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Lip Man 1
08-22-2004, 12:16 AM
This Date In Sox History 8/22

8-22-59: Sox 1, Wash. 0 - The Sox only got three hits on the day but one of those was by ‘Bubba’ Phillips driving in Sherm Lollar with the game’s only run. Barry Latman was superb in getting the win. Sox were now 72-47 and led the league by two and a half games. As a side note this game finally convinced the Sox brass that more hitting was needed, the next day they sealed a waiver deal and acquired Ted Kluszewski from Pittsburgh.

8-22-77: Sox 5, N.Y. 3 - The Sox got two in the 7th inning and three in the 8th inning to come from behind and win this one. The late Francisco Barrios went to 12-4 getting the win. The Sox were 69-52 and only a game behind Kansas City.

8-22-83: Sox 3 @ K.C. 1 - The hero of the night before a national audience on ABC’s Monday Night Baseball was little Julio Cruz. The ‘Juice’ smacked a two run home run off Sox killer Paul Splittorff in the 8th inning providing the difference. LaMarr Hoyt went the distance for his 15th win. The Sox were up nine games on Kansas City with a record of 69-54.

8-22-93: Sox 1 @ Minn. 0 - In a career full of big games this may have been the best by Jack McDowell. ‘Black Jack’ saw Frank Thomas hit a solo home run in the 1st inning then made it stand up as the Sox swept Minnesota. McDowell pitched out of three huge jams where the Twins had a man on 3rd with less then two outs. Even sweeter, it was his 20th win of the season. The Sox were 68-54 and led the division by four games.

8-22-03: Sox 7, Tex. 1 - Rookie Neil Cotts got his first major league win (he hasn’t had many since) going five innings. It was the 5th win in a row for the Sox who got two home runs and four RBI’s from Jose Valentin. They were now 68-61 and led the division by a game.

Lip

samram
08-22-2004, 12:39 AM
This Date In Sox History 8/22

8-22-93: Sox 1 @ Minn. 0 - In a career full of big games this may have been the best by Jack McDowell. ‘Black Jack’ saw Frank Thomas hit a solo home run in the 1st inning then made it stand up as the Sox swept Minnesota. McDowell pitched out of three huge jams where the Twins had a man on 3rd with less then two outs. Even sweeter, it was his 20th win of the season. The Sox were 68-54 and led the division by four games.

8-22-03: Sox 7, Tex. 1 - Rookie Neil Cotts got his first major league win (he hasn’t had many since) going five innings. It was the 5th win in a row for the Sox who got two home runs and four RBI’s from Jose Valentin. They were now 68-61 and led the division by a game.

Lip
Man, it would be nice to see Garland get some advice from McDowell on how to pitch out of a jam before letting the game get out of hand. McDowell had about five wins a year when he seemed to put a couple guys on each inning, and would end up giving up just one or two runs in the end.

As for last year, the Sox won the first three games of that series, and then I go for the Sunday game, and they get shut out by the great Jon Thomson. Bleh.