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Lip Man 1
09-06-2007, 11:45 AM
September 7, 1954 - One of the lynchpins of the famed Sox pitching staff of the late 1950's, Dick Donovan is acquired from Atlanta in the minor leagues. Dick would win 73 games in six seasons on the South Side including a pair of one hitters.

September 7, 1960 - In a game at Comiskey Park, with the Sox still fighting for a repeat pennant, Sammy Esposito booted a cinch double play ball hit by "Moose" Skowron with the Sox leading in the 8th inning, 4 - 2. That lead quickly evaporated as the Yankees rallied for four runs and a 6 - 4 win. Willie Harris and his friend, Jesse James (I swear I'm not making this up) had a wager on the game. When Esposito blew the ground ball Harris took matters into his own hands. He jumped over the box seat railing, ran on to the field and before a startled team punched Esposito right in the mouth. (Other reports say he swung but never connected) It took several uniformed police officers to pull Harris off of Esposito. Harris left the field shouting that he was 'a real Sox fan...'

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