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Lip Man 1
07-16-2007, 10:40 AM
July 17, 1930 - Sox infielder John Ryan, nicknamed ‘Blondy’, becomes the first player in team history to belt a home run in his first at bat in the major leagues. Ryan connects against the A’s at Comiskey Park. Unfortunately the Sox would lose that day 12 - 8.

July 17, 1959 - It was a pitchers duel for the ages and one of the key games in the 1959 season. The Sox were in New York and before over 42,000 fans, Ralph Terry and Early Wynn hooked up in a classic. After eight innings Terry had no-hit the Sox...Wynn allowed the Yankees one hit. In the top of the 9th the Sox scored two runs thanks to Jim Landis’ bases loaded hit. Wynn closed down New York in the last of the frame and the Sox had a 2 - 0 win.

July 17, 1989 - In a game at Comiskey Park against the Yankees, Carlton Fisk notches his 2,000th career hit. He’d have three for the evening in a Sox 7 - 3 win.

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07-16-2007, 11:02 AM
"Fisk Does It. 2000th Hit"

I had that Sun Times page hanging in my room as a kid.

07-16-2007, 01:19 PM
Gotta love history that recalls tight, low scoring games against the Yankees in the Bronx. It seems the White Sox had a few of those in '05 as well. They took two of three, with a few Rowand gems in centerfield. Another gem, Lip. Thanks.