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BeeBeeRichard
01-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Inspired by comments in another thread, name the player who posted this line in his Sox and major-league debut. I was at this game, so have long remembered it.

Opponent GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG Pos
VS TEX A 1 5 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 .600 .600 1.000 cf

TDog
01-10-2012, 06:44 PM
Inspired by comments in another thread, name the player who posted this line in his Sox and major-league debut. I was at this game, so have long remembered it.

Opponent GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG Pos
VS TEX A 1 5 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 .600 .600 1.000 cf

Has to be Daryl Boston.

DonnieDarko
01-10-2012, 06:45 PM
Aaron Rowand?

BeeBeeRichard
01-10-2012, 06:49 PM
Has to be Daryl Boston.

You win!

BeeBeeRichard
01-10-2012, 07:06 PM
Opponent GS CG SHO GF SV IP H HR R ER BB SO HBP 2B 3B GDP W L ERA
VS MIN A 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00

Brian26
01-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Opponent GS CG SHO GF SV IP H HR R ER BB SO HBP 2B 3B GDP W L ERA
VS MIN A 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00


Not Felix Diaz or Arnie Munoz.

DSpivack
01-10-2012, 07:21 PM
Opponent GS CG SHO GF SV IP H HR R ER BB SO HBP 2B 3B GDP W L ERA
VS MIN A 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00


Loaiza? Contreras?

TDog
01-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Opponent GS CG SHO GF SV IP H HR R ER BB SO HBP 2B 3B GDP W L ERA
VS MIN A 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0.00


Debuts for pitchers are a lot tougher because some of the specifics go unnoticed. You basically remember the seven shutout innings and might remember the four hits without walking anyone.

But against the Twins, this has to be Jack McDowell at the end of the 1987 season.

Moses_Scurry
01-11-2012, 05:29 AM
Debuts for pitchers are a lot tougher because some of the specifics go unnoticed. You basically remember the seven shutout innings and might remember the four hits without walking anyone.

But against the Twins, this has to be Jack McDowell at the end of the 1987 season.

I'm also pretty sure it is McDowell. I remember listening to that game on WMAQ. I was sure we had a star after that game.

TomBradley72
01-11-2012, 07:37 AM
I remember Bill Sharp having a pretty good debut when he was called up in the 70's- after that- not so much.

EastCoastSoxFan
01-11-2012, 07:53 AM
W/L IPHRERBBSOHRERABFGScIRISWPAaLIRE24W6.2
7222302.7029530.1211.501.1

Couldn't quite get the alignment right, but I remember the debut of Bruce Tanner (son of Chuck) in 1985. He looked promising at the time, but I guess he had injuries or something and never did much.

palehosepub
01-11-2012, 08:36 AM
Until recent history there wasn't a Sox player who homered in their first game - then Carlos Lee and Miguel Olivo did it. Someone more recent did it too (Morel?) but I havent researched it ...

wilburaga
01-11-2012, 09:08 AM
Until recent history there wasn't a Sox player who homered in their first game - then Carlos Lee and Miguel Olivo did it. Someone more recent did it too (Morel?) but I havent researched it ...

First at bat - Fields was the last.

DonnieDarko
01-11-2012, 09:27 AM
Morel DID homer in his first game, though. I think that it was his first MLB hit, too.

TommyJohn
01-11-2012, 09:37 AM
Here's a couple:

In 1986, Russ Morman got two hits in one inning in his ML debut with the White Sox. He was only the second major leaguer to get two hits in one inning in his ML debut (Billy Martin was the first). One of the hits was a home run, though it wasn't in his first AB.

Can anybody name the Sox player who got four hits in his first major league game? (It happened at Fenway Park).

doublem23
01-11-2012, 09:43 AM
Morel DID homer in his first game, though. I think that it was his first MLB hit, too.

It was his 1st at bat.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA201009100.shtml

wilburaga
01-11-2012, 09:59 AM
Here's a couple:

In 1986, Russ Morman got two hits in one inning in his ML debut with the White Sox. He was only the second major leaguer to get two hits in one inning in his ML debut (Billy Martin was the first). One of the hits was a home run, though it wasn't in his first AB.

Can anybody name the Sox player who got four hits in his first major league game? (It happened at Fenway Park).

Greg Norton got 2 hits in his first 2 MLB plate appearances in the same inning in 1996. However, it was not his major league debut, as he had pinch run the night before.

Chez
01-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Here's a couple:


Can anybody name the Sox player who got four hits in his first major league game? (It happened at Fenway Park).

The great Craig Wilson?

TDog
01-11-2012, 11:40 AM
The White Sox player who pitched a no-hitter in his White Sox debut would be easy, although he had started a game for the Rangers two years earlier and failed to retire a hitter, so it wasn't his major league debut.

You would think even fans of other teams would remember a no-hitter. But two seasons later, I was at one of his starts in Anaheim. The Sox scored five in the first on a Thomas single and a Bell grand slam. The Angels fan sitting next to me said "maybe it will be a slugfest" and asked who was starting for the Sox. "Never heard of him," he said when I told him, suggesting that it could be a high-scoring game because he knew nothing about the Sox starting pitcher.

