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Lip Man 1
06-12-2007, 01:20 PM
June 13, 1957 - The Sox and Yankees hook up in perhaps the greatest "basebrawl" in history. In the 1st inning New York’s Art Ditmar threw a pitch at the head of the Sox Larry Doby. As the pitch rolled to the wall, Ditmar ran to cover home. Doby warned Ditmar about the pitch, then threw a left hook. The fight appeared to have racial overtones and lasted a full thirty minutes. Chicago native (and current White Sox public relations employee) "Moose" Skowron jumped on Doby which brought Walt Dropo into the fray. Dropo was at least 6-6 and a monster for his time. At various times, Whitey Ford, Casey Stengel, "Jungle" Jim Rivera and Enos "Country" Slaughter were in the middle of it. Slaughter’s jersey was ripped to pieces and his hat knocked to the side of his head in one of the most famous photographs of the 1950's. After things settled down Billy Martin rushed into things and started in on Doby. Four players were ejected and fined for the melee.

June 13, 1978 - It may be the greatest comeback by any team in franchise history. After trailing Cleveland 9 - 0 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Sox wind up winning the game 10 - 9! They score six runs in the 3rd, four runs in the 4th and hang on to win! They scored ten runs without benefit of a home run. Wayne Nordhagen led the way with three RBI’s. Rich Hinton goes over six innings in relief allowing only a run on five hits.

June 13, 1997 - Inter-league play begins with the Sox in Cincinnati. Ray Durham inaugurates it with a leadoff home run. The Sox would beat the Reds 3 - 1 behind the pitching of Wilson Alvarez and Roberto Hernandez.

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Lip

AnkleSox
06-12-2007, 05:38 PM
June 13, 1978 - It may be the greatest comeback by any team in franchise history. After trailing Cleveland 9 - 0 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning, the Sox wind up winning the game 10 - 9!

Lip

As impressive as that is, I will be much more surprised if the 2007 team ever again comes back from a 1-0 deficit. :whiner: