This Date In White Sox History

May 7, 2010

WELCOME WALSH
1904: Ed Walsh made his big league debut for the White Sox in an 8-7 win over St. Louis at South Side Park.

RED SURVIVES
1922: Red Faber gave up 17 hits but still got the win in the complete game effort in the White Sox 9-7 victory at Detroit.

LARRIPIN’ LOU FINDS THE UPPER TANK
1927: The Yankees Lou Gehrig slammed the first home run into the new pavilion of recently-expanded Comiskey Park in New York’s 8-0 win before 37,000 on the south side. Changes to the park, including the new pavilion, were made primarily to handle the popularity of the Yankees. The grand slam was hit off Sox pitcher Ted Lyons.

SOX WIN BATTLE OF LEGENDS
1935: Ted Lyons got the win over Lefty Gomez in a battle of future Hall of Famers as the first-place White Sox beat the Yankees 4-3 before 10,000 at Comiskey Park.

TEDDY BALLGAME FINDS THE ROOF
1941: Ted Williams hit the first of his two roof shot home runs at Comiskey Park in Boston’s 4-3 win in 11 innings.

McCRAW SLAMS ANGELS
1968: Tommy McCraw’s third-inning grand slam highlighted a five-run frame as the White Sox held off the Angels 6-5 in Anaheim.

BESTING THE BIRDS
1969: Bill Melton drove in three and Carlos May had three hits, including a homer, in the White Sox 6-4 win at Baltimore.

WOOD REALLY GOOD
1974: Wilbur Wood pitched an 11-inning shutout and Ed Herrmann homered in the White Sox 1-0 win in Detroit.

ZISK POWERS SOX
1977: Richie Zisk’s two-run homer in the eighth broke a 2-2 tie gave the White Sox the lead for good in a 5-2 win at Cleveland.

SQUIRES SQUATS AGAIN
1980: Mike Squires made his second appearance behind the plate in the White Sox 12-5 loss to the Royals.

WALK LIKE A MAN
1985: Greg Walker’s two-run homer in the fifth helped the White Sox overcome a 4-0 first-inning deficit in a 7-4 win at Cleveland.

A BALTIMORE BASHING
1988: The White Sox banged out 18 hits and got two-run home runs from Ken Williams, Harold Baines and Carlton Fisk in whipping the Orioles 11-7 in Baltimore.

DIG IN … AND WIN
1989: Ground was broken for the New Comiskey Park. Across the street, the White Sox celebrated by beating New York 6-2 before 20,603 at Comiskey Park. Harold Baines went 3-for-5 with two RBI to lift his average to a league-leading .353.

OZZIE DOES IT
1994: Ozzie Guillen plated the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the fourth as the first-place White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 before 26,214 at Comiskey Park. Frank Thomas homered in the first and Jack McDowell pitched into the seventh for his second win.

A SMASHING DEBUT FOR LEE
1999: Carlos Lee became the first White Sox player to homer in his first big league at bat in a 7-1 win over Oakland before 11,181 at Comiskey Park.

SOX STAY HOT
2005: Paul Konerko homered twice as the White Sox extended their winning streak to seven with a 10-7 pasting of the Blue Jays in Toronto.

ON THE MARK
2009: Mark Buehrle retired the first 19 batters he faced in the White Sox 6-0 win over the Tigers before 27,475 at U.S. Cellular Field. Buehrle finished with eight shutout, one-hit innings in improving to 5-0. A.J. Pierzynski highlighted a five-run first with a two-run homer as the Sox stopped a four-game skid.

13 Comments

tomq – “we have been so spoiled by the mostly good performances of the last five seasons”.
If you can call a regular season in 2007 of 72-90 and 2009 79-83 “mostly good”, congratulations. I don’t consider myself spoiled by the last 5 seasons, neither do I think the last 5 seasons were “mostly good performances”. 2006 & 2008 – yes, 2007 & 2009 – obviously no. 2010 looks a lot more like 2007 & 2009 to me than it does 2006 & 2008.
AND, I make no apologies for the crappy rah rah types who have been mostly absent from this blog the last couple of weeks while this team has played abysmally!

buster: good word…. abysmally! Now, go Sox’10…..j.k.

That was a quick top of the first, now let’s get a couple of runs to support our “Ace”…. Go Sox…..j.k.

Another quick top of the second….. Come on Boys: SCORE!!!…. j.k.

not quite so Quick… they got a hit….. but pretty fast nonetheless…. come on bottom of our order…..j.k.

Wish we could have brought Andruw around. Mark’s gotta keep pitching a shutout, I guess…

Well, darn, now they have a lead. Our hitters will have to step it up.

OK, we got the lead back – keep on scoring runs against the Jays!

Nice double play! Let’s get more runs in our half of the inning!

OK, our hitters have more work to do

C’mon Bobby, end this inning!

Attaboy, AJ! Come on Carlos!

Looks like we’re back to the home run or nothing

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