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Lip Man 1
08-29-2007, 11:58 AM
August 30, 1941 - Sox pitcher Johnny Humphries has his string of 35 consecutive scoreless innings snapped on a home run by the Browns Chet Laabs. The Browns won that afternoon going away 10 - 1.

August 30, 1949 - The Sox organize and celebrate ‘Jackie Hayes’ Night at Comiskey Park. Hayes was a fine second baseman who suddenly lost his sight due to a cataract in one eye. Doctors were dumbfounded how a cataract could rob a person of sight in both eyes but unfortunately that’s what happened.

August 30, 1959 - The Sox seal a huge four game sweep of their closest pursuers in the American League by beating Cleveland at Municipal Stadium 6 - 3 and 9 - 4. Early Wynn and Barry Latman pick up the wins. The four game sweep increases the Sox lead to 5 ½ games in the league. Sportswriter Gordon Cobbledick of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that it was time for the Sox "to go-go home..."

August 30, 1981 - The Sox deal three prospects to the Twins for pitcher Jerry Koosman. It was a small deal that turned out to have big implications in future years. Koosman was like a second pitching coach, tutoring young Sox hurlers. He’d start games, pitch long relief and be a situational left hander in his two plus years on the South Side. He’d win 23 games and save five more. (Koosman talked about his time with the Sox in a lengthy and humorous interview with White Sox Interactive.)

August 30, 1983 - Carlton Fisk, one of the fastest catchers in baseball history, hits an inside the park home run off the Rangers Dave Stewart at Comiskey Park. His drive struck the top of the wall in left center field and bounded back towards the infield. While the Texas outfielders were tracking the ball down, Fisk circled the bases. The Sox won that night, 5 - 0.

August 30, 1990 - Ron Karkovice, one of the slowest catchers in baseball history, (although he amazingly had ten steals in 1992!) hits an inside the park grand slam off the Twins David West at Minnesota. With the bases loaded in the 4th inning Karkovice hit a line drive just over shortstop that rolled to the wall in left center. Outfielder Dan Gladden was picking the ball up when he started to slip and fall. As he did so, he tossed the ball towards outfielder John Moses to try to start a relay, except that Moses wasn’t looking for it and the ball rolled towards center field. By the time the Twins got to it, Karkovice and all the runners had scored. It was the difference in a 4 - 3 win.

August 30, 2004 - Sox outfielder Joe Borchard hits what’s believed to be the longest home run ever hit at U.S. Cellular Field. He drives a pitch from the Phillies Brett Myers an estimated 504 feet to right field, smacking off the wall at the back of the bleacher seats. It was part of a Sox 9 - 8 win.

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Lip

my5thbench
08-29-2007, 12:54 PM
regardless of Mr. Cobbledick's opinion........our Sox should always be

GO GO

stl_sox_fan
08-29-2007, 01:46 PM
August 30, 2004 - Sox outfielder Joe Borchard hits what’s believed to be the longest home run ever hit at U.S. Cellular Field. He drives a pitch from the Phillies Brett Myers an estimated 504 feet to right field, smacking off the wall at the back of the bleacher seats. It was part of a Sox 9 - 8 win.
Lip

That was a makeup game wasn't it? I have tried to find that clip in the top plays archive on whitesox.com. But they go from the Cleveland series to the Oakland one.

Lip Man 1
08-29-2007, 03:29 PM
Yes.

Lip

HomeFish
08-29-2007, 04:23 PM
I had tickets to that vs PHI game that got rained out in 2004. Sat in the rain for two hours before they called it. I brought a friend from out of the country, too, he never got to see baseball because of that delay.