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Lip Man 1
09-05-2006, 12:32 PM
September 6, 1903 - Guy ĎDocí White of the White Sox hurls a one hitter in beating Cleveland 1 - 0 in ten innings in a game in Chicago. It would be the first of five one hitters thrown by White between 1903 and 1908. White never threw a no hitter by the way. In addition to being a great pitcher, White was also a dentist and an evangelist.

September 6, 1905 - Sox pitcher Frank Smith tosses a no hitter against Detroit, in Detroit. The Sox win easily 15 - 0 and sweep the twin bill.

September 6, 1981 - Itís the beginning of the end for broadcaster Jimmy Piersall in connection with the Sox. Piersall and Harry Caray appear on the Mike Royko show on WLS-TV. Royko asked the duo how they handle baseball wives who dislike the comments they make about their husbands. Caray said "You know what Mike. I would love to call all the wives together someday and tell them what their husbands say about them across the ballfield." Piersallís answer was more controversial to say the least. "First of all they were horny broads that wanted to get married, and they wanted a little money, a little security and a big strong ballplayer. I traveled, I played. I got a load of those broads too." (Jimmy Piersall talks in depth about his time with the White Sox in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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PaulDrake
09-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Royko was the greatest American columnist I ever read. He grew up in an aparment above a tavern in a rough section of Logan Square. His shows were informal, just like the man. However by 1981, we were on the cusp of the PC era and Piersall gave the Reinsdorf group a ready made excuse to dump him. They knew how popular he was with Sox fans, but after this performance it was much easier to get rid of him.

my5thbench
09-05-2006, 04:03 PM
I loved Royco as well, but he sure was rough on we Hoosiers...my
we were unsophisticated....he was a Cub fan afterall

MasQbellesa
09-05-2006, 04:15 PM
Thanks for the history lesson everyday Lip Man!

Been enjoying the history of the Sox.

Go Sox! (there is still time)

viagracat
09-05-2006, 04:34 PM
I loved Royco as well, but he sure was rough on we Hoosiers...my
we were unsophisticated....he was a Cub fan afterall

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