View Full Version : This Date In Sox History 8-25

Lip Man 1
08-24-2007, 11:00 AM
August 25, 1913 - The Sox purchase the contract of future Hall of Famer, pitcher, Urban "Red" Faber from Des Moines for $3,500 dollars. Faber would go on to win 254 games with four seasons of twenty or more wins.

August 25, 1959 - The Sox claim first baseman Ted Kluszewski off waivers from the Pirates. "Big Klu" helps provide hitting down the stretch for the pennant and would hit three home runs and drive in ten RBIís in the six game World Series versus the Dodgers.

August 25, 1968 - The tensions surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago spill over to Comiskey Park. During a game against the Twins, supporters of Alabama Governor George Wallace and Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy get into an altercation in the lower left field seats after some of the Wallace supporters were accused of making racial remarks to Sox left fielder Tommy Davis. Security quickly separated the groups and averted a larger brawl.

August 25, 1981 - Sox pitcher Dennis Lamp carries a no hitter into the 9th inning against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Robin Yount leads off the 9th with a bloop double breaking it up. The Sox win the game though 5 - 1.

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08-29-2007, 07:23 PM
Meant to post this a few days ago:

August 25 was also the anniversary of the crushing Lee Stevens homer in 1990. The Sox were hovering at 5.0 games out of first behind the Oakland A's. (To put this in perspective, the Sox also had the 2nd best record in baseball at this point, better than the other three division leaders). Oakland had lost this day, so the Sox had a chance to move to 4.0 games out. Thigpen was handed the ball with a 2-0 lead in the 9th and promptly gave up a 3-run homer to Lee Stevens, and the Sox went on to lose 3-2. The Sox remained at 5.0 back and ended up going on a five game losing streak to pretty much end their hopes of the post season. This was widely considered the dagger in the fabulous 1990 season (even though the White Sox had a fun spoiler series against the Red Sox at Fenway to end the season, wearing their new road uniforms).

I read somewhere recently that Thigpen, even though he had 57 saves that year, actually had 8 blown saves, including five in which he had a lead of three runs or greater.