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Lip Man 1
06-25-2007, 01:08 PM
June 26, 1916 - In a game in Cleveland, the White Sox become the first team to ever have names sewn on to the backs of the uniforms. Knowing who was playing didn’t help them though, they were shut out 2 - 0.

June 26, 1983- Sox slugger Greg Luzinski belts the first of his three ‘rooftop’ home runs at Comiskey Park becoming the first player to ever hit that many in a single season. Luzinski powers a pitch from the Twins Brian Oelkers over the roof in left center field. The shot came in the 3rd inning of a game the Sox would win 9 - 7.

June 26, 1986 - It was the best trade in the short career of G.M. Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson sends catcher Scott Bradley to the Mariners for outfielder Ivan Calderon. Calderon would hit 28 home runs in 1987 and would be a big part offensively for the Sox in their spectacular 1990 campaign. He’d then be traded as part of the Tim Raines deal in December 1990 by new G.M. Ron Schueler.

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Lip

stl_sox_fan
06-25-2007, 01:26 PM
June 26, 1986 - It was the best trade in the short career of G.M. Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. Harrelson sends catcher Scott Bradley to the Mariners for outfielder Ivan Calderon. Calderon would hit 28 home runs in 1987 and would be a big part offensively for the Sox in their spectacular 1990 campaign. He’d then be traded as part of the Tim Raines deal in December 1990 by new G.M. Ron Schueler.

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Lip


I really liked Ivan. Didn't he have a sweet catch in Detroit(pre Comerica of course) where he climbed the wall to steal a homerun? Can't remember but I think it was in the "Walk of Life" video by Dire Straits. But I could be wrong
RIP Ivan!

Lip Man 1
06-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Correct. If memory serves he robbed Alan Trammell.

Lip

PKalltheway
06-25-2007, 01:43 PM
June 26, 1983- Sox slugger Greg Luzinski belts the first of his three ‘rooftop’ home runs at Comiskey Park becoming the first player to ever hit that many in a single season. Luzinski powers a pitch from the Twins Brian Oelkers over the roof in left center field. The shot came in the 3rd inning of a game the Sox would win 9 - 7.
This may be a silly question, but exactly how far away was the roof from home plate in the Old Comiskey?

tebman
06-25-2007, 02:03 PM
This may be a silly question, but exactly how far away was the roof from home plate in the Old Comiskey?

Going by the diagram from the "Evolution of New Sox Park" page here at WSI, we can come up with a pretty accurate guess. The left-center wall in the old park was 375', and using the scale on the diagram below the roof of the upper deck was about 150' high. Since the outfield wall was closer to the vertical line of the upper deck than the infield wall, we can keep it simple and figure the distance as the long side of a right triangle with 375 on the bottom and 150 on the side, which makes it about 404' from the plate to the edge of the roof. The diagram shows the roof depth as about 70', which makes the simple distance 404 + 70. But of course the ball is on an arc, not a straight line, so add some fudge factor for the extra height of the arc.

So if straight lines from the plate to the back of the roof would be 474', adding some more length to get the ball up and over the roof puts it well over 500'.

No matter how you slice it, that's a hell of a blast.


http://flyingsock.com/OldComiskey/images/comiskey67.jpg

SaltyPretzel
06-25-2007, 02:32 PM
If I remember right, it took around a 450' shot to hit a roof shot. The number of roof shots increased dramatically after home plate was moved up 8 feet.

WS in 05
06-25-2007, 04:20 PM
20 months ago.........

PKalltheway
06-27-2007, 03:09 AM
tebman and SaltyPretzel, thanks for the information!:thumbsup:

WhiteSox5187
06-27-2007, 03:54 AM
June 26, 1916 - In a game in Cleveland, the White Sox become the first team to ever have names sewn on to the backs of the uniforms. Knowing who was playing didn’t help them though, they were shut out 2 - 0.




Are you sure this wasn't 1961??? I don't even think the Sox had numbers back in 1916 much less names on the back of the jersey...

Medford Bobby
06-27-2007, 11:09 AM
June 26, 1916 - In a game in Cleveland, the White Sox become the first team to ever have names sewn on to the backs of the uniforms. Knowing who was playing didn’t help them though, they were shut out 2 - 0.

Lip
http://memory.loc.gov/ndlpcoop/ichicdn/s0606/s060632.jpg
Portrait of American League's Chicago White Sox baseball player Leibold swinging a bat in the foul zone on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street; South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue); South Wentworth Avenue, in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Players on the field, the outfield bleachers and the scoreboard are visible in the background. Taken 1916.:smile:

Lip Man 1
06-27-2007, 12:52 PM
White Sox 5187:

Yes I am. Two historical items confirmed it. One was Lindberg's updated White Sox encyclopedia.

By the way, the Sox put names on HOME uniforms in 1960 for the first time, not 1961.

And this doesn't mean that they kept names on the road jerseys every year, just that this was the first time they tried it.

Lip