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Lip Man 1
07-11-2007, 12:39 PM
July 12, 1919 - On this day Babe Ruth slugged his first ever Comiskey Park home run. It took place while he was a member of the Red Sox, coming in the 3rd inning off Dave Danforth. Boston would rout the White Sox 12 - 4.

July 12, 1951 - Sox starter Saul Rogovin throws 16 innings against the Red Sox in the second game of a double header at Comiskey Park. He strikes out fourteen but Boston wins 5 - 4 in seventeen.

July 12, 1955 - It’s deja vu all over again for Billy Pierce. The Sox star left hander gets the nod to start his second All Star Game. This time it’s in Milwaukee and just like in the 1953 game, he goes three innings, allowing one hit and gets no decision in the N.L.’s 6 - 5 win in twelve innings.

July 12, 1979 - On this night between games of a double header with the Tigers, the infamous "Disco Demolition" is staged. Sox fans riot after DJ Steve Dahl blows up a load of disco records. The second game is forfeited to Detroit. Among those in the stands that night for the game were future White Sox relief pitcher Donn Pall and future actor Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile.) (Then Sox promotions director Mike Veeck and Donn Pall both talk about this experience in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.com)

July 12, 1990 - Sox starter Melido Perez throws a rain shortened no hitter against the Yankees in New York. The Sox win 8 - 0 with the game called after six innings. Later baseball removes it and all other rain shortened no hitters from the ‘official’ record book. The Yanks starter that night? Andy Hawkins...the same guy who threw a no hitter against the Sox eleven days earlier but lost 4 - 0 !!

July 12, 1994 - At the All Star Game in Pittsburgh, Sox slugger Frank Thomas slams some of the longest home runs ever seen reaching the upper,upper deck at Three Rivers Stadium during the home run hitting contest. As far as the actual game itself, Sox hurler Jason Bere gets tagged with the loss as Moises Alou gets him for an RBI double to win the game in extra innings 8 - 7.

July 12, 2005 - The Sox Mark Buehrle gets the nod to start the All Star Game in Detroit and he also gets the win as the A.L. holds off the N.L. 7 - 5. Buehrle’s win continues an interesting pattern in Sox All Star history. When a Sox pitcher wins the game the Sox usually make the post season. Examples: Buehrle in 05, James Baldwin in 00 and Jack McDowell in 93. The only exception to this trend was when Edgar Smith won the game in 1941 and Early Wynn in 1958.

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stl_sox_fan
07-11-2007, 12:50 PM
July 12, 1990 - Sox starter Melido Perez throws a rain shortened no hitter against the Yankees in New York. The Sox win 8 - 0 with the game called after six innings. Later baseball removes it and all other rain shortened no hitters from the ‘official’ record book. The Yanks starter that night? Andy Hawkins...the same guy who threw a no hitter against the Sox eleven days earlier but lost 4 - 0 !!

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Didn't 1990 have a bunch no-hitters pitched? I remember Hawkins losing the game while pitching a no-no. Dave Stewart and Fernando Valenzuela both pitched no-nos on the same day.

Brian26
07-11-2007, 07:37 PM
Among those in the stands that night for the game were future White Sox relief pitcher Donn Pall and future actor Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile.) (Then Sox promotions director Mike Veeck and Donn Pall both talk about this experience in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.com)

I'm amazed that the attendance that night wasn't 300,000 based on the number of people who say they were there.

Bucky F. Dent
07-11-2007, 10:32 PM
[quote=Lip Man 1;1631797]July 12, 1979 - On this night between games of a double header with the Tigers, the infamous "Disco Demolition" is staged. Sox fans riot after DJ Steve Dahl blows up a load of disco records. The second game is forfeited to Detroit. Among those in the stands that night for the game were future White Sox relief pitcher Donn Pall and future actor Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile.) (Then Sox promotions director Mike Veeck and Donn Pall both talk about this experience in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.com)[quote]

That was one of the most bizzare things I had ever seen on TV.

I was twelve at the time. I think that it was at that point, as I thrilled in the chaos we saw on the screen, that my parents realized that they needed to pay closer attention to what I listened to on the radio