Originally Posted by Hitmen77
Sept. 17, 1983 - the White Sox win their first division title. The team would go on to win the division by a then-record 20 games and finish the season 99-63.
Interesting to see all the fans running on to the field after the win. You used to see that all the time in the 70s and early 80s after a team clinched. MLB hasn't allowed that in years.
Hawk has said on numerous occasions the whoever won that ALCS was going to win the Series. One of the reasons I was apprehensive about the Sox 2005 was the 1983 team, which I believe to have been better.
I was bummed when the Sox lost, but got over it once the Series was over.
Anybody who saw the end of the 1976 ALCS will understand why it may not be a good idea to let people run out onto the field.