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ssirish317
05-24-2007, 01:44 PM
What two Sox players hit back to back home runs twice in the same game vs. Detroit in '94? Anyone catch the answer? Was it Ventura and Julio Franco?

Meixner007
05-24-2007, 01:54 PM
What two Sox players hit back to back home runs twice in the same game vs. Detroit in '94? Anyone catch the answer? Was it Ventura and Julio Franco?

Yes.

chisoxmike
05-24-2007, 02:04 PM
What two Sox players hit back to back home runs twice in the same game vs. Detroit in '94? Anyone catch the answer? Was it Ventura and Julio Franco? That is correct. They lost that game too.

TDog
05-24-2007, 05:15 PM
That is correct. They lost that game too.

April 24, 1994, in the 6th and 8th innings, both as the first 2 hitters, so the 4 home runs accounted for just 4 runs. The first pair brought the Sox from a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 lead. the second pair tied the game 6-6. In the 3rd after Franco hit a double to drive in Thomas, who had doubled with 2 outs to drive in Raines, the Tigers walked Ventura to limit the Sox lead to 2-0.

Unfortunately, neither the aging Franco or Ventura or even the Most Valuable Player Thomas batted in the bottom of the ninth after the Tigers pushed across another run. The game ended with Danny Pasqua striking out.

Dan the Man
05-24-2007, 05:22 PM
Unfortunately, neither the aging Franco...
Ha, that was even said back then, at the age of 35.

lostfan
05-24-2007, 05:31 PM
Ha, that was even said back then, at the age of 35.
You know, after I watched Mr. 3000 for the first time and Stan Ross became "the oldest player in MLB history to hit a home run" at 47 in the movie, Julio Franco did that in real life like 2 weeks later.

TDog
05-24-2007, 06:40 PM
If this was a television question, were there any comments from the announcers? Darrin Jackson batted behind Robin Ventura for most of 1994. He would have been on deck after the back-to-back home runs, twice.

You can't blame Ozzie Guillen for being outmanaged in the game because he was playing shortstop. And Joey Cora was playing second.

That was a long time ago.

crazyozzie02
05-24-2007, 06:44 PM
I was at that game. I was only 7, but I can still remember that

The Critic
05-24-2007, 07:43 PM
You know, after I watched Mr. 3000 for the first time and Stan Ross became "the oldest player in MLB history to hit a home run" at 47 in the movie, Julio Franco did that in real life like 2 weeks later.

Life imitates art.
:D:

DSpivack
05-25-2007, 02:45 AM
Life imitates art.
:D:

Just saw him pinch-hit tonight, in a game featuring one starter at 41 and the other 39. Franco will turn 49 in August.

Forty.
Nine.

skobabe8
05-25-2007, 07:02 AM
You know, after I watched Mr. 3000 for the first time and Stan Ross became "the oldest player in MLB history to hit a home run" at 47 in the movie, Julio Franco did that in real life like 2 weeks later.

Probably the worst sports movie I've ever seen, although I've watched it a couple of times because its so entertainingly-bad. So does that mean I'm a moron?

FedEx227
05-25-2007, 09:06 AM
Just saw him pinch-hit tonight, in a game featuring one starter at 41 and the other 39. Franco will turn 49 in August.

Forty.
Nine.

And god only knows if thats an official age.

lostfan
05-25-2007, 09:26 AM
Probably the worst sports movie I've ever seen, although I've watched it a couple of times because its so entertainingly-bad. So does that mean I'm a moron?
It was corny as hell but I still thought it was funny. /shrug

waldo_the_wolf
05-26-2007, 01:12 AM
Probably the worst sports movie I've ever seen, although I've watched it a couple of times because its so entertainingly-bad. So does that mean I'm a moron?

I remember watching it but I don't remember anything about it since it sucked so much. I knew I'd hate it when I saw Bernie Mac was the star, so I guess it was kind of like the instinct to want to smell sour milk.

Soxfest
05-26-2007, 09:54 PM
Baby Franco in 94

thedudeabides
05-26-2007, 10:50 PM
If this was a television question, were there any comments from the announcers? Darrin Jackson batted behind Robin Ventura for most of 1994. He would have been on deck after the back-to-back home runs, twice.

You can't blame Ozzie Guillen for being outmanaged in the game because he was playing shortstop. And Joey Cora was playing second.

That was a long time ago.

Nice. :D: