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StatManDu
05-25-2008, 09:13 AM
17 INNINGS OF PURE JOY
1912: The White Sox edged Detroit 5-4 in 17 innings in what was the longest game at Comiskey Park and the fourth-longest game in club history at the time. Frank Lange was the winning pitcher.

SOX TRIPLE THEIR PLEASURE
1919: The White Sox got a triple play in the top of the eighth two runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat Washington and Walter Johnson 6-5 at Comiskey Park. With the bases loaded in the eighth, center fielder Hap Felsch gloved a deep fly to start the triple play. Felsch got the ball in and eventually third baseman Buck Weaver and Eddie Collins recorded outs to finish off the sixth triple play in franchise history.

18 ZEROES
1952: The White Sox posted the ninth doubleheader shutout in franchise history by beating Detroit at Comiskey Park. Joe Dobson was the winner in a 3-0 victory in Game 1 while Marv Grissom got the ‘W’ in the 1-0 win in the nightcap.

SOX STOP TRIBE STREAK
1954: Behind Billy Pierce and Virgil Trucks, the White Sox defeated Cleveland 4-2 before 43,059 at Comiskey Park to stop the Indians’ 11-game winning streak. The game also featured the last stolen base White Sox catcher Sherm Lollar would allow all year. From this date until the end of the season, Lollar would throw out the next 18 runners who try to steal.

PIERCE TOUGH
1956: Billy Pierce improved to 5-1 with a complete game gem in the White Sox 2-1 win over Cleveland before 31,840 at Comiskey Park. Pierce gave up three hits and one walk while striking out seven. The Sox got two in the sixth on a Jim Rivera homer and an error.

ONE-HIT WONDER
1957: Dick Donovan fired a one-hitter in the White Sox 4-0 win at Cleveland. Donovan, who gave up his hit in the second, defeated future White Sox pitcher and Hall of Famer Early Wynn. Donovan walked three and struck over four in improving to 3-1. Nellie Fox homered and drove in two and Minnie Minoso clubbed a two-run homer as the first-place Sox improved to 21-8.

A WALKOFF WIN
1958: Luis Aparicio’s single in the ninth scored Jim Landis as the White Sox salvaged a doubleheader split with Boston with a 4-3 nightcap win before 19,121 at Comiskey Park. The late heroics made a winner out of Billy Pierce, who gave up two earned runs and struck out nine in the complete game effort.

A TWIN BEATING
1962: The White Sox scored five times in the first three innings and then hung on behind Joe Horlen in a 5-4 win over the Twins before 16,693 at Comiskey Park. Horlen went the distance and gave up 10 hits for his fourth win.

MMMM BOP: HANSEN POWERS SOX
1964: Ron Hansen doubled, homered and drove in two in the White Sox 7-4 win at Kansas City. Pete Ward, Jim Landis and JC Martin also homered as the 20-10 Sox took over sole possession of first place.

FISHER REELS IN A SAVE
1966: Eddie Fisher fanned Curt Blefary with the tying run on second base to preserve the Sox 3-2 win over Baltimore before 14,079 at Comiskey Park. Fisher’s whiff saved Tommy John’s third win. The Sox took the lead in seventh when Tommie Agee scored on an error and John Romano, who had homered earlier, crossed with the go-ahead run on a balk.

NINE IN A ROW!
1976: Pat Kelly, Jim Spencer and Brian Downing each drove in two runs and Rich Gossage went the distance as the White Sox won their ninth straight with a 7-1 win at California. The Goose gave up six hits and three walks while striking out nine in improving to 3-3. The Sox scored four in the ninth on a two-run homer by Kelly and a two-run single by Spencer.

BAUMGARTEN FLIRTS WITH A NO-NO
1979: Ross Baumgarten carried a no-hitter into the seventh in the White Sox 6-1 win at California. The left-hander went eight innings and yielded an unearned runbefore giving way to Randy Scarbery, who worked the ninth. Lamar Johnson keyed the offense going 3-for-4 with four RBIs as the Sox won their fourth straight.

