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June 11,1976

Posted 03-21-2018 at 08:11 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-06-2018 at 06:55 AM by TommyJohn

June 11,1976
vs. Cleveland Indians
at Municipal Stadium

The Angels halt the Sox winning streak at 10 the day after Ken Brett's near no-no, but the Cinderella Sox keep on winning, reach a record of 27-22 and are 18-9 since starting the season at 9-16. They sit in third place, 4 1/2 games back of the Royals as they head out to Cleveland for a four game set.

Indians management took the opportunity to stage "Welcome Back, Bill Veeck" Night to honor...
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Posted 03-18-2018 at 09:57 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

In 1976, Bill Veeck arrived in town with his usual promotions and ideas to lure people to the ballpark and make the game a fun and enjoyable experience. He delivered on promotions as promised and came up with gimmicks such as installing a shower in the center field bleachers for fans to cool off on hot summer days. There is one idea he came up with that year that has turned out to be his most lasting contribution to baseball.

The story is...
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May 26,1976

Posted 03-18-2018 at 09:47 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-20-2018 at 07:35 AM by TommyJohn

May 26,1976
vs. California Angels
at Anaheim Stadium

The arrival of Ken Brett coincided with a sudden burst of winning from the White Sox. Bart Johnson outdueling Nolan Ryan kicked off a winning streak that saw the Sox take two from Minnesota, following that up with a four game sweep of Chuck Tanner's A's.

Brett made his Sox debut in the first game of the A's series and blanked Oakland for five innings before being relieved by Clay Carroll.

The...
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May 17-18,1976

Posted 03-15-2018 at 08:53 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-31-2018 at 11:40 AM by TommyJohn

May 17-18,1976
vs. California Angels
at Comiskey Park

Two names from earlier in the decade starred in the games played in Comiskey on back-to-back nights-one no longer with the Sox, the other trying to come back from injury.

The big story with the first game was Bill Melton's return. The former Sox 3rd baseman and franchise home run king would be making his first visit back to the south side since the trade that sent him to the Angels.

Bill...
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May 9,1976

Posted 03-15-2018 at 08:49 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-31-2018 at 11:37 AM by TommyJohn

May 9,1976
vs. Detroit Tigers
at Tiger Stadium

The Sox head into May with an unspectacular 5-7 record. The team opened the month on the receiving end of a 10-1 thrashing at the hands of the Tigers.

The evening began on a somber note, as the White Sox retired uniform number 2 in honor of 2nd baseman Nellie Fox, who had died of cancer the previous December 1 at the too young age of 47. Bob Elson emceed the event and Billy Pierce, Fox's best friend and roommate...
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