View Full Version : Favorite Memories from WSox Games @ Fenway

08-11-2005, 02:50 PM
In honor of the upcoming series against the Red Sox....what are your favorite memories of White Sox series in Fenway from the past?

My favorite was the series at the end of the 1990 season....games meant nothing...but both teams played fiercely.....runner up: I was at a late season White Sox/Red Sox game at Fenway in 1996. Some September call up we never heard of lines a triple into the right field corner....we could barely pronounce his name. It was the arrival of Nomar.

08-11-2005, 03:23 PM
i caught the 1980 opening day game which was Fisk's return to Fenway on ESPN Classic earlier this year. A great game. Even better though was the commentary from Harry and Jimmy.

One of the best lines revolved around the camera showing 'Miss Boston 1980' and the announcement from Harry 'yeesh, they should have found Miss Greater Boston'

That and Fisk shoots a missile over the monster to put the palehose up for the win

08-11-2005, 03:43 PM
Frank's 3 homer game vs Wakefield

08-11-2005, 04:37 PM
KC vs Red Sawx

Bo Jackson hit a crazy huge HR over the green monster.

Fenway is a great park

Lip Man 1
08-11-2005, 07:32 PM
Drummer it was in April 1981.... but I like this one for Boston. July 25, 1977 on a Monday Night Baseball / ABC telecast the Sox come back from down 6-1 by scoring four in the 8th and one in the 9th to win 8-7.

Jim Spencer's home run tied the game with Brian Downing's home run winning it. Harry and Jimmy went nuts. It was some great audio.


08-11-2005, 07:37 PM
Here's one of mine: In 2002, a young Jon Garland had a 1-hit shutout going into the 9th inning. He gave up 2 hits in the 9th but Keith Foulke came in and recorded the save.

08-11-2005, 11:37 PM
Carlos Lee getting stuck on the Green Monster scoreboard after a leaping catch.

08-12-2005, 12:19 AM
Favorite memory? Ask me in a couple of days! Send me an email if you want to hang out prior to "play ball."

Email: abennion@mit.edu

08-12-2005, 12:11 PM
Many of my great early White Sox memories were set in Boston.

In 1969, in a game televised on NBC, the White Sox mounted a two-out eighth-inning rally to turn a 4-0 deficit into a 6-4 win. Walt "No-Neck" Williams walked to load the bases, Louie Aparicio made it 4-2 with a ground ball that future White Six reliever Vicente Romo didn't even bother to throw to first. The Red Sox brought in Sparky Lyle to face rookie Carlos May, who hit a slam.

At the end of May in 1970, the White Sox roughed up Gary Peters for 6 in the first on their way to a 22-13 win. In August, the White Sox won 13-5 in a game where they scored 11 runs in the ninth. Both Williams and Aparicio got five hits. Bill Melton hit the only home run.

Of course, America's most popular memories of White Sox stars Carlton Fisk and Bucky Dent feature Fenway Park, but those memories have nothing to do with the White Sox.

08-12-2005, 12:40 PM
Last year when Timo Perez and Carlos Lee went back to back off Curt Schilling.

08-12-2005, 01:17 PM
Here's one of mine: In 2002, a young Jon Garland had a 1-hit shutout going into the 9th inning. He gave up 2 hits in the 9th but Keith Foulke came in and recorded the save.

That's my favorite memory. I said this prior to his start against the Red Sawx earlier this year, Garland has had numerous successful starts against Boston. I'm glad he'll be starting for us again this series.

Now, if our offense could wake up...