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Game of the Year 1973

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:50 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Game of the Year, 1973
May 26-28 vs. Cleveland Indians
at White Sox Park

"CHICAGO COMES OUT SWINGING" proclaimed the March 12, 1973 cover of Sports Illustrated, which featured a handsome, helmetless Bill Melton, all recovered and ready to go. The article ended by stating that this "may finally be the year" that "bells ring on the south side."

Indeed, the 1973 White Sox seemed on the verge of becoming a powerhouse. Melton's return,...
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Game of the Year 1972

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:46 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Game of the Year 1972
August 12 vs. Oakland A's
at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

In the beginning, there was the trade.

On December 2, 1971 Roland Hemond went into the trade market seeking another bat for the line up. At the recommendation of manager Tanner, Hemond went after Dick Allen of the Dodgers, eventually landing him in exchange for lefty Tommy John.

Allen had been a rebellious player and contentious presence in Philadelphia, where...
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Game of the Year 1971

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:44 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Game of the Year 1971
April 9 vs. Minnesota Twins
at White Sox Park

How bad were the 1970 White Sox? Try this. Their radio station, WMAQ-AM. did not want them back after four years of falling ratings. Neither did any other station in town. The only stations that would take them were two low wattage stations, WTAQ in LaGrange and WEAW in Evanston.

Newbies Chuck Tanner and Roland Hemond knew they had a near-impossible mission ahead of them for 1971. They went...
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Game of the Year 1970

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:41 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 01-14-2017 at 04:26 PM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year 1970
May 31 vs. Boston Red Sox
at Fenway Park

In Catholic Church tradition, St. Jude the Apostle (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot) is the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes. If you are ever in a situation where the odds are overwhelmingly against you and there is no hope at all of coming through, offer a prayer to St. Jude the Apostle and he will intervene with the Almighty or His Son on your behalf.

St. Jude must've been quite busy in...
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Game of the Year 1969

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:38 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Game of the Year 1969
June 19 vs. Seattle Pilots
at White Sox Park

Both baseball and the White Sox effected wholesale changes for 1969.

Baseball responded to the vaunted "Year of the Pitcher" (only one AL batter, Carl Yastrzemski, batted over .300 in 1968) by lowering the mound to give hitters a better chance. They expanded by four teams (two apiece in each league) and divided into four divisions. Teams would now have to play a League Championship...
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