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Lip Man 1
04-14-2007, 11:46 AM
April 15, 1954 - The White Sox initiate major league baseball in Baltimore. They are the new Baltimore Orioles first opponent. The Os beat them 3 - 1 on the afternoon starting a run of numerous unfortunate, strange and bizarre happenings at Memorial Stadium over the next 36 seasons.

April 15, 1972 - The first labor impasse to cause regularly scheduled games to be cancelled caused Opening Day to be pushed back. In Kansas City the Sox would lose to the Royals 2 - 1 in eleven innings despite Dick Allens first White Sox home run. The Sox would drop three consecutive one run games to the Royals with Bart Johnson getting two of the losses in relief. (Johnson talked about that opening series and his roller-coaster White Sox career in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

April 15, 1983 - Former Cub, Milt Wilcox has his perfect game ruined with two out in the 9th inning. Sox pinch hitter Jerry Hairston rips a clean single up the middle. Its the only hit of the night for the Sox who lose to Detroit 6 - 0.

April 15, 1985 - In a game at Boston, pinch hitter Jerry Hairston collects his 51st safety in that role setting the franchise record. Jerry would lead the league in pinch hits from 1983 through 1985 and would retire with 87 pinch hits.

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Brian26
04-14-2007, 05:45 PM
April 15, 1983 - Former Cub, Milt Wilcox has his perfect game ruined with two out in the 9th inning. Sox pinch hitter Jerry Hairston rips a clean single up the middle. Its the only hit of the night for the Sox who lose to Detroit 6 - 0.

And the Sox fans who were in attendance booed Hairston after the hit.