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Lip Man 1
05-14-2007, 11:49 AM
May 15, 1929 - Sox outfielder Art "The Great" Shires and manager Lena Blackburne get into a fistfight in the Sox clubhouse. Blackburne knocked Shires out cold.

May 15, 1941 - In a game in New York, Sox pitcher Edgar Smith allowed a hit to Yankee great Joe DiMaggio. It would be the first hit in his record setting 56 game hitting streak.

May 15, 1951 - A testament to the managerial genius of Sox skipper Paul Richards. It was thirty years since the league saw a move like this. In the 9th inning of a game in Boston where the Sox were winning 7 - 6, relief pitcher Harry Dorish was removed in favor of Billy Pierce to face the left handed hitting Ted Williams, only Dorish wasnít removed from the game! He was moved to third base. Pierce retired Williams on a pop up, then was taken out of the game and Dorish put back on the mound. Boston eventually tied the game but the Sox would have the last laugh, winning 9 - 7 in eleven innings. The win marked the start of a 14 game win streak, with eleven of the wins on the road. On May 30th after sweeping the St. Louis Browns, the Sox record stood at 26 - 9!

May 15, 1996 - The Sox score twenty runs in a game! They easily handle the Brewers in Milwaukee 20 - 8. The Sox score twenty, yet only hit two home runs. Frank Thomas has one of them and knocks in six runs on the night. Wilson Alvarez gets the win.

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Medford Bobby
05-15-2007, 10:45 AM
:smile: If you could go back in time to experience a past White Sox season, the 1951 season would be topps on the list, maybe even over the 1959 American League Championship season.

I may need to ask my Dad what year he liked better during the 1950's. He has told me before the 51 Sox were indeed a lot of fun to watch. :cool: