This Date in White Sox History
May 4, 2010
A new feature we decided to add to this blog each day. If you have your own favorite memories from a day, please feel free to add them as a comment:
1980: Mike Squires became the first left-hander to play catcher in a Major League game in 22 years when he went behind the plate for the ninth inning in the Sox 11-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers before 36,692 at Comiskey Park. Squires replaced Marv Foley and caught Ed Farmer in becoming the first southpaw since the Cubs’ Dale Long to don the “tools of ignorance” in a Major League game.
1984: Tom Seaver tossed eight strong innings to pick up his first win in a White Sox uniform in a 5-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. Seaver, who lost his first four starts, limited the Red Sox to three runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts for his first American League victory after 273 National League wins. Al Jones tossed a scoreless ninth for his second save as the Sox won their fifth straight.
1988: Rookie Jack McDowell gave up one run in seven innings in outdueling Roger Clemens in the White Sox 6-2 win at Boston. Making his 10th career start, McDowell gave up three hits and a second inning homer to Mike Greenwell while walking two and striking out two in improving to 2-2. The White Sox battered Clemens with seven hits, including a three-run homer from Greg Walker and a two-run shot by Ivan Calderon.
1996: Harold Baines drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth as a pinch-hitter and then launched a ninth-inning grand slam in the White Sox 11-5 pasting of the Yankees in New York. Baines’ grand slam was his 11th, moving him into second place among active players.
Compiled by Marty Maloney of the White Sox