly on that date, Whitesox5187 was born! :)

SoxGirl4Life
05-01-2008, 03:17 PM
Arguably more importantly on that date, Whitesox5187 was born! :)


:happybday

WhiteSox5187
05-01-2008, 03:23 PM
:happybday
Thank you! :gulp:

wilburaga
05-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Arguably more importantly on that date, Whitesox5187 was born! :)
Happy 21st. You should be in a bar.

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