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05-21-2008, 08:06 AM
LET’S BE FRANK: SOX WIN
1905: Frank Smith fired a complete game one-hitter in the White Sox 2-1 win over the Washington Senators at South Side Park. The one-hitter was the fifth in team history and one of three Smith threw in his career with the White Sox.

WHAT’S UP DOC?
1906: The “Hitless Wonder” White Sox tipped homestanding New York 7-6 for their fifth consecutive victory. Doc White got the win for his first triumph since returning the Georgetown University team.

EXTRA BASE EARL!
1926: Earl Sheely completed a big league record-tying streak of seven consecutive extra-base hits in the White Sox 8-7 loss at Boston. Sheely, a first baseman, finished with six doubles and a home run in the streak which tied the record first set by Cleveland’s Elmer Smith on Sept. 4-6,1921.

MILLER TIME!
1933: Jake Miller made his first start with the White Sox a memorable one in a 6-0 win at Washington. The 35-year old lefty fired a complete game two-hitter as the third place White Sox pulled to within 1.5-games of the first place New York Yankees.

A DELICOUS OUTING FOR PORKCHOP
1936: John “Porkchop” Whitehead went the distance in the White Sox 3-2 win over the Philadelphia A’s in 14 innings at Comiskey Park. Whitehead gave up a run in the third and a run in the fourth and then held Connie Mack’s charges scoreless the rest of the way. The right-hander from Coleman, Texas gave up 10 hits in posting his third win of the year as the White Sox improved to 14-14.

FIVE HITS FOR KUEHL
1940: Joe Kuehl banged out five hits, including two doubles and a homer, as the White Sox nipped Washington 9-8 before 2,000 at Comiskey Park. Clint Brown got the win in relief as the Sox won their second straight in a streak that would reach five.

SUCCESS IN 89 MINUTES
1943: The White Sox defeated the Washington Senators 1-0 at Comiskey Park in a snappy one hour and 29 minute game in the fastest nine-inning night game in American League history. The Sox got a run in the fifth inning and that was enough for starting pitcher Johnny Humphries, who gave up just three hits in securing his third win of the year.

DYAMITE DOBSON
1951: Joe Dobson went the distance and gave up just four hits as the White Sox extended their winning streak to five with a 5-3 win at Washington. The win improved the Sox to 17-9 for their best 26-game start since the 1935 squad went 18-8. The winning streak would eventually reach 14 and land the White Sox in first place.

SOX GET WILSON AND PHILLEY
1956: The White Sox traded future Hall of Fame third baseman George Kell, outfielder Bob Nieman and pitchers Mike Fornieles and Connie Johnson to Baltimore for pitcher Jim Wilson and outfielder Dave Philley.

BIG DAY FOR BILLY
1957: Billy Pierce outdueled Whitey Ford in the first-place White Sox 3-1 win at Yankee Stadium. Pierce did not allow an earned run and walked one while striking out eight in improving to 6-2. Pierce capped a three-run third with an RBI after Jim Rivera and Bubba Phillips logged RBIs.

WORTH THE WAIT
1960: The first-place White Sox overcame four rain delays and two home runs by Roger Maris in nipping the Yankees 9-8 before 14,385 at Comiskey Park. Minnie Minoso’s RBI single in the eighth gave the Sox the lead for good.

SOX BUZZ SENATORS
1963: John Buzhardt improved to 4-1 as the Sox remained tied for first place by virtue of a 4-3 win at Washington. Buzhardt gave up one run in seven innings with two walks and two strikeouts as the Sox won their third straight.

JUMPING ON THE TRIBE
1966: Danny Cater drove in two runs as part of a five-run first as the White Sox stopped a five-game skid with a 7-2 win over Cleveland before 8,646 at Comiskey Park. Juan Pizarro improved to 3-0 with help from Bob Locker, who earned his second save with 3.1 scoreless innings.

HELP FROM A GOLD GLOVER
1968: The White Sox used a rare error from fielding legend Brooks Robinson in beating the Orioles 2-1 in 12 innings. Ken Berry led off the 12th with a single and took second when Robinson was charged with an error on Sandy Alomar’s bunt. Gerry McNertney followed with a single that scored Berry. Robinson had a shot at redemption in the 12th but grounded into a forceout with two on to end the game.

BRADLEY TOUGH
1971: Tom Bradley was magnificent in the White Sox 3-0 win at California. The bespectacled right-hander gave up just five hits and one walk with six strikeouts for his fifth win. The Sox supported Bradley with a two-run homer by Bill Melton and a solo shot by Tom Egan.

MAY DAY!
1972: Carlos May’s three-run homer with two out in the ninth lifted the Sox to a 9-8 win over the Angels before 14,436 at Comiskey Park. May’s blast scored Mike Andrews and Bill Melton and put the Sox into first place by a half game in the American League West.

