June 10, 2010
BENZ TOUGH AGAIN
1914: Eleven days after no-hitting the Cleveland Indians, Joe Benz one-hit the Washington Senators at Comiskey Park.
BIBB THE HERO
1924: Bibb Falk’s home run to leadoff the 13th delivered the White Sox a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox before 10,000 at Comiskey Park.
TRIPLIN’ TED TOO MUCH FOR YANKS
1927: Ted Lyons limited the legendary 1927 Yankees to five hits in the White Sox 4-2 win in New York.
STRATTON SLAMS BOSTON
1938: Starting pitcher Monty Stratton launched a grand slam in the second inning of the White Sox 15-2 thumping of the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
THE GARY PETERS SHOW
1967: Gary Peters fired a four-hit shutout and hit his second roundtripper of the season as part of his seventh victory of the season in the White Sox 9-0 win at Yankee Stadium.
LEMON AIDS IN ROUT
1979: Chet Lemon went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs as the White Sox recorded 21 hits in a 13-3 triumph at Milwaukee.
EARLY RALLY NETS THE WIN
1985: Tom Paciorek’s two-run single highlighted a four-run first in the White Sox 9-4 win at Seattle.
IVAN HELPS COMPLETE THE SWEEP
1990: Ivan Calderon went 3-for-5 and launched the go-ahead homer in the third as the White Sox beat the Twins 5-3 for a three-game series sweep in the Metrodome.
DOWN 7-0? NO PROBLEM
1998: Robin Ventura’s two-run homer in the 11th off Sean Lowe lifted the White Sox to an improbable 10-8 win over the St. Louis Cardinals before 16,151 at Comiskey Park.
SOX CUT DOWN CUBS
2001: Sandy Alomar Jr. took a throw from Royce Clayton and survived a collision with Gary Matthews Jr. to cut down the tying run in the seventh inning of the White Sox 3-1 win over the Cubs before 45,079 at Comiskey Park.
GAR GOOD WITH THE BAT
2005: Jon Garland aided his own cause with an RBI single in the second as the White Sox scored a 4-2 interleague win over the Padres in San Diego.
TAD COMES THROUGH
2006: Tadahito Iguchi’s single capped a two-run 11th in the White Sox 4-3 victory over Cleveland before 36,625 at U.S. Cellular Field.
SOX TOP ASTROS
2007: Paul Konerko, Juan Uribe and Luis Terrero homered and Mark Buehrle pitched eight innings in the White Sox 6-3 win over Houston before 33,433 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Pierre 7, Vizquel 5, Rios 8, PK dh, Quentin 9, Kotsay 3, AJ 2, Ramirez 6, Beckham 4. Danks pitching.
The White Sox scored seven runs in the fourth inning last night and seven more in the eighth in a 15-3 win over the Tigers.
It was only the sixth game in AL history in which one team had two innings of seven or more runs, but the White Sox did it 29 years ago. On April 23, 1981, the White Sox beat the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader, 18-5, with seven runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
To the Blackhawks. It brings back many great memories of 2005 for me. Enjoy every moment, because it all goes past so quickly it takes your breath away.
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June 9, 2010
Moment No . 3
June 7, 2000 – “Big Hurt” with a Big Hit – White Sox 4, Cubs 2 (12 innings)
Frank Thomas broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single, and Herbert Perry tacked on an RBI double two batters later. The victory was the 14th in the last 15 road games for the Sox. Six Sox relievers combined to throw 6.0 scoreless IP, allowing two hits and one walk. Sean Lowe went 1.2 IP for the win, and Jesus Pena recorded the last out for his first major-league save.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Hawk Harrelson Night
A couple of great photos from last night …
June 9, 2010
1903: The White Sox were incorporated under Illinois law with $5,000 capital.
K RECORD FOR DOC
1905: Doc White set a White Sox record with 13 strikeouts in a 3-2 win in 14 innings at Philadelphia.
1929: Tommy Thomas limited Connie Mack’s A’s to seven hits in a complete game victory in the White Sox 4-1 win at Comiskey Park.
BIG DAY FOR LUKE
1933: Luke Appling’s walkoff home run powered the White Sox to a 10-9 win over the Tigers at Comiskey Park. The Sox forced extra innings with five in the bottom of the ninth. Future Hall of Famer Ted Lyons got the win in relief.
1971: The White Sox lost to the Indians 3-1 in Cleveland with Ed Farmer earning the save in his big league debut for the Indians.
MELTON MAULS MILWAUKEE
1972: Bill Melton’s three-run homer in the sixth was all the White Sox needed in a 3-1 win over Milwaukee before 11,871 at Comiskey Park.
A BIG DAY FOR SECOND BASEMAN SANTO
1974: Ron Santo, starting at second base, hit two homers – including an inside-the-park home run — in the White Sox 10-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
AN INSIDE JOB
1981: Wayne Nordhagen’s inside-the-park home run – hit on the seventh anniversary of the Sox last in-the-park homer at Comiskey Park – helped the team top Toronto 3-0.
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER SLAM FOR BULL
1984: Greg Luzinski hit a grand slam for the second consecutive day and the White Sox got to .500 by topping Minnesota 6-1 before 34,239 at Comiskey Park.
NO. 294 … THAT’S TERRIFIC
1985: Tom Seaver picked up his 294th victory in the White Sox 5-1 win at Minnesota.
MILESTONE AND FIRST PLACE
1996: Aided by Frank Thomas’ 200th career home run, the White Sox moved into a first place tie by ripping the Baltimore Orioles 12-9 at Camden Yards.
GET THE BROOMS OUT!
2008: Paul Konerko’s go-ahead homer in the seventh allowed the first-place White Sox to finish off a sweep of the Twins with a 7-5 win before 21,126 at U.S. Cellular Field.
June 8, 2010
Moment No. 4
May 20, 2007 – A.J. Does It Again – White Sox 10, Cubs 6
Rookie Nick Masset won his first major-league start, and A.J. Pierzynski hit his sixth career grand slam, powering the White Sox to a 10-6 win over the Cubs. The Sox put
together a seven-run seventh inning after two were out and the bases empty, highlighted by Pierzynski’s slam off former White Sox Neal Cotts. Returning from the disabled list, Jim Thome drew a pinch-hit walk in the inning.
June 8, 2010
BIG DAY FOR EDDIE
1921: Eddie Collins drove in six runs and Red Faber improved to 12-3 in the White Sox 9-7 win at Philadelphia.
SOX TAKE BATTLE OF LEGENDS
1925: Future Hall of Famers Red Faber and Lefty Grove swapped zeroes for eight innings before the White Sox broke through for a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.
IT’S YOUR DAY, LUKE
1947: The White Sox celebrated Luke Appling Day during a doubleheader with the Washington Senators at Comiskey Park.
PIERCE WINS … IN A HURRY
1957: Billy Pierce improved to 10-2 in the White Sox 2-0 win over Baltimore in a snappy 1:49 at Comiskey Park.
1967: Joel Horlen moved to 7-0 with a complete-game effort in the White Sox 5-2 win over Boston in the first game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park.
1970: The White Sox played their first game in Milwaukee against the Brewers and lost 5-2.
THAT’S DURABLE WOOD
1973: Wilbur Wood turned in one of his 21 complete games and earned his 14th victory in the White Sox 5-2 win at Cleveland.
1974: Ron Santo’s grand slam capped a seven-run sixth in the White Sox 13-6 win over Boston before 42,096 at Comiskey Park.
NO. 1 FOR HICKEY
1981: Kevin Hickey earned his first save in the White Sox 6-2 win over Toronto at Comiskey Park.
BULL’S SLAM SPURT STARTS
1984: Greg Luzinski hit a first-inning grand slam, his first in the A.L., and Floyd Bannister went the distance in beating Minnesota and Frank Viola 6-1 before 34,239 at Comiskey Park.
KITTY, WALK POWER SOX
1985: The White Sox used home runs from Greg Walker and Ron Kittle in tipping the Twins 3-1 in Minnesota.
LEE SLAMS CUBS IN OVERTIME
2001: Carlos Lee’s walkoff grand slam powered the White Sox to a 7-3 win over the Cubs before a thrilled crowd of 45,936 at Comiskey Park.
SOX WIN INTERLEAGUE HOMERFEST
2004: Juan Uribe and Paul Konerko homered twice as the White Sox outslugged the Philadelphia Phillies 14-11 before 33,114 at US Cellular Field.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROMP
2005: The first-place White Sox scored 10 times over the final two innings in surging to a 15-5 interleague win over the Rockies in Denver.
June 7, 2010
Moment No. 5
May 21, 2005 – Patterson Comes Up Short – White Sox 5, Cubs 3
Corey Patterson came up short on a diving attempt at Paul Konerko’s sinking line drive in the eighth inning, opening up a decisive four-run frame for the White Sox in a 5-3 victory. With two on and two outs, Konerko hit a line drive to center that bounced off Patterson’s glove and fell for a two-run single. Two batters later, Carl Everett doubled home two additional runs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano yielded just one hit in 7.0 IP before turning the ball over the Cubs bullpen in the game-changing frame. Jose Contreras was just as dominant for the Sox, allowing one run on four hits in 7.0 IP for his second win.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
To longtime reader and Blog Night attendee Tom Quaid for noting that today marks the five-year anniversary of the birth of this blog (it would have passed me by). Thanks to everyone who cared enough about the White Sox over the years to stop by and give this a read, either anonymously or by dropping in a post now and then. This blog has always been intended for White Sox fans.
June 6, 2010
Moment No. 6
July 13, 2001 – Valentin Does His Best Sosa – White Sox 7, Cubs 2
Jose Valentin hit a solo home run and tapped his heart in celebration as he rounded the bases, a similar move of another Chicago slugger playing for the Cubs at the time. Mark Buehrle won for the sixth time in seven decisions as he scattered nine hits over eight innings, walking none and limiting the Cubs to two runs.