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06-03-2008, 10:40 AM
1921: Third baseman Ed Mulligan hit an inside-the-park home run in Washington in the White Sox 8-3 win against the Senators. The home run was the only one in the 350-game career of Mulligan, who played for the Sox in 1915 and 1916 before rejoining the club for the 1921 and 1922 campaigns.

1925: Future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins notched the 3,000th hit of his career – a single -- off Detroit’s Rip Collins. The Sox Collins reached the milestone in the White Sox 12-7 win at Tiger Stadium. Collins finished his 25-year career with 3,315 hits, including 2,007 with the White Sox.

1956: Dick Donovan went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs and fired a seven-hitter in the White Sox 12-0 win at Baltimore in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Dave Philley and Sherm Lollar both had four hits as the Sox totaled 17 hits. The Sox scored four in the first in winning the nightcap 9-2.

1959: Nellie Fox drove in two and Billy Pierce went the distance as the White Sox stopped a three-game skid with a 6-1 win over Baltimore before 3,607 at Comiskey Park.

1961: Roy Sievers’ leadoff homer in the 13th powered the White Sox to a 6-5 win over the Yankees before 16,480 at Comiskey Park. Warren Hacker got the win with three perfect innings. The Sox forced extra innings with three in the eighth thanks to a two-run homer by Floyd Robinson and a sacrifice fly by Minnie Minoso.

1962: John Buzhardt fired a five-hitter and aided his own cause with an RBI in the White Sox 2-0 win at Baltimore. Joe Cunningham gave the Sox the lead for good in the first. Buzhardt, who drove in a run in the seventh, walked two and struck out six for his sixth win.

1963: Eddie Fisher followed up Juan Pizarro’s four-hit shutout in the previous game with a four-hit shutout of his own in the White Sox 4-0 win over the Angels at Dodger Stadium. Fisher improved to 5-6 and allowed just one runner to reach third base. Sherm Lollar had two RBIs as the Sox moved into a virtual tie for first place with Baltimore.

1964: Joe Horlen drove in a run and pitched into the ninth in the White Sox 3-0 win at Cleveland. Horlen, who drove in the Sox first run, took a two-hit shutout into the ninth before getting help from Don Mossi and Hoyt Wilhelm. Al Weis homered and Dave Nicholson drove in a run to account for the Sox other scoring.

1966: Four days after firing a one-hit shutout, Jack Lamabe three-hit the Washington Senators in the Sox 8-0 win before 11,845 at Comiskey Park. Lamabe walked one and struck out three in moving to 3-1. The stretch was part of a four-start streak in which Lamabe went 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA. Against Washington, Lamabe’s batterymate -- JC Martin -- went 2-for-2 with three RBIs while shortstop Lee Elia was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.

1977: The White Sox untied a 1-1 game with seven runs in the fourth in pulling away for a 9-5 win over the New York Yankees before 30,396 at Comiskey Park. In the fourth, Eric Soderholm gave the Sox the lead for good with an RBI single. After Jim Essian’s two-run single, Yankee manager Billy Martin gave Mike Torrez the hook in favor of Ken Holtzman and got ejected in the process. The Sox padded their lead in the frame on a Ralph Garr fielder’s choice, a two-run triple by Alan Bannister and a wild pitch. The win was the second-place Sox fourth straight and kept them two games behind first place Minnesota in the American League West.

1978: The streaking White Sox grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first on a sac fly by Jorge Orta and a single by Jim Breazeale en route to a 9-5 win at Kansas City. The Sox, who won their seventh straight, busted the game wide open with a six-run fourth thanks to a two-run single by Breazeale, a two-run triple by Don Kessinger, a sac fly by Bill Nahordony and an RBI doouble by Chet Lemon. Ken Kravec got the win with seven innings and Rich Hinton tossed 1.2 innings with three strikeouts for his first save.

1980: The White Sox gave away the lead in the top of the eighth but got it back in the bottom of the half in a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers before 12,232 at Comiskey Park. Ed Farmer gave up a game-tying homer in the eighth to Pat Putnam. He was bailed out in the Sox eighth when Kevin Bell walked, took third on a Harold Baines double and scored on a Claudell Washington fielder’s choice. In the ninth, Framer got two outs before giving up back-to-back singles. He was pulled in favor of Tex Wortham to face Putnam. Wortham got Putnam to ground out for his first save.

1983: Jerry Koosman fired a complete-game three-hitter in the White Sox 2-0 win over the Kansas City Royals before 19,533 at Comiskey Park. The win pushed the “Winning Ugly” White Sox, who won for the sixth time in seven tries, into a second-place tie in the American League West. Koosman gave up three hits and struck out three in facing just three over the minimum to improve to 4-0. The shutout was the 31st of Koosman’s career. The Sox scored in the first on a Greg Luzinski single and in the fifth on a Ron Kittle homer.

