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oldcomiskey
02-17-2008, 03:10 PM
I been thinking the last couple of weeks about my top 20 Sox moments since the first division title in 83. So here they are, in no particular order.

1. The 05 post season---from the sweep of Boston to AJ stealing first base, to a nail biting world series which featured two winning home runs from unlikely sources. And if that was Jeter making the plays Uribe made to end it, it will still be running on ESPN.

2. 1986... REID NICHOLS CAMPS UNDER NEATH IT.....HISTORY!! The Great Tom Seaver wins his 300th in Yankee stadium by a score of 4-1 BTW. I believe Don Baylor made the last out

3. 1990. The last game at old Comiskey. I believe Alvin Davis of Seattle drove in the last run and Harold Reynolds made the last out. A fitting end to a great season and a legendary ballyard.

4. Frank Thomas becomes the first Sox player to hit 40 homers in a season. IIRC it was 1993 when Frank was the most feared hitter in baseball. Even though this would be later bested by Joey Belle, I still think Frank doing it was more memorable.

5. Mark Buehle's no hitter from 2007. One of the few bright spots in an otherwise bad season. The only baserunner....Sammy and he gets picked off...priceless.

6. Also from last season, Jim Thome's record setting 500the homer, the only one in history that ended a game.

7. from 2006. The Sox destroy the eventual World Champ Cardinals in a 3 game sweep at the Cell. Ruined LaRussa and Crybaby Duncan's homecoming.

8. Also from 06-Frank comes back in an enemy uniform and slams 2 homers, Sox fans give a standing O--did we really expect any different?

9. the 1993 division winners. Bo Jackson homering in his first at-bat and then effectively putting the Sox in the ALCS with another homer. Jack McDowell winning his 20th at the TwinkieDome in a 1-0 thriller.

10. If only Tony had a bullpen 1983 couldve been different. But he didnt and had to leave Britt Burns out there to give up a home run to Tito Freaking Landrum. If Dybzinski dont make that baserunning error....who knows?

11. Steve Lyons having a vapor lock at first base in Detroit by pulling his pants down.. His claim to fame may be he was once traded for Tom Seaver.

12. Ozzie falling for the hidden ball trick twice in one season...First Greg Brock and then Dave Bergman.

13. The brawl with the Tigers that ignited the 2000 division champs. And yes, Robert Fick is still probably a horse's patoot.

14. The AJ/Barrett brawl at home plate in 2006.

15. AJ homering in the bottom of the ninth to come way back and beat the Dodgers at the Cell in 06.

16. JOE CREDE. with the Indians closing hard in 05, Crede wins a crucial game in the 10th with a walkoff.

17. Carlton Fisk night at old Comiskey after he breaks Bob Boone's record for games caught. I believe Lance Johnson wom the game in the bottom of the 9th with a single

18. The aforementioned Pudge breaking the homers for catchers title in Texas, IIRC.

19. Greg Luzinski's 3 homers on the roof in 83. One of Brian Oelkers, one off Oil Can Boyd and one off Ray Fontenot. In the Fontenot game, Bull almost hit another on the roof.

20. Pudge tagging out two Yankees at home plate as Rickey Henderson doubles into a double play.

And there you have it. Be free to add some that I left out

Chilli Palmer
02-17-2008, 03:20 PM
:threadrules:

WhiteSox5187
02-17-2008, 03:33 PM
AJ's walkoff against the Dodgers was in '05, they were wearing the '59 throwbacks that night...from '06 I'd also include AJ's ninth inning HR against Dempster at Wrigley following the brawl with Barrett...from '05 Uribe going into the stands for the second out in game four...hmm...that list is about right...maybe the clincher in '83, but that was before my time.

oldcomiskey
02-17-2008, 03:34 PM
youre right---and that was when the drunks littered the field at Wrigley

WhiteSox5187
02-17-2008, 04:24 PM
youre right---and that was when the drunks littered the field at Wrigley
They do that often, but that was ONE occasion when they did, yes.

