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Lip Man 1
07-28-2007, 12:59 PM
July 29, 1942 - The Sox stage the first twi-night double header in club history as they beat the Yankees twice 7 - 5 and 7 - 2. Over 27 thousand fans showed up for the wartime promotion which became a regular attraction for the next thirty years.

July 29, 1962 - In a double header versus the Yankees, Sox outfielder / 1st baseman Charlie ‘Paw Paw’ Maxwell hits three home runs and knocks home five RBI’s in the split. Maxwell had a curious history of doing his best hitting on a Sunday. When acquired from the Tigers it was discovered that 25 of his 70 career homers (at that point) were hit on the Sabbath. Of his ten in 1962, five came on Sunday. On July 8th, Maxwell got six hits in a game against Cleveland and on August 19th, Maxwell hit a grand slam and knocked in six against Detroit. Yes all of those games were on Sunday!

July 29, 1963 - Facing the Senators in Washington, Sox pitcher Joe Horlen takes a no hitter into the 9th inning. Only leading 1 - 0 and under incredible pressure, Horlen not only loses the no hitter but the game 2 - 1, as Chuck Hinton grounds a roller up the middle to spoil the no-no and Don Lock belts a two run homer. Horlen looked ready to cry on the post game show talking with Jack Brickhouse. (Both Horlen and his catcher, J.C. Martin talk about this night in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.com)

July 29, 1989 - At the time an unpopular deal, but in the long term it worked out very well for the Sox. G.M. Larry Himes sends All Star Harold Baines and infielder Fred Manrique to the Rangers for infielder Scott Fletcher, outfielder Sammy Sosa and pitching prospect Wilson Alvarez. Fans hated to lose Baines but the Sox weren’t going anywhere and he was expendable. Fletcher and Sosa played important roles in the franchises revival in 1990 and Alvarez would become a very solid starter beginning in 1993.

July 29, 1998 - It was a small move at the time that would turn out to have major implications. G.M. Ron Schueler shipped inconsistent relief pitcher Matt Karchner to the Cubs for former #1 draft pick, pitcher Jon Garland. It took time, but Garland finally realized his potential in the 2005 season where he helped lead the club to the World Series title with 18 wins and an All-Star appearance.

July 29, 2000 - With the Sox in bad need of pitching at the trade deadline due to injuries to starters Cal Eldred and James Baldwin, G.M. Ron Schueler goes off in another direction acquiring catcher Charles Johnson and DH Harold Baines. It’s Baines’ 3rd stint with the Sox and while he and Johnson helped offensively it did nothing to lighten the load on the pitching staff. That staff, even though they’d go on to win the division, suffered even more arm injuries to starters Jim Parque and Mike Sirotka and relief guys Bobby Howry and Kelly Wunsch. The Sox would pay for Schueler’s mistake the following season since the staff was decimated.

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WhiteSoxJunkie
07-28-2007, 02:04 PM
I never knew the Sox were the first to have a twi-night double header. Add that to the list of baseball/sports traditions started on the South Side.

Lip Man 1
07-28-2007, 09:22 PM
Junkie:

Re - read the post. I don't know if the Sox were the first in baseball to do this, I only know on this date it was the first time THEY did it.

Lip

Dan Mega
07-28-2007, 09:26 PM
July 29, 1998 - It was a small move at the time that would turn out to have major implications. G.M. Ron Schueler shipped inconsistent relief pitcher Matt Karchner to the Cubs for former #1 draft pick, pitcher Jon Garland. It took time, but Garland finally realized his potential in the 2005 season where he helped lead the club to the World Series title with 18 wins and an All-Star appearance.


:rolling:

Brian26
07-28-2007, 09:33 PM
:rolling:

Karchner just delivered a pizza for me about 30 minutes ago.

(that's usually my favorite Matt Karchner joke after a strong start by Garland). :D:

chisox77
07-28-2007, 09:38 PM
So tomorrow (7/29) would be a good day for the Sox to make a trade. History paints a favorable result if they do . . . but who would they deal and who would they get? We'll see.

:cool: