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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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June 7,1975

Posted 02-06-2018 at 07:34 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-30-2018 at 12:37 PM by TommyJohn

June 7,1975
vs. New York Yankees
at White Sox Park

The White Sox decided to do something before this night's game that it had never done in the past-stage an Old-Timer's Game. There had been player reunions in the past, but they had consisted merely of a dinner and a pregame introduction to the fans, not a game.

The reason, according to Robert Markus, is that Ed Short had always steadfastly refused. The former Sox GM "wanted Johnny Mostil to be remembered...
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May 16,1975

Posted 02-04-2018 at 03:31 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-30-2018 at 12:35 PM by TommyJohn

May 16,1975
vs. Cleveland Indians
at White Sox Park

So far, the 1975 version of the White Sox were not shaping up to be a very good team. At one point they were 7-15. By this date they were 12-19 and attendance was down from the previous year. Small crowds, most of them four figures, came out in the cold of April and early May, prompting the usual remarks from the media about the "dwindling" Sox fan base.

One thing that the Sox did provide,...
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May 9,1975

Posted 02-04-2018 at 03:25 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 02-06-2018 at 11:46 AM by TommyJohn

May 9,1975
vs. Cleveland Indians
at Municipal Stadium

It had been a year and a half since the White Sox had picked up Jim Kaat on waivers. He had made Roland Hemond look like a genius, going 4-1 over the rest of the 1973 season. The next year he went 21-13, including a 7-0 run at the end of the season.

Kaat continued his streak going into 1975, going 4-0 to tie John Rigney and Gary Peters for longest winning streak in club history. He wasn't quite as stingy...
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May 3,1975

Posted 02-03-2018 at 11:07 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-30-2018 at 12:31 PM by TommyJohn

May 3,1975
vs. Oakland A's
at White Sox Park

The White Sox go 2-6 following their 9th inning rally to beat the Twins. So much for Terry Forster's prediction. Speaking of whom, Terry loses the last of those games, in 12 innings to Oakland, to drop the team to 7-15 overall, settling them in last place.

The next night Claude Osteen takes the mound to face the A's in the second game of the series. He quickly fell behind 1-0 in the 1st inning on an RBI single...
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April 24,1975

Posted 02-02-2018 at 05:42 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-30-2018 at 12:29 PM by TommyJohn

April 24,1975
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

The White Sox quickly started to live down to most people's expectations, stumbling out of the gate and unable to find the .500 mark. After 12 games they were 3-9 heading to Minnesota to meet the Twins. Before going there Terry Forster confidently predicted (for some reason) that the Sox would win 14 of the next 15 games. Maybe he saw something others didn't. The Sox did win a game after his prediction and were...
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