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Lip Man 1
07-08-2007, 12:40 PM
July 9, 1919 - In a twin bill in Chicago against the Philadelphia Athletics, Urban "Red" Faber wins both games. The first one comes in relief of starter Dickie Kerr. The scores are 8 - 7 and 6 - 2.

July 9, 1972 - With the Sox desperately needing a 3rd baseman to replace the injured Bill Melton, G.M. Roland Hemond acquires Ed Spiezio from San Diego for pitcher Don Eddy. Spiezio did a yeoman job holding down the fort the rest of the year as the Sox stalked the A’s and his dramatic home run against the A’s on August 12 off Rollie Fingers in Oakland put the Sox into first place. It was the latest the Sox had been in first place since 1967.

July 9, 2002 - In the infamous tie All Star Game in Milwaukee, Paul Konerko ties the record for most doubles in the game with two.

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Lip

Brian26
07-08-2007, 01:04 PM
The last date should read July 9, 2002.

That night was the unofficial beginning of a year-long slump for Konerko, as he struggled in the 2nd half of '02 and really struggled in the first half of '03, so much so that he basically lost his starting job to Brian Daubach for about a week. Konerko was in the home run derby the night before.

Brian26
07-08-2007, 01:05 PM
Lip-

Wasn't Melton's injury from a freak accident? Falling off his roof while he was working on his garage or something?

Lip Man 1
07-08-2007, 04:39 PM
Brian:

Thanks for pointing that out (typo-- I corrected it.)

The off season before 1972 started somehow Bill's son climbed a ladder on to the roof of their house in California. Bill went up to get him and fell off the ladder hitting the ground right on the small of his back.

He damaged vertebrae and tried to play through the increasing pain during spring training and the early part of the season.

Like with Crede some days were better then others. The Sox doctors tried to new approach where they injected juice from papayas into the area to try to shrink the herniated disc's back into place to no avail.

Finally he had to have surgery missing the rest of the season...and he was never the same again from a power standpoint.

Lip

DSpivack
07-08-2007, 07:10 PM
Ed Spiezio any relation to Scott?

EDIT: Wiki says Ed is Scott's father. Nevermind.

Lip Man 1
07-09-2007, 01:15 PM
7/9 update:

July 9, 2006 - Tad Iguchi’s single in the last of the 19th inning gave the White Sox a dramatic 6 - 5 win over Boston at U.S. Cellular Field. Jermaine Dye’s two out, 9th inning home run tied the game at three. Both teams scored two runs in the 11th and the score stayed that way until the 19th. The game took 6:19 minutes. It also appeared to take something out of the World Champions...the White Sox weren’t the same the rest of the season.

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PKalltheway
07-09-2007, 04:15 PM
7/9 update:

July 9, 2006 - Tad Iguchi’s single in the last of the 19th inning gave the White Sox a dramatic 6 - 5 win over Boston at U.S. Cellular Field. Jermaine Dye’s two out, 9th inning home run tied the game at three. Both teams scored two runs in the 11th and the score stayed that way until the 19th. The game took 6:19 minutes. It also appeared to take something out of the World Champions...the White Sox weren’t the same the rest of the season.



Lip
Neither was Boston for that matter...

my5thbench
07-10-2007, 03:40 PM
neither was I for that mattter