Brian26
02-17-2008, 04:46 PM
8. Also from 06-Frank comes back in an enemy uniform and slams 2 homers, Sox fans give a standing O--did we really expect any different?

10. If only Tony had a bullpen 1983 couldve been different. But he didnt and had to leave Britt Burns out there to give up a home run to Tito Freaking Landrum. If Dybzinski dont make that baserunning error....who knows?

11. Steve Lyons having a vapor lock at first base in Detroit by pulling his pants down.. His claim to fame may be he was once traded for Tom Seaver.

12. Ozzie falling for the hidden ball trick twice in one season...First Greg Brock and then Dave Bergman.

13. The brawl with the Tigers that ignited the 2000 division champs. And yes, Robert Fick is still probably a horse's patoot.

14. The AJ/Barrett brawl at home plate in 2006.

Of the top 20 moments you picked, six of them (I've highlighted above) range from embarrasing to pathetic.

Instead of the Tigers brawl in 2000, why not pick the 7-0 roadtrip vs. Cleveland and the Yankees?

There's nothing to be proud of regarding the Barrett/AJ brawl since Barrett sucker-punched our guy and barely got a slap on the wrist for it. The Lyons and Guillen moments shouldn't even be on the list they're so pathetic. Neither should Dybzynski. I don't see how Frank getting a standing ovation and then bashing our brains in with two homers is a top-moment either.

The rest of the list is pretty good.

LITTLE NELL
02-17-2008, 07:16 PM
Venturas walk off grand slammer against the Rangers in 91 or 92 was pretty exciting. Frank carried Robin off the field on his shoulders.

Railsplitter
02-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Venturas walk off grand slammer against the Rangers in 91 or 92 was pretty exciting. Frank carried Robin off the field on his shoulders.

It was 1991.I know I was there.

Speaking of 1991, Wilson Alverez' no-no at Baltimore.

fed ex 4 pasqua
02-17-2008, 07:32 PM
Frank carried Robin off the field on his shoulders.
Frank carried Robin off OVER his shoulder.

RadioheadRocks
02-17-2008, 07:40 PM
#2 was actually in August, 1985. Good list though! :D:

guillen4life13
02-17-2008, 08:29 PM
Game 2 ALCS - Josh Paul, AJ, then Joe C. The most memorable sports experience I got to see firsthand.

WhiteSoxJunkie
02-17-2008, 08:58 PM
Carlos Lee's walk off grand slam over the Cubs.

russ99
02-17-2008, 09:17 PM
AJ's walkoff against the Dodgers was in '05, they were wearing the '59 throwbacks that night...from '06

That was the best moment I've experienced at the new park, slightly beating the 1st playoff game vs. the Red Sox. If I had gotten World Series tickets, it would be #2.

Patrick134
02-17-2008, 09:25 PM
Tom Seaver only won 33 games on the Sox, and while 300 was a great win for him personally, it doesn't belong anywhere near a top 20 moments in Sox history list.

pearso66
02-17-2008, 09:25 PM
I would keep the Frank hitting 2 homers off of the Sox in his homecoming, but it must be mentioned that it was won by the Sox with a walk-off bunt.

Lip Man 1
02-17-2008, 09:26 PM
Gang:

Y'all need to go back a tad more say to the 1950's and start making your list.

Lip

hold2dibber
02-18-2008, 02:14 AM
10. If only Tony had a bullpen 1983 couldve been different. But he didnt and had to leave Britt Burns out there to give up a home run to Tito Freaking Landrum. If Dybzinski dont make that baserunning error....who knows?

Hold two Dybber!!!!!!!

13. The brawl with the Tigers that ignited the 2000 division champs. And yes, Robert Fick is still probably a horse's patoot.

When I think about 2000, this is one of the great memories. Not that I'm an advocate of that kind of on-the-field violence (ahem), but watching the multiple brawls that game, it was almost like you could see the chemistry and camraderie (sp?) develop before your very eyes. It was an awesome thing to witness.

Taliesinrk
02-18-2008, 08:13 AM
I would keep the Frank hitting 2 homers off of the Sox in his homecoming, but it must be mentioned that it was won by the Sox with a walk-off bunt.

PABLO!!!! YYYYEEESSSS!!!!

Hold two Dybber!!!!!!!



When I think about 2000, this is one of the great memories. Not that I'm an advocate of that kind of on-the-field violence (ahem), but watching the multiple brawls that game, it was almost like you could see the chemistry and camraderie (sp?) develop before your very eyes. It was an awesome thing to witness.

You bet cha. This has to be kept. A truly uniting moment.. plus the Sox came out of it winning that game and, at least IMO, being the far more "classy" of the two bunches as they weren't the ones kicking the other guys while on the ground

oldcomiskey
02-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Of the top 20 moments you picked, six of them (I've highlighted above) range from embarrasing to pathetic.

Instead of the Tigers brawl in 2000, why not pick the 7-0 roadtrip vs. Cleveland and the Yankees?

There's nothing to be proud of regarding the Barrett/AJ brawl since Barrett sucker-punched our guy and barely got a slap on the wrist for it. The Lyons and Guillen moments shouldn't even be on the list they're so pathetic. Neither should Dybzynski. I don't see how Frank getting a standing ovation and then bashing our brains in with two homers is a top-moment either.

The rest of the list is pretty good.
Franks moment is there because of the way the fans reacted. And the thing about Dybzinski wasnt a knock on him. It just turned out that way in the game. And I didnt say anything about BEST moments and yes there are some that I didnt mention because of short term memory loss.

oldcomiskey
02-18-2008, 09:24 PM
Carlos Lee's walk off grand slam over the Cubs.
Let us not forget Manos mocking Sammy

oldcomiskey
02-18-2008, 09:26 PM
Tom Seaver only won 33 games on the Sox, and while 300 was a great win for him personally, it doesn't belong anywhere near a top 20 moments in Sox history list.
Its not top moments in Sox history since the beginning of the franchise. And even if it was I tend to disagree because the Sox havent had that many players hit 500 Homers or win their 300th game is a Sox uni. Is there anybody else besides Seaver and Thome that have done so?

oldcomiskey
02-18-2008, 09:29 PM
Gang:

Y'all need to go back a tad more say to the 1950's and start making your list.

Lip
the reason I started with 83 was it was the first division title and my memories before that are a little scratchy?
Where would Dick Allen's MVP season go? Melton becoming the first sox player to hit 30 homers and win a home run title?

I was out of Chicago by 76 and we couldnt get them again on TV til 84, so that was another reason why 83 seemed like a logical place to start.

kingpin_rcs
02-18-2008, 10:04 PM
4. Frank Thomas becomes the first Sox player to hit 40 homers in a season. IIRC it was 1993 when Frank was the most feared hitter in baseball. Even though this would be later bested by Joey Belle, I still think Frank doing it was more memorable.


Do you mean Albert Belle?

California Sox
02-18-2008, 10:19 PM
Here's one of my favorites from 1990: Ventura ends his long hitless streak against Roger Clemens with a bunt single, then goes yard against him late in the game to break it open.

Also, everyone remembers Robin, er, fighting Nolan Ryan, but people forget what precipitated it: Grebek and Ozzie went back to back upper tank against Ryan in old Comiskey. (So naturally, the Class Express had to drill both Grebeck and for some reason Robin when they got down to Texas.)

I was at both those games in one of my all-time favorite seasons.

hi im skot
02-18-2008, 10:21 PM
Do you mean Albert Belle?http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/sschaaf/Albert_Joey_Belle.jpg

Vestigio
02-18-2008, 11:41 PM
Disregard. I read the topic wrong

thomas35forever
02-18-2008, 11:44 PM
Carlos Lee's walk off grand slam over the Cubs.
YES. That was probably my favorite Sox moment before I followed the team as closely as I do now.

