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Lip Man 1
08-13-2004, 01:58 AM
Some dramatic ones today fans!

This Date In Sox History 8/13

8-13-54: Sox 1 Det.0 - A brilliantly pitched game by Jack Harshman results in a win but here’s the kicker. The Sox record went to 73-42! That’s a winning percentage of .634 and yet they still trailed the first place Yankees by seven and a half games!!!

8-13-63: Sox 3 Cleve.0 - He’d go on to be a Hall Of Famer in another sport but there was a time when Dave DeBusschere felt he was going to make his athletic mark as a Sox pitcher. This was his finest performance as he tossed a six hit, complete game gem at the tribe. Nellie Fox had three hits with Pete Ward driving in two RBI’s. The Sox record went to 67-50 yet they were eight and a half games out.

8-13-67: Sox 2 at Minn.3 - I don’t often have losing Sox games here but this was special for a number of reasons. The loss marked the first time in two months the Sox dropped out of first place, they now trailed the Twins by a half game. The game was controversial as Tommy Agee led off the 9th inning with a double then was thrown out trying to stretch it to third base. Some Sox players and coaches got tossed for arguing the play to no avail. Manager Eddie Stanky though, was not one of them and he just fumed. Afterwards then Vice President Hubert Humphrey, a baseball fan, waited to meet with him. Stanky closed the clubhouse doors for a half hour as Humphrey waited. When told the V.P. wanted to see him, Stanky said, ‘what do I need him for? Can he hit?’ Sox record 61-50.

8-13-77: Sox 6 at Tex. 5 - Richie Zisk put on a show in Texas belting two home runs including the game winner in the 8th inning. Eric Soderholm drove in three as well. Steve Stone notched the win as the Sox moved to 66-47 and stayed a half game in the lead in the West.

8-13-93: Sox 5 K.C. 4- One swing perhaps changed the entire history of the 1993 season. That swing belonged to Frank Thomas who cracked a go ahead two run home run in the 8th inning off Jeff Montgomery to wrench momentum away from the Royals. K.C. was four outs away from closing to within a game and a half of the Sox. After Thomas’ home run they were three and a half back. Sox record 63-52. A huge hit!