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ghostface36
08-31-2010, 05:54 PM
Whats everyone's favorite game they've been to and why?
My personal favorite was the blackout game. The game was obviously awesome and I got some great seats in section 145, the atmosphere was crazy.
So what about the rest of you guys?

UofCSoxFan
08-31-2010, 06:04 PM
My top 4:

1. ALCS Game 1....only playoff game I went to in 2005 (awesome game despite the loss)
2. Blackout game
3. Bo Jackson's return game, where he hits a home run as his first hit (which he had dedicated to his deceased mother beforehand)
4. My first Sox game (the last night game at Old Comiskey...Sox win off a late Fisk home run).

delben91
08-31-2010, 06:05 PM
2005 ALCS Game 2. AJ running out the dropped third strike. Ozuna stealing second. Crede crushing one into the left field corner. Amazing.

Opening day 2006. Seeing the banner(s) rasied and Thome in a Sox uniform for the first time.

Stoky44
08-31-2010, 06:11 PM
1. Game 1 WS
2. Sept 27, 1993
3. Buehrle's no-no
4. Blackout game

Moses_Scurry
08-31-2010, 06:18 PM
1. The AJ walk-off against the Dodgers in 2005
2. The 1983 division clincher against Seattle
3. Game 2 of the 2000 ALDS :mad:

mzh
08-31-2010, 06:23 PM
1. Perfecto
2. July 1 2008: Danks goes head to head with Cliff Lee. Both give up 1 run over 9 innings. Thornton gives up a HR in top 10. With 2 outs, 2 strikes bottom 10, Alexei hits a game tying HR. OC walks, steals 2nd, is singled in by Wise.
3. Sox win in 19 in 2006

Daver
08-31-2010, 06:28 PM
The final game at Comiskey Park, I loved that place even if it was a dump, a magical place where fly balls went to die.

I have never considered the building on the south side of 35th st. as Comiskey Park, and I never will.

sox1970
08-31-2010, 06:31 PM
The best game I attended was Game 163 vs Minnesota. Classic pitchers duel, and the Sox won the damn game.

roylestillman
08-31-2010, 07:02 PM
1. World Series 2005 Game 2
2. Buehrle Perfect game
3. World Series 2005 Game 1
4. Buehrle No hitter
5. A Friday night game in mid 1977 when the Sox moved into first.
6. The blackout game.
7. The "Turn Out the Lights" final night game at the old park.
8. Jack Morris No Hitter
9. MLB's longest game against Milwaukee May 8-9, 1984.
10. Fisk grand slam Opening Day 1981.

I'll leave it at 10...

Brian26
08-31-2010, 07:11 PM
1. World Series 2005 Game 2
2. Buehrle Perfect game
3. World Series 2005 Game 1
4. Buehrle No hitter
5. A Friday night game in mid 1977 when the Sox moved into first.
6. The blackout game.
7. The "Turn Out the Lights" final night game at the old park.
8. Jack Morris No Hitter
9. MLB's longest game against Milwaukee May 8-9, 1984.
10. Fisk grand slam Opening Day 1981.

I'll leave it at 10...

That's a hell of a list.

Medford Bobby
08-31-2010, 07:15 PM
July 15, 1977...A magic night of Southside Hitmen baseball!:cool:

LITTLE NELL
08-31-2010, 07:18 PM
Last game I saw before I moved to Florida, the Bo Jackson HR to lead the Sox on to victory and clinch the division in 1993 against the Mariners.
Sat in the last row in the old UD (row 29) facing right down the LF line.
No one went home for at least an hour and we waited for the Sox to do a victory trot around the field, lots of singing and dancing in the aisles.

Other memorable games:
July 31st 1977, great come from behind win to beat KC and I think we went up by 5.5 games, 50,000 in the old ballpark singing Na-Na Na- Na and thinking we were on the way to a division title. Bad news KC won the nightcap and then caught fire as the Sox played .500 the rest of the way. 1977 is still to me a very special year as I was laid up all summer with a ACL surgery and the Sox kept me from going nuts laying around the house. Still managed to see about 5 games on crutches with a bent cast from top of the leg to my toes.



Opening day in 1981 under new ownership and Fisks first Sox home game and he hits a grand slam.

Even though we lost, game 2 of the 1959 WS.

July 3rd, 1978, first game back for Zisk and Bobby Bonds as members of the Rangers, 45,000 watch the Sox pull it out with HRs by Lemon and Orta in the bottom of the 9th, place went bonkers.

ghostface36
08-31-2010, 07:28 PM
wow some of you guys are lucky
i would have killed for some of those world series tickets

robertks61
08-31-2010, 07:32 PM
WS game #1

Last game at Old Comiskey.

