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This date in Knights history

Posted 07-04-2009 at 11:10 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 10-21-2009 at 08:08 PM by TommyJohn

July 4, 1950-Pitcher Danny Wilson becomes the second black player and first black pitcher in New Orleans Knight history when he debuts in the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies before a packed house of 54,955 at Brennan Park, one of the largest crowds in the stadium's history.

Wilson's contract had been purchased by Jeremiah Brennan from the Birmingham Black Barons for $50,000. He had been playing in th minors, with the plan to call him up in 1951. An injury...
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the game

Posted 07-04-2009 at 09:37 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 02-06-2010 at 05:50 PM by TommyJohn

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This Date in White Sox History:

October 5, 1964 The White Sox hook up with the Yankees in a one-game playoff at Comiskey Park to decide the AL pennant after both teams finish the season in a 99-63 tie. Al Lopez taps lefty Juan Pizarro to start the game, Yankee manager Yogi Berra rolls the dice and goes with Whitey Ford on two days' rest in an effort to neutralize a White Sox hitting "attack" that couldn't hit left handers....
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1964 playoff

Posted 07-03-2009 at 12:50 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 01-07-2016 at 04:29 PM by TommyJohn

Excerpt from SOX! A Fan's Memoir by Dick Dopey (Diamond Communications, South Bend, IN. 2006)

My entire neighborhood was abuzz with excitement that weekend when the White Sox tied the Yankees, which would mean a one game playoff for the pennant. I was the envy of every kid on my block when I announced that my mom had scored three tickets for the game, and I would be playing hooky from school in order to attend the game with my mother and four year old brother. Even then, I was superior...
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APBA anecdote

Posted 07-03-2009 at 11:45 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 01-07-2016 at 04:37 PM by TommyJohn

Excerpt from Yog: The Wit and Wisdom of Baseball's Master Zen Philosopher by Maury Honig (Doubleday Books New York, 1985)

Another example of Yog's inscrutible wisdom came in October, 1964. The Yankees had tied the White Sox for the pennant and made their way to Chicago for the one-game playoff.

Berra sought out Whitey Ford, who had gone out partying on Rush Street the night before with Mickey Mantle. He found Ford holding his head between his knees, moaning piteously....
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1964-White Sox battle Yankees for the pennant

Posted 07-03-2009 at 11:26 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-03-2009 at 11:46 AM by TommyJohn

Sox, Yanks to meet for AL Pennant

Chicago Sun-Times
October 5, 1964

Chicago (AP) The White Sox 10 game season-ending winning streak has carried them to a season-ending tie with the New York Yankees, both teams ending their 1964 campaign deadlocked at 99-63. A coin toss has determined Comiskey Park to be the site of the playoff. The odds favor the Yanks, as manager Yogi Berra's boys have gone 12-6 this season vs. Al Lopez's crew. The game will take place at 1:30...
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