View Full Version : This Date In Sox History 7-2

Lip Man 1
07-01-2007, 11:21 AM
Lots of 'news' today:

July 2, 1909 - The Sox run wild in an unusual 15 - 3 romp over St. Louis. In this game the Sox steal eleven bases with three steals of home and three double steals. Sox 3rd baseman Bill Purtell leads the way with three swipes.

July 2, 1910 - The Sox win their first game in the original Comiskey Park, besting the St. Louis Browns 3 - 2. "Doc" White went the distance allowing one earned run for the win.

July 2, 1923 - Future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons makes his White Sox, major league debut. He throws a perfect inning in a 7 - 2 loss at St. Louis.

July 2, 1930 - Outfielder Carl Reynolds becomes the first White Sox player to homer three times in a game when he does it at New York. It comes in the second game of a twin bill that the Sox win 15 - 4. He also becomes the second player to drive home eight RBIís in a game.

July 2, 1977 - With first place at stake, the Sox beat the Twins 13-8. Jim Spencer, the Sox Gold Glove winning first baseman, becomes the first Sox player to ever drive in eight runs twice in a season. He drove in eight runs the first time on May 14, 1977 in an 18-2 slaughter of Cleveland. On this day Spencer went 3-5 with a grand slam and a three run home run.

July 2, 1980 - Sox radio announcer Jimmy Piersall attacked Daily Herald sportswriter Rob Gallas after Gallas wrote a story speculating why Piersall was fired as a part time Sox coach. Spectators had to physically jump in and pull Piersall away. At the time Piersall was choking Gallas. Yes, this is the same Rob Gallas who would become the Sox Marketing Director responsible for Turn Back The Clock Day, Beatles Night, Elvis Night and Dog Day Afternoon.

Later on that same day, the Sox Ross Baumgarten would one hit the Angels, winning 1-0. Rod Carew got Californiaís only hit, on a single leading off the 7th inning.

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