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Lip Man 1
08-10-2004, 12:44 AM
Some important historical games on this date!

8-10-67: Sox 2 at Det 1. Wilbur Wood got the start in an emergency. The Sox trailed going into the 7th inning but tied the game at one, then took the lead in the 8th with a home run from recently acquired Kenny Boyer off of Mike Marshall. Hoyt Wilhelm got the win. Sox record 61-47. Led the American League by two games.

8-10-72: Oak 5 Sox 3 in 19 innings. It was perhaps the finest and most exciting four game series of the decade. The Sox went into Oakland within striking distance of the top spot. The game wound up being suspended after 17 innings when curfew was invoked and picked up before the regularly scheduled game on Saturday. In the 19th Joe Rudi hit a game winning two run home run off Stan Bahnsen. Both managers Chuck Tanner and Dick Williams used over forty players combined! Sox record 60-45. Two games out.

8-10-81: Sox 7 at Bost. 1. It was the first game back from a labor impasse that had cancelled about two months of the regular season. Harold Baines had three RBI's including a home run to back Dennis Lamp. Sox record 32-22.

8-10-90: Sox 5 Texas 2 AND Sox 5 Texas 1. This double header sweep pushed the Sox record to 66-44. They stayed three and a half games behind Oakland. Jack McDowell got the first game win with Wayne Edwards taking the nighcap. But what happened in the second game was the start of a feud between the Sox and Texas that lasted through 1993 when Robin Ventura attacked Nolan Ryan. In this game BOTH Craig Grebek AND Ozzie Guillen hit back to back home runs off Ryan in the second inning. Both were the first of the season for each player. Ryan then immediately threw high and tight to Lance Johnson setting the tone for the next three years.

8-10-94: Sox 2 at Oak. 1. With a possible labor strike starting the next day, the Sox had to win to assure themselves of staying in first place in the division and they did. Jason Bere went to 12-2 with Roberto Hernandez getting the save. The Sox then watched as Cleveland beat Toronto 5-3. Sox record: 67-46. First place by one game.

Lip

mcfish
08-10-2004, 04:17 PM
8-10-04: Lip Man 1 becomes a WSI High Priest. Congratulations!