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StatManDu
05-24-2008, 11:33 AM
LYONS GOES 21 BUT LOSES
1929: The White Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-5 at Comiskey Park in the first 20-inning game in franchise history. Future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons took the loss in a game that lasted 21 innings. Lyons pitched all 21 innings for the White Sox while George Uhle pitched 20 innings for the Tigers.

LYONS TAKES OVER FOR DYKES
1946: Ted Lyons replaced Jimmy Dykes as White Sox manager. Dykes served a club record 12 seasons as White Sox manager. He was relieved as the Sox all-time leader among managers with 899 wins and still holds that ranking.

SEVENTH IN A ROW
1951: The White Sox extended their winning streak to seven with a 5-2 victory at Philadelphia. Randy Gumpert earned the win as the second-place Sox improved to 19-9 in a winning streak that would ultimately reach 14.

COMING OVER FROM THE DARK SIDE
1954: The White Sox signed long-time Cub Phil Cavarretta. The Chicagoan and Lane Tech graduate was released by the Cubs the previous Sept. 28 after 20 years in the organization as a first baseman/outfielder and manager. Cavarretta hit .309 in 77 games as a reserve for the Sox from 1954 until his release on May 9, 1955.

TOMMY MCCRAW: 3 HOME RUNS, 8 RBIS
1967: Tommy McCraw had one of the best offensive days in White Sox history with a club-record tying eight RBIs in a 14-1 win at Minnesota. All of McCraw’s RBIs came on home runs. The first baseman hit a two-run homer in the fourth, a three-run shot in the seventh and another three-run bomb in the ninth. McCraw’s eight RBIs tied Carl Reynolds’ Sox record first set on July 2, 1930. McCraw’s three homers also tied a Sox record for a nine-inning game.

MELTON SLAMS BOSOX
1969: Bill Melton’s third-inning grand slam powered the White Sox to a 9-3 win over Boston before 5,584 at Comiskey Park. Ken Berry and Walt “No Neck” Williams also homered and Gary Peters went the distance as the Sox improved to 17-17. It was the last time during 1969 that the Sox were at .500.

GOOD START FOR REICHARDT
1972: Rick Reichardt’s three-run double highlighted a five-run first in the first-place White Sox 5-1 win at Texas. Tom Bradley threw 8.2 shutout innings before giving up a homer. The bespectacled right-hander finished off the Rangers by striking out Jeff Burroughs. Bradley struck out five for his fifth win.

RYAN GOOD …SOX BETTER
1973: The first-place White Sox overcame a 13-strikeout performance by Nolan Ryan in beating the Angels 4-1 before 17,727 at Comiskey Park. The Sox scored a run in the first on a Dick Allen double and three more in the third on RBIs by Allen, Bill Melton and Rick Reichardt. Wilbur Wood took a three hit shutout into the ninth but left after giving up an RBI single. Cy Acosta entered with two on and got the final out for his third save.

SOX STEAL ONE FROM TIGERS
1975: The White Sox swiped five bases and jumped to a nine-run lead in holding off the Tigers 10-8 before 29,683 at Comiskey Park. Tony Muser and Pete Varney highlighted the thievery by executinga double steal in the third with Muser stealing home and Varney swiping second.

DOWNING+VUCKOVICH=8TH STRAIGHT WIN
1976: Brian Downing’s bases-clearing double in the eighth gave the Sox the lead for good in a 5-2 win – their eighth straight -- over the Angels. Pete Vuckovich went the distance, allowing seven hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in moving to 2-1.

BIG DAY FOR BIG LAMAR
1979: Lamar Johnson went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the White Sox 10-1 win over Oakland before 5,638 at Comiskey Park. Ralph Garr was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in support of Richard “Tex” Wortham who got the win with a complete game effort despite issuing eight walks.

HOYT KEEPS STREAKING
1982: LaMarr Hoyt improved to 9-0, extended his two-year winning streak to 14 and his Comiskey Park record to 16-0 in the White Sox 3-1 win over Kansas City before 12,020 at Comiskey Park. “The Lammer” gave up eight hits and struck out eight in logging his third straight complete game.

BULL SETS RECORD
1983: Greg “The Bull” Luzinski set a club record by homering in his fifth consecutive game in the White Sox 12-4 win over the Boston Red Sox before 14,680 at Comiskey Park. Luzinski’s home run, a solo shot, came in the second, an inning after Ron Kittle and Jerry Hairston each hit three-run home runs. Lorenzo Gray and Carlton Fisk added home runs in the third as the Sox totaled 12 hits.

