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Lip Man 1
09-28-2007, 12:43 PM
Lots of things on this date including THE atypical White Sox story before that glorious 2005 October run...

September 29, 1908 - Sox starting pitcher "Big" Ed Walsh fires two complete games in a double header against the Red Sox. He wins both by the scores of 5 - 1 and 2 - 0.

September 29, 1917 - With a 3 - 1 win in the second game of a double header in New York, the Sox win their 100th game of the season. It is still the most regular season wins in a single season in franchise history. Ed Cicotte picks up the win.

September 29, 1920 - With the Sox leading the league late in the season, Eddie Cicotte and Joe Jackson "confess" (without an attorney present) that they helped throw the 1919 World Series. Charles Comiskey suspends eight players, the Sox collapse down the stretch and blow the pennant, losing out to the Indians by two games.

September 29, 1921 - One of the ‘clean’ Sox, pitcher Dickie Kerr is honored with a day at Comiskey Park. Kerr then went out and fired one of his best games blanking Cleveland on six hits 5 - 0.

September 29, 1967 - The Sox still have a chance for the pennant before they lose 1 - 0 to the Senators. The only run scored when Tommy McCraw wasn’t able to catch a pop up off the bat of Washington’s Fred Valentine in the 1st inning. NBC-TV had erected a barrier for their field level cameras in case the World Series came to Comiskey Park and Valentine’s pop fell into that enclosed area. On the very next pitch Valentine singled driving in the only run. That season marked the 17th straight that the Sox finished better then .500. It’s the third longest streak in baseball history. (J.C. Martin, Wilbur Wood, Ed Herrmann, Pete Ward and Ken Berry are among the members of the 1967 White Sox who talk about the ‘near miss’ season in their interviews with White Sox Interactive.)

September 29, 1990 - The last night game ever played at "old" Comiskey Park is won by the Sox 4 - 2. Frank Thomas slaps a two run single up the middle off Mariners starter Matt Young to drive in the go ahead runs.

September 29, 2005 - The Sox beat the Tigers in Detroit 4 - 2 clinching the Central Division title. Freddy Garcia gets the win. The Sox win 99 regular season games and lead the division every day of the season. The are one of the few teams to go ‘wire to wire.’ The Sox then blitz through the post season going 11 - 1 on their way to the World Championship. The sweep Houston in four games to get it.

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TommyJohn
09-28-2007, 01:11 PM
My birthday was a big day in White Sox history. Cool.

I also remember September 29, 1983. They got no-hit by the Oakland A's
that night.

chisoxmike
09-28-2007, 01:13 PM
Two years ago today I exaggerated a cold to go home early from work at noon to watch the Sox clinch only their third division title in my short lifetime.


It was the first clinching game I had ever watched from the Sox. In '93 I was in bed (I was 9), in 2000 I was at work that afternoon.

It was the beginning of a unbelievable run I'll never forget.

Britt Burns
09-28-2007, 01:56 PM
The September-October 2005 period was one of the most exciting times of my life, from the Game 1 blowout of Boston to the tapper to Uribe in Houston. What a time...seems like forever ago...

WhiteSox5187
09-28-2007, 03:55 PM
Lots of things on this date including THE atypical White Sox story before that glorious 2005 October run...



September 29, 1990 - The last night game ever played at "old" Comiskey Park is won by the Sox 4 - 2. Frank Thomas slaps a two run single up the middle off Mariners starter Matt Youngto drive in the go ahead runs.

September 29, 2005 - The Sox beat the Tigers in Detroit 4 - 2 clinching the Central Division title. Freddy Garcia gets the win. The Sox win 99 regular season games and lead the division every day of the season. The are one of the few teams to go ‘wire to wire.’ The Sox then blitz through the post season going 11 - 1 on their way to the World Championship. The sweep Houston in four games to get it.



Lip
That was the first baseball game I ever went to...I was in New York in 2005 for school and decided that it wasn't worth going to my philosphy class to see the Sox clinch it. Gorgeous day!

ilsox7
09-28-2007, 04:01 PM
Two years ago today I ditched law school and drank in a bar as the Sox won the division!

WhiteSoxJunkie
09-28-2007, 04:39 PM
Two years ago today I came home from high school (I did not ditch like other people did :D:), turned on the TV first thing and saw the Sox celebrating in the clubhouse. Little did I know at the time it was the first of four champagne celebrations.

ChiSoxGirl
09-29-2007, 01:49 AM
Two years ago today, I finished teaching some time around the 8th inning and snuck into the t.v. studio at school and watched Jenks record those last three outs! I then went to the classroom of the only other Sox fan teacher in school and gave her the good news. Little did we know what was to come! :bandance:

Brian26
09-29-2007, 02:04 AM
Two years ago today I saw the Sox clinch at Comerica, sitting in the third row right behind home plate.