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Lip Man 1
04-17-2007, 01:41 PM
April 18, 1972 - For the first time a labor impasse cancelled regular season games and it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a ‘night’ home opener and the twenty thousand plus fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick Allen. Allen didn’t disappoint, going two for four, with three runs and two RBI’s in the Sox 14 - 0 win over the 'new' Texas Rangers. Afterwards Dick said, "I think I’m going to like it here."

April 18, 1991- The Sox open the ‘new’ Comiskey Park by falling flat on their faces and getting wiped out 16 - 0. It was a strange game that saw Detroit have a ten run inning! (Jack McDowell, the losing pitcher that afternoon, talked about what went wrong and what some of the Sox players did before the next game to ‘appease’ the baseball gods in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

April 18, 1994 - Sox leadoff man Tim Raines belts three home runs in a game at Fenway Park. He goes 4 - 5 with four RBI’s in the easy 12 - 1 win.

April 18, 2000 - The White Sox set the franchise record by scoring eleven runs in the 5th inning of a game in Chicago against the Mariners. Tanyon Sturtze gets the win in relief as the Sox win 18 - 11.

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Lip

stl_sox_fan
04-17-2007, 03:20 PM
April 18, 2000 - The White Sox set the franchise record by scoring eleven runs in the 5th inning of a game in Chicago against the Mariners. Tanyon Sturtze gets the win in relief as the Sox win 18 - 11.

Lip

Ha! The Grand Tanyon. I think he falls into the category of journeyman.

sageofthesox
04-17-2007, 04:26 PM
April 18, 1972 - For the first time a labor impasse cancelled regular season games and it wasn’t until the middle of the month that the Sox finally opened at home. It turned out to be a ‘night’ home opener and the twenty thousand plus fans who turned out gave a standing ovation welcome to new Sox slugger Dick Allen. Allen didn’t disappoint, going two for four, with three runs and two RBI’s in the Sox 14 - 0 win over the 'new' Texas Rangers. Afterwards Dick said, "I think I’m going to like it here."

April 18, 1991- The Sox open the ‘new’ Comiskey Park by falling flat on their faces and getting wiped out 16 - 0. It was a strange game that saw Detroit have a ten run inning! (Jack McDowell, the losing pitcher that afternoon, talked about what went wrong and what some of the Sox players did before the next game to ‘appease’ the baseball gods in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

April 18, 1994 - Sox leadoff man Tim Raines belts three home runs in a game at Fenway Park. He goes 4 - 5 with four RBI’s in the easy 12 - 1 win.

April 18, 2000 - The White Sox set the franchise record by scoring eleven runs in the 5th inning of a game in Chicago against the Mariners. Tanyon Sturtze gets the win in relief as the Sox win 18 - 11.

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Lip

My first impression of the New Comiskey was not a good one, but I'm sure the 16-0 flogging had a lot to do with that. Our seats were out in right field that day. I remember a "cage" which prevented bleacher ticketholders from escaping into other areas of the stadium.

The stadium is certainly much better today than it was when it opened 16 years ago. I think the biggest improvement was getting rid of the mote (at least 15 feet wide) which separated the outfield seats from the playing field.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-17-2007, 08:28 PM
Tanyon Sturtze... what a worthless piece of ****. I can't believe that guy managed to kick around baseball for 10+ years. It just goes to show how hard up for pitching most teams are.

The smartest move Schueler ever made was sending Sturtze to Tampa for Tony Graffanino. That appeared to be a trade of spare parts, but at least Graffy had some value. Sturtze was only good for bitching about why he deserved to start.

PKalltheway
04-17-2007, 08:38 PM
April 18, 2000 - The White Sox set the franchise record by scoring eleven runs in the 5th inning of a game in Chicago against the Mariners. Tanyon Sturtze gets the win in relief as the Sox win 18 - 11.
Didn't the Sox equal this record in a game against Arizona in either 2005 or 2006?

TommyJohn
04-17-2007, 08:52 PM
Didn't the Sox equal this record in a game against Arizona in either 2005 or 2006?

If I recall correctly, the Sox have scored 11 runs in one inning on a few
occasions, including one 1970 game against the Red Sox where they were
down 5-2 going into the top of the 9th, then scored 11 to win 13-5.
Another famous time was a bizarre 1959 game that I am sure Lip will
touch upon in a few days, so I won't steal his thunder.

WhiteSoxJunkie
04-17-2007, 10:03 PM
Didn't the Sox equal this record in a game against Arizona in either 2005 or 2006?

In 05, they scored 10 runs in an inning vs Arizona.

IndianWhiteSox
04-17-2007, 11:16 PM
April 18, 1991- The Sox open the ‘new’ Comiskey Park by falling flat on their faces and getting wiped out 16 - 0. It was a strange game that saw Detroit have a ten run inning! (Jack McDowell, the losing pitcher that afternoon, talked about what went wrong and what some of the Sox players did before the next game to ‘appease’ the baseball gods in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

Lip

I still can't believe that this stadium opened on my 4th Birthday!

:cool:

Lip Man 1
04-17-2007, 11:37 PM
Folks:

The notation about scoring 11 runs being a record wasn't for the number of runs scored but the inning in which they were scored.

The Sox have never scored more runs in the 5th inning of any game then the one listed. You'll see eight more of these throughout the season for the remaining innings.

Lip

Brian26
04-17-2007, 11:42 PM
April 18, 2000 - The White Sox set the franchise record by scoring eleven runs in the 5th inning of a game in Chicago against the Mariners. Tanyon Sturtze gets the win in relief as the Sox win 18 - 11.



WGN made a great highlight video to this game and would play it occassionally during rain delays in 2001 and 2002. They set all of the offensive highlights to Pink's Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine."