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Lip Man 1
07-11-2006, 01:29 PM
Another four spot

July 12, 1955- Itís deja vu all over again for Billy Pierce. The Sox star left hander gets the nod to start his second All Star Game. This time itís in Milwaukee and just like in the 1953 game, he goes three innings, allowing one hit and gets no decision in the N.L.ís 6-5 win in twelve innings.

July 12, 1979- On this night between games of a double header with the Tigers, the infamous "Disco Demolition" is staged. Sox fans riot after DJ Steve Dahl blows up a load of disco records. The second game is forfeited to Detroit. Among those in the stands that night for the game were future White Sox relief pitcher Donn Pall and future actor Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile.) (Then Sox promotions director Mike Veeck and Donn Pall both talk about this experience in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.com)

July 12, 1994- At the All Star Game in Pittsburgh, Sox slugger Frank Thomas slams some of the longest home runs ever seen reaching the upper,upper deck at Three Rivers Stadium during the home run hitting contest. As far as the actual game itself, Sox hurler Jason Bere gets tagged with the loss as Moises Alou gets him for an RBI double to win the game in extra innings 8-7.

July 12, 2005- The Sox Mark Buehrle gets the nod to start the All Star Game in Detroit and he also gets the win as the A.L. holds off the N.L. 7-5. Buehrleís win continues an interesting pattern in Sox All Star history. When a Sox pitcher wins the game the Sox make the post season. Examples: Buehrle in 05, James Baldwin in 00 and Jack McDowell in 93. The only exception to this trend was when Early Wynn won the All Star Game in 1958.

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