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Lip Man 1
04-07-2007, 12:10 PM
More 'stuff'...

April 8, 1963 - One of the biggest ‘what if’ in franchise history takes place. As per the rules at the time, the White Sox had to choose between two pitchers signed to ‘bonus baby’ contracts. The rules stated that only one player signed to a deal for over a certain amount could remain in the organization. The other would have to be waived. With that in mind rookies Bruce Howard and Denny McLain squared off in an intersquad game to see who was released and who got promoted to Double A Lynchberg, Virginia. Howard won 2 - 1. McLain got his walking papers and was claimed by Detroit. (Sox broadcaster Milo Hamilton remembered McLain and his character and talked about him in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

April 8, 1991 - It has always been a house of horrors for the Sox but on this day they got the last laugh. The Sox spoil the last home opener in old Memorial Stadium by ripping the Orioles 9 - 1. Sammy Sosa clubs two home runs off Jeff Ballard to lead the rout. He’d knock in five RBI’s on the afternoon. Jack McDowell goes the distance striking out ten.

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chisox77
04-07-2007, 02:17 PM
That was a house of horrors, Lip, no doubt about it. But not only did the White Sox club the Orioles on that 1991 home opener in Baltimore, they would later return there (during the same season), and Wilson Alvarez would pitch a no-hitter against the O's. I watched that game on television and kept hearing Hawk say "gas!" over and over again. At least the Sox had the chance to exorcise a few demons before the Orioles moved to Camden Yards.

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Medford Bobby
04-08-2007, 08:45 PM
That was a house of horrors, Lip, no doubt about it. But not only did the White Sox club the Orioles on that 1991 home opener in Baltimore, they would later return there (during the same season), and Wilson Alvarez would pitch a no-hitter against the O's. I watched that game on television and kept hearing Hawk say "gas!" over and over again. At least the Sox had the chance to exorcise a few demons before the Orioles moved to Camden Yards.

:cool:

That is a game I rolled some tape on andstill fun to watch...can't beat the standing ovation for then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and the success of Gulf War One......:tongue: