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Games and Moments April 11 & 12,1973

Posted 10-14-2017 at 03:16 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

April 11 & 12,1973
vs. Oakland A's
at White Sox Park

Somebody up there just seemed to have it in for John Allyn. For the second year in a row, a large Opening Day crowd is expected at White Sox Park. For the second year in a row, the opener is postponed.

In 1972, it was human nature-demanding players + stubborn owners = season delaying strike that cost the Sox an opening day gate of 50,000. In 1973, it was Mother Nature-temperatures in the 30s + wet field...
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Games and Moments April 7,1973

Posted 10-11-2017 at 07:23 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

April 7,1973
vs. Texas Rangers
at Arlington Stadium

For the second year in a row, a White Sox opener is delayed, this time by the elements. Rain dumps down on half the state of Texas, forcing a 24 hour postponement.

The teams take the field the next evening, making this the second straight night opener for both teams. Wilbur Wood takes to the mound to square off against Dick Bosman of the Rangers.

The Sox make it exciting in the 1st, when...
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1972 Offseason

Posted 10-09-2017 at 08:27 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 10-12-2017 at 07:00 AM by TommyJohn

Awards galore poured in for the 1972 White Sox, to no one's surprise. After all, to go from the worst team in baseball to the second-best team in the American League in two short years seemed to be nothing short of a miracle.

The Sporting News named Roland Hemond and Chuck Tanner their Executive of the Year and Manager of the Year, respectively.

The "Bible of Baseball" also named Wilbur Wood its AL Pitcher of the Year. Workhorse Wilbur had started 49...
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Games and Moments October 4,1972

Posted 10-01-2017 at 12:13 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 10-01-2017 at 12:30 PM by TommyJohn

October 4,1972
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

On September 28, Sox fans' dream of seeing their team pull off a miracle division title officially died when the A's defeated the Twins 8-7 to clinch their second straight AL West title. If any Sox fans felt an urge to draw cartoons of sad faced, crying clowns as a way of letting the world know about the Very Special Pain they were going through, they apparently kept such urges to themselves, as no such cartoons...
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Games and Moments September 27,1972

Posted 09-30-2017 at 12:10 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 09-30-2017 at 12:16 PM by TommyJohn

September 27,1972
vs. Kansas City Royals
at White Sox Park

The 1952 novel "The Natural" by Bernard Malamud featured Roy Hobbs, a baseball player with ungodly ability who, with his mystical bat Wonderboy smashes unbelievable, breathtaking home runs and almost single-handedly lifts the formerly decrepit New York Knights into pennant contention.

The 1972 season featured Dick Allen, a baseball player with ungodly ability who, with his mystical 42 ounce...
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