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06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
1904: Fielder Jones replaced Nixey Callahan as Sox manager. Jones went on to manage the White Sox to their first World Series title in 1906 when his “Hitless Wonders” bested the heavily-favored Cubs in six games. Jones 426-293 in 4½ years as White Sox manager.

1906: Doc White victimized the Philadelphia Athletics with the third of his five career one-hitters in the Sox 7-1 win in Chicago. White bested future Hall of Famer Rube Waddell.

1919: Future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins laced the second in-the-park grand slam in White Sox history at Yankee Stadium. Collins victimized Yankee hurler Ernie Shore in the first-place White Sox 5-1 win.

1955: The White Sox split a doubleheader with the New York Yankees before 37,561 at Comiskey Park. In Game 1, the Sox did all of their scoring in the first inning in winning 5-3. Jim Rivera hit a grand slam and Sherm Lollar followed with a solo shot to make things comfortable for starter and winner Dick Donovan. In Game 2, Mickey Mantle clouted the first roof shot home run at Comiskey Park by a visitor in 14 years off Billy Pierce and helped the Yankees build a 2-0 lead. Chico Carrasquel's homer and Johnny Groth's RBI tied it but Billy Hunter gave the Yankees a 3-2 win with an inside-the-park homer in the 10th. Mantle’s roofer was the first since the Sox Eddie Robinson victimized the Browns’ Al Widmar April 25, 1951. Mantle’s roofer was the first by a visitor since Ted Williams turned the trick May 7, 1941.

1958: Sherm Lollar drove in all the Sox runs as the team’s salvaged a split of a doubleheader in New York with a 3-2 win in the nightcap. Lollar hit a two-run homer in the first and added a key insurance run in the ninth in support of Ray Moore, who fashioned a complete game for his second win. The Sox lost the first game 12-5.

1959: Harry “Suitcase” Simpson’s bases-clearing pinch-double in the eighth was the difference in the White Sox 5-2 win over Boston before 32,321.

1960: The White Sox did not use their bullpen in sweeping a doubleheader from the Kansas City A’s by identical 2-0 scores before 18,476 Comiskey Park. The doubleheader shutout was the 12th in franchise history and the third time the Sox had accomplished the feat with identical scores and all were 2-0 decisions (Aug. 11, 1914 and May 28, 1916). Russ Kemmerer tossed a three-hitter in the opener while Frank Baumann fired a seven-hitter in the nightcap.

1962: The White Sox made their Dodger Stadium debut a successful one with a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Charlie Smith’s RBI was part of a four-run ninth that broke a 5-5 tie. Dom Zanni got the victory with 3.2 innings of scoreless relief.

1963: John Buzhardt threw a nine-hit shutout in the White Sox 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels in the firstgame of a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium. Buzhardt walked four and struck out three in moving to 4-3. Buzhardt was aided by one double play and a flawless defense.He escaped a bases loaded jam in the first with a strikeout and got a huge break in the eighth when an Angel runner was hit by a batted ball with two runners on. The Sox backed Buzhardt with homers from Dave Nicholson and Jim Landis. The Angels took the nightcap 8-2.

1966: Three White Sox pitchers limited the Washington Senators to one run on 11 hits in a doubleheader sweep before 14,683 at Comiskey Park. In the first game, Joel Horlen got the win and received relief help from Bob Locker in a 4-1 win. The Sox took the lead for good on Tommie Agee's three-run homer in the third. In the nightcap, Gary Peters held Washington hitless until the seventh inning in a 12-0 victory. Peters finished with a two-hitter. J.C. Martin went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double and a triple. The sweep gave the Sox a four-game sweep of the series and the shutout was the sixth shutout in the last 10 games for the Sox.

1974: The White Sox rewarded Terry Forster with a victory in a 7-6 win in 15 innings over the New York Yankees before 7,566 at Comiskey Park. Forster fashioned seven innings of relief and gave up one run with seven strikeouts and no walks. He got the win when the White Sox pushed a run across in the 15th when Dick Allen singled, took second on a Bill Melton sacrifice and scored on Jorge Orta's double. The Yankees led 5-0 after 2 1-2 innings but the Sox scored six in the third on a two-run triple by Allen and a two-run single by Carlos May and RBIs by Bucky Dent and Ken Henderson. The Yankees tied it with two out in the ninth on a Bobby Murcer single. Like Forster, Jim Kaat was tough in relief. The left-hander tossed 5.1 innings and gave up one run. This was the longest Sox-Yankees game by innings since the Sox 2-0 win in 15 at Yankee Stadium on June 4, 1965.

1978: Steve Stone and Bill Nahorodnyled the White Sox to a 2-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. Stone went the distance and gave up three hits and six walks with six strikeouts to improve to 5-3. Nahorodny made a Stone a winner with a two-run double in the fourth as the Sox won for the eighth time in their last nine games.

1982: The White Sox collected three hits but needed just one in beating the Texas Rangers 2-1 in Texas. Harold Baines' homer with Carlton Fisk, who walked, on first accounted for all of the Sox runs. Britt Burns got the win while Salome Barojas recorded his 12th save with 2.2 shutout innings as the Sox halted a seven-game losing streak.

1983: Tom Paciorek's bases-clearing double keyed the White Sox 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of a doubleheader before 31,377 at Comiskey Park. After losing the first game 7-5, the Sox trailed 2-1 heading into the eighth but got a game-tying single from Rudy Law and a bases-loaded double from Paciorek to take the lead. LaMarr Hoyt got the win while Juan Agosto got a double play ball and a ground out in the ninth to nothch his first save.

1986: The White Sox jumped to a big lead and hung on for a 9-5 win over the Oakland Athletics before 13,761 at Comiskey Park. Harold Baines drove in four runs while Bobby Bonilla plated two and Greg Walker homered as the Sox led 9-0 after six. Neil Allen carried a seven-hit shutout into the ninth but was then tagged for five runs on four hits. Bob James came in with one out in the ninth and quickly restored order to preserve the victory which halted a three-game losing streak and interrupted a stretch where the Sox had lost 10 of 11.

1988: Ivan Calderon drove in two runs and swiped two bases in leading the Sox to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers before 16,399 at Comiskey Park. Jerry Reuss improved to 4-2 and secured the 202nd victory of his career while Bobby Thigpen recorded his ninth save. The win marked the first time in 16 games the Sox had registered back-to-back victories.

1993: A crowd of 41,444 watched the White Sox break out of a mini-slump by pounding the Boston Red Sox 11-3 at Comiskey Park. George Bell and Ellis Burks each had four RBIs as the White Sox got to within 1.5 games of first place in the A.L. West. The Sox had scored three runs in their previous two games but broke out of their offensive doldrums with 14 hits. Bell also had a double and a triple while Frank Thomas had two doubles. Jack McDowell gave up two runs on eight hits in seven innings for his eighth win.

1995: Jim Abbott boosted his record to 3-2 by limiting Toronto to two runs on five hits over 7.2 innings while facing just 27 batters in the White Sox 3-2 win before 22,180 at Comiskey Park. The Sox did all of their scoring in the fifth with Lance Johnson driving in two runs and Tim Raines bringing home one. Roberto Hernandez preserved the win by fanning Candy Maldonado with two men on in the ninth to end the game. Two innings earlier, Raines set an American League record by stealing his 33rd consecutive base without getting caught.

1996: The White Sox won their sixth straight game by taking an 8-6 back-and-forth affair in 12 innings from the Red Sox in Fenway Park. The Sox took the lead in the top of the 10th only to see the Red Sox tie it in the bottom of the frame. The White Sox went ahead with two in the 12th and then watched Darren Lewis make a key diving catch in the Red Sox 12th to protect the lead. Frank Thomas homered and drove in three and Robin Ventura went deep. Brian Keyser earned his first win of the year.

1998: For the first time ever, the White Sox played a game that counted at Wrigley Field. Despite an early 2-0 lead, the Cubs beat the White Sox 6-5 in 12 innings before 38,097 at sundrenched but brisk Wrigley Field. Brant Brown's homer off Tony Castillo to open the Cub 12th ended the historic tilt.

2000: The White Sox scored a run in the first and then rode a strong performance by James Baldwin to a 4-3 interleague win over the Reds in Cincinnati. Baldwin carried a shutout into the seventh inning in improving to 7-0 on the road. Greg Norton and Jose Valentin homered as the first place White Sox won for the fifth time in six games.

2002: The White Sox scored five times in the fourth inning in surging past the Kansas City Royals 6-1 before 12,167 at Comiskey Park. Kenny Lofton drove in three runs while Paul Konerko, Jose Valentin and Mark Johnson each had two hits. Gary Glover was brilliant, pitching seven innings and giving up one run on three hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Rocky Biddle pitched two shutout innings to close off the Royals.

2003: Frank Thomas’ RBI double in the 10th lifted the White Sox to their first win ever over the Diamondbacks -- a 3-2 decision in Arizona. Thomas and Brian Daubach both homered in the sixth as the Sox ended their season-high five-game losing streak and avoided being swept in back-to-back series. Daubach's homer was just the 27th hit into the pool in Bank One Ballpark history.

06-05-2008, 02:45 PM
2008: White Sox select SS Gordon Beckham with the 8th pick in the first year player draft. Beckham would go on to have a long and productive career with the White Sox winning the AL Rookie Of The Year Award in 2011 and winning a couple of World Series with the Sox. That same night the eventual World Champion White Sox beat the Royals 7-1 to complete a three game sweep and maintain their hold on first place in the AL Central.

06-05-2008, 02:55 PM
2008: White Sox select SS Gordon Beckham with the 8th pick in the first year player draft. Beckham would go on to have a long and productive career with the White Sox winning the AL Rookie Of The Year Award in 2011 and winning a couple of World Series with the Sox. That same night the eventual World Champion White Sox beat the Royals 7-1 to complete a three game sweep and maintain their hold on first place in the AL Central.


06-06-2008, 06:40 PM
I just noticed that I was off by one run on my prediction! :o:

Hopefully everything else in it is close!