THE BROOM IN BOSTON
1987: Ken Williams broke a tie with an RBI double in the 10th in the White Sox 4-1 win over the Red Sox at Boston to execute their first three-game sweep in Fenway since 1982.

A LONG, LONG, LONG DOUBLEHEADER
1995: The White Sox and Rangers split a doubleheader that totaled a record 7 hours and 39 minutes before 19,368 at Comiskey Park. The Sox won the first game 10-8 on the strength of a five-run eighth which saw the go-ahead and eventual winning run cross on a bases loaded walk to John Kruk, who was making his White Sox debut. The Sox dropped the second game 13-6. The doubleheader featured a combined 49 hits and a big league record tying 32 walks. At one point White Sox broadcaster Ed Farmer said, “For those of you who have been with us the whole time, God Bless you.”

KARKO BESTS BREW CREW
1996: Ron Karkovice’s solo home run with two outs in the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 win – their sixth straight -- over the Milwaukee Brewers before 18,346 at Comiskey Park. Joe Magrane started and pitched well, holding the Brewers to one earned run on five hits over six innings, but it was Larry Thomas who got the win. The rookie left-hander retired the only batter he faced in the eighth to earn the victory. Roberto Hernandez pitched the ninth for his 13th save as the Sox improved to 27-18 in the midst of a winning streak that would reach eight.

ANOTHER GOOSE-EGG FOR SIMAS
1997: Reliever Bill Simas registered his eighth consecutive scoreless appearance in picking up the victory in the White Sox 8-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers before 30,872 at Comiskey Park. Simas threw 1.2 scoreless innings in improving to 2-0. Simas entered the game in the seventh and allowed two hits while fanning one in reducing his ERA to 0.98. Albert Belle’s first-inning homer was the 250th of his career.

LOWE-RING THE BOOM ON TRIBE
1999: The White Sox got some stellar relief pitching from Sean Lowe in turning back the Indians 10-3 in Cleveland. Lowe, in relief of James Baldwin, tossed a career-high 5.1 innings to improve to 2-0. Lowe gave up one run (a Jim Thome homer in the seventh) on four hits with one walk and one strikeout. Chris Singleton and Brook Fordyce, who homered, each drove in four as the Sox broke open a 2-2 game with four in the fourth and three in the seventh.

OT PAYS FOR TAD
2005: Tadahito Iguchi’s RBI single in the 11th delivered the future World Champions a 2-1 win over the Angels in California. Joe Crede started the 11th with a single and was sacrificed to second by Juan Uribe. Following a ground out, Iguchi came through. Damaso Marte got the victory with two perfect innings. Mark Buehrle started and gave up one run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts in tossing at least six frames in his 38th consecutive start. Carl Everett gave the Sox the lead with a homer in the second before the Angels tied the game in the fourth.

SWEEPING THE A’S … FINALLY
2006: Mark Buehrle did not allow an earned run in 7.1 innings as the Sox completed their first three-game sweep of Oakland at home since 1987 with a 3-2 win before 38,434 at US Cellular Field. The Sox fell behind on an unearned run in the third but took the lead in the fifth on doubles by Rob Mackowiak and Scott Podsednik. Buehrle improved to 6-2 in extending his streak of not allowing an earned run to 21 innings. The three-game sweep was the Sox first of the A’s since May 16-17, 1997 and the first at home since June 29-July 1, 1987.

Brian26
05-24-2008, 11:49 AM
SWEEPING THE A’S … FINALLY
2006: Mark Buehrle did not allow an earned run in 7.1 innings as the Sox completed their first three-game sweep of Oakland at home since 1987 with a 3-2 win before 38,434 at US Cellular Field. The Sox fell behind on an unearned run in the third but took the lead in the fifth on doubles by Rob Mackowiak and Scott Podsednik. Buehrle improved to 6-2 in extending his streak of not allowing an earned run to 21 innings. The three-game sweep was the Sox first of the A’s since May 16-17, 1997 and the first at home since June 29-July 1, 1987.

I don't know why I remember this, but Jay Payton was quoted by one of the papers after the game as saying something to the effect, "That's the best team in baseball right there. We played hard, but the Sox are the best team in baseball." The Sox were an amazing 31-15 (.674) and still 1.0 game behind Detroit.