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Lip Man 1
04-22-2007, 11:57 AM
Must be something about Kansas City isn't it?

April 23, 1919 - Perhaps the greatest White Sox team ever, in terms of talent, opened the season in St. Louis destroying the Browns 13 - 4. Again Claude ‘‘Lefty’’ Williams got the win. This time however, six months later, after winning the American League pennant, the ‘‘Black Sox’’ reportedly threw the series and lost to the Cincinnati Reds. Eight players would be banned the following year and the only franchise capable of stopping the emerging New York Yankees juggernaut was decimated.

April 23, 1949 - Sox left hander Billy Pierce wins his first major league game. Pierce comes in to relieve starter Al Gettel and gets the decision as the Sox win 12 - 5. Billy would win 186 games with the Sox and 211 in his brilliant career.

April 23, 1955 - The White Sox hammer the Athletics 29 - 6! The 29 runs is an American League record. The Sox hit seven home runs that night. Walt Dropo and Bob Nieman each had seven RBI’s. Sherm Lollar and "Minnie" Minoso added five each.

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