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Game of the Year 1976

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:07 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-08-2017 at 11:09 PM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year, 1976
April 9 vs. Kansas City Royals
at Comiskey Park

The White Sox ended the 1975 season on so many down notes that the team must've lost all sight of which way was up. Attendance had fallen below 800,000, the final record of 75-86 was good for 5th place, the team was for sale, owner John Allyn was so broke he nearly didn't meet his payroll and to top it all off, the team was in danger of being sold to a syndicate that would move the club to Seattle in...
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Game of the Year 1975

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:02 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Game of the Year, 1975
September 28 vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

Dick Allen never submitted a formal retirement letter to the White Sox or MLB, so the team put him on the ineligible list (disqualifying him from playing for 60 days, retroactive to his September 14 retirement) then traded him to the Braves. Allen found out about the deal and tried to come back for the Sox, but Roland Hemond told him no dice. The biggest Sox star of the decade was gone.
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Game of the Year 1974

Posted 01-14-2017 at 09:55 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-09-2017 at 07:56 AM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year, 1974
August 7 vs. California Angels
at White Sox Park

If one need was painfully clear to the White Sox after 1973, it was pitching. Wilbur Wood and Stan Bahnsen shouldered most of the load, starting on two days' rest most of time. As a result, they both lost 20 games. Bart Johnson had an erratic, injury-plagued year. Young Steve Stone, acquired from San Francisco in the Henderson deal, went 6-11 with a 4.24 ERA. Terry Forster bounced between the starting...
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Game of the Year 1973

Posted 01-14-2017 at 09:50 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 09:46 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 05-07-2017 at 02:48 PM by TommyJohn

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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