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Lip Man 1
04-16-2007, 01:15 PM
April 17, 1906- The World Championship season began in Detroit with the Sox beating the Tigers 5 - 3. Frank Owen, who’d win 22 games that year, picked up the victory. Just three days short of six months later, the Sox would close out the Cubs winning the only all Chicago World Series four games to two.

April 17, 1951- The ‘Golden Age’ of White Sox baseball is born as on opening day the Sox destroy the St. Louis Browns 17 - 3. New manager Paul Richards would emphasize pitching, defense and speed and for the next 17 seasons the Sox would do it well enough to have 17 consecutive ‘winning’ seasons, the 3rd longest streak in MLB history.

April 17, 1956 - In front of newly elected Mayor Richard J. Daley, rookie Luis Aparicio collects his first major league hit. It comes off the Indians Bob Lemon and helped set up the winning run in the Sox 2 - 1 victory.

April 17, 1980 - Future Sox star Harold Baines collects his first major league hit. It’s off Yankee pitcher Mike Griffin in New York. Baines would have an outstanding career with 2,866 hits. His number #3 was first retired in 1989 when he was traded to Texas.

April 17, 1990 - On a cold miserable night in Chicago, Ron Kittle would connect for a roof top home run off Boston’s Rob Murphy. It was Kittle’s seventh roof top shot, the most by any player in the history of the original Comiskey Park. It was also the last roof top home run in the park’s history. The Sox would win the game 2 - 1.

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Lip

EastCoastSoxFan
04-16-2007, 01:37 PM
April 17, 1990 - On a cold miserable night in Chicago, Ron Kittle would connect for a roof top home run off Boston’s Rob Murphy. It was Kittle’s seventh roof top shot, the most by any player in the history of the original Comiskey Park. It was also the last roof top home run in the park’s history. The Sox would win the game 2 - 1.I still remember Hawk's call on that one:
"You've got to be kidding. That is AWESOME!"

stl_sox_fan
04-16-2007, 04:57 PM
April 17, 1980 - Future Sox star Harold Baines collects his first major league hit. It’s off Yankee pitcher Mike Griffin in New York. Baines would have an outstanding career with 2,866 hits. His number #3 was first retired in 1989 when he was traded to Texas.

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Lip


Oh the jersey of the late 80's!!! So glad they went to the Black and White ones. The real crime is ol #3's card is only going for .25 cents on eBay!!!

BRDSR
04-16-2007, 06:34 PM
Oh the jersey of the late 80's!!! So glad they went to the Black and White ones. The real crime is ol #3's card is only going for .25 cents on eBay!!!

Thread HiJack Alert!!

eBay has absolutely destroyed the market for a lot of collectables, especially baseball cards. I collected cards as a kid and still dabble in putting together some sets from the 60s, but on the whole the industry has pretty much gone down the tubes in my opinion.