PKalltheway
02-18-2008, 11:49 PM
why not pick the 7-0 roadtrip vs. Cleveland and the Yankees?
Oh, man, was that awesome, or what? I especially enjoyed the Sox kicking the 2-time defending World Champion's ass at Yankee Stadium.:cool:

roylestillman
02-19-2008, 12:09 PM
OK, without reading other posts, limiting 2005 to 5 entries, and limiting entries to post 1975, here goes in no particular order.

1. Pods walk off WS Game2
2. Konerko Grand Slam WS game 2
3. El Duque's 3K's against Boston ALDS game 3
4. Blum's extra inning HR WS game 3
5. AJ's walkoff against the Dodger's 2005
6. Buehrle no hitter 2007
7. Move into 1st place in game against the Twins 1977
8. Fisk HR against Boston Opening Day 1982 (?)
9. Baines HR to win 2 day 25 inning game
10. 50th Anniversary All Star Game 1983
11. Juice crosses the plate to clinch 1983's Division Title
12. Bo Jackson's HR to clinch '93 title
13. The return of Veeck 1976
14. "Stop the clock" legislative vote to retain the Sox 1988
15. Seavers' 300th
16. Andy Hawkins no- hit loss to Sox 1989(?)
17. AJ's grand slam against the Cubs 2006(?)
18. Valentin's walk off HR against the Cubs 2003 (?)
19. Thigpen's 68 saves 1990.
20. Sox Fire Bevington 1997.

Odd, even though I love the guy, I can't think of a highlight related to the Big Hurt - kind of the sory of his career....

NoNeckEra
02-19-2008, 12:28 PM
Gang:

Y'all need to go back a tad more say to the 1950's and start making your list.

Lip
Lip: That's OK for you and me, but you, of all of us, should know the phrase, "Understand your demographics."

#1swisher
02-19-2008, 02:50 PM
OK, without reading other posts, limiting 2005 to 5 entries, and limiting entries to post 1975, here goes in no particular order.

1. Pods walk off WS Game2
2. Konerko Grand Slam WS game 2
3. El Duque's 3K's against Boston ALDS game 3
4. Blum's extra inning HR WS game 3
5. AJ's walkoff against the Dodger's 2005
6. Buehrle no hitter 2007
7. Move into 1st place in game against the Twins 1977
8. Fisk HR against Boston Opening Day 1982 (?)
9. 50th Anniversary All Star Game 1983
10.The return of Veeck 1976
11.AJ's grand slam against the Cubs 2006(?)....

Couldn't agree more, my picks with a few changes.

kingpin_rcs
02-19-2008, 04:22 PM
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j146/sschaaf/Albert_Joey_Belle.jpg
:redface:

<Johnny Carson Impersonation>
I did not know that
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santo=dorf
02-19-2008, 04:42 PM
OK, without reading other posts, limiting 2005 to 5 entries, and limiting entries to post 1975, here goes in no particular order.

1. Pods walk off WS Game2
2. Konerko Grand Slam WS game 2
3. El Duque's 3K's against Boston ALDS game 3
4. Blum's extra inning HR WS game 3
5. AJ's walkoff against the Dodger's 2005
6. Buehrle no hitter 2007
7. Move into 1st place in game against the Twins 1977
8. Fisk HR against Boston Opening Day 1982 (?)
9. Baines HR to win 2 day 25 inning game
10. 50th Anniversary All Star Game 1983
11. Juice crosses the plate to clinch 1983's Division Title
12. Bo Jackson's HR to clinch '93 title
13. The return of Veeck 1976
14. "Stop the clock" legislative vote to retain the Sox 1988
15. Seavers' 300th
16. Andy Hawkins no- hit loss to Sox 1989(?)
17. AJ's grand slam against the Cubs 2006(?)
18. Valentin's walk off HR against the Cubs 2003 (?)
19. Thigpen's 68 saves 1990.
20. Sox Fire Bevington 1997.

