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StatManDu
05-22-2008, 07:16 AM
SOX SOLVE THE BABE
1915: The White Sox spoiled the Comiskey Park debut of Babe Ruth with an 11-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Ruth allowed three hits in the first, walked three, uncorked a wild pitch and threw a way potential double play ball. Ruth was the losing pitcher as theWhite Sox won their fifth straight in a winning streak that would reach nine.

RUTH GOES DEEP
1923: Babe Ruth’s two-run home run in the 15th lifted the Yankees to a 3-1 win over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

A MILESTONE FOR LYONS
1938: Future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons earned his 200th victory in the White Sox 9-2 win over the Washington Senators at Comiskey Park.

SOME HELP FROM THE MICK
1957: A pair of errors in the sixth inning – including one by Mickey Mantle – allowed the tying and go-ahead runs to score in the White Sox 8-4 win at Yankee Stadium. Jim Wilson went the distance and Nellie Fox added a homer in the eighth as the first-place Sox improved to 20-7 for their best 27-game start since 1919.

13 Ks FOR JUAN
1964: Juan Pizarro struck out 13 in pitching one of the great games in White Sox history in a 3-1 win over Washington before 19,347 at Comiskey Park. After yielding an unearned run on two hits in the first, Pizarro gave up two hits and fanned 11 over the next eight innings. He was also 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Sox held on to first place. The 13-strikeout game was the third of the left-hander’s career. A little more than a month later, Pizarro would whiff 14 Senators in Washington.

DID THEY MISS A PAT?
1971: Bill Melton drove in three runs and homered and Mike Hershberger and Ed Herrmann both drove in two runs as the White Sox stomped the Angels 13-0 in Anaheim. The White Sox supported Wilbur Wood with 14 hits in posting their biggest win since a 14-1 victory over Kansas City Aug. 16, 1967 at Comiskey Park. The 13-0 shutout victory was the Sox biggest since a 15-0 drubbing of the Orioles in Baltimore Sept. 24, 1963.

EGAN WORKS OT
1972: Tom Egan’s RBI double in the 10th was the difference in the first-place White Sox 7-6 win at Texas. Egan drove in Bill Melton, who walked and took second in a Jay Johnstone bunt. The Sox forced extra innings in the ninth when Carlos May’s two-out single brought home Walt Williams with the tying run. The win was the Sox fourth in a row and helped them keep their half game lead in the American League West.

BRINKMAN POWER
1973: The only home run of Chuck Brinkman’s career helped the first-place White Sox turn back the Angels 6-2 before 7,051 at Comiskey Park. Brinkman’s home run came with Rick Reichardt on and was one of three the Sox hit this day. Ken Henderson homered to lead off the second and Dick Allen went deep in the third as the Sox opened up a 1.5-game lead over the Angels in the American League West. Stan Bahnsen went the distance and did not give up an earned run while striking out six for his sixth win.

PAT CIRCLES THE BASES
1974: Speedy Pat Kelly hit an inside-the-park home run in a 7-2 loss to Fergie Jenkins and the Texas Rangers at Comiskey Park. The in-the-park homer was the first by a Sox player at Comiskey Park since Luis Alvarado accomplished the feat Aug. 16, 1972. Kelly’s homer was one of two in-the-park dingers the Sox would experience in 1974. Seventeen days later, Ron Santo hit an in-the-park grand slam against the Boston Red Sox at Comiskey Park.

TWO GREATS GET IT DONE
1975: Jim Kaat and Rich Gossage combined on a five-hitter in a 2-1 win over the Orioles before 2,467 at Comiskey Park. Kaat gave up one run on three hits in 5.2 innings to improve to 7-1. Gossage notched his seventh save with 3.1 shutout innings. The Sox got all they needed in the third when Carlos May’s single scored Brian Downing and Bobby Coluccio.

JESSE JEFFERSON!
1976: Jesse Jefferson turned in seven strong innings as the White Sox extended their winning streak to five with a 7-2 triumph of the Oakland Athletics before 16,797 at Comiskey Park. Jefferson gave up five hits and struck out three to improve to 1-1. Jim Spencer and Bucky Dent made things easy on Jefferson by going a combined 5-for-8 with a double, triple, homer and four RBIs. Spencer homered in the sixth off Mike Norris.

