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RKMeibalane
06-14-2003, 04:23 PM
The 1992 Chicago White Sox: Between the Lines (Taken from the Baseball Weekly 1993 Almanac)

April 21: Shorstop Ozzie Guillen collided with left fielder Tim Raines, chasing a fly ball with two outs in the ninth inning. Guillen suffered a knee injury and awaited word on surgery.

April 22: Guillen was officially out for the season. Team doctors estimated that it would take him anywhere from six months to year to rehabilitate his knee following reconstructive surgery. He was replaced in the everyday lineup by Craig Grebeck.

April 24: Jack McDowell two-hit hard-slugging Detroit for his fourth straight win.

April 26: Robin Ventura had three hits, including his first 1992 homer.

May 2: Charlie Hough went eight innings- one run, three hits.

May 4: Alex Fernandez took a 4.44 ERA into the game against the Brewers, and lowered it to 3.24, showing why he's one of the better young pitchers in the league (22).

May 7: The White Sox overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Red Sox 7-6.

May 10: Jack McDowell became 1992's first seven-game winner. With two wins in three games, the Sox became the first team win a series from the Orioles at Camden Yards.

May 13: Kirk McCaskill took a no-hitter into the seventh and finished on the winning end of the White Sox 1-0 victory against Milwaukee. McCaskill allowed a pair of hits in 7 1/3, and Bobby Thigpen came in for the save. Chicago moved into first place in the AL West.

May 16: Frank Thomas hit his fifth homer, a 466-foot blast that landed on the concourse atop the bleachers and was estimated to be the longest home run at two-year-old Comiskey Park. Quote of the day: McDowell, after failing to make it past the third inning- "I don't know if I had a good fastball. I wasn't in there long enough to know."

May 17: Steve Sax, who had just six RBI on the season heading into the day, hit a pair of triples and a sacrifice fly. Tim Raines was 4-4- scoring four runs for the third time in his career- with a home run and a pair of doubles.

May 19: Charlie Hough won for the first time in five starts, combining with relivers Scott Radinsky and Bobby Thigpen. It was career win 196 for Hough.

May 20: In 1991, White Sox' right-hander Roberto Hernandez suffered a life-threatening blood clot in his arm, and had surgery. After starting 1992 at Chicago, his sent back to Class AAA. Recalled May 19, he was perfect in his first return outing May 20.

May 24: Deuces were wild for White Sox leadoff man Tim Raines. He was 2-2 with two runs scored, two driven in, and two walks.

May 29 Milestone: Tim Raines stole his 700th career base.

June 6 Quote of the day: Alex Fernandez, summed up the White Sox' current fortunes, after losing their 10th game in 11 tries- "We're not pitching good right now. We're not hitting good. We're not doing anything good right now."

June 7: Hough pitched the 103rd complete game of his career (a three-hitter). It was the first time he'd gone the distance since August 1991.

June 9: Frank Thomas provided the offense for the White Sox in their win against the Angels, going 3-4 and driving in three runs with a homer and a triple.

June 23: McDowell got his 10th win, a complete game vs. Cleveland.

June 26: Robin Ventura became the first lefty batter to homer off of righty John Habyan since July 1988.

July 1: Craig Grebeck had the first five-hit game of his career in an 8-5 win against Cleveland. Grebeck, who had three doubles, was hitting .462 in his last 11 games.

July 2: Wilson Alverez's second no-hit bid in as many major league seasons was spoiled in the seventh by a Wade Boggs single. His shutout bid was then ruined by the next batter, Tom Brunansky, who homered. Alverez still got the win, though, thanks in part to Frank Thomas' three hits and two RBI.

July 9:: Thomas was 4-4 with a two-run homer, and red-hot George Bell added a three-run shot as the White Sox beat the Red Sox 10-3.

July 20: Lance Johnson had his seventh three-hit game (.405 in the last 11 games). Quote of the day: Hough, who had two no-decisions and a loss in his last three starts in pursuit of his 200th win- "I figure if I pitch long enough, I'm going to win another game somewhere along the line. But I was kind of hoping it would be tonight."

July 25: Poor Charlie. Once again he almost made it to No. 200, but ex-White Soxer Scott Fletcher hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, driving in all of the runs in Milwaukee's 3-0 victory over Chicago.

July 29: Tim Raines was 3-6 with four RBI in an 8-6 White Sox win against Detroit, with the White Sox rallying for six runs in the ninth.

August 4: The White Sox had a season-high 19 hits and 19 runs against the Twins.

August 18: McDowell tossed his major league-leading 10th complete game of the season, but notched just his first shutout of the year.

September 8: The White Sox swept the Tigers by identical 4-3 scores in doubleheader. In the opener, McDowell became the majors' first 20-game winner this year.

September 15: Frank Thomas' two-run double in the eighth inning provided a 4-2 win for Chicago against the Yankees. It gave him 100 RBI for the second year in a row, the first a White Sox' player had back-to-back 100-RBI seasons since Minnie Minoso did it 38 years earlier.

September 20 Milestone: Bobby Thigpen collected the 200th save of his career, becoming the 14th player in history to reach that mark- and the youngest ever (28).

October 4: The White Sox finished third in the AL West, ten games behind Oakland. Frank Thomas was among the league's top five in eight categories: batting (third, .323); RBI (third, 115); doubles (second, 46); runs (second, 108); hits (fifth, 185); total bases (fourth, 307); walks (second, 122); slugging (third, .536); on-base percentage (first, .439). Jack McDowell was in the top five in four pitching categories: victories (third, 20-10); complete games (first, 13); strikeouts (fifth, 178) and innings (260 2/3).

TornLabrum
06-14-2003, 05:07 PM
And the moral is: Nothing ever changes with the White Sox.