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Lip Man 1
05-30-2007, 12:49 PM
May 31, 1914 - Joe "The Butcher Boy" Benz, (so named because thatís what he did in the off season) fired a no-hitter beating Cleveland 6 - 1. The no hitter was at Comiskey Park.

May 31, 1950 - Sox G.M. Frank Lane makes a six player deal with the Senators and includes former All Star second baseman Cass Michaels (real name Casimir Kwietniewski) in it. The move is important because it clears the way for a youngster named Nellie Fox to take over full time at the position.

May 31, 1970 - The torpid White Sox, on their way to the worst single season in franchise history annihilate the Red Sox in Boston 22 - 13. The Sox bang out 24 hits with Bill Melton knocking in four RBIís. The Sox victim that afternoon? None other then former Sox star pitcher Gary Peters! Itís the second most runs ever scored in a single game by the franchise.

May 31, 1973 - It was an inauspicious debut for a player whoíd make himself into a fine big league hitter. In a game at Chicago, Brian Downing had just entered the game in the 7th inning making his major league debut. On his first play in the big leagues, Downing caught a foul pop off the bat of the Tigers Dick McAuliffe, diving to make the catch. On the catch though heíd tear up his knee and have to be placed on the disabled list. Downing would collect his first big league hit in August, an inside the park home run.

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BRDSR
05-30-2007, 02:07 PM
May 31, 1914 - Joe "The Butcher Boy" Benz, (so named because thatís what he did in the off season) fired a no-hitter beating Cleveland 6 - 1. The no hitter was at Comiskey Park.

Lip

Gotta love the ol' no-hit non-shutout. How'd they score their run, Lip?

Medford Bobby
05-31-2007, 09:38 AM
May 31, 1914 - Joe "The Butcher Boy" Benz, (so named because thatís what he did in the off season) fired a no-hitter beating Cleveland 6 - 1. The no hitter was at Comiskey Park.


Lip

http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0583/s058349.jpg
Joe "The Butcher Boy" Benz in 1913 at Comiskey Park

PaulDrake
05-31-2007, 09:50 AM
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0583/s058349.jpg
Joe "The Butcher Boy" Benz in 1913 at Comiskey Park Where do you come up with these pictures? They're priceless.

Lip Man 1
05-31-2007, 12:03 PM
The Sox made three errors in one inning allowing the run.

Lip

Medford Bobby
05-31-2007, 12:48 PM
Where do you come up with these pictures? They're priceless.

A great website with several thousand old Daily News photos:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/cdnhome.html

Foulke You
05-31-2007, 01:30 PM
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0583/s058349.jpg
Joe "The Butcher Boy" Benz in 1913 at Comiskey Park
He looks like a butcher. I can picture him with a meat cleaver and a white apron on. :D: