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Lip Man 1
07-19-2007, 10:29 AM
July 20, 1957 - The Sox Dick Donovan one hits the Red Sox at Comiskey Park and wins 4 - 0. Ted Williams got Bostonís only hit on a single in the 4th inning. Itís Donovanís second one hitter in two months. On May 25th he one hit the Indians in Cleveland winning by the same score of 4 - 0.

July 20, 1969 - Sometimes history has a sense of humor. At the exact moment Neil Armstrong took manís first steps on another planet, Sox outfielder Walt Williams was banging out a single at Comiskey Park against the Royals. Williams would finish the season with a .304 average, the first Sox player to top the .300 mark in five years.

July 20, 1973 - Wilbur Wood starts both regularly scheduled games in New York. He becomes the first pitcher to do this in decades. Unfortunately he gets beat around twice, losing both decisions 12 - 2 and 7 - 0. Earlier in the season he started the suspended game and a regularly scheduled game in Chicago beating Cleveland twice. (Wood talked about how it came about that he took the mound to start both games in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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hose
07-19-2007, 10:34 AM
No Neck---5'6

With neck---5'9

With Willie McGee's neck---6'0

With Willie McGee's neck and Oscar Gamble's afro---6'10

NoNeckEra
07-19-2007, 10:46 AM
July 20, 1969 - Sometimes history has a sense of humor. At the exact moment Neil Armstrong took manís first steps on another planet, Sox outfielder Walt Williams was banging out a single at Comiskey Park against the Royals. Williams would finish the season with a .304 average, the first Sox player to top the .300 mark in five years.

My buddy, Mort Fox was the batboy that season and said "No Neck" was the best(nicest) guy on the team, as well as being their best hitter.

P.S.: What planet did Neil Armstrong walk on(other than earth)?:rolleyes:

hose
07-19-2007, 10:53 AM
My buddy, Mort Fox was the batboy that season and said "No Neck" was the best(nicest) guy on the team, as well as being their best hitter.

P.S.: What planet did Neil Armstrong walk on(other than earth)?:rolleyes:

get your facts straight----Neil Armstrong never walked on a planet(other than earth), he was the head coach for the Chicago Bears.:cool:

Railsplitter
07-19-2007, 12:16 PM
No Neck---5'6

With neck---5'9

With Willie McGee's neck---6'0

With Willie McGee's neck and Oscar Gamble's afro---6'10
:kneeslap:
:rolling:

TDog
07-19-2007, 01:03 PM
...

July 20, 1973 - Wilbur Wood starts both regularly scheduled games in New York. He becomes the first pitcher to do this in decades. Unfortunately he gets beat around twice, losing both decisions 12 - 2 and 7 - 0. Earlier in the season he started the suspended game and a regularly scheduled game in Chicago beating Cleveland twice. (Wood talked about how it came about that he took the mound to start both games in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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Lip

As someone who watched the doubleheader on television, I believed the decision to start Wilbur Wood in the second game seemed like the right one at the time. Bart Johnson wasn't happy that Wood was taking his scheduled start in the second game, but Wood only faced six hitters in the first game. He struck out the leadoff man, but the knuckleball got by Ed Herrman, and Horace Clarke went to first without a play. The White Sox had a three-man rotation at the time. It seemed logical to take Wood out and start him in Game 2.

It wasn't the first time Wood lost both ends of a doubleheader, of course. I remember at least one previous occasion. On May 17, 1970, Carlos May's 22nd birthday, the Sox had beaten the Royals twice in the series to bring their record to 15-17. A Sunday doubleheader sweep would put the team (incredibly) at .500.

In the first game after the Royals tied it off starter Jerry Janeski with two out in the ninth, Wood gave up an unearned run in the 10th. A Syd O'Brien two-out error kept that inning going. In the second game, Wood gave up four runs to the Royals in the 11th inning -- his fourth inning of Game 2 work. The runs scored on a double by the starting pitcher, who was still in the game and batted for himself, and a Pat Kelly home run.

Often the history notes bring back such memories of frustration.

LITTLE NELL
07-19-2007, 02:55 PM
I was at the July 69 game. It was a Sunday DH and between games the Sox celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the 59 AL champs. It was the highlite of the 69 season. 1970 would be worse.

Hitmen77
07-20-2007, 12:13 AM
I was at the July 69 game. It was a Sunday DH and between games the Sox celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the 59 AL champs. It was the highlite of the 69 season. 1970 would be worse.

I saw a TV program once about the Apollo 11 landing and part of the show was about what people were doing that day and I recall that one of the clips they showed was the Sox-O-Gram on the Comiskey Park scoreboard with the message "They're On the Moon!"

TommyJohn
07-20-2007, 08:40 AM
I saw a TV program once about the Apollo 11 landing and part of the show was about what people were doing that day and I recall that one of the clips they showed was the Sox-O-Gram on the Comiskey Park scoreboard with the message "They're On the Moon!"

I remember a Saturday morning program did that when I was a kid. It was
called "Marlo and the Magic Movie Machine." They showed something about
the Apollo 11 landing and one of the things they showed was the Comiskey
Park scoreboard going off. I got all excited seeing the park on a TV program.

Never mind Apollo 11, where were you all when Apollo Creed had that
shocking KO laid on him by Rocky Balboa? :redneck