BeeBeeRichard
01-11-2012, 01:09 PM
For the record, McDowell was the correct answer. Here's another one. Considering that pitchers are especially tough -- and this one doubly so -- I will add that it was in 1990s.

Opponent GS CG SHO IP H HR R ER BB SO WP HBP 2B 3B GDP W L ERA
VS KC A 1 0 0 7 1 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.29

wilburaga
01-11-2012, 01:24 PM
For the record, McDowell was the correct answer. Here's another one. Considering that pitchers are especially tough -- and this one doubly so -- I will add that it was in 1990s.

Opponent GS CG SHO IP H HR R ER BB SO WP HBP 2B 3B GDP W L ERA
VS KC A 1 0 0 7 1 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1.29

Roberto Hernandez

KenBerryGrab
01-11-2012, 01:53 PM
The White Sox player who pitched a no-hitter in his White Sox debut would be easy, although he had started a game for the Rangers two years earlier and failed to retire a hitter, so it wasn't his major league debut.

You would think even fans of other teams would remember a no-hitter. But two seasons later, I was at one of his starts in Anaheim. The Sox scored five in the first on a Thomas single and a Bell grand slam. The Angels fan sitting next to me said "maybe it will be a slugfest" and asked who was starting for the Sox. "Never heard of him," he said when I told him, suggesting that it could be a high-scoring game because he knew nothing about the Sox starting pitcher.

You'd think everyone knew Wilson Alvarez. I was camping in Ontario during that game and somehow pulled it in on my GE Superadio.

BeeBeeRichard
01-11-2012, 02:04 PM
Roberto Hernandez

Correct. First of three career starts, all in 1991. 1007 relief appearances.

Foulke You
01-11-2012, 02:23 PM
I was at this game:

May 7th, 1999 Sox vs. A's
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA199905070.shtml

Carlos Lee's MLB debut. Blasted a solo HR in his first AB in the 2nd inning off Tom Candiotti.

TommyJohn
01-11-2012, 02:27 PM
The great Craig Wilson?

It was not. You have to go a bit further back for this one-it was 1st baseman Art Shires on 8/20/1928.

TheVulture
01-11-2012, 02:34 PM
Inspired by comments in another thread, name the player who posted this line in his Sox and major-league debut. I was at this game, so have long remembered it.

Opponent GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG Pos
VS TEX A 1 5 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 .600 .600 1.000 cf


I think I might have been at that game. Was the triple a smoking line drive off the right field wall near the line? If I recall, my dad said Boston was supposed to be a faster version of Harold Baines. Unfortunately, not quite, but it sure looked that way that night.

TheVulture
01-11-2012, 02:37 PM
The White Sox player who pitched a no-hitter in his White Sox debut would be easy, although he had started a game for the Rangers two years earlier and failed to retire a hitter, so it wasn't his major league debut.


I definitely attended that game, the only game I've been to in Baltimore. The fans really got behind Alvarez late in the game. Helped me finally get over the Baines trade.

asindc
01-11-2012, 02:44 PM
I definitely attended that game, the only game I've been to in Baltimore. The fans really got behind Alvarez late in the game. Helped me finally get over the Baines trade.

O's fans still talk about that game. Jim Palmer brings it up often during Sox-O's games.

wilburaga
01-11-2012, 02:50 PM
O's fans still talk about that game. Jim Palmer brings it up often during Sox-O's games.

I remember being so excited because it brought the Sox within a game of first (August 11th), and I thought the effort by Alvarez would serve as a catalyst. We lost 15 of our next 17 games and kissed off another season.

SI1020
01-11-2012, 03:42 PM
It was not. You have to go a bit further back for this one-it was 1st baseman Art Shires on 8/20/1928. He was quite a character in an age when baseball seemed to cultivate the eccentric.

http://seamheads.com/2009/05/18/punch-drunk-the-art-shires-story/

palehosepub
01-11-2012, 04:09 PM
You'd think everyone knew Wilson Alvarez. I was camping in Ontario during that game and somehow pulled it in on my GE Superadio.

I was in Baltimore that weekend in August with my brother and we saw the Saturday night game against the O's (which the Sox won). The next day we debated about taking a later flight and seeing the Sunday game too but we felt we should be good husbands and get home. As we were driving home we listened to the last two innngs on the radio as Wilson pitched his no no. We were kicking ourselves for awhile after that...

TDog
01-11-2012, 05:04 PM
I remember being so excited because it brought the Sox within a game of first (August 11th), and I thought the effort by Alvarez would serve as a catalyst. We lost 15 of our next 17 games and kissed off another season.

The Sox slumped after Mark Buehrle's perfect game as well. And for that matter, the 1969 Cubs were 8 games up on the Mets when Kenny Holtzman a no-hitter that August. They seemed to be running away with the division, but in the next six weeks, they won just 13 of 40 games, and finished 8 games behind the Mets.

No one would ever say a no-hitter is a bad thing for your team, but it's funny the way it can work out sometimes.