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07-29-2007, 12:31 PM
July 30, 1933 - Never have two Sox hitters had days like this on the same afternoon. Sox outfielder George "Mule" Haas reeled off 8 hits in 12 at bats in a sweep of a double header with the St. Louis Browns. If that wasn’t enough, his teammate Al Simmons drilled seven hits on the day! The Sox would win 8 - 7 in ten and then 15 - 2.

July 30, 1955 - With the Sox in a three way tie for first place, pitcher Dick Donovan has an appendicitis attack. At the time, Donovan is 13 - 4 with a 2.64 ERA. He doesn’t return until late August and goes 2 - 5. The Sox fall out of contention and end the season at 91 - 63.

July 30, 1962 - Sox starting pitcher Ray Hebert, who would win 20 games this season, is named as a last minute replacement for the All Star Game. Hebert gets the win, pitching three innings, as the A.L. beats the N.L. 9 - 4 in Wrigley Field. He’s joined on the team by Luis Aparicio and Jim Landis. (Ray talked about the entire All Star process in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

July 30, 1977 - It was the brightest moment for Comeback Player Of The Year, Eric Soderholm. In a nationally televised game on NBC, before a full house at Comiskey Park, Soderholm blasted a three run home run in the last of the 7th inning to put the Sox ahead in a game they’d win 6 - 4. The shot came off Doug Bird, one of the toughest relief pitchers in baseball because he threw almost sidearm. (Soderholm recalls the moment in detail as he spoke with White Sox Interactive in his interview.)

July 30, 1995 - So this is what a good teammate does? In a game at Baltimore (it’s amazing how many strange and bizarre things have happened against the Orioles) DH John Kruk who ‘unretired’ in May to take the Sox offer, decided to retire just as quickly. Kruk singled, raising his average to .308, then went back to the clubhouse, packed his bags and left the game for good. He did this before the game ended mind you, then told certain reporters it was no fun DH’ing on a "losing team that didn’t have any heart."

July 30, 2003 - In a game at Kansas City Sox infielder Jose Valentin blasts three home runs in the 15 - 4 win. Jose goes 3 for 5 with five RBI’s. He’s the last Sox player to hit three or more home runs in a game.

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