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StatManDu
05-19-2008, 02:38 AM
MAY 19TH

WHAT’S UP DOC? A ONE-HITTER
1908: Doc White fired a one-hitter in the White Sox 2-0 win over the Senators in Washington. The 11th one-hitter in franchise history and the last of five White would throw for the White Sox.

PERFECT CHARLIE WINS
1922: Nineteen days after firing the only perfect game in White Sox history, Charles Robertson got the win in a 7-4 triumph at Philadelphia. The victory was part of a stretch in which the 26-year-old right-hander from Dexter, Texas would win four of his six starts.

A GREAT FIRST 25
1957: The first-place White Sox topped the Red Sox 6-2 in Fenway Park to boost their record to 18-7 – tied for the second-best 25-game start in club history. Only the 1912 Sox – at 20-5 – had a better record after 25 games than these and the 1919 Sox. Bill Fischer started and got the win as the Sox jacked their lead to two games atop the A.L.

ONE PRODUCTIVE OUT
1964: Don Mossi fanned the only batter he faced to preserve the White Sox 6-5 win before 23,738 at ComiskeyPark. The victory enabled the White Sox to take over sole possession of first place. Mossi, a left-hander, entered the game with the tying run on second but whiffed pinch-hitter John Romano to earn his third save while securing Gary Peters’ fourth win.

JOHN LIGHTS UP CATFISH
1968: Tommy John hit a three-run homer off future Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and went the distance as the Sox beat the A’s 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader sweep before 11,708 at Comiskey Park. John’s homer came with two outs in the fourth after an intentional walk to Tim Cullen and gave the Sox the lead for good. John did not give up an earned run in winning his fourth decision without a loss. The Sox captured the nightcap 7-3 as catcher Jerry McNertney went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

GOOD WOOD
1972: Wilbur Wood, one of the worst hitting pitchers of his era, went 2-for-3 with an RBI and earned the win as the White Sox topped California 3-1 before 21,838 at ComiskeyPark. Wood singled and scored in the third and drove in Rick Reichardt with a single in the fourth. The multi-hit game was the first of Wood’s career but one of three he would get in the final season pitchers batted in the American League. Despite his “improvement” at the plate in 1972, Wood still finished with an .084 lifetime average (27-for-322). The performance on the mound was typical for Wood. The portly left-handed throwing knuckleballer gave up one run on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts in eight innings to improve to 7-2 as the surprising White Sox improved to 16-10 with their seventh win in their last eight games.

NO. 1 FOR VUCKOVICH
1976: Pete Vuckovich picked up his first big league victory in the White Sox 4-1 win over the Twins before 7,136 at ComiskeyPark. Making his fourth big league start, Vuckovich yielded one run on six hits with four walks and a strikeout over seven innings. He received relief help from Dave Hamilton, who tossed two shutout innings with three strikeouts for his second save.


STONE COLD LOCK
1977: Steve Stone went the distance and Jorge Orta, Oscar Gamble and Chet Lemon all homered in the White Sox 8-3 win over the Royals before 11,695 at ComiskeyPark. The victory pulled the second-place White Sox to within a game of the first-place Twins in the A.L. West.

SOX, COWLEY BLANK CUBS

1986: Behind starting pitcher Joe Cowley, the White Sox blanked the Cubs 3-0 in the Crosstown Classic at chilled Wrigley Field. Cowley, up from the minors, got the win over Cubs’ first round pick Drew Hall.

TEMPERS FLARE, BENCHES CLEAR, SOX WIN
1991: The White Sox beat Toronto 5-4 in a game that featured the first bench-clearing brawl before 41,015 at New ComiskeyPark. Jack McDowell and Mark Whiten were ejected after McDowell sailed a pitch behind Whiten’s legs in a chippy affair. The White Sox took the lead for good in the sixth on an RBI sac fly by Ozzie Guillen and a run-scoring single by Lance Johnson.

NO. 196 FOR HOUGH
1992: Charlie Hough outdueled Kansas City’s Kevin Appier in a 2-1 Sox win before 26,510 at ComiskeyPark. It was Hough’s first win of the season and 196th of his career. The Sox took the lead for good in the first when Tim Raines doubled, took third on Steve Sax’s ground out and scored on Robin Ventura’s sac fly. The Sox took a 2-0 lead in the second when Craig Grebeck’s single scored Ron Karkovice. After the Royals scored in the third, Hough, Scott Radinsky and Bobby Thigpen blank the visitors.

SOX SLAM TIGERS
1996: The White Sox pummeled the Tigers 14-3 in Detroit behind grand slams from Robin Ventura and Darren Lewis. Ventura’s grand slam was the eighth of his career – extending his franchise record. Frank Thomas played in his 300th consecutive game as the Sox scored in double figures for the third straight game and for the fourth time in their last five outings. The game was just the third in franchise history were the White Sox hit two grand slams (the others: Sept. 4, 1995; May 1, 1901).

THOMAS, FOULKE HELP SIROTKA
2000: Frank Thomas capped a five-run third with a three-run homer in the first-place White Sox 5-3 win at Toronto. Keith Foulke pitched the final 1.2 innings to preserve Mike Sirotka’s victory. Foulke pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to keep the Jays at bay.

BUEHRLE QUIETS CUBS
2006: Mark Buehrle fired a two-hitter in the White Sox 6-1 win over the Cubs before 39,301 at U.S. Cellular Field. Buehrle walked two and struck out two in improving to 5-2 while outdueling Greg Maddux. Paul Konerko drove in three and Jim Thome homered as the Sox scored their second convincing win in as many days over the Cubs.