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Lip Man 1
06-26-2007, 11:46 AM
June 27, 1958- He came so close to perfection. Sox left hander Billy Pierce fired four one hitters in his brilliant career but he never came closer then on this night to baseball immortality. With two out in the 9th inning, Pierce lost a perfect game as the Senators Ed Fitzgerald doubled down the first base line. The hit was fair by a foot. The crowd at Comiskey Park was in disbelief. The Sox win 3-0 but Pierce never comes closer to pitching a masterpiece. (Billy talks about this game and this at bat, including what he threw and why he threw it, in his interview at White Sox Interactive.com)

June 27, 2004 - The first of the on field steps that would eventually lead to a World Series title takes place on this day as the Sox acquire starting pitcher Freddy Garcia from the Mariners for catcher Miguel Olivo and outfielder Jeremy Reed. Some fans anguished over the loss of five tool prospect Reed, but no one was complaining after Garcia closed out the Astros the following October to clinch the first championship in 88 seasons.

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Lip

Medford Bobby
06-26-2007, 12:03 PM
June 27, 2004 - The first of the on field steps that would eventually lead to a World Series title takes place on this day as the Sox acquire starting pitcher Freddy Garcia from the Mariners for catcher Miguel Olivo and outfielder Jeremy Reed. Some fans anguished over the loss of five tool prospect Reed, but no one was complaining after Garcia closed out the Astros the following October to clinch the first championship in 88 seasons.


Lip

Jeremy Reed still in AAA Tacoma........
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Brian26
06-26-2007, 08:41 PM
No love for Ben Davis anywhere. :D:

tacosalbarojas
06-26-2007, 09:25 PM
No love for Ben Davis anywhere. :D:Good one. I remember Hawk or someone extolling his ability to speak Spanish and how much of a plus that was going to be for our when he had to catch our Spanish speaking pitchers (Marte, Freddy, etc...) The excitement over that was pretty short lived.