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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."
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1919 White Sox vs. 1927 Yankees Game 1

Posted 03-18-2012 at 11:13 PM by TommyJohn

1919 Chicago White Sox (88-52; Manager-Kid Gleason)

1927 New York Yankees (110-44; Manager-Miller Huggins)

Game 1
1919 White Sox vs. 1927 Yankees at Yankee Stadium


1919 White Sox.....011 040 000-6 11 1
1927 Yankees.......000 000 000-0 4 0

2B: Schalk, Jackson, Risberg
E: Collins

Pitchers-Chicago: Cicotte New York: Hoyt, Moore, Pennock

W-Cicotte L-Hoyt

Player of the Game-Eddie Cicotte (complete game four hit shutout)

Lineups:

1919 White Sox

RF Nemo Leibold
2B Eddie Collins
3B Buck Weaver
LF Joe Jackson
1B Chick Gandil
CF Happy Felsch
SS Swede Risberg
C Ray Schalk
P Eddie Cicotte

1927 Yankees

CF Earle Combs
SS Mark Koenig
RF Babe Ruth
1B Lou Gehrig
LF Bob Meusel
2B Tony Lazzeri
3B Joe Dugan
C Johnny Grabowski
P Waite Hoyt


Game notes: Yankee Stadium was jam-packed for the start of this series between the Saints and the Sinners, as announcer Bob Costas called it just before having an orgasm and fainting. A who's who of dead legends turned out for the game, including Charles Comiskey, Jacob Ruppert, Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Dead celebs at the game included John Barrymore, Al Jolson and Buddy Rogers, Jr.. Landis tried to put a stop to the game, but was unable to, as he is dead and no longer has power over baseball. Current commish Bud Selig was going to throw out the first pitch, but was unable to after he strained his arm patting himself on the back for thinking up the idea for the series.

Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Buck Weaver were all given standing ovations by the crowd. Comiskey, Landis, Chick Gandil and Swede Risberg were all loudly booed. Gandil responded by looking evil.

One game highlight came in the top of the 5th, when Shoeless Joe Jackson ripped an RBI double to right field past the outstretched glove of Ruth. Jackson went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Both Ruth and Gehrig went 0-for-3 with a walk apiece.
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