View Full Version : This Date In Sox History 9-18

Lip Man 1
09-17-2006, 12:42 PM
September 18, 1940 - A game originally played on June 20th with the Sox beating New York 1-0 in eleven innings, is ordered replayed by the commissioners office. A Sox win is literally washed away. The Sox found themselves in the middle of a pennant race and losing 9 - 8 in the 8th inning of the replayed game, when umpire Harry Geisel orders the game ended, claiming it was too dark to finish.

September 18, 1971 - Carlos May pulls off one of the rarest baseball feats of all when he gets an inside the park grand slam against the Angels Tom Murphy. May, a left handed hitter, sliced a drive down the left field line at Comiskey Park. California’s Ken Berry slammed his head diving for the ball which rolled into the corner. By the time center fielder Mickey Rivers came over and threw it back home, everyone had scored. The Sox behind pitcher Tom Bradley won the game 5 - 1. One of my favorites because I was sitting in the center field bleachers for the game. (Both Berry and May talk about this unusual play in their respective interviews with White Sox Interactive)

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09-17-2006, 01:31 PM
What was the reason for the replayed game?

Lip Man 1
09-17-2006, 06:44 PM
Sorry I don't know.


09-17-2006, 06:56 PM
What was the reason for the replayed game?

From the Baseball Library :

Thursday, June 20th

IN THE NEWS: The Yankees lose to the White Sox 1–0 in 11 innings, their 6th straight loss, then protest a "catch" by Sox LF Moose Solters (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Solters_Moose.stm), contending he dropped the ball in the 2nd inning when he was reaching for his cap. Umpire George Quinn apparently missed the error and the protest is upheld. The game will be replayed September 18, but, for several years, all of today's records count including Monte Pearson (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/P/Pearson_Monte.stm)'s loss and Johnny Rigney (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Rigney_Johnny.stm)'s win, will count. It is the first time since 1919 that the Yankees have been shut out in extra innings by one pitcher: they lost on May 19, 1935 (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/chronology/1935MAY.stm#day19) in extra innings to two pitchers, Stewart and Brown.

09-17-2006, 07:48 PM
How many inside-the-park grand slams have there been in MLB history?