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StatManDu
05-13-2008, 09:18 AM
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1905: The White Sox played the first scoreless tie in their history. The Sox and New York, then known as the Highlanders, matched zeroes at South Side Park.

A LONG DAY
1909: The White Sox and Washington played 17 innings and had to settle for a 1-1 tie at South Side Park. The White Sox started Doc White while the Senators countered with Walter Johnson. The Senators scored a run in the fifth while the Sox tallied in the seventh. At the time, the game was tied for the second-longest in franchise history behind a 6-6 tie with New York on June 25, 1903.

20-5
1912: The White Sox improved to a sizzling 20-5 – the best 25-game start in franchise history -- by extending their winning streak to seven with a 3-1 win at Philadelphia. The win enabled the White Sox to maintain their 4.5-game cushion atop the A.L. The 20-5 record stood until the 2005 White Sox started 16-4.

PIERCE DOES IT ALL
1961: Billy Pierce did not allow and earned run for the win and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the White Sox 10-1 victory over Kansas City before 6,836 at Comiskey Park. Minnie Minoso and Floyd Robinson keyed the rout with home runs in the first inning.

OH MY! O'TOOLE!
1967: Chicagoan Jim O’Toole tossed a complete-game two-hit, 10-inning shutout in the White Sox 1-0 win – their second triumph by that score in as many days -- over the Angels before 4,479 at Comiskey Park. O’Toole struck out 11 and gave up singles in the second and 10th innings for his first win of the season. The Sox made O’Toole a winner in the 10th when Pete Ward doubled and was lifted for pinch-runner Walt Williams, who took third on a fielder’s choice and scored on Smoky Burgess’ sacrifice fly.

BANNY HELPS STONEY
1977: Alan Bannister’s two-run single in the fifth made a winner out of starter Steve Stone in the White Sox 5-3 triumph over Cleveland before 27,130 at Comiskey Park. Stone gave up three runs on 10 hits in 7.1 innings before being relieved by Lerrin LaGrow, who went the rest of the way for his fifth save.

HOYT 7-0
1982: LaMarr Hoyt had no problem improving to 7-0 thanks to the White Sox 13-3 win over Milwaukee before 23,043 at Comiskey Park. Hoyt went the distance with one walk and three strikeouts. The Sox banged out 20 hits with Greg Luzinski and Ron LeFlore going deep.

BIG DEBUT FOR BOSTON
1984: Daryl Boston turned in one of the more memorable debuts in recent White Sox history in an 8-1 win over the Texas Rangers before 21,768 at Comiskey Park. Boston tripled off Charlie Hough in his first big league at bat and then delivered consecutive singles before fanning in his final at bat. Boston fell one hit shy of the big league and White Sox record for consecutive hits at the start of a career.

A HAPPY HOMECOMING FOR MERULLO
1991: The White Sox pulled off one of the most improbable wins of the season with a 4-3 triumph over the Red Sox in Fenway Park. The White Sox were down to their last out when New Englander Matt Merullo delivered a pinch-homer off stopper extraordinaire Jeff Reardon. Ron Karkovice gave the Sox the lead for good with an RBI single in the 10th.

CAPTAIN KIRK!
1992: Kirk McCaskill flirted with a no-hitter in the White Sox 1-0 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. McCaskill held the Brewers hitless for 6.2 innings before Kevin Seitzer came through with a single. McCaskill’s gem enabled Robin Ventura’s first-inning RBI double to stand as the game-winner.

ABBOTT IN A PINCH
2000: Pinch-hitter Jeff Abbott powered the White Sox to an emotional win over the Minnesota Twins before 22,545 at Comiskey Park. Abbott’s blast gave the White Sox a 4-3 with a two-run, game-ending home run off Bob Wells. Abbott’s blast, the 13th game-ender at New Comiskey Park, helped the White Sox climb out of a 3-0 hole. Abbott’s homer was the first game-ender at Comiskey Park since Mike Cameron’s blast on Aug. 8, 1998 and the Sox first pinch-homer since Abbott went deep April 12, 1998 at Tampa Bay. Kelly Wunsch earned his first big league victory in relief of Mike Sirotka.

VeeckAsInWreck
05-13-2008, 09:24 AM
2000: Pinch-hitter Jeff Abbott powered the White Sox to an emotional win over the Minnesota Twins before 22,545 at Comiskey Park. Abbott’s blast gave the White Sox a 4-3 with a two-run, game-ending home run off Bob Wells. Abbott’s blast, the 13th game-ender at New Comiskey Park, helped the White Sox climb out of a 3-0 hole. Abbott’s homer was the first game-ender at Comiskey Park since Mike Cameron’s blast on Aug. 8, 1998 and the Sox first pinch-homer since Abbott went deep April 12, 1998 at Tampa Bay. Kelly Wunsch earned his first big league victory in relief of Mike Sirotka.


I was at this game. I totally had forgotten about Jeff Abbott. I always remember people comparing his swing to Lou Piniella's.

StatManDu
05-13-2008, 09:35 AM
This was a huge win in that 2000 season. That game really gave the team the lift and kind of sent them on their way to that surprising division title.

I, too, was at that game and recall the sheer joy Abbott displayed once he hit the ball and the celebration at the plate.

You mention the comparison to Piniella but the one thing that was always talked about with Abbott was that he had the best eyesight in the organization.