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Lip Man 1
05-29-2007, 12:41 PM
May 30, 1951 - The Sox blast the St. Louis Browns 8 - 1 to win their 14th consecutive game. It’s the second longest win streak in franchise history. After returning to Chicago, Mayor Martin Kennelly presents Chuck Comiskey, Paul Richards and the White Sox, the ‘keys to the city’ in a ceremony. The Sox would go from ‘Rags To Richards’ in 1951 ending their string of desultory seasons and pointing the way to the ‘Go-Go’ 1950's.

May 30, 1960 - Outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who would become a Sox announcer in the 70's and early 80's, goes on a rampage against the scoreboard and Comiskey Park. Piersall started by throwing the contents of the Cleveland dugout on to the field. Then he went into the Sox dugout grabbing a bucket of groundskeeper Gene Bossard’s sand and dumped that on the field. Piersall then didn’t move when a ball hit by "Minnie" Minoso came right at him. It went over his head for a double and adding insult to injury, the Sox thought it was a home run and set off the scoreboard! Finally Piersall took a ball and threw it at the board. All in a day’s work, as Cleveland took a twin bill. (Piersall explains what went on to set him off in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

May 30, 1966 - Sox pitcher Jack Lamabe fires a one hitter at Comiskey Park beating the Red Sox 11 - 0. Lamabe didn’t allow a hit until Joe Foy singled leading off the 8th inning. It was a sweep on the night for the Sox who shut out Boston in both games! The Sox won the opener 1 - 0 behind pitcher Johnny Buzhardt. In addition this was the club’s third consecutive shut out since on May 29th Tommy John blanked the Yankees 2 - 0. (Sox catcher J.C. Martin was behind the plate and talks about his remembrances from that night in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

May 30, 1971- In the second game of a double header with the Orioles, former Sox infielder Don Buford charges pitcher Bart Johnson with his bat after Johnson drills him with a pitch in his behind. Cooler heads prevailed but in the 9th inning while standing in the on deck circle ‘lecturing’ a fan, Buford is attacked by a second fan from behind. The Orioles charge out of the dugout and do a bloody number on that fan who is led away by security. (Sox second baseman Mike Andrews, who saw everything from second base remembers that day in his interview with White Sox Interactive. Johnson also talks about what happened in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

May 30, 1985 - In a night game at Comiskey Park, Carlton Fisk belts a rooftop shot off the Royals Charlie Leibrandt. It helped Tom Seaver and the Sox win 4 - 3. It was the start of a four game sweep of the Royals and a week in which Fisk would hit five home runs and drive in a dozen RBI’s.

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05-29-2007, 03:50 PM
Not White Sox history, exactly, but according to the Sun-Times, on this date in 1922, the Supreme Court ruled that MLB was primarily a sport and not a business, and thus not subject to anti-trust laws and interstate commerce regulations.

Boy, has THAT had a bearing on player-management relations ever since!


05-30-2007, 10:26 AM
I understand that between games of a Memorial day double header in Cleveland (May 30 the being the orignal and to some real Memorial Day) in 1932, Sox skipper Lew Fonseca got anto a scuffle with umpire Geroge Moriarity.