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Lip Man 1
10-03-2007, 01:04 PM
October 4, 1948 - Chuck Comiskey III is named vice president of the White Sox. He refuses to see the team continue to be the laughingstock of the American League and immediately begins to take steps to charge things. Those changes will start to bear fruit during the 1951 season.

October 4, 1981 - Jerry Hairston’s grand slam helps beats the Twins 13 - 12 setting off Bill Veeck’s original exploding scoreboard for the last time. The game also marks the end of Harry Caray’s association with the Sox after eleven seasons.

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Lip

SBSoxFan
10-03-2007, 01:16 PM
October 4, 1981 - Jerry Hairston’s grand slam beats the Twins 13 - 12 setting off Bill Veeck’s original exploding scoreboard for the last time. The game also marks the end of Harry Caray’s association with the Sox after eleven seasons.

Lip

I remember listening to that game on the radio as a kid. Didn't Hairston hit 2 slams that day, one in the 8th and one in the ninth to bring the Sox all the way back from a 12 - 5 deficit?

Lip Man 1
10-03-2007, 01:30 PM
No he did not hit two grand slams. He hit one in the 8th inning and then drove in the game winning run with a single in the 9th inning.

The Sox scored four runs in both the 8th and 9th innings to come back from down 12-5.

For the day Hairston went 2-3 with 2 walks and 6 RBI's.

The win also guaranteed the Sox their first 'winning' season since 1977.

Lip

ode to veeck
10-03-2007, 03:13 PM
October 4, 1948 - Chuck Comiskey III is named vice president of the White Sox. He refuses to see the team continue to be the laughingstock of the American League and immediately begins to take steps to charge things. Those changes will start to bear fruit during the 1951 season.

October 4, 1981 - Jerry Hairston’s grand slam helps beats the Twins 13 - 12 setting off Bill Veeck’s original exploding scoreboard for the last time. The game also marks the end of Harry Caray’s association with the Sox after eleven seasons.

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Lip

why was this the last time for the exploding scoreboard?

DumpJerry
10-03-2007, 03:34 PM
why was this the last time for the exploding scoreboard?
It got replaced by a new one.

AZChiSoxFan
10-03-2007, 04:16 PM
why was this the last time for the exploding scoreboard?

Duh, because it exploded! :redneck

SBSoxFan
10-03-2007, 04:18 PM
No he did not hit two grand slams. He hit one in the 8th inning and then drove in the game winning run with a single in the 9th inning.

The Sox scored four runs in both the 8th and 9th innings to come back from down 12-5.

For the day Hairston went 2-3 with 2 walks and 6 RBI's.

The win also guaranteed the Sox their first 'winning' season since 1977.

Lip

Oh. Well, I knew he had a good day anyway! :redface: