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TommyJohn
08-22-2005, 07:50 PM
Since the dunderheaded asswipes at ESPN have chosen to thumb their nose
at the White Sox and their entire history (am I surprised? **** the bastards.)
in their "great Chicago moments poll" I'll ask everyone here what was the
greatest moment in White Sox history? Not much to chose from in the realm of
baseball history, so some moments might be somewhat head-scratching. Still,
I'll go with what I can call out from the top of my head. Anyone with anything
I missed, sound off.

September, 1901- White Sox win first pennant in AL history.

August, 1906- Sox win 19th game in a row to set a record that would be tied
but not broken until 2002.

October 14, 1906 - The Hitless Wonders, with a record of 93-58 and a team
batting average of .228, beat the Cubs in the World Series in a huge upset.
The Cubs' record of 116-36 is still a single season record for wins and winning
pct. Funny how this moment never makes anyone's list. Oh, wait. It did once.
It made Bob Logan's list as one of the 10 worst moments in Chicago sports.
**** every single one of those bastards.

1908- Ed Walsh becomes second and final 40 game winner in modern (post
1900) baseball history.

October, 1912- Sox, down 3-0 in Chicago City Series, win next 4 to beat
Cubs 4 games to 3. They are the only baseball team ever to do this in a
postseason series until Boston does it "officially" in 2004. Oh that it were a
World Series.

October, 1917- Sox upset the favored New York Giants in the World Series,
4 games to 2. John McGraw refuses to congratulate the "busher" Pants
Rowland. Best-remembered play: Heinie Zimmerman chases Eddie Collins
across an unguarded home plate.

April 30, 1922- Charlie Robertson becomes the only pitcher in Chicago
baseball history to hurl a perfect game, blanking the Detroit Tigers, 2-0.

July 18, 1948- Fat Pat Seerey hits 4 home runs in one game against the
A's. Only Chicago baseball player to do so.

May 1, 1951- Minnie Minoso debuts as the first black player in Chicago
baseball history, if not ALL OF CHICAGO SPORTS. Does that not rate a
mention on ESPN? **** the bastards.

April 23, 1955- Sox tie modern major league record for runs in a game by
bombing the Kansas City A's 29-6.

April 22, 1959- In the top of the 7th in a game in Kansas City, Sox score
11 runs in the frame on eight walks, a hit batter, and one hit.

September 22, 1959- Luis Aparicio scoops up Vic Power's grounder and
throws to first to start pennant-clinching double play. Steve Bartman
leaps from stands and intercepts it, costing Sox pennant. Various
sportswriters vow to murder him. Just kidding. Double play clinches
first pennant in 40 years. Also the last pennant to be won by a Chicago
baseball team.

September 17, 1983- Julio Cruz stomps on home plate to clinch first
title for Sox in 24 years, and first baseball title for Chicago since 1959.

Juy 1, 1990- Sox celebrate 80th birthday of Comiskey Park by getting
no-hit by Andy Hawkins of the Yankees. They also beat Hawkins, 4-0.

Setember 4, 1995- Robin Ventura hits two grand slams in one game,
only Chicago player to do so. (there's that annoying phrase again)

2000- Sox complete a seven game sweep of the Yankees in New York and
the Indians in Cleveland, the first time in baseball history that the feat has
been accomplished.

There you have it. I tried to limit my selections to moments that would
impact either baseball or Chicago sports in general. After all, they do
play in Chicago. Don't they?

So let's hear from you.

Oh, forgot one.

October, 1919- Black Sox Scandal occurs, giving chance for idiots who
think they are writers and historians to wax poetic and tragic about this
Great American Tragedy; and to continue to write about it today as if
it happened yesterday, and to propagate myths and slanders about the
team and its fans; and to fire off stale, useless one-liners; and to
generally make complete asses out of themselves.

voodoochile
08-22-2005, 08:51 PM
Got to go with the airraid sirens in 1959... just wish I could pick an event that happened in my lifetime.

Maybe I will get to change my vote this fall...:)

Argalarga
08-22-2005, 09:33 PM
Right now, I'd say hitting four homers off Randy Johnson rates pretty highly

SouthSide_HitMen
08-22-2005, 09:40 PM
I was at the Andy Hawkins No Hitter - Still have the bat they gave away (as do my brothers - scrubs fans both - I dragged them out there LOL) marking the 80th Anniversary. That was the only "great moment" on your list I was able to attend.

I am hoping the Greatest White Sox Moment in our lifetimes will occur sometime in late October, 2005.

PaleHoseGeorge
08-22-2005, 09:49 PM
I'm going with the "Seven Glorious Days in June" (http://whitesoxinteractive.com/2000DivisionChamps.htm) from 2000. That's when the Sox went on the road to defending division champion Cleveland and then to Yankee Stadium and won seven straight games. They basically sealed the division championship during this stretch -- and beat the crap out of the best teams in the league. The team got a standing ovation on their return to Chicago that became a tradition all season long.

The 2000 team just doesn't get enough respect, IMO. That team should have done so much more... 95 wins and it all becomes moot because of 3 lousy games vs. Seattle.

Malgar 12
08-22-2005, 09:51 PM
Without question it is October 14, 1906.

NSSoxFan
08-22-2005, 10:00 PM
I'm going with the "Seven Glorious Days in June" (http://whitesoxinteractive.com/2000DivisionChamps.htm) from 2000. That's when the Sox went on the road to defending champion Cleveland and then to Yankee Stadium and won seven straight games. They basically sealed the division championship during this stretch -- and beat the crap out of the best teams in the league. The team got a standing ovation on their return to Chicago that became a tradition all season long.

The 2000 team just doesn't get enough respect, IMO. That team should have done so much more... 95 wins and it all comes moot because of 3 lousy games vs. Seattle.

I'm going to second that. I'll never forget those two series as long as I live. Going into the stretch of games, the typical Chicago media was setting these games up as the downfall of the 2000 White Sox. I'll never forget the sports reports from Mark Giangreco and how great it felt to hear him eat his words. It still feels like yesterday when I came home eagerly from church and turned on the t.v. just in time to see Manos rounding the bases after that grand slam.

I didn't think I would enjoy a White Sox season as much as I did 2000. That is, of course, until 2005 came around. It just hurts to think that the downfall of 2000 wasn't the pitching, it was the freakin' hitting. We were just one hot White Sox hitter away from having a World Series championship. And I'll believe that until the day I die.

RedHeadPaleHoser
08-22-2005, 10:03 PM
I'm going with the "Seven Glorious Days in June" (http://whitesoxinteractive.com/2000DivisionChamps.htm) from 2000. That's when the Sox went on the road to defending champion Cleveland and then to Yankee Stadium and won seven straight games. They basically sealed the division championship during this stretch -- and beat the crap out of the best teams in the league. The team got a standing ovation on their return to Chicago that became a tradition all season long.

The 2000 team just doesn't get enough respect, IMO. That team should have done so much more... 95 wins and it all comes moot because of 3 lousy games vs. Seattle.

I was at that game when they came home. The place was about 65% full when the opening video intro started...and all the fans stood and cheered for a good 10 minutes. I stood there, and not to sound like 1/2 a ***, I got a tear in my eye. When they took the field, the place roared. It was great. 2nd best feeling I've had in the park since the 1993 clincher game (and all 6 games I've been to this year). It was ELECTRIC.

Baby Fisk
08-23-2005, 08:24 AM
1906.

DumpJerry
08-23-2005, 08:42 AM
July 31, 1991. Robin Ventura walk-off against Gossage. This game will be replaced by the game played around October 22, 2005.

BTW, I was at the Hawkins "no hitter." It was the strangest game I ever saw.

FielderJones
08-23-2005, 08:46 AM
1906. Shows the value of timely hitting and great pitching.

jackbrohamer
08-23-2005, 09:20 AM
September 17, 1983- Julio Cruz stomps on home plate to clinch first
title for Sox in 24 years, and first baseball title for Chicago since 1959.

This may not be the best moment but it was my favorite, though I was a bit worried about the building burning out of control south of the ballpark.

Brian26
08-23-2005, 11:53 AM
July 31, 1991. Robin Ventura walk-off against Gossage. This game will be replaced by the game played around October 22, 2005.

This is my favorite moment in White Sox history, although I admit its significance is far overshadowed by events that have happened in the new park since then. As far as big nights, the clincher in '93 is probably the biggest night in New Comiskey history (Bo's mile-high homer, the sock waving victory lap, etc).