A Friday night packed house at Old Comiskey in 1977 vs. the Royals. It was loud and a fun night.

LITTLE NELL
08-31-2010, 07:43 PM
The final game at Comiskey Park, I loved that place even if it was a dump, a magical place where fly balls went to die.

I have never considered the building on the south side of 35th st. as Comiskey Park, and I never will.

It was not a dump, it was a palace.

hula
08-31-2010, 07:55 PM
The very first game I ever attended for Louie Aparicio Day back in 1970. It was a double header. In between games they gave him a boat and an orange Opal GT (hot little car!). When the second game got going so did a real downpour that wasn't letting up. We tried to wait it out, but unfortunately we left. By the time we got home and turned on the TV the rain had stopped and the sun was out! It was still a great day!

ChicagoG19
08-31-2010, 07:57 PM
#1 - Blackout Game
#2 - 2005 ALCS Game 2 (A.J.'s dropped 3rd strike).
#3 - 2005 ALDS Game 2
#4 - A.J.'s walk-off against the Dodgers.

chisoxfanatic
08-31-2010, 07:59 PM
2005 ALCS Game 2. AJ running out the dropped third strike. Ozuna stealing second. Crede crushing one into the left field corner. Amazing.
This. I didn't leave the park until at least a half hour later!

PKalltheway
08-31-2010, 08:01 PM
For me, it would be a game in early September 2008, when Jim Thome blasted a gargantuan walk-off homer in the 15th inning to defeat the Angels.

roylestillman
08-31-2010, 08:10 PM
That's a hell of a list.

I'm old.

MrT27
08-31-2010, 08:11 PM
A few off the top of my head (In no particular order)

Game 1 2005 ALCS (only playoff game I got tix for)
2005 AL Central Clincher in Detroit
First Game at New Comiskey (My first MLB game)
The Blackout Game
Frank's first game at The Cell as an Oakland A (Hit 2 HRs that game)
Opening Day 2006 with the banner revealed
Game 6 1993 ALCS (Yes the Blue Jays won the AL this game but I remember how exciting the ballpark was)

I'm sure there are some good walk off games, pitching performances, etc but off the top of my head I don't know any. I've been meaning to organize all my scorecards and see if I remember anything significant, one of these days...

sullythered
08-31-2010, 08:14 PM
Blackout game
Game 1 against Boston in 05
Robin's comeback game after the grizzly ankle injury (he got the game winning double)

WhiteSox5187
08-31-2010, 08:20 PM
My top 4:

1. ALCS Game 1....only playoff game I went to in 2005 (awesome game despite the loss)
2. Blackout game
3. Bo Jackson's return game, where he hits a home run as his first hit (which he had dedicated to his deceased mother beforehand)
4. My first Sox game (the last night game at Old Comiskey...Sox win off a late Fisk home run).

My first game was also the last night game at Old Comiskey, but Fisk didn't hit a homerun that night, the only home run in that game was Alan Davis' which was the last homerun hit in the park. The last White Sox homerun was from no other than Frank Thomas against fellow future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson...God I love baseball-reference!

Anyways, my top five:

1. World Series Game One
2. Last Night Game at Old Comiskey
3. Buerhle's 3 hit, 1 hour 39 minute game against Seattle in '09
4. Gavin Floyd's almost no-hitter against Detroit in '08
5. While not a classic game, I was at the split-double header against Seattle where the Sox won 1-0 with something like 1,000 people in the park. I sat right behind the Sox dugout. It was the best seat I have ever had.

Stoky44
08-31-2010, 09:08 PM
Last game I saw before I moved to Florida, the Bo Jackson HR to lead the Sox on to victory and clinch the division in 1993 against the Mariners.
Sat in the last row in the old UD (row 29) facing right down the LF line.


This is Sept 27, 1993 which is #2 on my list and I have been to some gems.

shes
08-31-2010, 09:09 PM
05 Uribe/Crede game in September against the Tribe. The game that took the momentum back from the Tribe and may have saved the season.

soxfanreggie
08-31-2010, 09:28 PM
2005 ALDS Game 1

RealFan
08-31-2010, 09:42 PM
1) WS Game #1
2) WS Game #2
3) Perfect Game
4) Blackout
5) Opening Day 2006
6) Opening Day 2008 (Crede grand slam)
7) 9/21/83 (my first Sox game(s) as it was a doubleheader and the Sox swept the Twins with Hoyt getting the win in the first game (saw the last two innings) and then Floyd Bannister pitched in game two).
8) This past weekend's game against the Yankees - I will never forget Frank's retirement ceremony.
9) 8/14/08 - the game in 2008 where the Sox hit four back to back jacks. My son has often wondered if he is the only 11 year old alive to have been to the four back to back HR game AND the perfect game.

eastchicagosoxfan
08-31-2010, 09:45 PM
Andy Hawkins' no hitter in 1990.