BIG BLAST FOR ZISK
1977: Richie Zisk reached the center field bleachers with a home run in the White Sox 14-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers before 31,030 at Comiskey Park. Zisk, who victimized Dave Rozema, was just the second and last Sox player to accomplish the feat joining Dick Allen, who turned the trick Aug. 23, 1972.

SOX BULL-DOZE ANGELS
1981: Greg Luzinski launched two homers and drove in four in a 9-5 victory in California. “The Bull” launched a solo shot in the second and a three-run shot in the ninth as the Sox scored at least five runs for the sixth consecutive game.

TWO BOMBS FOR BAINES
1983: Harold Baines homered twice and drove in three in an 11-3 drubbing of the Royals in Kansas City. Greg Luzinski also homered as part of a 16-hit attack.

FISK DIFFUSES THE ROCKET
1987: Carlton Fisk’s solo home run in the ninth sent the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Red Sox and reigning Cy Young winner Roger Clemens at Fenway Park. Harold Baines hit a two-run homer off the Rocket in the first and Greg Walker tied the game in the third with a sacrifice fly. Jim Winn earned the win in relief while Bob James got the save.

LISTEN HERE, YOUNG FELLA
1990: Carlton Fisk scolded and lectured the Yankees’ Deion Sanders on Yankee Pride at homeplate during the Sox 5-2 loss to New York. Fisk’s lecture was apparently over Sanders’ lack of hustle and prompted both benches to clear but no punches were thrown.

HOUGH TOUGH FOR NO. 1
1991: Charlie Hough picked up his first win in a Sox uniform in a 5-3 triumph at California. Sammy Sosa made things easy for Hough with a three-run homer in the third. Hough, signed as a free agent in the off-season, gave up two earned runs on five hit sin 7.2 innings. He got relief help from Donn Pall and Bobby Thigpen, who earned his ninth save.

LYLE MAKES US SMILE
1996: Lyle Mouton’s two-run triple with two out in the 11th lifted the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 17,882 at Comiskey Park. Mouton’s heroics made a winner out of Kirk McCaskill and erased the 1-0 lead the Jays took in the top of the11th.

PARK LOSES POWER
1998: The White Sox 9-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Comiskey Park was delayed 15 minutes in the seventh inning due to an external power outage that tripped the ballpark’s breakers.

BIG WALKUP CROWD GOES HOME HAPPY
1999: Bill Simas whiffed Chili Davis with the bases loaded to end the game to nail down the White Sox 2-1 win over the New York Yankees in the second game of a doubleheader before 35,310 at Comiskey Park. The paid attendance of 35,310 was the largest at Comiskey Park since Aug. 17, 1997. The crowd included a New Comiskey Park record of 11,423 walkup sales. Simas preserved Mike Sirotka’s victory. Sirotka allowed one run on two hits over eight innings and retired 14 straight before issuing a leadoff walk in the ninth. The White Sox got a run in the first and another in the sixth on a Mark Johnson RBI. The Sox lost the first game 10-2.

GARLAND TOUGH IN BEANTOWN
2002: Jon Garland fired a gem in a 2-0 win at Boston. Garland carried a one-hitter into the ninth before giving up back-to-back singles before being lifted in favor of Keith Foulke, who retired Nomar Garciaparra, Johnny Damon and Shea Hillenbrand for his seventh save. Garland did not allow a hit until the fourth and retired 14 straight heading into the ninth.

A WALKOFF BUNT … WITH TWO OUTS!
2006: Pablo Ozuna’s two-out bunt scored A.J Pierzynski with the winning run as the White Sox “walked off” with a dramatic 5-4 win over Oakland before 39,354 at US Cellular Field. The Sox forced extra innings in the eighth on a solo homer by Jermaine Dye and a two-run shot by Rob Mackowiak.

SOX WHIP A’S
2007: Jermaine Dye and Jim Thome homered as the White Sox scored all their runs in the first four innings in a 10-4 win over Oakland before 34,122 at U.S. Cellular Field. Dye’s two-run homer opened the scoring and Thome hit a three-run homer in the fourth.