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StatManDu
07-01-2010, 08:41 PM
July 1st is one of the most eventful dates in the 109-year history of the Chicago White Sox.

Consider

… in 1903, the legendary Cy Young drove in the only run and was the winning pitcher Boston in a 1-0 win over the White Sox at South Side Park.

… In 1905, Frank Owen started, completed and won both games of the White Sox doubleheader against St. Louis.

… in 1910 the White Sox christened Comiskey Park with a 3-1 loss to St. Louis before 28,000 at the edifice that would become known as “The Baseball Palace of the World.”

… in 1962, the White Sox lofted a big league record three sacrifice flies in an inning in a 7-6 win over Cleveland in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park. Indians' outfielder Gene Green dropped fly balls by pitcher Juan Pizarro and Nellie Fox that were ruled sacrifice flies. Sox outfielder Al Smith accounted for the lone "normal" sac fly when he flew out to Green for the first out of the fifth inning.

… in 1973, Minnesota’s Harmon Killebrew launched the 18th roof shot home run in Comiskey Park history. He victimized Dave Lemonds. Killebrew was the last Hall of Famer to hit a roofer. He was one of five Hall of Famers to land a homer on the roof of Old Comiskey Park.

… in 1977, Richie Zisk hit two home runs as the Southside Hitmen White Sox stopped the Twins 5-2 before 35,709 at Comiskey Park. Zisk’s homers came in the first and third innings and helped the Sox move into a tie for first with Minnesota in the A.L. West and ingnited a nine-game winning streak which would see the White Sox open up a 4.5-game lead in the West.

… in 1985, the White Sox celebrated Comiskey Park's 75th birthday with a post-game concert by Alabama.

… in 1989, Richard Dotson celebrated his return to the White Sox by giving up an earned run in six innings but received no decision in the White Sox 6-4 win over Kansas City at Comiskey Park.

… in 1990, New York Yankees' pitcher Andy Hawkins no-hit the White Sox but lost 4-0 on Old Comiskey Park's 80th and final birthday. The White Sox scored four unearned runs in the eighth. Three of those runs scored when left fielder Jim Leyritz botched Robin Ventura's fly ball. Barry Jones got the win in relief as the Sox moved into a first-place tie with Oakland.

… in 1991, the White Sox recorded their 7,000th win in franchise history with a 5-4 triumph in Minnesota.

… in 1992, Craig Grebeck went 5-for-5 with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs in the White Sox 8-5 win at Cleveland.

… in 1993, Jack McDowell retired the final 20 Orioles he faced in the White Sox 1-0 loss before 25,691 at Comiskey Park. McDowell allowed just three hits and did not permit a man to reach after the third inning in a game that lasted just two hours and 11 minutes.

… in 1997, Frank Thomas registered the 1,000th hit of his career in the White Sox 10-7 loss before 19,211 at Comiskey Park.

… in 1998, Albert Belle became the 12th player to reach the upper deck in left field at the Astrodome in the White Sox 10-4 loss in Houston. Belle’s 426-foot homer was also the first by a White Sox player in the Astrodome.

… in 2001, Baltimore’s Cal Ripken Jr. went 3-for-4 with three runs in his final appearance at Comiskey Park. In typical fashion, Ripken played the entire game at third base despite a lopsided Baltimore win. Prior to the game, the Sox honored Ripken with a ceremony and gave him a seat from Old Comiskey Park, where he played his first All-Star Game and playoff game.

… in 2003, the White Sox acquired second baseman Roberto Alomar and outfielder Carl Everett in separate trades. The Sox picked up Alomar from the Mets and obtained Everett from Texas.

… in 2006, A.J. Pierzynski launched a three-run homer with two-out in the ninth off Cub closer Ryan Dempster to lead the Sox to a stunning 8-6 victory at Wrigley Field.

… in 2010, the Sox were idle. Oh well, they call can’t be gems!

SoxandtheCityTee
07-01-2010, 09:43 PM
… in 2003, the White Sox acquired second baseman Roberto Alomar and outfielder Carl Everett in separate trades. The Sox picked up Alomar from the Mets and obtained Everett from Texas.

Wasn't that night the Twins game where Paulie, in the midst of a horrible slump, tied the game with a homer in the ninth and then Frank walked it off in the 12th?

Edit: The game I'm thinking of was the next day, July 2, and Paulie homered in the 11th.

Brian26
07-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Wasn't that night the Twins game where Paulie, in the midst of a horrible slump, tied the game with a homer in the ninth and then Frank walked it off in the 12th?

Edit: The game I'm thinking of was the next day, July 2, and Paulie homered in the 11th.

Without looking it up, I think Paulie homered in the bottom of the 9th to tie it, and then Frank HR'd off Guardado in the 11th in a long at-bat to win it.

Edit- My memory is shot. Just looked it up....PK HR in the 11th, Frank HR in the 12th.
Great game...I was there in the LCF bleachers.

SoxandtheCityTee
07-01-2010, 10:21 PM
Great game...I was there in the LCF bleachers.

I was there too. A great, great night at the ballpark. I knew it was right after those acquisitons.

johnnyg83
07-01-2010, 10:55 PM
I was at the 1985 game/Alabama show ... upper deck right behind home.

Rdy2PlayBall
07-02-2010, 03:17 AM
I think it was 2008, on my birthday of course, Alexei got a HR in the 10th to tie the games, the Wise got a base hit, stolen base, then scored! And I was even on TV! It was a great day! So was the Cubs vs Sox won a few years ago I was also at. :cool:
July 1st for the Sox has seemed to be good for me.