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TommyJohn
11-07-2011, 10:48 AM
I stumbled onto this website quite by accident last week, while browsing baseball-reference.com. It is a site that takes every game from the past (regular season starts in 1948) and re-creates the play-by-play. It is like b-r or even retrosheet, except that instead of reading it, you can actually watch the game "unfold." They have every regular season game since 1948 as I said, so you can look up famous games in Sox history such as Pat Seerey's four home run game, Luke Appling's final game, the 29-6 thrashing of the A's, the 1959 pennant-clincher against the Indians. Of course, it is just the plays unfolding, so you can't get "moments" like bench-clearing brawls or famous errors or whatnot. Still, it's quite good. I am amazed that someone sat down and took the time to actually do all this. Man.

Here's the link for those interested:

http://www.backtobaseball.com/

Fenway
11-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Got to love this inning where the White Sox score 11 on ONE hit :?:

http://www.backtobaseball.com/playballregularseason.php?page=62&IDindex=KC1195904220&date=April+22%2C+1959

TommyJohn
11-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Here's another great 11-run inning.:tongue:

http://www.backtobaseball.com/playballregularseason.php?page=67&IDindex=BOS197008190&date=August+19%2C+1970

DonnieDarko
11-07-2011, 11:43 AM
Got to love this inning where the White Sox score 11 on ONE hit :?:

http://www.backtobaseball.com/playballregularseason.php?page=62&IDindex=KC1195904220&date=April+22%2C+1959

Wasn't that a record? I remember seeing that and thinking that that's got to be the oddest thing I've ever read in baseball. I mean, how bad a fielding team do you have to be to give up that many errors in one inning?

That's almost Cubs-esque. :P

Lip Man 1
11-07-2011, 11:59 AM
That's a cool site.

April 22, 1959 - In one of the most bizarre innings in baseball history, the Sox get 11 runs in the 7th inning as part of their 20-6 win at Kansas City. The ‘uniqueness’ of it is that fact that those eleven runs scored on only one hit! It took 45 minutes to play. Johnny Callison got the only Sox hit in the inning. Here is the play by play from it:

WHITE SOX 7TH: GORMAN REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Ray Boone reached on an error by DeMaestri ; [B]Al Smith reached on an error on a sacrifice bunt by Smith [Boone to second]; Johnny Callisonsingled to right ; [B]Luis Aparicio walked; Aparicio stole second; Bob Shaw walked; EARL TORGESON BATTED FOR SAMMY ESPOSITO; FREEMAN REPLACED GORMAN (PITCHING); Torgeson walked (walk was charged to Gorman) [Callison scored, Aparicio to third, Shaw to second]; Nellie Fox walked [Aparicio scored, Shaw to third, Torgeson to second]; Jim Landis forced Shaw (pitcher to catcher) [Torgeson to third, Fox to second]; Sherm Lollar walked [Torgeson scored (unearned), Fox to third, Landis to second]; BRUNET REPLACED FREEMAN (PITCHING); Boone walked [Fox scored (unearned), Landis to third, Lollar to second]; Smith walked [Landis scored (unearned), Lollar to third, Boone to second]; Callison was hit by a pitch [Lollar scored (unearned), Boone to third, Smith to second]; LOU SKIZAS RAN FOR CALLISON; Aparicio walked ; Shaw struck out; “[B]BUBBA” PHILLIPS BATTED FOR TORGESON; Phillips walked [Smith scored (unearned), Skizas to third, Aparicio to second]; Fox walked [Skizas scored (unearned), Aparicio to third, Phillips to second]; Landis grounded out (pitcher to first); 11 R, 1 H, 3 E, 3 LOB.

Lip

SI1020
11-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the link TJ. It's going to get more than a little traffic from me.

Brian26
11-07-2011, 10:02 PM
I am amazed that someone sat down and took the time to actually do all this. Man.

Not to diminish the coolness of the site, but it is probably fairly simple to write the program to do this, using a macro working off the information database that's already available from sites like retrosheet and baseball almanac. I guarantee the guy who created this site didn't go through every baseball game ever played and re-write the results. Still, a cool site.

TomBradley72
11-07-2011, 10:06 PM
I think we should recreate an entire WSox season of the past using this website- after each "re-created" game- we could have a post game thread- 2nd guess the manager, call for coaches to get fired, etc. Start with 1972- I've always had it in for Joe Lonnett.

TommyJohn
11-07-2011, 10:46 PM
Not to diminish the coolness of the site, but it is probably fairly simple to write the program to do this, using a macro working off the information database that's already available from sites like retrosheet and baseball almanac. I guarantee the guy who created this site didn't go through every baseball game ever played and re-write the results. Still, a cool site.


