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Lip Man 1
04-18-2007, 10:08 AM
April 19, 1960 - "Minnie" Minoso makes a triumphant return to the White Sox blasting two home runs, including the game winner in the 9th inning for a wild 10 - 9 victory over the A’s. Minnie, reacquired over the off season, also has a grand slam and drives in six RBI’s. More ominous however is the fact that the ‘vaunted’ Sox pitching staff gave up nine runs in the first place, blew a 9 - 2 lead and made two errors. It would be a sign of things to come.

April 19, 1961 - In the home opener against Washington, owner Bill Veeck hired numerous midgets to sell concessions throughout Comiskey Park. Why? Because Veeck received a number of complaints from fans that ‘normal’ sized sellers were obstructing their view of the game itself!

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my5thbench
04-19-2007, 01:08 PM
My Dad & a couple of buddies were sitting around drinking Blatz, he was a salesman for the brewery when they were owned by Pabst & I got to see that game with them....I have never forgotten that game winner & the score as well as the #9 on ol' Minnie's back

FedEx227
04-19-2007, 01:12 PM
April 19, 1961 - In the home opener against Washington, owner Bill Veeck hired numerous midgets to sell concessions throughout Comiskey Park. Why? Because Veeck received a number of complaints from fans that ‘normal’ sized sellers were obstructing their view of the game itself!



You gotta love Veeck! That's hilarious.

fisk4ever
04-19-2007, 06:38 PM
Last night during the postgame I was thinking that we'll be reminiscing about the 4/18/07 game courtesy of Lip's posts for many years to come. (I hope!)