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DieTrying79
10-09-2005, 12:51 AM
And boy was it a memorable one!

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1990JULY.stm

I know this was some time ago, but does anyone remember that game or being at that game at Old Comiskey? I still have the bat from the "Bat Day" promotion...first game Grandpa took me to, and was it a good one!

SaltyPretzel
10-09-2005, 12:55 AM
I was there. I was 16 and went with one of my friends from high school. We bought general admission tickets for I think $5 and sat in the bleachers. It was Comiskey Park's 80th birthday and I remember it was a hot, sunny day.

RadioheadRocks
10-09-2005, 12:55 AM
And boy was it a memorable one!

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1990JULY.stm

I know this was some time ago, but does anyone remember that game or being at that game at Old Comiskey? I still have the bat from the "Bat Day" promotion...first game Grandpa took me to, and was it a good one!

I remember this game well. Had to work that afternoon but everyone I knew was at the game... had to settle for listening to it in disbelief on the radio.

soxgirl617
10-09-2005, 02:37 PM
I remember this game well. Had to work that afternoon but everyone I knew was at the game... had to settle for listening to it in disbelief on the radio.

I remember the game clearly. I was watching on TV---the announcers just couldn't believe the Yankees lost a no-hitter. (As much as I LOVED that the Sox won that game, I've always felt a little sorry for Hawkins.:o: )

cubhater
10-09-2005, 03:47 PM
And boy was it a memorable one!



You lucky dog!:D:

I remember watching that game at a sports bar in Florida with a Yankee fan who was another regular patron there. Damn, it was so much fun giving him grief!

IIRC, Hibbard started and also had a no-no for a few innings too.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-09-2005, 04:03 PM
I was also at the Hawkins no no with my two brothers (bought the tickets because one of my brothers is a Yankees fan (and both are cub fans :(: ) and all three of us have the collectable black bats marking Comiskey Park's 70th (and final :(: ) season.

My first game was a less memorable game against the New York Yankees which was a rain shortened 8 innings.

7-20-1976 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/07201976.htm) BOX+PBP (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B07200CHA1976.htm) Vs NY A L 9-14 ( 8) 40-48 York (1-0) Vuckovich (6-3)

You can look up all sorts of awesome stuff on this site:

http://www.retrosheet.org/

antitwins13
10-09-2005, 05:48 PM
My first White Sox game was in 1990 against KC at Kauffman stadium. I was 4 years old. My first home game was in 1998 and I saw the Sox sweep the Angels in a double header which included a walk off from then center fielder Mike Cameron.

southsidegirl
10-09-2005, 07:42 PM
And boy was it a memorable one!

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1990JULY.stm

I know this was some time ago, but does anyone remember that game or being at that game at Old Comiskey? I still have the bat from the "Bat Day" promotion...first game Grandpa took me to, and was it a good one!

That day...was the day I was born...and my parents were at the game the night before.

I don't know exactly when my first game was...I'm sure I was only a few weeks old.

RadioheadRocks
10-09-2005, 07:52 PM
And then of course ol' fuddy-duddy Fay Vincent ruled that it was NOT an "official" no-hitter because the Sox didn't bat in the 9th inning. Listen, moron... here it is a whole 15 years later and that box score STILL reads:



Yankees 0 runs, 4 hits, 3 errors

White Sox 4 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199007010CHA

So there!!!

Church Turtle
10-10-2005, 12:00 PM
I was at that game too.

(My first SOX game was Harold Baines' first trip to the park with the Rangers. The fans all called "Har-old, Har-old" every time he did anything. And I seem to recall a big home-made sign that read "Baines is Great! Himes we hate!")

anyway, at the no-hitter...
We got there early and I was surprised by how a friend of mine (a supposed long-time SOX fan) begged for stuff. He begged for bats ("ah c'mon can't I have one" (although he was over the age max)). Then he was begging Yankee outfielders for balls hit during batting practice. Then he tried to rip off the little girl sitting next to us with her dad. ("Hey little girl. I'll give you a dollar for your bat.") I was a little embarassed by all of this. Later he became a Cubs fan. - good goin' sparky.

The game was great! The first SOX baserunner was a very skinny Sammy Sosa who dove head-first into the bag (never understood that). I've got a scorecard around somewhere and I have the poster they passed out to non-bat receivers tacked up on the bul. board in my office. (I also purchased a 1910-1990 Comiskey Park T-Shirt which no longer fits. Musta shrunk...



yeah. musta shrunk.)
Thanks for starting this thread. That was a very memorable game.

voodoochile
10-10-2005, 12:24 PM
And then of course ol' fuddy-duddy Fay Vincent ruled that it was NOT an "official" no-hitter because the Sox didn't bat in the 9th inning. Listen, moron... here it is a whole 15 years later and that box score STILL reads:



Yankees 0 runs, 4 hits, 3 errors

White Sox 4 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199007010CHA

So there!!!

They changed the rules and no hitters are only defined now as a game that the team that got no-hit batted in all 9 innings. So home no-no's can go 8.5, but road no hitters that do so aren't no-hitters officially. They also took out all rain shortened no-hitters no matter who was winning.

DaleJRFan
10-10-2005, 02:51 PM
My first Sox home game was in 1988 right after I had moved back to Chicago from Jacksonville. They played the Evil Empire. Man, were the Yankees bad that year!! I still have my Jack Clark autographed baseball. Remember Jack Clark?? :redneck

ferdinandshen
10-10-2005, 04:48 PM
My first Sox game is the 2000 opener. The attendence was so bad so I could even get a seat on ticketmaster hours before I left for the game. After the kids smoked the Angels (hey, this is a good sign) and a great firework show, I am totally hooked. I can never forget the first view into the ballpark, so vivid, so blue-and-green, and so deep. Wrigley is like a baseball theme park, and SBC park is like a tourist stop. Comiskey is the REAL baseball field.

FielderJones
10-10-2005, 05:29 PM
Opening Day 1971 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B04090CHA1971.htm). Tom Bradley pitched and the Sox won in the 9th.