Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Need Help Finding Tonight’s Game on CSN+2?
This from the guys at Comcast SportsNet Chicago …
Unfortunately, the Blackhawks/Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2-Game 3 fell on an evening where Comcast SportsNet already had two events scheduled. Originally, the Cubs were to air on the main Comcast SportsNet channel and the White Sox on CSN+. Now, the Cubs game will move to CSN+ and the White Sox to CSN+2. During the course of the entire MLB season, please know that Comcast SportsNet equally splits the number of its White Sox and Cubs games on CSN+.
At this moment, none of Comcast SportsNet’s affiliates are able to secure a third HD channel location for the White Sox game. Please note the first hour of the White Sox game will also air on the main Comcast SportsNet channel location from 7:00-8:00pm. For exact CSN+2 channel locations, viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
FABER GETS TOUGH
1921: Red Faber fired a two-hitter as the White Sox stopped a four-game skid with a 4-0 win at Cleveland. Earl Sheely was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI in helping Faber walked two and struck out three to improve to 3-2.
RED IN RELIEF
1931: Red Faber earned the win with four scoreless innings of relief in the White Sox 7-3 win in Detroit. Faber gave up one hit and fanned one for his first win of the season. Bob Fothergill doubled, tripled and drove in three as the Sox improved the Sox to 9-8. The day would be the last manager Donie Bush’s team would be over .500 this season. The Sox finished 56-97 and in last place in the eight-team American League, 51.5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.
SOX IN FIRST
1945: Tony Cuccinello’s walkoff RBI single handed the White Sox a 3-2 win over Cleveland at Comiskey Park and moved them into a virtual tie for first place. Waukegan native Johnny Dickshot scored the winning run that made a victor out of Thornton Lee, who went the distance and allowed just one run for his second win. The Sox moved to 7-3 for their best 10-game start since 1935.
A WASHINGTON WHITEWASHING
1951: The White Sox blanked the Washington Senators 7-0 before 3,109 at Comiskey Park. Bob Cain got the victory with relief help from Randy Gumpert. The win Cain’s last with the White Sox before being dealt to Detroit for Saul Rogovin 10 days later.
WARD BRINGS HOME THE WINNER
1967: Pete Ward broke a tie with an RBI single in the ninth to lift the White Sox to a 3-2 win over the Indians at Cleveland. With one out, Tommie Agee singled, stole second and scored on Ward’s single to left. Tommy John went the distance for the win as the Sox won their third straight in a streak which would stretch to 10.
PETERS SLAMS YANKEES
1968: Gary Peters’ grand slam, just the third in White Sox history by a pitcher, and Ken Berry’s solo home run powered the White Sox to a 5-1 win over the Yankees in the first game of a doubleheader before 9,827 at Comiskey Park. Berry’s homer came in the third and put the Sox ahead 1-0. Peters’ blast came an inning later and scored Tommy Davis, Duane Josephson and Buddy Bradford. Peters’ grand slam was the last by a White Sox pitcher and the first since Tommy Byrne accomplished the feat as a pinch-hitter May 16, 1953. Monty Stratton hit the first grand slam by a Sox pitcher on June 10, 1938. The Sox lost the second game 4-1. Gary Peters went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter in the nightcap.
1973: The first-place White Sox ran their winning streak to eight and their shutout streak to 28 innings in a 4-0 win over the Yankees before 26,048 at Comiskey Park. Eddie Fisher and Terry Forster scattered eight hits with Fisher getting the win and Forster firing 3.2 innings of scoreless relief for his fifth save. Bill Melton paced the offense with two hits and two RBIs.
1974: Jim Kaat turned in eight sparkling innings in the White Sox fifth consecutive victory — a 4-3 decision over the Brewers in Milwaukee. The Sox held a 2-0 lead going into the eighth when they got a key insurance two-run homer from Bucky Dent, the first of his career. Kaat got an out in the ninth but yielded a three-run home run to Don Money before heading to the showers. Cy Acosta came on but put two men on. Enter Terry Forster who got Bobby Mitchell to line into a game-ending double play.
SOX, BELL RING UP A VICTORY
1992: The White Sox scored four in the first, with three coming on a George Bell homer, and Jack McDowell improved to 6-0 in a 12-2 pasting of the Milwaukee Brewers before 22,901 at Comiskey Park. Bell finished with four RBI while Ron Karkovice drove in three as the White Sox won for the third straight day and moved a half game ahead of Oakland in first place in the American League West.
SOX HOLD ON
2004: Billy Koch wiggled out of his own bases-loaded no out jam in the ninth to preserve the White Sox 6-5 win at Baltimore. After the Sox had overtaken the O’s in the seventh on RBI by Juan Uribe and Magglio Ordonez, Koch allowed just one run in the ninth. Koch got a fielder’s choice and a ground out to end it as the Sox improved to 17-10.
SOX WALK BY ROYALS
2005: Eighth-inning bases-loaded walks to Juan Uribe and Scott Podsednik sent the White Sox to a 2-1 win over the Royals before 15,389 at US Cellular Field. The game marked the 28th consecutive contest in which the Sox grabbed a lead (a record to start a season) and was the first tilt the team won with just two hits since May 21, 2000. Jose Contreras gave up one run on four hits in eight innings for his first win.
2007: Joe Crede’s sixth-inning single scored A.J. Pierzynski with the go-ahead run in the White Sox 6-3 win at Anaheim. Jon Garland gave up three runs in seven solid innings for his first win. Bobby Jenks worked a perfect ninth for his ninth save as the Sox stopped a five-game skid.
Source: Jeff Szynal
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Marks the 1,000th game for White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. When asked before the game if it seems like 1,000 games since he began leading the Sox, Guillen replied, “It seems like 1,000 games since Opening Day to May 4.”
Only three other Sox managers led the team for 1,000 or more games: Jimmy ***** (1,850), Al Lopez (1,495) and Tony LaRussa (1,035). Guillen is one of four active managers to reach 1,000 games with his initial club (Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire, Toronto’s Cito Gaston and Los Angeles’ Mike Scioscia).
Guillen’s victory last night was his 523rd, passing LaRussa for sole possession of third place all-time.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Carlos and Jeane Quentin Visit 4th Graders at McClellan Elementary School
White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin and his wife, Jeane, stopped by Mrs. Brown’s fourth grade class at McClellan Elementary School (just west down 35th Street from the ballpark) to read to the kids as part of the White Sox “Working in the Schools” (WITS) Power Lunch.
Carlos read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day (by Judith Viorst) to the class and then fielded questions from the 10-year-olds.
One asked if he dreamed of growing up to be a baseball player?
“I dreamed about being a baseball, basketball and football player,” Carlos joked. “Then I realized I was done growing at 6-foot-1 and thought I’d better focus on being a football and baseball player. Then, as I got older, each sport demanded more and more time, so I concentrated on baseball.”
Another asked if he and Paul Konerko were friends?
The answer was yes.
A third asked his favorite book.
“Timeline by Michael Crichton,” he said, explaining, “it’s about time travel and Quantum physics …”
Then Carlos chuckled (as did the adults in the classroom) as he remembered his audience.
The Quentins were there to stress the importance of reading to young kids. WITS is a program that promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago’s youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. White Sox front office staff enrolled in the WITS program as a part of the White Sox Volunteer Corps’ efforts. The White Sox staff visit the local school every Tuesday morning to read and mentor students.
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