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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."
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May 6,1970

Posted 06-01-2017 at 08:16 AM by TommyJohn
Updated 06-25-2018 at 10:46 PM by TommyJohn

May 6,1970
vs. Cleveland Indians
at White Sox Park

The Sox actually bounce back from the Baltimore bombing to take four of their next five. Included in these wins is a 13-6 win over the Tigers. The Sox trail in the game 4-2 before erupting for 8 runs in the 6th en route to the win.

The team is also hitting. The offensive woes of previous years seem to be all but cured. They have three hitters in the AL Top 10 (Hopkins, McCraw and Aparicio) and are batting .280 as a team. Perhaps they are starting to gel at last?

Robert Markus sure thinks so. In his May 7 Tribune Column "Stops Along the Sports Trail" he writes of various pieces of advice that it had become "fashionable" to dole out to the Sox-fire Short, fire Gutteridge; bring in Frank Lane, Billy Martin, Eddie Stanky, etc. Markus offers what he feels is the best piece of advice-"Do nothing."

"Don't fire Ed Short. Don't fire Don Gutteridge. Don't do anything except sit back and watch your ball club jell into a contender.

Maybe not this year, but next year for sure" Markus wrote.

"The White Sox are going to be winners and they're going to win with the club they are now fielding." He continued, concluding his column with "Ed Short has devoted a good share of his life to putting together a winner on the south side. I think he has finally done it, and I'd kind of like to see him still around when his ship comes in."

Markus' rare bout of Sox-induced giddiness may have been brought on by the game played the night before.

In it, Carlos May showed he didn't miss his thumb at all. he drove in both runs in a 2-1 Sox victory over Cleveland.

The second came in the bottom of the 9th, when he launched a drive to left center field. Ted Uhlaender of the Indians attempted to catch it up against the little league fence. Instead, the ball bounced off his glove and over the fence for a dramatic game-winning home run. It would not have been such up until 1969, but no matter. It's a home run and the Sox have a win. It is Carlos' 3rd of the season and he looked to be in fine form.

The same could not be said for Indian starter Sam McDowell. Sudden Sam whiffed a career high 15 batters, only to trudge off the field a loser. Joel Horlen got the win.

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