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Lip Man 1
05-08-2007, 12:05 PM
May 9, 1976 - Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood’s career is basically ended when his left kneecap is shattered by a line drive off the bat of future Sox player Ron LeFlore in Detroit. Wood had gotten off to a fine start 4 - 3, with five complete games and an ERA of 2.24 when the accident took place. He was never the same again. (In his interview with White Sox Interactive Wilbur admitted that his pitching changed because he was not going to let a hitter line anything again up the middle.)

May 9, 1984 - Harold Baines ends the longest game, inning wise in American League history blasting a home run in the 25th inning to give the Sox a 7 - 6 win over Milwaukee. The 8:06 length of the game set a Major League record. Tom Seaver got the win in relief in the marathon contest which started on May 8th and was suspended, then came back and won the regularly scheduled game later that same evening when the Sox won 5 - 4. For the night Seaver threw 9 1/3 rd innings allowing only four hits!

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Medford Bobby
05-08-2007, 12:41 PM
Tom Seaver got the win in relief in the marathon contest which started on May 8th and was suspended, then came back and won the regularly scheduled game later that same evening when the Sox won 5 - 4. For the night Seaver threw 9 1/3 rd innings allowing only four hits!

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http://www.baseballcardproject.com/Topps/R/1985/670.jpgJust an awesome free agent signing!:bandance:

Brian26
05-08-2007, 12:58 PM
Tom Seaver got the win in relief in the marathon contest which started on May 8th and was suspended, then came back and won the regularly scheduled game later that same evening when the Sox won 5 - 4. For the night Seaver threw 9 1/3 rd innings allowing only four hits!

Hawk and Drysdale couldn't stop raving about this move by LaRussa at the time. It was essentially like Seaver had pitched the first inning of a game and then sat down for a long inning by the Sox offense before going back to the mound. The 2nd game started right after the first game ended, so Seaver probably had no more than a 25 minute break.

LaRussa used 24 guys in the first game; the only player not used was LaMarr Hoyt. Dotson was even used as a pinch runner in the game but didn't pitch.

stl_sox_fan
05-08-2007, 02:57 PM
May 9, 1984 - Harold Baines ends the longest game, inning wise in American League history blasting a home run in the 25th inning to give the Sox a 7 - 6 win over Milwaukee. The 8:06 length of the game set a Major League record. Tom Seaver got the win in relief in the marathon contest which started on May 8th and was suspended, then came back and won the regularly scheduled game later that same evening when the Sox won 5 - 4. For the night Seaver threw 9 1/3 rd innings allowing only four hits!

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http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=198405080CHA
Ha! I remember listening to that one!
8 pitchers used during that game. Definitely a different era back then(can the 80s be considered an era?). You could use 8 pitchers during a 9 inning game nowadays.
5 Sox players had 10 or more AB's!

wilburaga
05-08-2007, 03:51 PM
That 25 inning game also featured what was probably the career best single game performances for 3 White Sox pitchers, starter Bob Fallon (6IP 1H 1R), Alfornia Jones (4IP 4H 0R), and Juan Agosto (7IP 5H 0R).

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my5thbench
05-08-2007, 04:00 PM
that was a long night night laying in bed listening to the radio broadcast......


reminds me of those late nights listening to Muhammed Ali fights on my little Japanese transistor radio....."down goes Liston"

EastCoastSoxFan
05-08-2007, 04:09 PM
Man, looking at that box score sure brings back a few names that I hadn't heard in a while.
Dave Stegman pinch-ran for Greg Luzinski and got 8 at-bats for his trouble.
And then he went out to left field at some point, which forced our pitchers to have to bat for the rest of the game.
I see Wimpy had a 5-hit night.....in 9 AB's. Still pretty damn good.
I also see that Pudge was still hitting in the 2-hole. As I recall he didn't become a full-fledged home-run hitter until '85.

And there were still some of Harvey's Wallbangers left on the Brew Crew -- Yount, Cooper, Oglivie, Gantner (I'm guessing Paul Molitor was injured or he would have gotten in the game somewhere).
Don Sutton started. I've never liked the vibe I get from that guy -- he seems a bit full of himself. Rollie Fingers was still with the Crew, speaking of one of the all-time great mustaches in big-league history.

Ah, the memories. I remember listening to a couple of innings (probably somewhere between the 6th and 8th) in the car as my dad drove me home from a little league game. And I think I might have heard the game-winning home run on the radio the next night.

I also remember a 1985 Topps "Record Breakers" card featuring Carlton Fisk's "longest game by a catcher". Catching all 25 innings? Ouch...

Lip Man 1
05-08-2007, 04:13 PM
Bobby:

Technically Seaver wasn't a 'free agent' signing. He was selected in the compensation draft. I don't recall who the Sox lost (it may have been Dennis Lamp) that enabled them to select Seaver.

Jerry Koosman by the way told me in his WSI Interview that he was the guy who convinced Seaver to accept the move...so what happens? The Sox deal Koosman for Ron Reed.

Lip