KANSAS CITY MARATHON
1986: The White Sox lost to the Royals 2-1 in 17 innings Kansas City in the franchise’s longest game since the record 25-inning contest with Milwaukee in 1984. In the fourth inning, George Brett collected his 2,000th off lefty Bryan Clark.

EXHIBITION EXCELLENCE AT WRIGLEY
1992: Three minor leaguers combined for a shutout in the White Sox 5-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Larry Thomas started the game and tossed six shutout for the victory while collecting two hits. Craig Grebeck went 2-for-2 with two RBI and Dan Pasqua homered as the Sox upped their record to 7-0-1 since their series with the Northsiders resumed in 1985.

THOMAS PUTS A BIG HURT ON TWINS
1994: Frank Thomas homered in the first and in the fifth innings and Alex Fernandez tossed eight strong innings as the White Sox squashed the Minnesota Twins 12-1 before 28,836 at Comiskey Park. Thomas drove in five runs and Ron Karkovice drove in three to help the Sox open up a 3.5-game lead in the American League West.

FRANKLY, A MILESTONE
1996: Frank Thomas’ 100th home run at New Comiskey Park and Harold Baines’ 1,300th career RBI helped the White Sox hold off the Brewers 9-7 before 20,585 on the Southside. Thomas’ home run came in the first. Robin Ventura’s homer in the third gave the Sox the lead for good but Milwaukee charged back with a five-run ninth before Roberto Hernandez got the final two outs his 14th save.

SUGAR RAY KOs TIGERS
2001: Ray Durham’s three-run double in the ninth highlighted a six-run ninth inning which powered the White Sox to an 8-4 win over the Tigers in Detroit. Sean Lowe earned the victory with 4.1 innings of one-hit, shutout relief. This was the Sox first victory of the season when they were trailing after eight innings.

DURHAM DUMPS DETROIT
2002: Ray Durham capped a five-run second with a two-run home run in the White Sox 6-4 win over the Tigers before 21,543 at Comiskey Park. The uprising started with no on and two outs and also featured a two-run double by Kenny Lofton and an RBI by Royce Clayton.

CREDE COMES THROUGH
2003: Joe Crede’s three-run homer in the 12th powered the White Sox to an 8-5 win over the Tigers before 21,398 at US Cellular Field. Crede’s blast came with two outs after Tony Graffanino reached on an error and Paul Konerko was walked intentionally.

FORESHADOWING
2005: In a sign of things to come, Paul Konerko launched a three-run home run in the first inning in leading the White Sox to a 4-2 over the Angels in Anaheim. Exactly five months later, Konerko homered in the first inning for the second consecutive game as part of the White Sox three consecutive wins at Anaheim en route to the American League pennant. This game was also one of the best games backup catcher Chris Widger would have in Sox yarns by going 3-for-4 with a homer.

HIGH WATER MARK
2007: Joe Crede’s sacrifice fly scored Tadahito Iguchi with the winning run in the White Sox 5-4 win over Tampa Bay before 34,538 at U.S. Cellular Field. The win put the Sox a season-best four games over .500 for the last time. Over the next month, the Sox hit the skids, winning only five of their next 27 games. Against Tampa Bay, Luis Terrero launched a 425-foot homer (which would be the longest at the park in 2007) in the fourth.

HomeFish
05-25-2008, 11:56 PM
HIGH WATER MARK
2007: Joe Crede’s sacrifice fly scored Tadahito Iguchi with the winning run in the White Sox 5-4 win over Tampa Bay before 34,538 at U.S. Cellular Field. The win put the Sox a season-best four games over .500 for the last time. Over the next month, the Sox hit the skids, winning only five of their next 27 games. Against Tampa Bay, Luis Terrero launched a 425-foot homer (which would be the longest at the park in 2007) in the fourth.

An important reminder to not get too excited about the current team.

CHISOXFAN13
05-26-2008, 12:05 AM
An important reminder to not get too excited about the current team.

Get a clue.