View Full Version : This Date In Sox History 5-24

Lip Man 1
05-23-2007, 10:26 AM
May 24, 1929 - In one of the greatest pitching performances in the history of MLB, Sox starter Ted Lyons throws all 21 innings in a heartbreaking 6 - 5 loss to the Tigers. He allowed 24 hits in the 21 innings. Only two other hurlers had ever matched Lyons mark and no one has ever bettered it.

May 24, 1946 - Sox manager Jimmy Dykes leaves the organization. Dykes was in charge for 12 years, 13 days, the longest tenure in franchise history. The Sox apparently tried to keep the firing a secret but a Hollywood Ďgossipí columnist found out about it and broke the story.

May 24, 1961 - For the first time since the 1950 season the Sox drop into last place in the American League for a time after they lose a double header in Baltimore. The plight of the Sox actually causes some Chicago aldermen in city council session to publicly ask what was going on. The Sox would rebound though to end the year in 4th place with 86 wins.

May 24, 1967 - Sox 1st baseman Tommy McCraw had his career day. In a game at Minnesota, McCraw slams three home runs and knocks in eight RBIís as the Sox pound the Twins 14 - 1. On the day he went 3 - 6, with three runs scored and the eight RBIís, tying a franchise record.

May 24, 1983 - The 1983 season turns around completely on this evening as the White Sox destroy Boston and pitcher Doug Bird 12 - 4. Bird, who hadnít lost a game in two years, is roughed up as the Sox blast five home runís on the night. Greg Luzinski hits one, which is his 5th shot in five games. It was the start of the drive that would lead, four months later, to the Western Division Championship.

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05-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Thanks again for the history lesson, Lip.

No pitcher in today's era will ever pitch 21 innings. What an amazing feat! And to give up 24 hits over the 21 innings and lose... wow.

05-23-2007, 11:25 AM
Hell, a pitcher going 10 innings seems to happen about as often as a no-hitter these days.

Medford Bobby
05-23-2007, 11:53 AM
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0657/s065782b.jpgTed Lyons circa 1926 at Comiskey Park.........:D:

05-23-2007, 01:47 PM
I wonder what his pitch count was? :tongue: