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Lip Man 1
04-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Four more items today...

April 11, 1917 - The World Championship season began in St. Louis where the Sox beat up the Browns 7 - 2. Claude ‘‘Lefty’’ Williams picked up the win. Just slightly over six months later, the Sox would win the World Series again, four games to two, over John McGraw and the New York Giants.

April 11, 1969 - The White Sox initiate major league baseball to Seattle. They are the first home opponent for the ‘new’ Seattle Pilots. The Sox promptly roll over and die to the expansion team 7 - 0.

April 11, 1982 - When the ‘great blizzard’ hit the Midwest and forced cancellation of a number of games, the Sox had to open on the road the following week... in New York... with a double header. No problem, as the franchise which had already won an opening day twin bill in 1971, put the wood to the Yankees winning 7 - 6 in twelve innings and then 2 - 0. It was the start of an eight game winning streak to open the 1982 campaign, the best start of a season in franchise history.

April 11, 2000 - For a man with no speed he got around the bases fast enough this time! Paul Konerko hits an inside the park home run against Tampa Bay. It came in the first inning off Esteban Yan and drove in two runs. The Sox won 13 - 6.

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Lip

my5thbench
04-10-2007, 01:53 PM
unfortunately the Braves started 11 & 0 in '82 & were always one game ahead of the Sox during that streak thereby grabbing more national attention


go figure

Pods4455
04-10-2007, 02:14 PM
Isnt today April 10th?

PaulDrake
04-10-2007, 03:31 PM
Isnt today April 10th? As a new poster let me inform you that Lip posts these little nuggets a day ahead of time. Enjoy the memories, the good and the not so good.

doublem23
04-10-2007, 03:37 PM
Isnt today April 10th?

Lip provides these so when you go out tonight, you'll have fresh conversation starters at the bar after midnight strikes.

Pods4455
04-10-2007, 03:40 PM
ooohhhh okay! lol thanks! :) I think they are awesome, i was reading some of them off to my father earlier actually :)

I really appreciate everyone helping me out while I get adjusted to things here.. sorry if Im making people mad!

chisox77
04-10-2007, 05:38 PM
The Seattle Pilots became the Milwaukee Brewers a year later. It looked like the White Sox might move to Seattle in 1976, but Veeck bought them, and kept them here until Reinsdorf/Einhorn purchased them in 1981.

Overall, things worked out well for everyone. Seattle eventually got the expansion Mariners in 1977.

:cool:

PaulDrake
04-10-2007, 08:06 PM
The Seattle Pilots became the Milwaukee Brewers a year later. It looked like the White Sox might move to Seattle in 1976, but Veeck bought them, and kept them here until Reinsdorf/Einhorn purchased them in 1981.

Overall, things worked out well for everyone. Seattle eventually got the expansion Mariners in 1977.

:cool:They got them after the deal to ship the White Sox there fell through. The City of Seattle was getting ready to take the American League to court.

PaulDrake
04-10-2007, 08:13 PM
ooohhhh okay! lol thanks! :) I think they are awesome, i was reading some of them off to my father earlier actually :)

I really appreciate everyone helping me out while I get adjusted to things here.. sorry if Im making people mad! You're certainly not making me mad. You can even disagree with me and say I'm full of it and I probably still won't get mad. I may eventually admit you were right all along. You don't have to like all of KW's trades and Ozzie's game moves either. However, you might not get off so easy from some others for doing that.

Brian26
04-10-2007, 08:46 PM
April 11, 1982 - It was the start of an eight game winning streak to open the 1982 campaign


My biggest memory of this was that Salome Barojas, the new closer that year, started off on fire. Of those eight wins, he must have had five or six saves in a row.

nedlug
04-10-2007, 09:33 PM
April 11, 2000 - For a man with no speed he got around the bases fast enough this time! Paul Konerko hits an inside the park home run against Tampa Bay. It came in the first inning off Esteban Yan and drove in two runs. The Sox won 13 - 6.

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I remember that, and it was awesome - bounced off the wall and ran away from the outfielders.

I also remember the side-by-side comparison that the studio show did a couple days later with Spanky LaValliere scoring from 1st. That was truly a show of deceptively slow folks...

ilsox7
04-10-2007, 09:34 PM
I remember that, and it was awesome - bounced off the wall and ran away from the outfielders.

I also remember the side-by-side comparison that the studio show did a couple days later with Spunky LaValliere scoring from 1st. That was truly a show of deceptively slow folks...

Wasn't it Spanky?

nedlug
04-10-2007, 09:42 PM
Whoops. :redface: Close enough :smile: