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StatManDu
05-30-2008, 12:11 PM
MAY 30TH
1932: Things turned ugly after the White Sox were swept at Cleveland 12-6 and 12-11. After the game, the Sox accused umpire George Moriarty of deliberately botching calls. As a result, Moriarty fought with four Sox players beneath the stands. Moriarty broke his fist after flooring pitcher Milt Gaston. He was quickly pummeled by manager Lew Fonseco and catchers Charlie Berry and Frank Grube and wound up in the hospital. Fonseca and his players were fined while Gaston was suspended for 10 days and fined $500 by American League President Will Harridge. Moriarty was rebuked for his role in the fracas.

1963: The White Sox bullpen helped deliver the team a doubleheader sweep of Cleveland before 29,436 at ComiskeyPark. With Eddie Fisher and Hoyt Wilhelm combining to give up one run on five hits, the Sox took the opener 8-4. Fisher got the win while Wilhelm earned his eighth save. In the nightcap, Frank Bauman threw four shutout innings of two-hit relief with five strikeouts in the Sox 4-2 win. Bauman’s first save preserved Gary Peters’ victory. In the doubledip, Fisher, Wilhelm and Bauman teamed up to fire 10 scoreless innings.

1964: Gerry McNertney, Pete Ward and Floyd Robinson homered as the White Sox topped the Tigers 10-4 to improve to 22-11 in Detroit. McNertney drove in two and Robinson and Ward went back-to-back in the fifth an inning after the Sox had plated six runs. Hoyt Wilhelm finished off the Tigers with three perfect innings of relief.

1966: The White Sox posted the 14th doubleheader shutout in franchise history by sweeping the Boston Red Sox before 19,445 ComiskeyPark. John Buzhardt was 1-0 winner in Game 1. Moose Skowron’s bases loaded single in the seventh accounted for the game’s only run. Buzhardt gave up five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in improving to 2-2. In the nightcap, Jack Lamabe delivered the Sox lone one-hitter of the season in an 11-0 victory. Lamabe held the Red Sox hitless until Joe Foy led off the eighth with a single. Lamabe then got a double play and retired the Red Sox order in the ninth for his first career shutout. The Sox backed Lamabe with 12 hits and a whopping six stolen bases, including three from Don Buford.

1969: Bobby Knoop clubbed three homers as the White Sox split a doubleheader with the Senators in Washington. In the first game, Knoop drilled two homers and drove in three but the Sox lost 5-4 in 10 innings. In the nightcap, Knoop’s three-run blast highlighted a five-run sixth in an 8-5 win. Cisco Carlos got the win by tossing 5.1 innings of scoreless relief.

1977: Ralph Garr and Steve Stone helped the White Sox salvage a split of a doubleheader with the Milwaukee Brewers before 23,213 at ComiskeyPark. After losing the first game 4-3, Garr’s two-run home run in the third keyed an 8-3 win in Game 2. Stone went the distance in the nightcap, giving up 10 hits and one walk while striking out eight to move to 6-3.

1981: Richard Dotson limited the California Angels to three hits in a 9-0 win over the California Angels before 16,773 at ComiskeyPark. The shutout was his third and one of four on the season for Dotson, who would tie for the A.L. lead in that category, and also spoiled the debut of Gene Mauch as Angels’ manager. The Sox broke the game open with six in the third thanks to two RBIs by Chet Lemon, one by Carlton Fisk and three Angel errors.

1983: Ron Kittle’s leadoff homer in the fourth broke a 2-2 tie and sent the White Sox to a 6-4 win -- their fourth straight -- over the Red Sox at FenwayPark. Carlton Fisk, settling into the second spot in the order, also homered in support of Britt Burns, who fanned seven in 6.1 innings for his second win, and Salome Barojans, who went 2.2 frames for his third save.

1985: A couple of future Hall of Famers led the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals before 16,041 at ComiskeyPark. Cartlton Fisk launched the second and last roof-shot home run of his career and Tom Seaver turned in 7.1 innings for his fifth victory as the Sox won for second straight day in a streak that would reach five. Fisk’s “roofer” came in the fourth with a man on, gave the Sox the lead for good and was the 40th in ComiskeyPark history. Seaver struck out one and gave up eight hits in improving to 5-3 for his 293rd career victory.

1989: Dan Pasqua hit the first ComiskeyPark roof-shot home run by a White Sox player in four seasons with a blast off Detroit’s Frank Tanana in a 10-3 loss before 9,227 at 35th and Shields. The “roofer” was the 43rd in ComiskeyPark history and only the third by a Sox lefty.

1990: A four-run fourth, keyed by a three-run homer by Scott Fletcher, powered the White Sox to a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees before 18,588 at ComiskeyPark. The homer was the first of the season and only the second since 1988 for Fletcher and plated Ron Kittle and Carlton Fisk. Greg Hibbard pitched into the eighth for his fourth victory and Bobby Thigpen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 16th save. The win gave the White Sox a big league best 18-6 record at home and a sweep of the Yankees. This marked the first time since 1985 the Sox had swept the Bronx Bombers in a three-game set at Comiskey Park. The series also saw the Yankees’ Deion Sanders make his Comiskey Park debut. Sanders was 0-for-9 with a walk and two strikeouts in the three-game set.

1994: Substitute starter Scott Sanderson turned in seven strong innings in the White Sox 7-2 win over the Yankees in New York. Sanderson started in place of Alex Fernandez, who was sidelined with a stomach virus. Sanderson limited the first-place Yankees to one run on four hits with no walks to improve to 4-0. Darrin Jackson launched a three-run homer in the fourth and Lance Johnson was 4-for-4 with three runs, two triples and an RBI as the first-place Sox moved to 29-18.

1996: Wilson Alvarez won his fourth consecutive decision in the White Sox 8-2 win over the Detroit Tigers before 17,339 at ComiskeyPark. Alvarez allowed one run on three hits over seven innings to improve to 6-3. Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura and Ozzie Guillen each collected two hits while Darren Lewis extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games with a 1-for-5 performance.

1997: Albert Belle collected one of the Sox three hits to extend his hitting streak to 25 games in a 5-0 loss in Milwaukee. Belle’s streak tied Lance Johnson’s 1992 skein for the fourth-longest in club history.

2000: The White Sox used solo homers from Ray Durham and Carlos Lee and a solid start by James Baldwin to beat Mariners 2-1 in Seattle. Lee’s homer came in the third while Durham’s game-winner bounced off the top of the left-center field wall in the sixth. Baldwin allowed one run in seven innings to improve to 8-1. Keith Foulke pitched the final two innings to earn his ninth save, which matched his 1999 total.

2005: Timo Perez’s two-run single in the ninth propelled the first-place White Sox a 5-4 win over Anaheim before 38,685 at U.S. Cellular Field. Perez was only in the game because Frank Thomas, making his 2005 debut, departed two innings earlier with an injured leg.