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ChiSox7
05-03-2004, 01:35 PM
1997 in Baltimore. Ozzie just popped out. Haha. Have no clue what the signifigance of this game is however.

kittle42
05-03-2004, 01:35 PM
The Wilson Alvarez no-hitter is my guess. Let me know if I'm right.

MRKARNO
05-03-2004, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by kittle42
The Wilson Alvarez no-hitter is my guess. Let me know if I'm right.

I thought that was in 1993

PINWHEELS
05-03-2004, 01:40 PM
It was August of 1991!

MisterB
05-03-2004, 01:44 PM
What's the pitching matchup? I'm trying to find out which game it is.

ChiSox7
05-03-2004, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by MisterB
What's the pitching matchup? I'm trying to find out which game it is.

Navarro (YIKES!) vs. Coppinger

It's 3-2 in the TOp of 3rd after back to backs by Mouton and Martinez, and a RBI double by Frank which scored a great leadoff man.

Lip Man 1
05-03-2004, 01:50 PM
The significance is that the Sox blew an 8 or 9 run lead, fell behind, then came back to win the game.

Which was common during the very forgettable (expect for the White Flag Trade) 1997 disaster of a season.

Lip

danjames
05-03-2004, 01:52 PM
Is it just me or is this game on Classic every few weeks? I vividly recall just seeing this game!

ChiSox7
05-03-2004, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Lip Man 1
The significance is that the Sox blew an 8 or 9 run lead, fell behind, then came back to win the game.

Which was common during the very forgettable (expect for the White Flag Trade) 1997 disaster of a season.

Lip

Haha. With Navarro pitching I should have figured something like that. Thanks for the update Lip. This is a fun game to watch to see all of our old guys.

MisterB
05-03-2004, 02:04 PM
Here's the Box Score (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B04230BAL1997.htm)

npdempse
05-03-2004, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by danjames
Is it just me or is this game on Classic every few weeks? I vividly recall just seeing this game!

I think you're right. In the eighth or ninth Ozzie sticks out his tongue at the Baltimore faithful. Amusing game.

MRKARNO
05-03-2004, 02:48 PM
Armando Benitez gave up the 2 runs for the White Sox to win the game and Navarro gave up all of the runs for the WhiteSox. Roberto Hernandez got the save. That sounds about right.

kittle42
05-03-2004, 02:58 PM
Jeez - I forgot the Alvarez no-hitter was that far back.

Deadguy
05-03-2004, 03:03 PM
I remember Eric Davis hitting that game tying grand slam. 7 years later, I still want to strangle Navarro.

PaleHoseGeorge
05-03-2004, 03:18 PM
In complete 20/20 hindsight, maybe this is the game we can point to as the beginning of the end for Jaime Navarro's psyche as a major league pitcher. :smile:

Think about it. He had a decent 1996 season with the Flubbies and signed a fat contract with his new team over the winter worth more than even what free agent Roger Clemens got. He had pitched okay in his first three outings and sported a 1-0 record until the Friday night before this game. The visiting Yankees shellacked him but good at New Comiskey, nine earned runs in three innings. Ah, the memories... :D:

Okay, so now "Ace" Navarro is pitching against Baltimore's ace Mike Mussina. "Ace" Jaime is only 1-1 so far, but is spotted a huge lead then blows it all on a grand slam. How did Navarro look after serving that 4-run dinger? Scared, I bet.

A psychologist could have a field day analyzing Navarro's subsequent state of mind.

:jaime
"I can't hit for the guys. I can only pitch."

:)