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Lip Man 1
08-22-2007, 11:00 AM
August 23, 1906 - The Sox beat Washington 4 - 1 for their 19th straight win, a franchise record that still stands. Roy Patterson picked up the win.

August 23, 1972 - Sox slugger Dick Allen would make history again on this day. He slammed a pitch from the Yankees Lindy McDaniel into the center field bleachers directly under the scoreboard at Comiskey Park becoming the first Sox player to ever do this. Sox announcer Harry Caray, who was broadcasting the game from that area nearly caught the ball in his fishing net which he kept with him for just such an occasion. A favorite of mine because I was at this game and was sitting about ten feet from Caray. The Sox would win it 5 - 2. (You can hear Caray’s play by play description of this shot by going to ‘The Sox Of The Wild 70's’ story located at White Sox Interactive under the ‘audio memories’ link.)

August 23, 1983 - Normally a first baseman, manager Tony LaRussa moves Mike Squires to 3rd base in the 8th inning of a 10 - 2 loss to the Royals. Squires was left handed! It was the first time in at least fifty years a left hander had played that position in a major league game. Squires faced three batters from that spot without handling any chances.

August 23, 2002 - Sox 3rd baseman Joe Crede hits the 1,000 home run at the new Comiskey Park when he puts one into the seats off former Sox pitcher Tanyon Sturtze.

August 23, 2005 - In an excruciating game in Minnesota, the Sox Freddy Garcia tosses a complete game one hitter and loses 1 - 0. The only mistake he made was allowing a home run to Jacque Jones leading off the 8th inning.

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