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StatManDu
05-02-2008, 08:26 AM
MAY 2ND


A FORFEIT FIRST
1901: The White Sox were on the losing end of the first forfeited game in American League history. The umpires awarded the visiting Detroit Tigers the victory because the Sox and manager Clark Griffith were stalling with the game threatened by darkness. When umpire Tom Connolly made the ruling, fans were so irate that owner Charles Comiskey had to take to the field and try to make peace. The scene was so intense Chicago police had to escort umpries from the field.

JOHNSON BLANKS A’S
1954: Don Johnson fired a four-hitter as the White Sox dumped the A’s 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader in Philadelphia.

SOX TURN ON THE POWER
1965: The White Sox rode an early power surge to a 6-5 victory over the Twins in salvaging the second game of a doubleheader before 42,367 at ComiskeyPark. Floyd Robinson put the Sox ahead with a solo home run in the first and Don Buford launched a two-run shot in the third to give the Sox an insurmountable 4-1 lead. Danny Cater had two hits to continue his early-season tear. Coupled with his two hits in the first game, Cater raised his average to .367.

FAREWELL AL
1969: Battling stomach problems, 60-year old Al Lopez resigned as White Sox manager and was replaced by longtime coach Don Gutteridge. The Senor stepped down with the Sox at 8-9 and in fourth place in the American League West. Lopez left the bench with an 840-650 record in 10-plus seasons as Sox manager. He guided the Sox to the 1959 pennant and nine consecutive winning and first-division finishes. Lopez was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

KNOOP DELIVERS
1970: Bobby Knoop’s RBI single in the eighth was the difference in the White Sox 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers before 4,712 at ComiskeyPark. Knoop’s two-out single scored Gail Hopkins and followed Ed Herrmann’s game-tying single as the Sox won for the third straight game.

REICHARDT, ROMO ROCK WASHINGTON
1971: Rick Reichardt and Vincente Romo played the heroes in the White Sox 3-1 win at Washington. Reichardt’s two-run homer with two out in the eighth broke a 1-1 tie and Romo got the game’s final out with runners on first and second as the Sox won for the fourth straight game.

HOYT TOPS MORRIS AND THE CATS
1982: The White Sox treated a crowd of 39,204 at ComiskeyPark to a 10-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The crowd was the largest of the season to that point and would wind up being the fourth-largest of the season. LaMarr Hoyt got the win over Jack Morris. The victory improved Hoyt to 5-0 and was part of a string that would eventually reach a club record 14 in a row.

HOYT’S FINEST HOUR
1984: LaMarr Hoyt tossed the White Sox final one-hitter at OldComiskeyPark in a 3-0 win over the New York Yankees before 15,382 at 35th and Shields. Hoyt faced the minimum in logging his only shutout of the season. Between the first and seventh innings, the burly right-hander retired 19 consecutive batters before Don Mattingly singled with one out in the seventh. Hoyt then got Steve Kemp to bounce into a double play. Hoyt then retired the next eight to complete the gem. The Sox did all their damage in the second on RBIs by Scott Fletcher and Rudy Law and a balk. Mike Squires started at third base, marking the first time since at least 1936 that a southpaw started at the position. Squires played the first five innings at the hot corner with no chances before moving to first base.

A KING-SIZED EFFORT
1989:Eric King went eight innings and Ron Kittle and Ivan Calderon each hit two-run home runs as the White Sox topped Milwaukee</SPAN> 6-1 before 6,534 at ComiskeyPark. King gave up a run in the first and then shut down the Brewers until Bobby Thigpen came in for mop-up duty in the ninth.

A NICE TRIBUTE
1992: Prior to their 4-1 loss to Texas at NewComiskeyPark, the White Sox paid tribute to former Negro League stars in an emotional ceremony. The Sox wore Chicago American Giant replica hats in the 11-inning loss before 29,172 on the Southside.

CAMERON GOES DEEP FOUR TIMES VS. SOX
2002: Mike Cameron hit four homers and went back-to-back twice with Bret Boone as Seattle ripped the White Sox 15-4 before 12,891 at ComiskeyPark. Cameron and Boone became the first players to hit consecutive homers twice in a game.

MOVIN’ ON UP
2004: Frank Thomas homered and Jon Garland pitched into the eighth inning as the White Sox moved into a first place tie in the American League Central with a 3-2 win over Toronto before 15,550 at US Cellular Field. Garland gave up 10 hits and got relief help from Damaso Marte, Cliff Politte and Billy Koch in earning his second win. Koch got through the ninth for his second save. Thomas’ blast came in the fourth and broke a 1-1 tie.

Frater Perdurabo
05-02-2008, 11:00 AM
HOYT’S FINEST HOUR
1984:Mike Squires started at third base, marking the first time since at least 1936 that a southpaw started at the position. Squires played the first five innings at the hot corner with no chances before moving to first base.

Why did Squires start at third? Was there an injury situation, or was it just for the novelty?