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Lip Man 1
08-27-2006, 12:42 PM
Perhaps the single most bizarre play in the history of the franchise.

August 28, 1960 - Of all the crazy games and things that have happened when the Sox played Baltimore, this one tops the list. The Sox started the day two and a half games behind the Yankees and trailed the O’s 3-0 going into the 8th. With two out, Luis Aparicio, Nellie Fox and Roy Sievers ripped consecutive singles, scoring a run and putting the tying runs on base. Manager Al Lopez called on Ted Kluszewski to pinch hit. ‘Big Klu’ drilled the pitch from Milt Pappas into the right field stands for an apparent three run homer except for one small thing.

Third base umpire Ed Hurley called time!

Nobody remembered seeing him do it but he refused to change his call. Both Lopez and Fox were ejected in the confrontation afterwards. The next day in a stunning admission for an umpire, Hurley was quoted in the newspapers as saying "I wish to heck I hadn’t called it, I’d gladly take it back.." End result was the Sox lost and were now three games behind the Yankees after they split a twin bill with the Tigers.

Kluszewski later recalled that this game was the one that broke the teams spirit that season. (Pitcher Bob Shaw talks about this incident in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

August 28, 1983 - Greg Luzinski completes his ‘downtown Triple Crown’ by blasting a pitch from Boston’s Dennis ‘Oil Can’ Boyd over the roof in left center field. It’s Luzinski’s third roof shot in 1983. Greg would have four roof top home runs in his White Sox career. The Sox took care of Boston on this afternoon 6-2.

August 28, 1998 - The Sox and Rangers combine for 14 home runs in a double header at Comiskey Park, tying the American League mark.