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Lip Man 1
08-13-2007, 11:07 AM
August 14, 1910 - The Sox celebrate the first sellout in team history at Comiskey Park when over 32 thousand fans pour in to see a double header split against the New York Highlanders (Yankees.)

August 14, 1915 - The Sox purchase the contract of pitcher Claude "Lefty" Williams from Salt Lake City. Williams might have been inducted into the Hall of Fame for his abilities if not for the 1919 ‘Black Sox’ incident.

August 14, 1939 - It’s the first time a major league night game is played in Chicago with the Sox besting the St. Louis Browns 5 - 2. Johnny Rigney got the complete game win with ten strikeouts.

August 14, 1973 - Roland Hemond acquires starting pitcher Jim Kaat on waivers from Minnesota. All "Kitty" did was become a two time twenty game winner for the Sox in 1974 and 1975. Made the All Star Team in 1975. Won 45 games in two and a quarter years in Chicago. (Katt discusses the entire story of how he came to the Sox in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

August 14, 1983 - Carlton Fisk appeared to hit a go ahead home run in the 5th inning off the Orioles Scott McGregor only to have home plate umpire Jim Evans overrule 3rd base umpire Greg Kosc and say it was a ground rule double. The decision was based on the impression that a fan appeared to have leaned over the wall to catch it. The Sox wind up losing 2 - 1. That fan then called Jimmy Piersall’s radio show afterwards to give his side of the story. TV replays showed he was not leaning over the wall when he caught the ball. Manager Tony LaRussa went ballistic.. arguing, kicking dirt, then taking the 3rd base bag out of it’s position and flinging it towards the Sox dugout. Naturally he was thrown out for it. Just another in a series of bizarre plays that took place against Baltimore down through the years.

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