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StatManDu
05-26-2008, 11:37 AM
SOX BEAT THE STALL
1907: Ed Walsh held New York Yankees hitless for five innings in the White Sox 8-1 win in a six-inning rain-shortened game in Chicago. With a steady drizzle falling, New York began to stall by loading the bases after a pitching change. The Sox countered by trying to hurry the game along when Billy Sullivan waltzed home from third and was tagged out. The umpire then threatened a forfeiture if the shenanigans continued. The Sox scored two in the sixth before rain halted the game giving the good guys the victory.

RED DEAD ON
1929: Future Hall of Famer Red Faber fired the second of his three career one-hitters in the White Sox 2-0 win over Detroit at Comiskey Park. Charlie Gehringer, another future Hall of Famer, recorded Detroit’s lone hit with a single in the fourth. The Sox gave Faber all he would need in the first inning by scoring twice without the benefit of a hit.

ONSLOW TOLD TO GO
1950: General manager Frank Lane fired manager Jack Onslow and replaced him with coach John “Red” Corriden following a 2-1 loss to Cleveland at Comiskey Park. The loss dropped the Sox to 8-22 and precipitated what was described as a stormy press conference by Lane.

PETERS BATS SIXTH!
1968: Pitcher Gary Peters batted sixth in the White Sox 5-1 loss to the Yankees in the first game of a doubleheader in New York. Peters, a strong hitter, went 0-for-2 and was tagged with the loss.

CLEVELAND MARATHON BEGINS
1973: The White Sox began what was at the time the longest game in their history against the Cleveland Indians at Comiskey Park. Bill Melton sent the game into extra innings with a home run in the eighth inning. The game was suspended by curfew in the 16th inning with the score tied at 3. When the game ended two days later, the Sox were 6-3 winners in 21 innings thanks to a three-run home run by Dick Allen off Ed Farmer.

AARON VS. SOX FOR THE FIRST TIME
1975: All-time home run king Hank Aaron went 1-for-4 in his first career appearance against the White Sox in Milwaukee. The Sox got home runs from Bucky Dent and Brian Downing in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie for a 4-2 victory.

BRETT FLIRTS WITH A NO-NO
1976: Left-hander Ken Brett, acquired just eight days earlier from the Yankees, came within one out of a no-hitter but settled for a 1-0 victory in 11 innings at California. The no-hitter ended in controversy when third baseman Jorge Orta didn’t make a play on Jerry Remy’s slow roller in hopes that it would roll foul. The ball did not and Remy was rewarded with the Angels’ first hit by the official scorer. The Sox made Brett, who retired the first 23 batters he faced, a winner when Bucky Dent brought home Jack Brohamer with a two-out single in the 11th. Clay Carroll pitched a scoreless 11th for the save.

SOX IN FIRST!
1982: The White Sox moved into first place by eight-tenths of a percentage point with a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals before 12,359 at Comiskey Park. Greg Luzinksi hit two homers and drove in six in support of winning pitcher Britt Burns. The win closed a 13-game homestand which saw the Sox go 9-4.

LYONS PLAYS ‘EM ALL VS. CUBS
1988: White Sox utilityman Steve Lyons pitched the final two innings in the Crosstown Classic against the Cubs at Wrigley Field which ended in a 6-6 tie after 15 innings. Lyons went the final two innings and allowed no runs on one hit. Lyons went 2-for-6 with two RBI and Dan Pasqua was 3-for-7 with two runs scored.

A FOUR-HOMER FRAME
1996: The White Sox exploded for four homers in the eighth inning in blasting the Milwaukee Brewers 12-1 before 21,151 at Comiskey Park to complete a sweep and run their winning streak to eight. In the eighth, Frank Thomas, Harold Baines and Robin Ventura hit consecutive homers, marking the fourth time in club history that has happened. One batter later, Kreuter homered to set the Sox record.

PARQUE DEBUTS IN A HURRY
1998: Just over a year after being drafted out of UCLA, Jim Parque made his big league debut in the White Sox 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees before 14,596 at Comiskey Park. Parque gave up two runs on five hits and five walks over four innings but did not receive a decision. Parque became the first player from the June 1997 free agent draft to play in the big leagues.

AFTER THE RAIN, A WIN
2000: Frank Thomas’ made the wait worth it with his 71st career first-inning home run in the White Sox 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians before 18,225 at Comiskey Park. Thomas’ dinger came on the heels of a 2 hour and 35 minute rain delay. Cal Eldred got the win with 6.1 solid innings. He was backed by Kelly Wunsch and Keith Foulke, who earned his eighth save.

BUEHRLE’S GEM
2001: Mark Buehrle blanked the Tigers on three hits in the White Sox 8-0 win at Detroit. Buehrle’s first career shutout and complete game extended the White Sox winning streak to three. Buehrle walked one and fanned six in the 119-pitch gem. At one point, the left-hander retired 13 straight batters. The shutout was the first by a White Sox lefty in Detroit since Floyd Bannister accomplished the feat with a 4-0 shutout July 29, 1987 at Tiger Stadium.

ESTEBAN STOPS RANGERS
2004: Esteban Loaiza fired eight scoreless innings in the White Sox 4-0 win over Texas before 18,185 at US Cellular Field. Loaiza fanned nine and got offensive help from Frank Thomas and Miguel Olivo, who homered, and relief help from Shingo Takatsu, who pitched a scoreless ninth.

VeeckAsInWreck
05-27-2008, 10:44 AM
AFTER THE RAIN, A WIN
2000: Frank Thomas’ made the wait worth it with his 71st career first-inning home run in the White Sox 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians before 18,225 at Comiskey Park. Thomas’ dinger came on the heels of a 2 hour and 35 minute rain delay. Cal Eldred got the win with 6.1 solid innings. He was backed by Kelly Wunsch and Keith Foulke, who earned his eighth save.


I was sitting in the LF bleachers that night and everyone around me had plenty of time to get drunk. All around us were a lot of Indians fans. All in all it was a fun night between the Sox getting the W and drunk Sox fans tearing into the Indians fans.