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Lip Man 1
09-20-2006, 10:36 AM
September 21, 1901 - The Sox win the first "official" American League pennant despite losing to the Philadelphia Aís 10 - 4. The Sox would win the pennant by five games over the Boston Americans with a record of 83 - 53. Unfortunately the World Series didnít start until 1903, so this was the best that the Sox could do.

September 21, 1917 - The Sox clinch the pennant beating the Red Sox 2-1 behind Urban "Red" Faber. The Sox would outdistance Boston by eight games in 1917 with a mark of 100 - 54, then defeat the New York Giants 4 - 2 for the World Championship.

September 21, 1970 - For the first time in 69 seasons, the Sox finally have a 30 home run man. Bill Melton gets an upper deck shot off the Royals Aurelio Monteagudo for the most Sox home runs in a season. That same day Luis Aparicio gets his final hit in a Sox uniform. 672 fans are on hand to see the double header at Comiskey Park!

September 21, 2004 - In a game at Comiskey Park, the Sox hit their 133rd home run at home. It sets the franchise record breaking the home mark set by the 2002 club.