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Lip Man 1
04-06-2007, 11:23 AM
A busy day...

April 7, 1970 - The worst White Sox team in history begins their forgettable season getting pounded 12 - 0 at home by the Twins. Tommy John only lasts into the 5th inning. The Sox would go on to lose a franchise record 106 games.

April 7, 1971 - Charlie Finley, the A’s owner, gets the first regularly scheduled opening day double header in history but is stunned when the Sox under manager Chuck Tanner beat them twice 6 - 5 and 12 - 4. Tommy John and Bart Johnson are the winning pitchers. The Sox club five home runs on the day, including a grand slam by Bill Melton. It could have been six except that Carlos May somehow missed touching home plate on his blast. The A’s picked up on it and tagged him out when he was sitting in the dugout. This was also Harry Caray’s first regular season game as Sox announcer although at the time not a whole lot of folks could hear him. Three straight awful years caused the Sox to lose their radio contract with any ‘mainstream’ Chicago station. For the next two years Sox games were broadcast on WTAQ-FM (LaGrange) and WEAW-FM (Evanston)! (May talks about his embarrassing moment in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

April 7, 1973 - On opening day in Texas, Mike Andrews becomes the first White Sox DH. He hit 6th in the lineup for Chuck Tanner. He went 1 for 3 in the Sox 3 - 1 win behind Wilbur Wood. (Andrews talked about being a DH and his hot start in that role in his interview for White Sox Interactive.)

April 7, 1977 - The White Sox introduce American League baseball to Toronto as they play the first game against the expansion Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays outslug the Sox in a driving snowstorm to win 9 - 5. But it’s the start of something much bigger, the ‘South Side Hitmen’ are born. (Sox 3rd baseman Eric Soderholm remembered that game and the 1977 season for White Sox Interactive in his interview.)

April 7, 1994 - In the annual Crosstown Classic (formerly known as the Windy City Classic), Michael Jordan writes his name into Sox lore. His double in the late innings ties the game and prevents the Sox from losing for the first time in this series. The game would end in a tie. The Sox would go 10 - 0 - 2 in this affair that lasted from 1985 through 1995. (Two games were played in 1995)

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Lip

chisox77
04-06-2007, 02:33 PM
Keep the gems rolling, Lip. I enjoy reading them just to see if I can remember these events.

:cool:

Medford Bobby
04-06-2007, 04:06 PM
Hey God bless Don, he threw out a first pitch a couple of years ago at Fenway...he is the only surviving member of the 1934 Gas House Gang Cardinals!!!:wink:
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Lip Man 1
04-06-2007, 06:24 PM
Two additions:

April 7, 1984 - The Tigers Jack Morris would throw the last no-hitter at the original Comiskey Park when he shut down the Sox 4 - 0. The Sox had their chances, including loading the bases on walks in the 4th inning with no out, but could never get the key hit.

April 7, 1993 - On his first swing of the season, future Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk would blast his final home run. It would come off the Twins Jim Deshaies in the third inning and be the only run scored by the Sox in a 6 - 1 loss.

Lip

Brian26
04-06-2007, 10:08 PM
Two additions:

April 7, 1984 - The Tigers Jack Morris would throw the last no-hitter at the original Comiskey Park when he shut down the Sox 4 - 0. The Sox had their chances, including loading the bases on walks in the 4th inning with no out, but could never get the key hit.

Broadcast on NBC's Saturday Game of the Week with Costas and Kubek as the announcers.

waldo_the_wolf
04-07-2007, 03:00 AM
April 7, 1984 - The Tigers Jack Morris would throw the last no-hitter at the original Comiskey Park when he shut down the Sox 4 - 0. The Sox had their chances, including loading the bases on walks in the 4th inning with no out, but could never get the key hit.




What about Andy Hawkins of the Yankees on July 1, 1990? I was at that game and still remember lots of it despite only being eight at the time. Although some people claim that technically wasn't a no-hitter since he didn't pitch nine innings.

Lip Man 1
04-07-2007, 12:59 PM
Waldo:

MLB expunged from the record books all non winning and all non nine inning 'no hitters' about 15 years ago or so.

For example Hawkins 'no-hitter', Harvey Haddix's 11 inning 'no hitter' which he lost when he finally gave up a hit and Melido Perez's six inning rain shortened 'no hitter' vs. the Yankees a few weeks after Hawkins' 'no-hitter' basically never happened according to MLB.

Lip

Huisj
04-07-2007, 02:36 PM
Waldo:

MLB expunged from the record books all non winning and all non nine inning 'no hitters' about 15 years ago or so.

For example Hawkins 'no-hitter', Harvey Haddix's 11 inning 'no hitter' which he lost when he finally gave up a hit and Melido Perez's six inning rain shortened 'no hitter' vs. the Yankees a few weeks after Hawkins' 'no-hitter' basically never happened according to MLB.

Lip

That's pretty harsh to take those games away. By that logic, why don't they also not award complete games anymore to people who throw 8 innings in a road loss?