CWSpalehoseCWS
08-31-2010, 09:58 PM
1. 2005 ALCS Game 2.

2. Cubs/Sox fight. That was a really fun game.

3. Back-2-back-2-back-2-back HR's against the Royals.

4. 2005 ALDS Game 2.

jcw218
08-31-2010, 11:21 PM
A few of my more memorable games in no particular order

1. The final game at old Comiskey.

2. Friday 6/23/2000 vs Yankees when Carlos Lee led off the bottom of the 9th off Rivera to tie the game and then with 2 out Jose Valentin hits a soft pop up just over the head of the 2nd baseman to score the "Milkman" with the winning run.

3. Opening Day 2005 Buehrle beats the Tribe 1-0 and

4. :walkoff:

delben91
08-31-2010, 11:41 PM
1. 2005 ALCS Game 2.

2. Cubs/Sox fight. That was a really fun game.

3. Back-2-back-2-back-2-back HR's against the Royals.

4. 2005 ALDS Game 2.

I forgot all about that one. That was a great game to be at. Watching AJ stomp on the plate (even though he got slugged immediately after) was a ton of fun. The crowd was into it as always.

soxfan43
09-01-2010, 12:08 AM
1. Game 1 of the WS
2. Game 2 of the WS
3. The Blackout Game
4. The game before the Blackout game
5. ALDS Game 2
6. That game where Crede hit the big bomb in 2005 vs Cleveland late in the year sometime in September
7. 2006 Opening Day
8. Sox/Cubs at Wrigley for Carlos Lee's walk off
9. Sox/Cubs at Wrigley for what I think was a Ray Durham hit to win it in the 14th
10. 1993 Game 1 of the playoffs for MJ's first pitch. An elderly couple sitting behind my friend and I told us that MJ was retiring the next day. I refused to believe it and it ruined my night.
11. Sox Cubs Brawl. Just read the posts above and added it, a great game to be at. I was in the Upper Deck and all you could really see in the pile was Brian Anderson destroying John Mabrey(sp?).

Dan H
09-01-2010, 01:41 AM
Opening Day -1971. The emotion there was unbelievable. The White Sox drew their biggest crowd in years and the place went crazy when pinch hitter Rich McKinney drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. I had never seen a simple single hit so hard.

AJ's walk off homer against the Dodgers in 2005. The emotion ran high again. The Sox won a game they had no business winning. It was the microcosm of that season.

Jack McDowell winning his 20th in the Metrodome in 1993. The Twins swatted him all over the stadium and couldn't score. Thomas's first inning homer was only run of the game.

Dick Allen hitting a three run homer in the ninth of a second game of a Bat Day doubleheader in 1972. I could still remember that line drive ripping into the seats to finish Sparky Lyle and the Yankess.

ghostface36
09-01-2010, 02:12 AM
1) WS Game #1
2) WS Game #2
3) Perfect Game
4) Blackout
5) Opening Day 2006
6) Opening Day 2008 (Crede grand slam)
7) 9/21/83 (my first Sox game(s) as it was a doubleheader and the Sox swept the Twins with Hoyt getting the win in the first game (saw the last two innings) and then Floyd Bannister pitched in game two).
8) This past weekend's game against the Yankees - I will never forget Frank's retirement ceremony.
9) 8/14/08 - the game in 2008 where the Sox hit four back to back jacks. My son has often wondered if he is the only 11 year old alive to have been to the four back to back HR game AND the perfect game.
this is an awesome list man i envy all those great games you've seen in person
what were your best seats out of all these games?

doublem23
09-01-2010, 03:29 AM
One of the earliest games I can remember going to in September 1993, I don't have the date handy, but the Sox cut their Magic Number 5, I believe with the win. The park was rocking, I went to the game with my dad, it was an awful lot of fun.

Then there was the game in 2000, the Sox's first home game after that crazy 7-game road sweep of the Indians and Yankees, the place was packed and everyone simultaneously, without instruction, gave the team a Standing O as they took the field. Herbert Perry hit a HR, Kip Wells shut down the Tribe. It was awesome.

Finally, July 18, 2005 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200507180.shtml); I went to the game with my uncle who is an ex-Cub fan (though, not really a Sox fan either, he is just a baseball fan now). Joe Crede hit a 2-R HR in the 7th that capped a 3-run rally against the Tigers. The place was again packed, and the atmosphere was electric. I think that was the game I really started to believe they could actually go all the way.

Oh yeah, the game against Tampa Bay in 2005 when the Sox announced Scotty Pods had won the Final Man All-Star Vote was nice, especially since I was in the LF bleachers and they announced it as he was coming out to play defense. Everyone out there cheered for him, and he tipped his hat to all of us.

dwitt76
09-01-2010, 07:35 AM
1. Game 163
2. Game #2 2006 Ring Day
3. Opening Day 2005 (B/c we won it all that year)
4. Frank Thomas return to the Cell with the A's 2006
5. Frank Thomas Day 2010
6. First game back in 2000 after going 7-0 at Cleveland and at NY
7. Opening Day 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010 (I love opening Day's)
I have never been to a playoff game but I hope this is the year :gosox:

ChiSoxGirl
09-01-2010, 07:42 AM
One of the earliest games I can remember going to in September 1993, I don't have the date handy, but the Sox cut their Magic Number 5, I believe with the win. The park was rocking, I went to the game with my dad, it was an awful lot of fun.

Then there was the game in 2000, the Sox's first home game after that crazy 7-game road sweep of the Indians and Yankees, the place was packed and everyone simultaneously, without instruction, gave the team a Standing O as they took the field. Herbert Perry hit a HR, Kip Wells shut down the Tribe. It was awesome.

Finally,July 18, 2005 (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200507180.shtml); I went to the game with my uncle who is an ex-Cub fan (though, not really a Sox fan either, he is just a baseball fan now). Joe Crede hit a 2-R HR in the 7th that capped a 3-run rally against the Tigers. The place was again packed, and the atmosphere was electric. I think that was the game I really started to believe they could actually go all the way.

Oh yeah, the game against Tampa Bay in 2005 when the Sox announced Scotty Pods had won the Final Man All-Star Vote was nice, especially since I was in the LF bleachers and they announced it as he was coming out to play defense. Everyone out there cheered for him, and he tipped his hat to all of us.

I didn't know this 'til Sunday, but July 18, 2005 was also the date of Frank Thomas' last homerun in a Sox uniform, #448. Do you remember him going deep that night?

Max Power
09-01-2010, 07:50 AM
A few games that always come to mind when this topic comes up:

- ALDS Game 1 - Sox crush Boston for first home playoff win in decades.
- Blackout game - Great game, great atmosphere
- Sox v. A's in August 1990 - Sox pound Athletics on a rockin' night at old Comiskey. This wasn't the first Sox game I attended, but it was the one that permanently made me a Sox fan.
- Sox v. Cubs in 2002 - Cubs jump out to a huge lead, but Sox come back to win it.

soxgirl617
09-01-2010, 07:53 AM
Reading this thread, and pondering my own list of "best games", made me realize how lucky I've been to attend many fantastic Sox games over the years.

My list below. It's hard to put them in any order: on another day, my games would be the same, but the order would probably be different!

1. Game 2 of the WS
2. Buerhle's perfect game
3. Game 2 of the 2005 ALCS
4. Game 163 (the blackout game)
5. Sept. 27, 1993 (Sox clinch on Bo's HR)
6. Sox victory over the Cubs in 2006 at Wrigley, when AJ hit a HR in the 9th inning to complete a great comeback.

AND, while the game itself was not my favorite, being at Frank Thomas Day is an experience I will never forget.

doublem23
09-01-2010, 07:55 AM
I didn't know this 'til Sunday, but July 18, 2005 was also the date of Frank Thomas' last homerun in a Sox uniform, #448. Do you remember him going deep that night?

I do, it was an inning after the big comeback, so it wasn't as memorable as Crede's go-ahead bomb in the 7th (IIRC, Crede also murdered the ball he hit, it was a no-doubter).

I was at the game Sunday and I actually didn't put it together until right now that I witnessed Frank's last HR in a Sox uniform. I didn't remember the date of that game off the top of my head, I just remembered a big comeback against the Tigers in July.

Pretty cool. :thumbsup:

ewokpelts
09-01-2010, 08:52 AM
Perfect Game

ALDS Game 1 - 2005

WS Game 2 - 2005

ALCS Game 2 - 2005

Blackout

RealFan
09-01-2010, 09:06 AM
this is an awesome list man i envy all those great games you've seen in person
what were your best seats out of all these games?


