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Old 06-04-2019, 12:03 AM
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Default What's the loudest crowd moment in Sox history?

Yeah, we've been short on loud moments on the South Side in recent years, and we have no way of knowing how loud crowds were in 1906 and 1917. But with that said, what do you think has been the moment where a home Sox crowd was so vocal one couldn't hear themselves think?

For me, it's easily Paul Konerko's World Series grand slam. Everyone knew the magnitude of the moment, and the Sox had the right man up in that spot. It was clear everyone would go absolutely nuts if he came through, and he came through immediately with the best possible outcome. I definitely screamed loudly at home, and I would have given everything to be at the ballpark that night with my Sox brethren. What a moment that was.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:13 AM
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Yeah, we've been short on loud moments on the South Side in recent years, and we have no way of knowing how loud crowds were in 1906 and 1917. But with that said, what do you think has been the moment where a home Sox crowd was so vocal one couldn't hear themselves think?

For me, it's easily Paul Konerko's World Series grand slam. Everyone knew the magnitude of the moment, and the Sox had the right man up in that spot. It was clear everyone would go absolutely nuts if he came through, and he came through immediately with the best possible outcome. I definitely screamed loudly at home, and I would have given everything to be at the ballpark that night with my Sox brethren. What a moment that was.
I was there. It has to be that game. From that moment on, and fueled by that moment, the entire game felt like an SEC college football game between major rivals with the conference championship on the line. In the left field bleachers, we stood the remainder of the game. Never seen anything like it, or even close to it, at an MLB game, before or since.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:09 AM
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It was nearly a decade before I was born. My money would be on disco demolition night.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:12 AM
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I'm thinking 1973 when Bill Sharp threw a strike to home plate from from the warning track, top of the 9th, to throw out the (A's??) runner and end the game a White Sox win. That was very dramatic.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:47 AM
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Yeah, we've been short on loud moments on the South Side in recent years, and we have no way of knowing how loud crowds were in 1906 and 1917. But with that said, what do you think has been the moment where a home Sox crowd was so vocal one couldn't hear themselves think?

For me, it's easily Paul Konerko's World Series grand slam. Everyone knew the magnitude of the moment, and the Sox had the right man up in that spot. It was clear everyone would go absolutely nuts if he came through, and he came through immediately with the best possible outcome. I definitely screamed loudly at home, and I would have given everything to be at the ballpark that night with my Sox brethren. What a moment that was.

That was my first thought also . one of the highlights of my life, was Paul Konerko's Game Two, 7th inning blast, into the left field bleachers . when things at times look bleak, and i feel like turning away from baseball, i watch that.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:05 AM
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Old Comiskey, July 31, 1977. 50,412 in attendance.
Southside Hitmen come from behind to win the first game of a Sunday Double Header against the Royals. Sox tied it up in the bottom of the ninth at 2-2. Royals pick up 2 in the top of the 10th to go ahead 4-2 but the Sox win it in the bottom of the ninth 5-4. Huge win at the time as IIRC the Sox went up 6.5 games on the Twins and 7 on the Royals. Old Comiskey went bonkers, the place was shaking like never before, it was actually louder than a Blackhawk game at Chicago Stadium. I know that the Konerko WS grand slam had to be amazing but the thing is that 1977 game had to be louder as Comiskey was almost completely enclosed as it was double decked all the way around except for the small bleacher in CF but the huge scoreboard also kept the noise inside the park, that plus there were 10,000 more fans in attendance than at the 2005 WS. The only downer was the Sox lost the nightcap and August and September came along and the magical season faded into a memory. I often wonder what would have happened if the Sox won the nightcap and swept the 4 game series, probably not much as the Sox lacked the pitching and defense to win the division. I remember well the 1959 team as they are still my favorite Sox team of all time but the overall fun, magic and atmosphere at Comiskey the first 4 months of 1977 was something to behold with among other things, Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye becoming our fight song.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:30 AM
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The loudest crowd noise I have ever experienced at US Cellular Field was when Frank Thomas threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the 2005 ALDS.

That remains the only time I have ever been unable to hear Gene Honda because of crowd noise.

I attended every 2005 playoff game except Game 2 of the World Series, and they cheered louder for Frank throwing out the first pitch than they did for Iguchi's home run, the AJ passed ball, Dye or Crede's home run in Game 1, etc. I am sadly unable to compare it to the Game 2 homers.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:14 AM
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I was at WS Game 2 and my dim impression is that the noise for Pod's walk off was as big as for Paulie's slam. But that may be because it went on longer -- the game was over and there was no more baseball to watch.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:22 AM
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I didn't make it to the WS (my unused tickets to Game 6 are framed and hanging in my office). The loudest crowd at a game I attended is probably the Black Out Game in 2008 -- following Thome's homer or Anderson's game-ending catch.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:37 AM
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It was nearly a decade before I was born. My money would be on disco demolition night.
I was there. Except for the records exploding it wasn't that loud. I did not go on the field. There was no way I was making the "I'm in jail." phone call. What about Thome's HR in the blackout game?
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:19 AM
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Old Comiskey, July 31, 1977. 50,412 in attendance.
Southside Hitmen come from behind to win the first game of a Sunday Double Header against the Royals. Sox tied it up in the bottom of the ninth at 2-2. Royals pick up 2 in the top of the 10th to go ahead 4-2 but the Sox win it in the bottom of the ninth 5-4. Huge win at the time as IIRC the Sox went up 6.5 games on the Twins and 7 on the Royals. Old Comiskey went bonkers, the place was shaking like never before, it was actually louder than a Blackhawk game at Chicago Stadium. I know that the Konerko WS grand slam had to be amazing but the thing is that 1977 game had to be louder as Comiskey was almost completely enclosed as it was double decked all the way around except for the small bleacher in CF but the huge scoreboard also kept the noise inside the park, that plus there were 10,000 more fans in attendance than at the 2005 WS. The only downer was the Sox lost the nightcap and August and September came along and the magical season faded into a memory. I often wonder what would have happened if the Sox won the nightcap and swept the 4 game series, probably not much as the Sox lacked the pitching and defense to win the division. I remember well the 1959 team as they are still my favorite Sox team of all time but the overall fun, magic and atmosphere at Comiskey the first 4 months of 1977 was something to behold with among other things, Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye becoming our fight song.
This is a GREAT call. I was at the game in the grandstand down the left-field line. Veeck sold as many SRO tickets as people wanted to buy and fans were everywhere, including sitting on the stairs of the aisles. I recall the Kansas City left fielder made an error in one of the late rallies and the place thundered where you could feel the stands shaking. Yes, because of the park's acoustics and the size of the crowd this game may have actually been louder than Konerko's World Series slam. I was at the one, too. I might go with the '77 game being louder, but maybe the Konerko slam cheering was more intense per fan? I was at the Blackout Game as well and you could say that one had the most sustained loud cheering thoughout.
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I was at game 2 of the World Series sitting up in the nose bleeds with my dad and uncle. When Paulie hit the grand slam the stands up there were shaking. Everyone in the area around was us hugging complete strangers like they were best friends. Happened again later that night when Pods walked it off but from what I remember it was louder when Konerko hit his.

Only sporting events I remember being at that have been louder are big Bulls, Blackhawks, or Indiana basketball games and those of course are in smaller enclosed arenas.
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This is a GREAT call. I was at the game in the grandstand down the left-field line. Veeck sold as many SRO tickets as people wanted to buy and fans were everywhere, including sitting on the stairs of the aisles. I recall the Kansas City left fielder made an error in one of the late rallies and the place thundered where you could feel the stands shaking. Yes, because of the park's acoustics and the size of the crowd this game may have actually been louder than Konerko's World Series slam. I was at the one, too. I might go with the '77 game being louder, but maybe the Konerko slam cheering was more intense per fan? I was at the Blackout Game as well and you could say that one had the most sustained loud cheering thoughout.
The DW and I sat in the UD way out in Left Center, when we won the game the UD was shaking to the rafters and at one point I thought it and we were going to come crashing down on the lower deck.
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I can only go by the games I was at. But the dropped 3rd strike game where Crede hit the double to win it in the bottom of the 9th...

I didn't even realize they shot off fireworks, it was so loud in the stadium. I've never been to a game that was that loud.

I also went to WS game 1, it was loud, but nothing compared to when Crede hit that double of the LF wall!
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I'm thinking 1973 when Bill Sharp threw a strike to home plate from from the warning track, top of the 9th, to throw out the (A's??) runner and end the game a White Sox win. That was very dramatic.

I could not find an assist in Bill's 1973 Fielding Game Logs that matches this.
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