VenturaSoxFan23
08-23-2005, 01:24 PM
You took mine. Bo knows home runs, and division clinching ones at that.

SOXintheBURGH
08-23-2005, 01:38 PM
This is my favorite moment in White Sox history, although I admit its significance is far overshadowed by events that have happened in the new park since then. As far as big nights, the clincher in '93 is probably the biggest night in New Comiskey history (Bo's mile-high homer, the sock waving victory lap, etc).

Greatest home run in my life time as a Sox fan.

SoxinAZ
08-23-2005, 02:09 PM
Harry Caray catching a foul ball in the trout net.

Hangar18
08-23-2005, 02:30 PM
I was at that game when they came home. The place was about 65% full when the opening video intro started...and all the fans stood and cheered for a good 10 minutes. I stood there, and not to sound like 1/2 a ***, I got a tear in my eye. When they took the field, the place roared. It was great. 2nd best feeling I've had in the park since the 1993 clincher game (and all 6 games I've been to this year). It was ELECTRIC.


I was at that game also ............and at first, groups in the UD, and Lower deck stood up and started cheering..........then more............and more........then more......and it got louder.........and more.........and the visiting team started looking around the park, as did I, and yes.......the Emotion was POWERFUL, because the moment was SOOOO SPONTANEOUS ...............
I remember thinking how important that moment was soon going to become (F the media) I dont care what ESPN and the rest of them DONT say...... that was an AMAZING MOMENT in Chicago history, not just the SOX

TomBradley72
08-23-2005, 03:04 PM
Bo Jackson's sky high home run to clinch the 1993 pennant. That thing had INCREDIBLE hang time.....

Andy T Clown
08-23-2005, 03:05 PM
Without question it is October 14, 1906.

Ditto :gulp:

TomBradley72
08-23-2005, 03:09 PM
Ditto :gulp:

I refuse to let the cuddly bears from the north define our greatest moment.

I would take the 1917 World Championship ahead of the 1906 flag....

Madvora
08-23-2005, 03:40 PM
It has to be 1906... until what they do this year.

voodoochile
08-23-2005, 03:50 PM
I was at that game also ............and at first, groups in the UD, and Lower deck stood up and started cheering..........then more............and more........then more......and it got louder.........and more.........and the visiting team started looking around the park, as did I, and yes.......the Emotion was POWERFUL, because the moment was SOOOO SPONTANEOUS ...............
I remember thinking how important that moment was soon going to become (F the media) I dont care what ESPN and the rest of them DONT say...... that was an AMAZING MOMENT in Chicago history, not just the SOX

I was there too. It was one heck of an experience...

TommyJohn
08-23-2005, 04:25 PM
I refuse to let the cuddly bears from the north define our greatest moment.

I would take the 1917 World Championship ahead of the 1906 flag....

It's not so much that they beat the Cubs, it is that they pulled off one
of the greatest upsets in World Series history. That has to rank way up
there. Yet it never makes any top ten list of even Chicago
sports moments. Bob Logan even picked it as one of the ten worst
moments in Chicago sports history, with the smug pronouncement
"unlike the White Sox, the Cubs have tried to win every World Series
they've played in."

But!!!! I must state what has been stated IN DEFENSE!!! of the media who
walk the hallowed halls of Tribune Tower and other places. There is no bias!!
At long last, THERE IS NO BIAS!!! (And if there is, tough noogies. It's your
problem, not ours.)

TomBradley72
08-23-2005, 05:58 PM
Jamie Navarro's last game with the White Sox.

getonbckthr
08-24-2005, 12:26 AM
mine is back in 2000 when the sox clinched the division. that was the day that sparked the rivalry between us and the twins, because we did all the celebrating on their field before the game had ended. i still have the tape of the game, hawk almost crying in the booth, underage john garland not allowed to touch the alcohol, and the best part Paul Konerko rounding the bases and eventually sliding into home plate with a beer in each hand!! hilarious and awesome at the same time.

StillMissOzzie
08-24-2005, 09:58 PM
I hope that it hasn't happened yet.

SMO
:gulp:

TommyJohn
08-24-2005, 10:45 PM
I hope that it hasn't happened yet.

SMO
:gulp:

Good answer!