Odd, even though I love the guy, I can't think of a highlight related to the Big Hurt - kind of the sory of his career....
3. He didn't strike out the side
14. I'm too young to remember, but this discussion cam up before and I vividly remember PHG talking about how depressing that situation was.
17. It was a 3 run homer
19. I assume that a typo.
20. Come on. You can't find a Frank moment, but you consider that a top moment? Perhaps they never should have hired them.

I don't know how people can put Frank's two homers WITH OAKLAND over his walk off homer against the Twins in 2003.

The newest White Sox players drew the cheers, while the guy who has been there the longest prompted the roars Wednesday.

Frank Thomas, gushing with pride before the game over the acquisitions of Roberto Alomar and Carl Everett, started off the new Sox era with a game-winning home run in the 12th inning, his second two-run homer of the night.
The 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins was the team's ninth victory in their last 12 games and delivered their first three-game sweep since May 13-15 against the Baltimore Orioles. The victory also put them at the .500 mark (42-42) for the first time since May 3 when they were 15-15.

Patrick134
02-19-2008, 04:54 PM
OK, without reading other posts, limiting 2005 to 5 entries, and limiting entries to post 1975, here goes in no particular order.

1. Pods walk off WS Game2
2. Konerko Grand Slam WS game 2
3. El Duque's 3K's against Boston ALDS game 3
4. Blum's extra inning HR WS game 3
5. AJ's walkoff against the Dodger's 2005
6. Buehrle no hitter 2007
7. Move into 1st place in game against the Twins 1977
8. Fisk HR against Boston Opening Day 1982 (?)
9. Baines HR to win 2 day 25 inning game
10. 50th Anniversary All Star Game 1983
11. Juice crosses the plate to clinch 1983's Division Title
12. Bo Jackson's HR to clinch '93 title
13. The return of Veeck 1976
14. "Stop the clock" legislative vote to retain the Sox 1988
15. Seavers' 300th
16. Andy Hawkins no- hit loss to Sox 1989(?)
17. AJ's grand slam against the Cubs 2006(?)
18. Valentin's walk off HR against the Cubs 2003 (?)
19. Thigpen's 68 saves 1990.
20. Sox Fire Bevington 1997.

Odd, even though I love the guy, I can't think of a highlight related to the Big Hurt - kind of the sory of his career....


When Frank was in his prime, the big hits kept coming so often that it makes it hard for one to stand out.

doublem23
02-19-2008, 05:21 PM
The Sox have had 1 perfect game in their history. That should be in there, too.

asindc
02-19-2008, 05:36 PM
As far as I concerned, any list that doesn't have Crede's Sept. 2005 walk-off HR on it is incomplete.

sox1970
02-19-2008, 06:28 PM
19. Thigpen's 68 saves 1990.

The bullpen had 68 saves, but Thiggy had 57. I'm assuming the 68 saves for the staff is also a Major League record.

sox1970
02-19-2008, 06:29 PM
As far as I concerned, any list that doesn't have Crede's Sept. 2005 walk-off HR on it is incomplete.

I agree, since I was there. :bandance:

Jerome
02-19-2008, 06:48 PM
didn't the city turn on the air raid sirens in 1959? that's probably right at the top

santo=dorf
02-19-2008, 07:22 PM
didn't the city turn on the air raid sirens in 1959? that's probably right at the top
Yep, or as the Tribune describes it "The team's pennant win results in a celebration that scares thousands."
:rolleyes:

Whoops, I'm quoting one of their dumb articles.

LITTLE NELL
02-19-2008, 07:47 PM
Yep, or as the Tribune describes it "The team's pennant win results in a celebration that scares thousands."
:rolleyes:

Whoops, I'm quoting one of their dumb articles.
I was 13 years old and knew exactly why the sirens were going off. I almost hit the ceiling when Aparicio started the DP to clinch the pennant. The ironic thing is that if you were up on current events you knew that Khrushchev was touring the USA and the Russians would hardly attack us. I believe Nikita was at Disneyland on that great day.