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Lip Man 1
07-01-2006, 07:28 PM
A triple play of memories...

July 2, 1977- With first place at stake, the Sox beat the Twins 13-8. Jim Spencer, the Sox Gold Glove winning first baseman, becomes the first Sox player to ever drive in eight runs in a game twice in a season. He drove in eight runs the first time on May 14, 1977 in an 18-2 slaughter of Cleveland. On this day Spencer went 3-5 with a grand slam and a three run home run.

July 2, 1980- Sox radio announcer Jimmy Piersall attacked Daily Herald sportswriter Rob Gallas after Gallas wrote a story speculating why Piersall was fired as a part time Sox coach. Spectators had to physically jump in and pull Piersall away. At the time Piersall was choking Gallas. Yes, this is the same Rob Gallas who would become the Sox Marketing Director responsible for Turn Back The Clock Day, Beatles Night, Elvis Night and Dog Day Afternoon as well as numerous other promotions that failed miserably.

July 2, 1980- Later on that same day, the Sox Ross Baumgarten would one hit the Angels, winning 1-0. Rod Carew got California’s only hit, on a single leading off the 7th inning.