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Lip Man 1
08-28-2004, 11:25 PM
This Date In Sox History 8/29

1959: Sox 2 @ Cleve. 0 - Game two of this huge series went to the Sox in front of over fifty thousand Tribe fans. What made Dick Donovan’s performance even more remarkable was that he wasn’t slated to pitch but right before game time rookie Ken McBride (who would have a good career with the Los Angeles Angels) came down with a 102 degree fever. Donovan as a last minute replacement, fired a complete game five hitter! The Sox were 78-49 and their lead was up to three and a half games.

1965: Sox 3, Bost. 2 (14) AND Sox 3, Bost. 2 - How often do you see a double header decided by home runs? On this date, Johnny Romano’s 14th inning blast made a winner out of Bob Locker in relief. Then in the second game, Don Buford’s first home run in the 8th inning, was the difference. His shot gave the win to Gary Peters, with Locker getting the save. The Sox were 76-55 and trailed the Twins by six and a half games in second place.

1991: Sox 7, Cleve. 2 - Carlton Fisk had four RBI’s on two home runs as the Sox broke a nine game losing streak that knocked them out of the running for the division title. Jack McDowell got the win. The Sox were 68-60 and were in third place, eight and a half games off the pace of Minnesota.

1993: Sox 13, Minn. 5 - Before an ESPN national ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ audience the Sox pounded out eighteen hits, Frank Thomas and Bo Jackson had home runs. Kirk McCaskill picked up the win. The Sox record was 72-57 and they led the division by four and a half games.

2000: Sox 3 @ Oak. 0 - Proving that there was a time when the Sox could actually win in Oakland, James Baldwin and two relief pitchers combined on a five hit shut out. One of those relief guys was Mark Buehrle with three scoreless innings. Paul Konerko’s three run home run accounted for all the scoring. The Sox were 78-54 and led the division by seven games.

Lip

samram
08-29-2004, 01:01 AM
This Date In Sox History 8/29

1959: Sox 2 @ Cleve. 0 - Game two of this huge series went to the Sox in front of over fifty thousand Tribe fans. What made Dick Donovan’s performance even more remarkable was that he wasn’t slated to pitch but right before game time rookie Ken McBride (who would have a good career with the Los Angeles Angels) came down with a 102 degree fever. Donovan as a last minute replacement, fired a complete game five hitter! The Sox were 78-49 and their lead was up to three and a half games.

1965: Sox 3, Bost. 2 (14) AND Sox 3, Bost. 2 - How often do you see a double header decided by home runs? On this date, Johnny Romano’s 14th inning blast made a winner out of Bob Locker in relief. Then in the second game, Don Buford’s first home run in the 8th inning, was the difference. His shot gave the win to Gary Peters, with Locker getting the save. The Sox were 76-55 and trailed the Twins by six and a half games in second place.

1991: Sox 7, Cleve. 2 - Carlton Fisk had four RBI’s on two home runs as the Sox broke a nine game losing streak that knocked them out of the running for the division title. Jack McDowell got the win. The Sox were 68-60 and were in third place, eight and a half games off the pace of Minnesota.

1993: Sox 13, Minn. 5 - Before an ESPN national ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ audience the Sox pounded out eighteen hits, Frank Thomas and Bo Jackson had home runs. Kirk McCaskill picked up the win. The Sox record was 72-57 and they led the division by four and a half games.

2000: Sox 3 @ Oak. 0 - Proving that there was a time when the Sox could actually win in Oakland, James Baldwin and two relief pitchers combined on a five hit shut out. One of those relief guys was Mark Buehrle with three scoreless innings. Paul Konerko’s three run home run accounted for all the scoring. The Sox were 78-54 and led the division by seven games.

Lip
I went to that 1993 game. I think Guardado started the game for Minnesota- this was obviously back when he was fun to face. Plus, I didn't realize how odd it would be for the Sox to have a win from the fifth starter.

As for 2000, yeah they could win in Oakland, and they could actually win five or six in a row that year. Those, unfortunately, have to be referred to as the good old days.

Lip Man 1
08-29-2004, 01:10 AM
Guardado did make that start...in those days the Twins were trying to make him a starting pitcher.

Lip