I'm sure you're right-I am not a computer person so I don't know what it would take to set something like this up-like you said, I'm sure he didn't go through every game one at a time. Still, it seems like an awful lot to put together.

DSpivack
11-07-2011, 11:01 PM
I think we should recreate an entire WSox season of the past using this website- after each "re-created" game- we could have a post game thread- 2nd guess the manager, call for coaches to get fired, etc. Start with 1972- I've always had it in for Joe Lonnett.

I'd go further back and complain about that lollygagging 1B Zeke Bonura.

TommyJohn
11-08-2011, 12:07 AM
I'd go further back and complain about that lollygagging 1B Zeke Bonura.

It only goes back to 1948-so you could go back and ask how the heck the Sox could get shut out twice by a 42 year old pitcher that they'd never seen before.

Nellie_Fox
11-08-2011, 12:56 AM
Where's that "Fire Jack Onslow" tag?

TomBradley72
11-08-2011, 07:41 AM
Where's that "Fire Jack Onslow" tag?

What is Johnny Sain thinking with the 3 man rotation- he has to go...

TommyJohn
11-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Where's that "Fire Jack Onslow" tag?

They traded Tipton for a pipsqueak second baseman no one's ever heard of???? Tipton???? This one's gonna be worse than dumping Robinson for that kid pitcher. Fire Frank Lane, the guy's a clown.

TomBradley72
11-08-2011, 12:08 PM
"watching" the May 28,1971 White Sox/Indians game- my first game at Comiskey Park as a kid- some guy named Harrelson was just called out on strikes.

TommyJohn
11-08-2011, 12:36 PM
"watching" the May 28,1971 White Sox/Indians game- my first game at Comiskey Park as a kid- some guy named Harrelson was just called out on strikes.

"He gawn!"

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

TomBradley72
11-08-2011, 01:13 PM
"He gawn!"

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Sox had bases loaded off McDowell with one out- but McKinney and Carlos May couldn't get them in- fire Luke Appling! (1971 hitting coach)

PaleHoser
11-08-2011, 05:31 PM
Some of my non-White Sox favorites:

September 16, 1975 (http://www.backtobaseball.com/gamesiteregularseason.php?IDindex=CHN197509160) - Pirates beat Cubs 22-0 in front of 4,932 faithful fans at Wrigley Field. Rennie Stennett goes 7 for 7 in a nine inning game. That's not a typo.

September 29, 1963 (http://www.backtobaseball.com/gamesiteregularseason.php?IDindex=HOU196309290) - Colt 45's beat the Mets 13-4 on the final day of the season. Eighteen year-old John Paciorek (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paciojo01.shtml) (brother of Tom) goes 3-3 with 3 RBI's, two walks and four runs scored in his only major league game. He finishes his MLB career with a batting average of 1.000, OPS of 2.000.
Project his career averages over a 162 game season and he'd finish with 486 hits and 486 RBI's per season.

TommyJohn
11-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Some of my non-White Sox favorites:

September 16, 1975 (http://www.backtobaseball.com/gamesiteregularseason.php?IDindex=CHN197509160) - Pirates beat Cubs 22-0 in front of 4,932 faithful fans at Wrigley Field. Rennie Stennett goes 7 for 7 in a nine inning game. That's not a typo.

September 29, 1963 (http://www.backtobaseball.com/gamesiteregularseason.php?IDindex=HOU196309290) - Colt 45's beat the Mets 13-4 on the final day of the season. Eighteen year-old John Paciorek (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paciojo01.shtml) (brother of Tom) goes 3-3 with 3 RBI's, two walks and four runs scored in his only major league game. He finishes his MLB career with a batting average of 1.000, OPS of 2.000.
Project his career averages over a 162 game season and he'd finish with 486 hits and 486 RBI's per season.

Here's a good one:

June 18, 1953-Boston scores 17 runs in one inning.

http://www.backtobaseball.com/playballregularseason.php?page=61&IDindex=BOS195306180&date=June+18%2C+1953

April 21, 1956-even though this happened against the Sox it is still a doozy-the Kansas City A's score 13 runs in the 2nd inning-every run scoring with 2 out.

http://www.backtobaseball.com/playballregularseason.php?page=16&IDindex=KC1195604210&date=April+21%2C+1956

michned
11-11-2011, 12:31 AM
"watching" the May 28,1971 White Sox/Indians game- my first game at Comiskey Park as a kid- some guy named Harrelson was just called out on strikes.

Wow, what a coincidence. My first game as well!