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Lip Man 1
08-09-2007, 01:00 PM
August 10, 1959 - Sox infielders Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio appear together on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The caption reads, "Magic Up The Middle, Fox And Aparicio."

August 10, 1990 - The odds had to be a million to one. They were two of the smallest players in major league baseball yet on this night in the second game of a double header at Comiskey Park, the impossible happened. In the second inning, the Sox Craig Grebeck and Ozzie Guillen hit back to back home runs off flame throwing Nolan Ryan. It was part of a four run inning in a 5 - 1 win and a sweep of the two games. Making matters even more incredible was that both Grebeck and Guillen pulled their shots. Craig reaching the left field seats and Ozzie right field! Ryan then threw high and tight to the next hitter Lance Johnson and the bad blood between the two teams began. The next week in Arlington there was a fight on the field near second base and then the issue came to a head when Robin Ventura charged Ryan on the mound in August 1993.

August 10, 1993 - With his career fading the Sox deal their all time saves leader, Bobby Thigpen to the Phillies for pitcher Jose DeLeon. Thigpen saved a major league record 57 games in 1990 but was never the same afterwards posting lower and lower save numbers in the years after his record.

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Brian26
08-09-2007, 01:09 PM
In the second inning, the Sox Craig Grebeck and Ozzie Guillen hit back to back home runs off flame throwing Nolan Ryan.

Lip

I think it's safe to say Ryan supplied most of the power in those two homers.

tacosalbarojas
08-09-2007, 01:43 PM
I think it's safe to say Ryan supplied most of the power in those two homers.
True. I was at this game. One of the most stunning happenings in this or any other Sox era.

Lip Man 1
08-09-2007, 02:08 PM
Brian:

True....however you still have to get the bat around on a near 100 mile per hour pitch and connect solidly don't you? Especially when you PULL the ball.

I wouldn't sell what they did short.

Lip

Noneck
08-09-2007, 02:25 PM
Luckily that happened before the fabled SI curse.

LITTLE NELL
08-11-2007, 07:40 PM
Does anyone remember a game in the early 60s when Billy Goodman and Nellie Fox hit back to back HRS in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. Brickhouse said the odds were 6million to 1.

Frater Perdurabo
08-11-2007, 07:45 PM
Brian:

True....however you still have to get the bat around on a near 100 mile per hour pitch and connect solidly don't you? Especially when you PULL the ball.

I wouldn't sell what they did short.

Lip

I call it good guessing. They started swinging as soon as Ryan went into his windup. :tongue:

Lip Man 1
08-11-2007, 08:52 PM
Nell:

It was June 18, 1961 at Comiskey Park vs. Minnesota. The Sox scored 3 in the 9th to win 4-3.

Goodman homered with one out, Fox with two out so they weren't back to back. Aparicio made an out between them.

Lip

LITTLE NELL
08-11-2007, 09:09 PM
Nell:

It was June 18, 1961 at Comiskey Park vs. Minnesota. The Sox scored 3 in the 9th to win 4-3.

Goodman homered with one out, Fox with two out so they weren't back to back. Aparicio made an out between them.

Lip
I stand corrected.

fisk4ever
08-12-2007, 12:15 PM
True. I was at this game. One of the most stunning happenings in this or any other Sox era.

I was there, too. Wasn't it a twi-night doubleheader?

Lip Man 1
08-12-2007, 01:26 PM
Fisk:

Yes...Sox won both games.

Lip

EastCoastSoxFan
08-13-2007, 12:02 PM
August 10, 1990- The odds had to be a million to one. They were two of the smallest players in major league baseball yet on this night in the second game of a double header at Comiskey Park, the impossible happened. In the second inning, the Sox Craig Grebeck and Ozzie Guillen hit back to back home runs off flame throwing Nolan Ryan. It was part of a four run inning in a 5 - 1 win and a sweep of the two games. Making matters even more incredible was that both Grebeck and Guillen pulled their shots. Craig reaching the left field seats and Ozzie right field! One of my favorite nights in one of my favorite seasons -- my friend and I were in the upper deck in left field at old Comiskey.
What some people may not remember is that after Grebeck hit his home run, Ozzie hit his on the first pitch, so we hadn't even sat back down in our seats yet, and I don't believe that the fireworks debris had entirely cleared the stadium, when suddenly we were all going crazy again with cheering and laughing (probably equal parts both).