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Lip Man 1
05-17-2007, 11:25 AM
May 18, 1957 - More bizarre circumstances surrounding a game in Baltimore (you shouldn’t be surprised.) On this night the Sox had to catch a train to Boston and the Orioles agreed to end the game at 10:20 regardless of the outcome. The Sox trailed 3 - 0 going into the 7th inning when they scored four runs. That half inning was strange in itself because the Sox used five pinch hitters and two pinch runners in it! The Sox were still leading 4 - 3 in the 9th inning. Paul La Palme was brought in to protect the lead. With thirty seconds remaining until curfew he elected to pitch to former Sox outfielder Dick Williams. League rules did not allow for a suspended game under these circumstances so the Sox could have legally stalled the final seconds away. Unfortunately they didn’t.

La Palme threw...Williams swung...home run. Tie game... make that a suspended tie game! (Which had to be replayed from the start later in the season.)

May 18, 1983 - Still another bizarre moment in Baltimore. On this night Sox pitcher Rich Dotson tossed a one hitter. Only he lost it 1 - 0. His only mistake came when ‘Disco’ Danny Ford lofted a pitch down the right field line at Memorial Stadium that fell into the first row of seats along the line. The ‘blast’ went all of about 308 feet, an out in most other parks. The hit came in the 8th inning.

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Lip

Medford Bobby
05-17-2007, 11:41 AM
May 18, 1983 - Still another bizarre moment in Baltimore. On this night Sox pitcher Rich Dotson tossed a one hitter. Only he lost it 1 - 0. His only mistake came when ‘Disco’ Danny Ford lofted a pitch down the right field line at Memorial Stadium that fell into the first row of seats along the line. The ‘blast’ went all of about 308 feet, an out in most other parks. The hit came in the 8th inning.

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Lip


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Ya gotta respect any one with "Disco" in their name.....:D:

Brian26
05-17-2007, 10:00 PM
Great stuff as usual, Lip. I remember seeing that 1983 game when it happened (it must have been on Ch 32 that night instead of Sportsvision).

I've never heard the 1957 story, but that's a great one to read.