On This Date In White Sox History

First, I think we missed yesterday, so …

MAY 8TH

LEMON SQUEEZES OUT FIVE HITS
1977: Chet Lemon went 5-for-5 in an 8-3 win at Cleveland. Lemon had a double, an RBI and scored a run in support of winning pitcher Steve Stone, who fanned seven and went the distance in earning his second victory.

BRITT BURNS ROYALS
1980: Britt Burns went the distance and fanned eight and was backed by 13 hits in the White Sox 7-2 win before 7,410 at Comiskey Park.

HOYT GOOD WITH THE LEAD
1981: With Ron LeFlore scoring the go-ahead tally on a wild pitch, the White Sox used a six-run fourth to erase a 4-0 deficit in whipping the Kansas City Royals 9-5 before 42,312 at Comiskey Park.

TOM TERRIFIC IN DETROIT
1982: Detroit native Tom Paciorek’s two-run homer in the eighth drove the first-place White Sox to their fifth straight win – a 7-4 triumph at Detroit.

THE FIRST DAY OF A MARATHON
1984: The White Sox and Brewers played 17 innings before their game at Comiskey Park was suspended sometime after 1 a.m. with the score 3-3. The White Sox won what turned out to be the longest game by the clock (8 hours, 6 minutes) in American League history the next day on a home run by Harold Baines in the 25th inning.

FIRST WIN IN SKYDOME
1990: Ron Kittle blasted two home runs and Greg Hibbard threw seven strong innings as the White Sox posted their first win at Skydome with a 4-1 triumph of the Blue Jays.

JOEY’S MAD DASH HOME
1991: Joey Cora scored on Ozzie Guillen’s sacrifice pop fly to center to hand the White Sox a 2-1 walkoff win over the Brewers before 36,026 at Comiskey Park.

BIG HURT, BIG BLAST IN THE 10TH
1992: Frank Thomas’ homer in the 10th – his second of the game — proved to be the difference in the White Sox 4-3 win – their sixth straight — at Baltimore.

SOX OUTLAST INDIANS
1993: Frank Thomas, George Bell, Ellis Burks and Bo Jackson all hit home runs as the White Sox outslugged Cleveland 10-7 before 33,933 at Comiskey Park.

TRIUMPH IN TORONTO
2005: Juan Uribe and Jermaine Dye homered and Mark Buehrle pitched into the eighth inning to win his fourth straight decision in the White Sox 5-4 win in Toronto. The win improved the Sox to 24-7 and enabled them to keep their 4.5-game cushion atop the American League Central.

MAY 9TH

FABER QUIETS MURDERER’S ROW
1927: Future Hall of Famer Red Faber limited the Yankees of Ruth and Gehrig to seven hits in the White Sox 2-1 win at New York.

A GOOD DAY FOR LUKE
1936: Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling was 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs in the White Sox 7-3 win at St. Louis. Jimmy ***** drove in two as the Sox won their third in a row.

ZEKE THE DIFFERENCE
1937: Zeke Bonura’s home run in the seventh was the difference in the White Sox 2-1 win over the Yankees before 25,000 at Comiskey Park.

A LONG – BUT SUCCESSFUL — NIGHT
1952: Minnie Minoso’s two-run triple in gave the White Sox the lead in an 8-5 win in 16 innings in Detroit.

SOX GET ‘EM EARLY
1958: Early Wynn fired a two-hitter in the White Sox 5-0 win over Cleveland before 2,055 at Comiskey Park. Wynn gave up a single and a double with three walks and five strikeouts in improving to 2-2. The Sox got early RBIs from Bubba Phillips and Luis Aparicio and a two-run homer from Ted Beard in the fourth to make things easy on Wynn. 

PETERS ARMED AND DANGEROUS WITH THE BAT
1967: Gary Peters’ triple and Don Buford’s single in the seventh gave the streaking White Sox the lead for good in a 5-4 win in Baltimore.

SOX A-WARDED WITH WIN
1968: Pete Ward clubbed two homers and Gary Peters pitched into the ninth in the White Sox 4-2 win at Oakland.

KAAT MAKES IT 12 IN A ROW
1975: Jim Kaat set a White Sox record by winning his 12th consecutive decision in a 2-0 victory over Gaylord Perry and the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland.

IN THE 8TH HOUR AND 6TH MINUTE & 753RD PITCH, A WIN
1984: Harold Baines home run in the 25th inning gave the White Sox a 7-6 win over the Brewers at Comiskey Park in the longest game by the clock (8 hour, 6 minutes) in American League history. The historic blast came on the 753rd pitch and the bat Baines used was sent to the Hall of Fame. Tom Seaver got the win and then started and won the regularly scheduled game, which the Sox won 5-4.

NO. 200 FOR REUSS
1988: Left-hander Jerry Reuss notched his 200th career victory in the White Sox 3-0 win at Baltimore. Reuss became the eighth pitcher to reach the milestone in a Sox uniform and the first since Jerry Koosman did it on Aug. 19, 1983.

SOX BASH BREWERS
1989: Ron Kittle and Steve Lyons each drove in three runs and Shawn Hillegas fired seven strong innings in the White Sox 10-1 win at Milwaukee.

NO. 1 FOR DANKS
2007: The White Sox scored four in the first to make things easy on John Danks, who picked up his first victory in a 6-3 win at Minnesota.

BOBBY FINISHES ‘EM OFF
2009: Bobby Jenks fanned two of the batters he faced to earn his seventh in preserving the White Sox 3-2 win over Texas before 27,864 at U.S. Cellular Field.

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