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Lip Man 1
07-10-2007, 01:06 PM
July 11, 1950 - The All Star Game returns to Comiskey Park and sees the National League win 4 - 3 in 13 innings on a home run by the Cardinals ‘Red’ Schoendienst. The Sox representative on that day was pitcher Ray Scarborough.

July 11, 1985 - The Sox blow a game and lose to the Orioles in Baltimore 7 - 6. The loss would have long term consequences for the franchise because it eventually led to the firing of longtime G.M. Roland Hemond. With two outs and the Sox leading 6 - 3, Bob James, the team closer hurt his right knee. In came journeyman relief pitcher Mike Stanton who was picked up out of the minors a few weeks before. Stanton didn’t get a man out and gave up a three run game winning home run to Fred Lynn. Up in the broadcast booth, Sox announcers Don Drysdale and Ken "Hawk" Harrelson were openly questioning the organization if the ‘best’ they could do was Stanton. It planted the seed in the mind of ownership that a change was needed. That ‘change’ turned out to be Harrelson... named the new G.M. The rest as they say, is history.

July 11,1990 - During a series with the Brewers, the Sox have a promotion that actually works. Rob Gallas is the driving force behind "Turn Back The Clock" day. The promotion recreates the scene as it would have been during the 1917 season. Sox players wear replicas of those uniforms, the scoreboard is turned off and operated by hand, vendors and stadium personnel are dressed in period clothes and photographers are allowed on the field. The promotion is copied by teams in all sports and an offshoot promo comes to pass in coming years, it’s called "Turn Ahead The Clock."

July 11, 1995 - At the All Star Game in Texas, Frank Thomas turns a special double play. Thomas wins the home run hitting contest before the actual game, then becomes the first Sox player to ever homer in the game itself, when he connects off the Reds John Smiley.

July 11, 2000 - Sox starting pitcher James Baldwin wins the All Star game for the American League in Atlanta. Baldwin throws an inning in the A.L.’s 6-3 win.

July 11, 2006 - Coming off a season where the White Sox win their first World Series Championship in 88 years, seven players and manager Ozzie Guillen make the trip to Pittsburgh for the All Star Game. The seven are tied for the most in team history equaling the number of Sox representatives in both 1954 and 1960.

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Britt Burns
07-10-2007, 01:21 PM
July 11, 1995 - At the All Star Game in Texas, Frank Thomas turns a special double play. Thomas wins the home run hitting contest before the actual game, then becomes the first Sox player to ever homer in the game itself, when he connects off the Reds John Smiley.


Lip

I got to go to this game...frank's shot was a bomb, and he really owned the two days.

EastCoastSoxFan
07-10-2007, 01:30 PM
That ‘change’ turned out to be Harrelson... named the new G.M. The rest as they say, is hysterical.Fixed it for ya...

my5thbench
07-11-2007, 01:11 PM
We'll always love BIG Frank....thanks for the memories

Brian26
07-11-2007, 07:48 PM
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As an aside, this card is from the 2001 Topps Heritage set (mirrored after the first ever set of Topps card in 1952). It's a great set of cards.

Sox-on-TV44
07-13-2007, 01:07 PM
1979:Sox announcer Harry Caray finally catches a foul ball to the delight of 15,520 at Comiskey Park as the White Sox beat Texas 5-3.

I saw the video on the Channel 5 news just the other day,and during the sports with Bruce Wolf (Still kissing Cubbie rear,and still bashing the Sox,that jerk!).And wouldn't you know,they showed Harry Caray catching that ball in the Channel 44 booth.Not only that,they showed a couple of highlights as well!