1985: The White Sox selected Mississippi State pitcher Bobby Thigpen in the fourth round of the amateur draft. The right-hander rocketed through the Sox system and made his big league debut Aug. 6, 1986. Midway through the 1987 season, Thigpen was in the bigs to stay and by 1988 he was the Sox closer. The highlight of Thipgen’s career was his big league record 57 saves in 1990. He pitched for the Sox until being dealt to Philadelphia midway through the 1993 season. He is still the franchise’s all-time leader with 201 saves.

1989: Ozzie Guillen and Carlton Fisk teamed up to help the White Sox salvage a split of a doubleheader with the Minnesota Twins before 14,365 at Comiskey Park. After losing the first game 2-1 for their sixth straight setback, the Sox took the nightcap 2-1 when Guillen tripled in the eighth and scored when Fisk’s sacrifice fly broke a 1-1 tie. Bobby Thgpen pitched the ninth for his eighth save. He preserved the win for Shawn Hillegas, who gave up one walk in 1.2 shutout innings.

1990: The White Sox rode a four-run second to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins 5-2 before 15,952 at Comiskey Park. Lance Johnson’s single gave the Sox the lead for good and Sammy Sosa capped the outburst with a two-run single with two outs. Jack McDowell gave up one earned run in 6.1 innings with seven strikeouts to improve to 2-3. Bobby Thigpen earned the save giving him 17 in the Sox 30 victories.

1994: Home runs in the fourth inning by Frank Thomas and Robin Ventura carried the first-place White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Orioles at Baltimore. Thomas led off the inning with a tiebreaking homer off Sid Fernandez. One out later, Robin Ventura padded the lead with a homer of his own. Jason Bere went seven innings for his seventh victory in eight decisions. Roberto Hernandez pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

1995: Dave Martinez powered the White to one of their most dramatic victories ever in a 10-6 triumph of the Detroit Tigers before 27,220 at Comiskey Park. Martinez ended the game with a grand slam, touching off a wild celebration on the South side. The slam was the second of Martinez’s career and the first walkoff slam since Robin Ventura victimized Texas’ Rich Gossage on July 31, 1991. Kirk McCaskill got the win with three perfect innings of relief.

1997: Former Indian Albert Belle treated a hostile crowd at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field to a homer in a White Sox 9-5 victory. Belle, making his first trip to Cleveland after signing with the White Sox, also doubled twice in the win. Frank Thomas and Dave Martinez both homered twice as the Sox 3-4-5 hitters combined to go 10-for-15 with seven runs, four doubles, four homers and eight RBI.

1998: Carlos Castillo tossed 3.2 scoreless innings to earn the victory in the White Sox 10-5 win at Kansas City. Wil Cordero went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBI and Magglio Ordonez notched four RBIs and Charlie O’Brien had two as the Sox won their 10th straight game at Kaufman Stadium.

1999: Magglio Ordonez launched a two-run homer in the first inning to power the White Sox to a 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at the SkyDome. Frank Thomas also had two RBIs in support of winning pitcher Jaime Navarro. Keith Foulke fanned six in 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and David Lundquist pitched a scoreless ninth.

2001: Paul Konerko’s “walk off” home run in the 10th inning lifted the White Sox to an emotional 9-6 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Tigers before 19,446 at Comiskey Park. The Sox trailed 6-0 at one point but scored four in the eighth and two in the ninth to force extra innings. Konerko’s blast -- a three-run shot -- came off Tiger flame-thrower Matt Anderson and left Comiskey Park in a hurry. The homer, Konerko’s ninth of the season, was the fifth game-ending hit and third game-ending homer for the Sox in 2001.

2002: Jon Garland pitched 6.2 shutout innings and got help from five relievers in the White Sox 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals before 15,168 at Comiskey Park. Garland gave up four hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Antonio Osuna, Damaso Marte, Bobby Howry and Kelly Wunsch each got one out while Keith Foulke pitched the ninth. Frank Thomas, Magglio Ordonez, Paul Konerko and Aaron Rowand each had an RBI.

2003: The White Sox played their first game ever at Bank One Ballpark and dropped an interleague affair 2-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2005: The first-place White Sox scored four in the first and two in the fifth in downing Cleveland 6-4 before 23,132 at US Cellular Field. Carl Everett’s sacrifice fly in the fifth broke a 4-4 tie and made a winner out of Orlando Hernandez. Dustin Hermanson pitched the ninth for his 12th save.
2006: The White Sox scored seven run in the fourth inning to get by Texas 8-6 before 38,697 at US Cellular Field. Scott Podsednik’s double in the frame gave the Sox the lead for good. Javier Vazquez got the win while Bobby Jenks earned his 15th save by getting the final three outs.

06-03-2008, 10:44 AM
1997: Former Indian Albert Belle treated a hostile crowd at Cleveland’s Jacobs Field to a homer in a White Sox 9-5 victory. Belle, making his first trip to Cleveland after signing with the White Sox, also doubled twice in the win. Frank Thomas and Dave Martinez both homered twice as the Sox 3-4-5 hitters combined to go 10-for-15 with seven runs, four doubles, four homers and eight RBI.

If I'm not mistaken the crowd at the Jake was throwing fake money to him in left field.