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Lip Man 1
04-23-2006, 06:02 PM
Gang:

Here's the way the numbers read:

1.000, 7-0, September 5-11, 1983 vs. Oakland, California
1.000, 7-0, April 18-26,1972 vs. Texas, Kansas City, Cleveland
1.000, 7-0, May 12-16, 1965 vs. Kansas City, Los Angeles
1.000, 6-0, July 13-19, 1989 vs. Milwaukee, New York
.938, 15-1, June 13-25,1961 vs. Los Angeles, Minnesota, Cleveland, Washington, Detroit
.938, 15-1, June 5-21, 1908 vs. Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston
.938, 15-1, July 27 - August 13, 1906 vs. Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston
.917, 11-1, July 21 - August 4, 1959 vs. Boston, Baltimore, New York, Washington
.888, 8-1, April 15-23, 2006 vs. Toronto, Kansas City, Minnesota

Lip

BRDSR
04-23-2006, 07:16 PM
Lip, where do you get this stuff?

bobwsx
04-23-2006, 08:20 PM
I feel like such an ass.I was so pissed after that one loss.

Fuller_Schettman
04-23-2006, 08:23 PM
Hard to believe we have swept only 4 homestands ever...

Lip Man 1
04-23-2006, 08:57 PM
Brdsr:

That's why I'm an amateur Sox historian! :smile:

Lip

chisox77
04-23-2006, 09:53 PM
The Sox can make this present tear even larger, with no disrespect toward Seattle, Anaheim, and Cleveland.

:cool:

thomas35forever
04-23-2006, 10:27 PM
Lip, where do you get this stuff?

Evidently from the media guide.

There was a 16-game homestand once?

Lip Man 1
04-23-2006, 10:55 PM
Thomas35forever:

The media guide doesn't have half of the stuff that I dig up. Example.... This Day In White Sox History. Those are gleaned from out of my library of books, newspapers, video and audio, Retrosheet.org and so forth.

And you have to know when to be able to use it. When the Sox won their 7th game on this homestand I started thinking that I needed to check how this ranks regarding best home stands. If it's unusual, not well known, or 'under the radar' I'll think of it.

Lip

SouthSide_HitMen
04-23-2006, 11:15 PM
Thomas35forever:

The media guide doesn't have half of the stuff that I dig up. Example.... This Day In White Sox History. Those are gleaned from out of my library of books, newspapers, video and audio, Retrosheet.org and so forth.

And you have to know when to be able to use it. When the Sox won their 7th game on this homestand I started thinking that I needed to check how this ranks regarding best home stands. If it's unusual, not well known, or 'under the radar' I'll think of it.

Lip

Which is why Lip should be working at one of the jokes we call Chicago newspapers so we can have at least one quality reporter covering the team.

Fuller_Schettman
04-23-2006, 11:28 PM
Evidently from the media guide.

There was a 16-game homestand once?

Back before airline travel was common (even before Pearl Jam) it was common for teams to take longer road trips of 3 weeks in length. This
also resulted in longer homestands. Not as frequent for teams clustered
like NY, Philly, Boston, Baltimore, Washington.

Procol Harum
04-23-2006, 11:39 PM
There was a 16-game homestand once?

Back in the day of rail travel, they used to make the home and outta town stands longer in length so you weren't constantly running around on a train. The general tendency toward "long block" stands persisted within major league scheduling into the early 60s until air travel and the rise of 3 teams on the West Coast, a team in KC, and a team in Houston made for more complicated scheduling.

ondafarm
04-24-2006, 01:12 AM
Gang:

Here's the way the numbers read:

1.000, 7-0, September 5-11, 1983 vs. Oakland, California
1.000, 7-0, April 18-26,1972 vs. Texas, Kansas City, Cleveland
1.000, 7-0, May 12-16, 1965 vs. Kansas City, Los Angeles
1.000, 6-0, July 13-19, 1989 vs. Milwaukee, New York
.938, 15-1, June 13-25,1961 vs. Los Angeles, Minnesota, Cleveland, Washington, Detroit
.938, 15-1, June 5-21, 1908 vs. Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston
.938, 15-1, July 27 - August 13, 1906 vs. Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston
.917, 11-1, July 21 - August 4, 1959 vs. Boston, Baltimore, New York, Washington
.888, 8-1, April 15-23, 2006 vs. Toronto, Kansas City, Minnesota

Lip

My parent's first date was the one losing game of the 1959 homestand.

jabrch
04-24-2006, 08:19 AM
Which is why Lip should be working at one of the jokes we call Chicago newspapers so we can have at least one quality reporter covering the team.

Yeah...as if the Chicago media needs one more negative nancy... Leave Lip in Chubbock where he's the tallest midget in the intellectual midget colony.

PaulDrake
04-24-2006, 10:02 AM
Yeah...as if the Chicago media needs one more negative nancy... Leave Lip in Chubbock where he's the tallest midget in the intellectual midget colony. I'm sure Lip doesn't need my help but that's cheap. Elitist too. You think smart people only live in big cities? Cities have their own kind of provincialism.

batmanZoSo
04-24-2006, 10:20 AM
Not just the fact that we swept both teams, but look at the combined scores:

vs. KC -- 17-1
vs. MIN -- 23-6

Since starting off 1-4, we're a cool 12-1. So I guess it's okay if you have a bad first week. That's how you erase it, just win 12 out of 13. The 114-win Yankees of '98 started out 1-3 did they not?

Railsplitter
04-24-2006, 10:26 AM
Lip, where do you get this stuff?

www.retrosheet.org (http://www.retrosheet.org) is a very good reference point for such baseball history.

SouthSide_HitMen
04-24-2006, 10:45 AM
I'm sure Lip doesn't need my help but that's cheap. Elitist too. You think smart people only live in big cities? Cities have their own kind of provincialism.

I agree. I stand by my statement as well. Anyone who doesn't think Lip is an improvement over Tailgunner Joe Cowley is out of it (I don't know who or if the Tribune has an everyday reporter covering the team what with all the simulation games to cover and the fact that everybody loves the Cubs and there is not much interest in White Sox baseball).

Lip Man 1
04-24-2006, 01:18 PM
Gang:

I appreciate the kind words. Jabrch is entitled to his opinion. If everyone agreed with everything I said or wrote then there would be an issue.

If Jabrch doesn't like what I say then I hope he puts me on his ignore list and also does not read any of the interviews or the historical interactive columns that I write for the web site. Can't 'pick and choose' what you want to read you know. If he doesn't like my style then that's the way it is.

As for me I find a lot of what Jabrch writes 'interesting' and 'hillarious' myself...but that's just me.

:D:

Lip

Theanticub
04-24-2006, 02:09 PM
My parent's first date was the one losing game of the 1959 homestand.

While it sucks,.....it's still kinda cool.

Yeah I don't understand myself either.

I want Mags back
04-24-2006, 04:27 PM
Woo Hoo

my5thbench
04-24-2006, 07:19 PM
a great homestand to me, anytime I go to a game, eat & drink hardy, the Sox win & at home afterward the wife rewards me with some romance


oh for the good ol' days