BIG DAY FOR BUCKY
1976: Bucky Dent went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Ken Brett and Clay Carroll combined on a four-hitter in the White Sox 6-0 win – their fourth straight -- over the A’s before 22,240 at Comiskey Park. Brett gave up one hit in five innings while Carroll earned his third save with four innings of three-hit work.

FINISHING WITH A FLURRY
1978: The White Sox scored five times in the last two innings to overtake the A’s for a 6-2 win at Oakland. The Sox took the lead in the eighth on RBIs by Junior Moore and Eric Soderholm and padded it in the ninth on a two-run homer by Lamar Johnson.

RAIN-SHORTENED WIN
1982: The White Sox trimmed Cleveland 3-2 on the game’s last play at Comiskey Park in a game shortened to seven innings because of rain. Billy Almon drove in Harold Baines with the tie-breaking run in the seventh when the rains came and the game was eventually called. Britt Burns topped future Sox Dan Spillner as the Southsiders notched their fifth straight win and took over first place in the American League West by .017.

KITTLE, FISK, BAINES GO DEEP
1984: Ron Kittle, Carlton Fisk and Harold Baines homered in the White Sox 8-4 win at Kansas City. Fisk and Baines hit solo homers in the first and second innings respectively while Kittle’s roundtripper came with one on in the seventh.

HAIRSTON IN A PINCH
1986: Jerry Hairston’s RBI in the eighth proved to be the difference in the White Sox 5-4 win over Toronto before 13,976 at Comiskey Park. Gene Nelson got the victory in relief as the Sox ran their winning streak to seven games. Hairston pinch-hit for John Cangelosi, who helped the Sox climb back into the game by going 3-for-4 with two steals, two runs and two RBIs.

FISK POWER
1990: Carlton Fisk’s three-run home run in the seventh delivered the White Sox a 6-5 win over the Yankees in New York. Fisk’s blast came with Sammy Sosa and Ron Kittle on base and helped the White Sox halt a three-game losing streak.

BEATING THE A’S
1994: Robin Ventura hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs in the first-place White Sox 6-5 win at Oakland. Frank Thomas’ homer in the sixth tied the game while Lance Johnson’s RBI in the eighth put the Sox on top to stay.

DOIN’ THE LITTLE THINGS
1996: The White Sox played “little ball” in turning back the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on two measly hits before 17,483 at Comiskey Park. The Sox broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh when Ray Durham walked, took second on Ozzie Guillen’s bunt, swiped third and scored on Darren Lewis’ fielder’s choice. Roberto Hernandez nailed down the victory by pitching the ninth for his 12th save.

QUICK START FOR FRANK
1997: Frank Thomas drove in three runs in the first two innings in powering the White Sox to a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox before 18,814 at Comiskey Park. Thomas’ sac fly in the first gave the Sox the lead for good. In the next frame, Thomas launched a two-run homer as the Sox expanded their lead to 7-1. Thomas finished 2-for-2 with two runs and five RBI.

ONE HIT ENOUGH
2000: The first-place White Sox got only one hit but still defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 at SkyDome. Mark Johnson’s third inning single was the Sox only hit but did not figure in the scoring. The Sox scored both of their runs in the seventh on a walk, two errors, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly. Cal Eldred tossed 6.2 scoreless innings for the win. After yielding a leadoff double, Eldred retired 20 of the final 23 batters he faced including a stretch of 12 in a row.

FROLICING IN FENWAY
2002: The White Sox scored three in the first and two in the fifth in turning back the Red Sox 8-3 at Fenway Park. Magglio Ordonez had four hits and Frank Thomas drove in three runs in support of winning pitcher Dan Wright, who fanned seven while pitching into the seventh inning.

LATE SURGE
2003: The White Sox scored one in the seventh and two in the eighth in overtaking Toronto 6-5 before 13,076 at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox pulled to within one in the seventh on a solo home run by Paul Konerko and took the lead in the eighth on Carlos Lee’s two-run blast off Cliff Politte.

BUEHRLE TOUGH
2004: The White Sox scored four times in the second and got seven strong innings from Mark Buehrle in beating the Twins 8-2 before 30,116 at US Cellular Field. Buehrle struck out eight in improving to 4-1. The left-hander received offensive help from Timo Perez and Jose Valentin, who homered, and Juan Uribe, who had three hits.

RALLYIN’ AT WRIGLEY
2005: Paul Konerko’s elusive single in the eighth keyed a four-run rally in the White Sox 5-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Konerko’s single bounced off Corey Patterson’s glove and fell in for a two-run single in the decisive inning. Carl Everett added a two-run double in the frame as the Sox opened up a six game lead in the A.L.

MACKOWIAK THE HERO
2007: Rob Mackowiak’s two-run single in the seventh gave the White Sox the lead for good in an 8-5 win over the A’s before 35,327 at U.S. Cellular Field. Darin Erstad also drove in three runs in support of Jose Contreras, who got the win, and Bobby Jenks, who earned the save.