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Lip Man 1
06-03-2007, 12:12 PM
The highlight of the Dick Allen era, a game I was sitting in the right field stands for and some other stuff...

June 4, 1959 - 1959 was a year for marathon games for the White Sox. This was the first one that went at least 17 innings and all took place against Baltimore. In this game Earl Torgeson’s solo home run in the last of the 17th, was the difference in the Sox 6 - 5 win. Bob Shaw pitched five relief innings to get the win.

June 4, 1972 - It is forever known as the ‘Taco Game." In the second game of a double header with the Yankees, Sox manager Chuck Tanner calls for Dick Allen to pinch hit with two men on and the Sox losing 4-2. One problem....he can’t be found! Eventually one of the clubhouse boys finds Dick at a taco stand across the street. They rush back to the park with Allen wolfing down his ‘snack.’ On the third pitch from Sparky Lyle, Allen deposits the ball into the left field lower deck for the 5-4 win. (This story was confirmed for me when I spoke with Ed Herrmann for his interview with White Sox Interactive.com and Bill Melton has talked about this at Sox Fantasy Camp.)

June 4, 1973 - Sox pitching ace Wilbur Wood appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. At the time it looked like Wood was on his way to 30 wins given he already had 13 before June 1st. The cover’s caption read, "Wizard With A Knuckler. Chicago’s Wilbur Wood."

June 4, 1977 - In a game at Comiskey Park versus the Yankees, Richie Zisk, the ‘Polish Prince,’ hit a rooftop home run right down the left field line off Don Gullett. Unfortunately the Sox would lose the game 8 - 6.

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