View Full Version : Nuggets from Sunday's game

06-15-2009, 01:38 AM
The last two Sox pitchers scored in a game prior to Mark Buehrle and Clayton Richard on Sunday was on May 19, 1968 when Bob Priddy scored as a pinch-runner and Tommy John launched a three-run homer off Catfish Hunter as the Sox beat the A’s 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader sweep before 11,708 at Comiskey Park.

Here are some other nuggets I gleaned from the goings on in Milwaukee Sunday.

… Buehrle was the first Sox pitcher to homer since Jon Garland went deep at Cincinnati June 18, 2006
… Buehrle was the first Sox pitcher to bat lefthanded and homer since Danny Murphy went deep against the Twins on June 28, 1970 at Comiskey Park
... Buehrle was the first Sox left-handed pitcher (Murphy threw right) to homer since Gary Peters went deep on Aug. 2, 1969 at Detroit
… Buehrle was the first Sox player to hit his first Major League homer at and against Milwaukee since Warren Newson accomplished the feat on July 14, 1991 at County Stadium (I actually researched this stat in anticipation of Gordon Beckham’s first career homer)
… Buehrle batted again after homering. He had a chance (but didn’t) to become the first Sox pitcher to post a multi-homer game in 52 years. On June 16, 1957, Dixie Howell hit two solo shots w hile getting the win with 3.2 shutout innings of relief in a Game 2 victory over Washington at Comiskey Park.
… Prior to Clayton Richard on Sunday, the last Sox pitcher to score as a pinch-runner was Chuck McElroy on Aug. 15, 1997 against Oakland at New Comiskey Park … That was also the last time a Sox pitcher scored a run in the ninth inning.
… Richard was the first Sox pitcher to score the winning run in the ninth inning or later since Joel Horlen crossed with the decisive tally in the 11th inning of the Sox 1-0 victory over Boston on Aug. 27, 1967 at Comiskey Park.

06-15-2009, 09:29 AM
Did Horlen pinch run,pinch hit,relieve, or was he still in the game in the 11th after starting?
1967- The year that my Sox love was cemented forever.

06-15-2009, 04:22 PM
Horlen scored as a pinch-runner for Burgess who was hitting for Peters. Horlen eventually made it 3rd and scored when Rocky Colavito walked making Peters the winner. He deserved it after firing 11 scoreless.