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Lip Man 1
10-01-2007, 12:21 PM
October 2, 1904 - Guy "Doc" White’s streak of 45 consecutive scoreless innings is broken when the New York Highlanders get a run in the first inning of the first game of a twin bill in Chicago. White would pitch in both games, getting decisions in both. He won the first game, lost the second.

October 2, 1908 - In the heat of a three team pennant race it may have been the greatest game even thrown by opposing hurlers against each other. Cleveland beat the White Sox 1 - 0 as Addie Joss fired a perfect game. Meanwhile the White Sox "Big" Ed Walsh struck out 15 Indians and allowed only three hits. The winning run scored when catcher Ossee Schreck couldn’t hang on to one of Walsh’s spitters with a man on third.

October 2, 1959 - Game #2 of the World Series was looking like a repeat of Game #1. The Sox were leading the Dodgers 2 - 1 in the 7th inning with two out when Chuck Essegian and Charlie Neal slug home runs off Bob Shaw. Making matters worse was that in the middle of an 8th inning Sox rally, the slowest man in baseball, Sherm Lollar was waived home with what would have been the tying run on a double by Al Smith. He was out by ten feet. Instead of having men on second and third with no out, it was a runner on third with one out. The Sox lost the game 4 - 3. Earlier in the 5th inning Sox outfielder Smith would get hit in the face with a cup of beer knocked over by a fan reaching for Neal’s first home run. It would become one of the most famous photographs of the 1950's. (Bob Shaw talked in detail about this game and the series in his interview with White Sox Interactive.)

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10-01-2007, 01:59 PM
My dad relived that inning, in fact that game, in front of me several times growing up, and told me that at that point, "the Sox lost their momentum in the series. Never ever give anyone an even break in sports when you are competing for something, it will come back to kill you."

He said that over and over again, until 2005.


10-02-2007, 05:14 PM
I was 13 years old and was at game 2 of the 59 WS and still have nightmares about Lollar being out by a mile. Why Cuchinello(3b coach) sent him home I'll never know. If we win that game I believe we would have won the series and I would have had two WS wins in my lifetime to brag about.