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September 7,1972

Posted 09-23-2017 at 10:20 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:27 PM by TommyJohn

September 7, 1972
vs. Oakland A's
at White Sox Park

For six heady days in late August, the White Sox hold on to 1st place by a slim margin. Fans start to hope against hope for a "Miracle on 35th Street" in which the underdog White Sox would hold off the A's and take the AL West.

A Luis Tiant shutout in Fenway Park on the 29th knocks the Sox out of 1st. It is the start of a 1-6 slide that pushes them 3 1/2 back.

Oakland comes to...
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August 23,1972

Posted 09-23-2017 at 10:45 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:18 PM by TommyJohn

August 23,1972
vs. New York Yankees
at White Sox Park

Dick Allen always seemed to do things with flair; or "panache" as Edmond Rostand's tragic hero Cyrano DeBergerac called it. His first White Sox (and American League) hit was a home run in the top of the 9th to break a scoreless tie. His second home run in White Sox Park (and only his third of the season) was game-ender in the bottom of the 9th. Called upon to pinch-hit for the first time that season (after...
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