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Lip Man 1
08-29-2006, 10:32 AM
The ying and yang of catchers combine for an oddity on the same date, seven years apart.....

August 30, 1983 - Carlton Fisk, one of the fastest catchers in baseball history, hits an inside the park home run off the Rangers Dave Stewart at Comiskey Park. His drive struck the top of the wall in left center field and bounded back towards the infield. While the Texas outfielders were tracking the ball down, Fisk circled the bases. The Sox won that night, 5-0.

August 30, 1990 - Ron Karkovice, one of the slowest catchers in baseball history, (although he amazingly had ten steals in 1992!) hits an inside the park grand slam off the Twins David West at Minnesota. With the bases loaded in the 4th inning Karkovice hit a line drive just over shortstop that rolled to the wall in left center. Outfielder Dan Gladden was picking the ball up when he started to slip and fall. As he did so, he tossed the ball towards outfielder Kirby Puckett to try to start a relay, except that Puckett wasn’t looking for it and the ball rolled towards center field. By the time the Twins got to it, Karkovice and all the runners had scored. It was the difference in a 4-3 win. (and yes it was officially scored as a home run, not a triple and an error...)

August 30, 2004 - Sox outfielder Joe Borchard hits what’s believed to be the longest home run ever hit at U.S. Cellular Field. He drives a pitch from the Phillies Brett Myers an estimated 504 feet to right field, smacking off the wall at the back of the bleacher seats. It was part of a Sox 9-8 win.

Lip

stl_sox_fan
08-29-2006, 11:14 AM
August 30, 2004 - Sox outfielder Joe Borchard hits what’s believed to be the longest home run ever hit at U.S. Cellular Field. He drives a pitch from the Phillies Brett Myers an estimated 504 feet to right field, smacking off the wall at the back of the bleacher seats. It was part of a Sox 9-8 win.

Lip


With this current lineup, how does Joe still have this record? Time for them to hit the weights harder.

Myrtle72
08-29-2006, 11:41 AM
August 30, 1983 - Carlton Fisk, one of the fastest catchers in baseball history, hits an inside the park home run off the Rangers Dave Stewart at Comiskey Park. His drive struck the top of the wall in left center field and bounded back towards the infield. While the Texas outfielders were tracking the ball down, Fisk circled the bases. The Sox won that night, 5-0.


Fisk is just so freggin' awesome.

pdr
08-29-2006, 12:25 PM
August 30, 2004 - Sox outfielder Joe Borchard hits what’s believed to be the longest home run ever hit at U.S. Cellular Field. He drives a pitch from the Phillies Brett Myers an estimated 504 feet to right field, smacking off the wall at the back of the bleacher seats. It was part of a Sox 9-8 win.



Too bad he didn't smack Brett Myers.

Britt Burns
08-29-2006, 12:39 PM
August 30, 2004 - Sox outfielder Joe Borchard hits what’s believed to be the longest home run ever hit at U.S. Cellular Field. He drives a pitch from the Phillies Brett Myers an estimated 504 feet to right field, smacking off the wall at the back of the bleacher seats. It was part of a Sox 9-8 win.


The $5.3 million dollar home run. Worth every penny if Thornton can keep pitching at the level he has been this season...

wilburaga
08-29-2006, 12:42 PM
August 30, 1990 - Ron Karkovice, one of the slowest catchers in baseball history, (although he amazingly had ten steals in 1992!) hits an inside the park grand slam off the Twins David West at Minnesota.


I've got to speak up for The Barbarian here. Granted he was no Bob Hayes, but my recollection is that he ran OK, especially earlier in his career. IMHO, he ran better than Sox alums Sherm Lollar, Old Smokehouse, Slug Hassey, Salas, LaValliere and Hoggy Herrmann, none of whom stole more than 5 bases in any season.

W

Madvora
08-29-2006, 12:51 PM
but my recollection is that he ran OK, especially earlier in his career.
That's how I remember it.

Hawk: "Karkovice runs well for a catcher" (every time he was on base)

sageofthesox
08-29-2006, 04:17 PM
That's how I remember it.

Hawk: "Karkovice runs well for a catcher" (every time he was on base)

He was also an excellent bunter.