For the WS games, I had to rely on very good and long time friends to get one ticket to each game. Seat weren't that great but I was in the house.

I ended up joining a small group of ticket partners and our seats are in Sec 144 down in the middle. These have been my seats for all of the other games. I didn't realize just how lucky I was until I wrote the list down. It is unreal that I got to attend all those games in person and I truly feel appreciative of that fact.

Now layer on to this that my son, who recently turned 11, has been at all of the same games except for the World Series and the one in 1983 (obviously). He is one lucky kid.

Ex-Chicagoan
09-01-2010, 10:02 AM
Off the top of my head:

1. The 1993 division clincher. Bo's home run was one of the longest "ball in the air" flights I remember. Seeing Bo run around the stadium twirling a white sock afterwards was priceless.

2. Jack Morris' no-hitter in 1984. Yeah, we lost, but I saved the scorecard.

3. Opening Day, 1985 - we beat Boston 8-1. Bill Buckner got a nice hand from the crowd, even when he homered to drive in the only run.

4. April 23, 1981 - we swept a doubleheader from Baltimore 18-5 and 5-3. Years later, only 6,839 of us can say "we were there."

Honorable Mention: May 5, 2005. Sox beat KC 2-1 on two runs walked in in the bottom of the 8th. Record improves to 21-7, and I turned to two of my buddies and said "I have a good feeling about this season."

Chez
09-01-2010, 10:15 AM
Game #163 in 2008. I've been to many memorable games over the years, but that one wins by a mile.

Mendoza Line
09-01-2010, 10:46 AM
Sept 18, 2004. The Tigers hit two 2-run HRs in the top of the top of the 10th inning. The Sox come back and hit two 2-run homers in the BOTTOM of the 10th inning. They go on to win it 9-8 in 12. What a ridiculously improbable turn of events that was!

PaleHoser
09-01-2010, 11:18 AM
1. Final Game at Comiskey Park, September 30, 1990.
2. Andy Hawkins throws a no-hitter and loses 4-0, July 1, 1990 - the 80th birthday of "The Baseball Palace of the World".
3. Turn Back the Clock Game vs. Milwaukee, July 11, 1990. Say what you will about Rob Gallas, but that promotion was brilliant.
4. First Interleague Game vs. Cubs, June 16, 1997. The "Both teams suck" chant in the bleachers was a MasterCard moment.
5. Sox sweep doubleheader vs. Texas, August 10, 1990. Endured multiple rain delays and didn't leave the park until after 1:00 am. Craig Grebeck and Ozzie Guillen hit back-to-back home runs off Nolan Ryan in the second game.

Honorable mention for a non-game is the Sunday afternoon rainout vs. Rangers on August 12, 1990. The Sox were scheduled to play at 1:05 pm, but didn't finally call the game until after 9:00 pm. They showed three different games and Jean Shepherd's "Video History of the White Sox" on the JumboTron. The concession stand served complimentary hot dogs and Cokes for us die-hards who stayed after 8:00 pm. I walked Comiskey Park all day and just took it all in.

tsoxman
09-01-2010, 12:22 PM
1. World Series 2005 -Game One
2. My First Game -Summer 1966
3. Dick Allen/Sparky Lyle (NYY)-Game Summer 1972
4. Last Game old Comiskey-1990
5. Summer night game from 1977 (Not sure specific date)

TomBradley72
09-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Ventura grand slam off Gossage
Bloomberg Opening Day HR in 1978
Hairston pinch hit HR off Jack Morris in bottom of the 9th to win 2-1-1982
Bo Jackson HR to clinch 1993 Division


(excluding 2005 post season)

delben91
09-01-2010, 12:37 PM
1. Game 163
2. Game #2 2006 Ring Day
3. Opening Day 2005 (B/c we won it all that year)
4. Frank Thomas return to the Cell with the A's 2006
5. Frank Thomas Day 2010
6. First game back in 2000 after going 7-0 at Cleveland and at NY
7. Opening Day 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010 (I love opening Day's)
I have never been to a playoff game but I hope this is the year :gosox:

Another one I forgot. Well, 3 actually. I went over to Cleveland for the 3 games the Sox were there in that 7-0 streak. Talk about a great time, since that was when the Jake still was in its streak of sellouts. Seeing that massive crowd silenced 3 straight nights was great.

salty99
09-01-2010, 01:44 PM
1. World Series Game 4
2. World Series Game 2
3. Blackout Game
4. 1919 world series
5. 1906 World Series