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April 5,1974

Posted 12-13-2017 at 07:23 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated Today at 06:55 AM by TommyJohn

April 5,1974
vs. California Angels
at White Sox Park

Chuck's charges broke camp at the end of March with the skipper overflowing with his usual optimism. Tanner called the 1974 edition of the White Sox the best-balanced team since he had come to Chicago. He went so far as to say that it was the strongest team in club history.

Robert Markus wasn't feeling Tanner's optimism. Not only did he pick the Sox to finish third, he wasn't too hopeful about how things...
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1973 Offseason Pt. 2

Posted 12-11-2017 at 07:29 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:25 PM by TommyJohn

The 1973 White Sox may not have been a success on the field, but they were at the gate. Buoyed by preseason expectations and the fast 27-15 start, the Sox' final attendance for the season came to 1,302,527, their highest total since they last defended the AL pennant in 1960. They also had increased attendance four years running for the first time since 1942-45. It was also 807,172 more than the woebegone 1970 team had drawn. AT the very least they seemed to be doing well in terms of drawing fans...
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1973 Offseason

Posted 12-11-2017 at 07:28 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:24 PM by TommyJohn

1973 Offseason

The 1973 season was supposed to be the one where the Chicago White Sox were to rise fully triumphant from the near-franchise destroying debacle of 1968-70, most especially 1970's 56-106 mark. Instead, they took an injury-riddled step back in a season that exposed many of the team's weaknesses-lack of pitching, lack of depth, lack of money to properly pay its players. And now, in this offseason, they were about to become part of a soap opera plotline that began to develop...
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September 30,1973

Posted 12-03-2017 at 06:16 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:44 PM by TommyJohn

September 30,1973
vs. Oakland A's
at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

So much for respectability.

The Sox had fought their way back to .500 and stood at 72-71 and in 3rd place on September 10 when they commenced another swoon, going 4-15 over their next 19 games. Included in this streak were the 20th losses of both Stan Bahnsen and Wilbur Wood. To make matters worse, the Sox also had a front row seat to watch the A's clinch the AL West title in Sox Park....
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September 7,1973

Posted 11-19-2017 at 10:48 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:44 PM by TommyJohn

September 7,1973
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

On the same night that the White Sox shelved Dick Allen for the season, they lost to the Tigers to hit 59-69, their lowest point in the season. Tanner and Hemond wrote off the season and made the decision to give more playing time to fresh faced rookies like Brian Downing, Jerry Hairston, Bill Sharp and Bucky Dent to see what they could produce.

Lo and behold, the young Sox reached deep within...
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