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Lip Man 1
09-20-2007, 11:26 AM
September 21, 1901 - The Sox win the first "official" American League pennant despite losing to the Philadelphia A’s 10 - 4. The Sox would win the pennant by five games over the Boston Americans with a record of 83 - 53. Unfortunately the World Series didn’t start until 1903, so this was the best that the Sox could do.

September 21, 1917 - The Sox clinch the pennant beating the Red Sox 2 -1 behind Urban "Red" Faber. The final outs come when Babe Ruth raps into a double play. The Sox would outdistance Boston by eight games in 1917 with a mark of 100 - 54, then defeat the New York Giants 4 - 2 for the World Championship.

September 21, 1955- Frank ‘Trader’ Lane, one of the finest General Managers in team history resigns. During his tenure which spanned seven seasons, Lane made 241 trades involving 353 players. He was one of the architects of the club that would win the 1959 American League pennant.

September 21, 1970 - For the first time in 69 seasons, the Sox finally have a 30 home run man. Bill Melton gets an upper deck shot off the Royals Aurelio Monteagudo for the most Sox home runs in a season. That same day Luis Aparicio gets his final hit in a Sox uniform. 672 fans are on hand to see the double header at Comiskey Park!

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