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Lip Man 1
06-11-2007, 12:19 PM
June 12, 1966 - The Sox trade relief pitcher Eddie Fisher to the Orioles for infielder Jerry Adair. Fisher was an All Star in 1965 but the Sox had incredible bullpen depth thanks to the anchors Hoyt Wilhelm and up and coming Bob Locker.

June 12, 1967 - The Sox play the longest game that they lose in their history when they drop a 6 - 5 decision to the Senators in Washington. The game goes 22 innings. Both teams scored a run in the 10th then didnít score again until the Nats Paul Casanova drove home the winner in the last of the 22nd. Johnny Buzhardt tossed eight innings in relief before giving up the run that cost him the game. Walt Williams had ten at bats! The night game took 6:38 minutes. Both teams went the entire game without an error which is the A.L. record. The contest was played in temperatures around 90 degrees which prompted an angry Eddie Stanky afterwards to demand implementation of a league curfew.

June 12, 1972 - Sox slugger Dick Allen appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated. (Teammate Tom Egan is in the background) The coverís caption reads, "Season Of Surprises. Chicagoís Dick Allen Juggles His Image."

June 12, 1981 - A players strike begins wiping out almost two months of the season. When both sides agree to resume the season the owners come up with a bizarre "split season" format. Sox manager Tony LaRussa, a certified lawyer, quickly finds a major flaw in the plan and suggests that if it would help the Sox get the second best record and a spot in the post season, they would throw a late season series to the Aís. Later Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog says the same thing for his club. The owners quickly tweek the format to eliminate the potential for teams having to lose games, to in essence win.

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