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Games and Moments April 10, 1968

Posted 02-18-2017 at 02:33 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments
April 10, 1968
vs. Cleveland Indians
at White Sox Park

The White Sox give themselves a facelift over the winter in an effort to beef up the offense-Tommie Agee and Al Weis are sent to the Mets for Tommie Davis, Don Buford is swapped to the Orioles for Russ Snyder and south side favorite Luis Aparicio. The trades alter the complexion of the team, seemingly for the better. The Sox are a preseason pick of many prognosticators to win the AL pennant. ...
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Games and Moments September 29, 1967

Posted 02-18-2017 at 02:31 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments
September 29, 1967
vs. Washington Senators
at White Sox Park

This game, and one crucial play in particular, was the entire White Sox season in microcosm.

The team limped home in shock after the stunning doubleheader loss to the A's that Wednesday. The expected celebratory homecoming turned into a somber occasion. They took the field that night in front of 12,665 diehards needing to win all three against the Senators just to tie for the...
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Games and Moments September 27, 1967

Posted 02-18-2017 at 02:25 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments
September 27, 1967
vs. Kansas City A's
at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City

The 1967 White Sox were truly in the catbird's seat. Sure, they were in 2nd place, a game back at the close of play on the 24th, but they had just swept the Twins, who were also fighting for their pennant lives, and now headed to Kansas City to face the A's. KC was sitting at 60-95 and was playing out the string, not only for the season, but in their city. The team was preparing...
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Games and Moments September 24, 1967

Posted 02-18-2017 at 02:23 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments
September 24, 1967
vs. Cleveland Indians
at Municipal Stadium

"All year long, the critics have discounted the guts of this team" manager Eddie Stanky said at one point during the great 1967 pennant chase. He was right. The team had bounced back from two seeming knockout punches-the stunning 7-3 loss to Detroit, then a three game losing streak that knocked them 3 games back with 16 left to play.

Next came a three game set with...
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Games and Moments September 13 & 14, 1967

Posted 02-18-2017 at 02:20 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

Games and Moments:
September 13 & 14, 1967
vs. Cleveland Indians
at White Sox Park

A September 10 headline in the Sun-Times announced that the Sox were all but dead, about to fall out of the race.

The Sox responded to this by posting a doubleheader shutout that day, highlighted by Joel Horlen's now classic no-hitter. And then...they dropped three straight to fall three games back, in 4th place. That's where they were when they took the field on the...
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