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DVG
09-22-2002, 07:18 AM
This is a date that should be familiar to all White Sox fans. It was
on this very day, 43 years ago, that Vic Power of the Cleveland
Indians grounded into an Aparicio-to-Kluszewski double play.
That play, of course, put the White Sox into their first World Ser-
ies in 40 years. Ah, memories.

Actually, I have none. I wasn't born then. I don't think that the
majority of people on this board were, either. Hard to believe
it's been that long. That brings to mind the question, how much
longer?

Happy Anniversary to all. Let us all raise a glass to Luis and Klu,
that they didn't bobble that fateful grounder on that fateful night
in fateful Cleveland.

SI1020
09-22-2002, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by DVG
This is a date that should be familiar to all White Sox fans. It was
on this very day, 43 years ago, that Vic Power of the Cleveland
Indians grounded into an Aparicio-to-Kluszewski double play.
That play, of course, put the White Sox into their first World Ser-
ies in 40 years. Ah, memories.

Actually, I have none. I wasn't born then. I don't think that the
majority of people on this board were, either. Hard to believe
it's been that long. That brings to mind the question, how much
longer?

Happy Anniversary to all. Let us all raise a glass to Luis and Klu,
that they didn't bobble that fateful grounder on that fateful night
in fateful Cleveland. I admit I remember. At age 8 going on 9 I thought this was the first of many pennants to come. Ah, the exuberance of youth.

Paulwny
09-22-2002, 10:06 AM
I wasn't able to obtain the sox broadcast that evening so I had to listen to the tribe station. The tribe announcer became very excited when Power hit the ball. I assume he thought it was going into cf. When Aparicio grabbed the ball my heart began to pound as he turned the dp.
I walked out of my bedroom with a smile on my face and my arms raised. My father , a Cards fan, knew what happened. The look of shock on my mother's face as my father went to the kitchen and returned, handing me a bottle of beer. "He'll be sick" she said, since I was in my early teens.
I suppose today he would be arrested for aiding in the delinquency of a minor.
OH, WHAT A GLORIOUS EVENING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TornLabrum
09-22-2002, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Paulwny
I wasn't able to obtain the sox broadcast that evening so I had to listen to the tribe station. The tribe announcer became very excited when Power hit the ball. I assume he thought it was going into cf. When Aparicio grabbed the ball my heart began to pound as he turned the dp.
I walked out of my bedroom with a smile on my face and my arms raised. My father , a Cards fan, knew what happened. The look of shock on my mother's face as my father went to the kitchen and returned, handing me a bottle of beer. "He'll be sick" she said, since I was in my early teens.
I suppose today he would be arrested for aiding in the delinquency of a minor.
OH, WHAT A GLORIOUS EVENING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Channel 9 did the broadcast from Cleveland that night (the first night road game they ever telecast. I still remember the Champaign showers in the locker room after the game. Great memories.

Lip Man 1
09-22-2002, 02:47 PM
I have the complete Chicago Sun Times newspaper from the next day! I found it when I was a kid in a bunch of junk in my grandmother's basement. I've kept it ever since.

It's wonderful to read the headline : RELAX! OF COURSE THEY WON...SOX TAKE FLAG!

It's also incredible to look back at the ads, TV show listings and so forth.

Lip