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1964 White Sox vs. 1969 Cubs "World Series" Game 1

Posted 07-12-2009 at 10:40 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-12-2009 at 10:56 PM by TommyJohn

There are only so many "game summaries" I can post in "newspaper" form and only so many times I can poke fun of Sox fan-Cub fan stereotypes before the jokes get old. So for this one I'll just post some game stats and a few "tidbits."

Game 1 "Why Us? Series"


1969 Cubs

Don Kessinger, SS
Glenn Beckert, 2B
Billy Williams, LF
Ron Santo, 3B
Ernie Banks, 1B
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Posted 07-07-2009 at 07:37 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

....HATE THE PHRASE "WALK-OFF"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HATE IT! HATE IT! HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is all.
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This date in Knights history

Posted 07-04-2009 at 12:10 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 10-21-2009 at 09:08 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 10:37 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 02-06-2010 at 06:50 PM by TommyJohn

Thread on White Sox fan message board:

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 01:50 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-13-2010 at 04:11 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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