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Lip Man 1
08-22-2004, 10:59 PM
Welcome to a losing season! (Who would have thunk it?)

This Date In Sox History 8/23
One historic home run!

8-23-56: Sox 8 @ N.Y. 3 AND Sox 6 @ N.Y. 4 - Nellie Fox raked the Yankees all day long in this pair of games. In the first one, he went 5 for 5 with four RBI’s as Bob Keegan got the win. In the second game Nellie got hits his first two times up making him 7 for 7 at that point. Larry Doby had a two RBI triple in the first inning and ‘Dixie’ Howell got the win in a rare start. The Sox were 65-52 and were ten and a half games out.

8-23-66: Sox 2 @ Det 1 (12) - Little Wayne Causey had a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning to win it. Gary Peters got the well deserved win as he went all twelve frames allowing only six hits, striking out nine. His only mistake was a two out, 9th inning home run to Norm Cash. The Sox were 66-60, fifteen games out of first place.

8-23-72: Sox 5, N.Y. 2 - This Wednesday afternoon game saw announcer Harry Caray take his customary place in the center field bleachers to call the game and meet the fans. He also brought along his trademark fishing pole / net with him just in case a baseball came his way. With the Sox leading 3-1 in the 7th inning the miracle happened, as Dick Allen launched a drive off Lindy McDaniel that kept carrying. Bobby Murcer went back to the fence in center field, looked up and saw the ball fly into the seats about five yards from where Caray was screaming and holding his net. Allen became the first Sox player in the 62 year history of Comiskey Park to slam a drive into the center field bleachers. Then Caray got the guy who did get the baseball and while calling the game, interviewed him, making sure he told Sox fans everywhere how close Caray came to snagging the baseball. Wilbur Wood got the win but the spotlight was clearly on Dick for his incredible blast. As a personal note, I was at that game, sitting about ten feet from Harry and thought for a split second that I was going to get that historic baseball! I included a sample of Harry’s broadcast of that home run in the audio interactive WSI story called ‘Seventies Survival.’ You can find the story by clicking on the link entitled AUDIO MEMORIES on the main page of the web site. It’s on the far left just below the ‘baseball card of the week.’ Then when that page comes up, just click on the ‘Seventies Survival’ story and scroll through it until you find the audio link dated August 23, 1972. The Sox were 69-48 and had a half game lead in the division.

8-23-81: Sox 13 @ Tor. 2 - It was a hitting orgy in Exhibition Stadium as the Sox ripped 21 hits. Harold Baines went 4 for 6, Billy Almon and Chet Lemon also had three each. Steve Trout got the win.

8-23-03: Sox 13, Tex. 2 - The Sox won their 6th straight pounding out five home runs, two by Frank Thomas who had five RBI’s. Carlos Lee added four RBI’s. The Sox went to 69-61 and had a game lead in the division.


08-22-2004, 11:03 PM
Welcome to a losing season!

It was a losing season on day 1

mike squires
08-23-2004, 12:14 AM
Keep em comin Lip, these are all we got to make us smile these days...:whiner: