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Lip Man 1
08-12-2007, 12:36 PM
August 13, 1943 - Future Hall Of Famer Luke Appling collects his 2,000th hit in a game against the Red Sox.

August 13, 1954 - Sox pitcher Jack Harshman who holds the franchise mark for most strikeouts in a game, notches another milestone. On this date against the Tigers, Harshman pitches all 16 innings in the Sox 1 - 0 win at Comiskey Park. The Sox finally plate a run in the last of the 16th on a triple by "Minnie" Minoso.

August 13, 1967- All season long the Sox battle the big boys, the Tigers, Twins and Red Sox in the greatest pennant race in American League history. This game marked the beginning of the end of the dream. The Sox lost a controversial game to the Twins 3 - 2 when Tommy Agee was called out at 3rd base on a close play in the 9th inning. The Sox dropped out of first place for the first time in two months. Afterwards manager Eddie Stanky kept Vice President Hubert Humphrey waiting outside the Sox locker room with reporters. Stanky later said "what do I need Humphrey for? Can he hit?"

August 13, 2002 - Sox infielder Jose Valentin becomes the only the fourth player in club history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game more then one time. He does it in Texas off the Rangers Dennys Reyes and Todd Van Poppel. The shot off Reyes is a grand slam. He drives in six runs in the 12 - 3 win. Valentin first did this trick in 2000 and would do it a third time in 2003!

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Corlose 15
08-12-2007, 12:46 PM
Remember how awful Valentin was from the right side by the time he left the Sox?

ode to veeck
08-12-2007, 12:58 PM
Was Valentin the last Sox guy to hit for the cycle?

Lip Man 1
08-12-2007, 04:24 PM
Yes. April 27, 2000 vs. Baltimore and a natural cycle to boot. Single, double, triple, home run in that order.