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Lip Man 1
04-13-2007, 11:51 AM
April 14, 1910 - Sox pitcher Frank Smith fires the franchises only opening day one hitter as he beats the St. Louis Browns in Chicago 3 - 0.

April 14, 1917- Sox pitching star Eddie Cicotte no hits the St. Louis Browns, easily winning 11 - 0. The game was at St. Louis and is the earliest no hitter ever thrown by a Sox pitcher.

April 14, 1942 - Because of the intervention of President Franklin Roosevelt, major league baseball continued during the World War. The Sox would lose to St. Louis 3 - 0, and according to the reports of the day it was a very quiet, somber crowd. Marines and sailors marched in carrying the American flag from center field. Pearl Harbor was still etched in everyone’s memories.

April 14, 1953 - Cleveland’s Bob Lemon (who’d go on to manage the Sox in 1977 and some of 1978) almost duplicates Bob Feller’s opening day no-hitter, holding the Sox to one hit in winning 6 - 0.

April 14, 1955 - The White Sox and Sandy Consuegra defeated the Kansas City Athletics 7-1 in the Comiskey Park opener. The game was the first ever between the Sox and the Athletics since the A’s move from Philadelphia to Kansas City.

April 14, 1964 - The bittersweet 1964 season began with the Sox dropping a 5 - 3 decision to the Orioles in Chicago. Hoyt Wilhelm, gave up three late runs to lose the game. The 1964 Sox would win 98 games...only to finish one game behind the Yankees for the pennant.

April 14, 1981 - In the home opener for the season and for new owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn, 51,560 fans poured into Comiskey Park to see the new faces and new attitude. The Sox put on a show, blowing apart Milwaukee 9 - 3. The big blow, Carlton Fisk’s grand slam in the 4th inning off former Sox hurler Pete Vuckovich.

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