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Lip Man 1
08-22-2006, 10:55 AM
August 23, 1906 - The Sox beat Washington 4-1 for their 19th straight win. The Sox led the league by 5 1/2 games thanks to the unprecedented run.

August 23, 1972 - Sox slugger Dick Allen would make history again on this day. He slammed a pitch from the Yankees Lindy McDaniel into the center field bleachers directly under the scoreboard at Comiskey Park becoming the first Sox player to ever do this. Sox announcer Harry Caray, who was broadcasting the game from that area, nearly caught the ball in his fishing net which he kept with him for just such an occasion. A favorite of mine because I was at this game and was sitting about ten feet from Caray. The Sox would win it 5 - 2. (You can hear Caray’s play by play description of this shot by going to ‘The Sox Of The Wild 70's’ story located at White Sox Interactive under the ‘audio memories’ link.)

August 23, 2005 - In an excruciating game in Minnesota, the Sox Freddy Garcia tosses a complete game one hitter and loses 1-0. The only mistake he made was allowing a home run to Jacque Jones leading off the 8th inning.