Wednesday, October 21, 2009

White Sox (Baseball) Post

Life's too short, since you would like to post your baseball facts and the fact that some people enjoy them and so don't, here is your post back.  Every week when I put up the Open Post, I will put up a new White Sox Post also.  Hope that makes EVERYONE happy?


Life's Too Short said...

1939: On August 14th in front of 30,000 fans the White Sox played their first night game ever at Comiskey Park. The Sox would win the first game under the lights 5-2 over the St. Louis Browns. However, the passing of Owner J. Louis Comiskey a month earlier put a damper on the event. The Sox would go on to finish in fourth place with an 85-69 record.

166 Days to Opening Day !!!!

in and around you are awesome

PATRIOT said...

Great to be watching the Play-Offs, with real goodballclubs playing aggress and exciting to watch b-ball, not like the
Sleepy-Sox, or the Comatose Cubs..

Anonymous said...

Life's too Short - thanks for your posts! Nothing like the spirit of White Sox Baseball to help us through a cold winter ahead. I'm anxious to see who are new acquisitions will be. I'm excited about our starting rotation and hopefully Alex Rios gets back to All-Star form. We need help in the back off the bullpen to go with Bobby & Thornton. I can hardly wait! 165 day to Opening Day! Go Sox!

Life's Too Short said...

Wilbur Wood was born on Wednesday, October 22, 1941, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"And master it (the knuckleball) he did. With the introduction of the designated hitter rule in the American League for the 1973 season, many predicted (Wilbur) Wood would have his biggest season ever. Now that the rubber-armed southpaw did not have to be removed for a pinch hitter in the late innings, it was figured he would be a lock for 30 wins. Some even predicted 40. Instead, Wilbur finished 24-20 for a White Sox club that won ten fewer games than in 1973. Still, Wood made history as his won-lost figure represented the first time a hurler both won and lost 20 games in the same season since Walter Johnson posted a 25-20 mark in 1916." - Historian Russell Wolinsky in Wilbur Wood's Rubber Arm (Can of Corn, Hall of Fame Website, 2004)
One of the greatest knuckleball pitchers of all time ... LTS

165 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Life's Too Short said...

1943: Luke Appling collects his 2,000th hit in a season in which the White Sox finished in fourth Place with an 82-72 record.

163 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Life's Too Short said...

1950: Seventeen years after the first mid-summer classic the All-Star returned to Comiskey Park, and history was made again. In the ninth inning Pittsburgh Pirates star Ralph Kiner tied the game with a homer and for the 1st ever the game would go into extra innings. The NL would end up winning the game 4-3 on Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals homer. The White Sox would go on to finish in 6th Place with a 60-94 record, in what would be the final season of Luke Appling's 20-year White Sox career.

162 days to Opening Day !!!!

Life's Too Short said...

On this date in 2005 ....
The fourth game of the World Series was the pitchers' duel that had been promised throughout the series. Both Houston starter Brandon Backe and Chicago starter Freddy Garcia put zeros on the scoreboard through seven innings, the longest since Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Scott Podsednik had a two-out triple in the top of the third, but Tadahito Iguchi grounded out to second, thus snuffing that threat. The Astros had the best chance of scoring in the sixth, but Jason Lane struck out with the bases loaded to end that rally. The White Sox had a chance in the top of the seventh with runners at second and third and two out, but shortstop Juan Uribe struck out to snuff the rally. The White Sox were able to break through in the next inning against embattled Houston closer Brad Lidge. Willie Harris hit a pinch-hit single. Podsednik moved Harris to second with a sacrifice bunt. Carl Everett pinch-hit for Iguchi and grounded out to the right side to allow Harris to move over to third. Jermaine Dye, the Most Valuable Player of the series, had the game-winning single, driving in Harris.
Things got a little sticky for the Sox in the Astros half of the eighth when reliever Cliff Politte hit Willy Taveras, threw a wild pitch, sending Taveras to second, and walked Lance Berkman. After Morgan Ensberg flew out to center, the White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén brought in Neal Cotts to finish the inning. Cotts induced pinch-hitter José Vizcaíno into a ground out to Uribe. Bobby Jenks, the 24-year-old fireballer, started the ninth inning. He allowed a single to Jason Lane and a sacrifice bunt to Brad Ausmus. Chris Burke came in to pinch-hit; he fouled one off to the left side, but Uribe made an amazing catch in the stands to retire Burke.[5]
The game ended when Orlando Palmeiro grounded to Uribe. It was a bang-bang play as Paul Konerko caught the ball from Uribe at 11:01 p.m. CDT to begin the biggest celebration in Chicago since the sixth NBA championship by the Bulls, which like the White Sox, is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, in 1998. It was also the first championship by a Chicago team other than the Bulls since the Bears won Super Bowl XX in 1986.
The 1–0 shutout was the first one-run game to end a World Series since the 1995 World Series, in which Game 6 was won by the Atlanta Braves over the Cleveland Indians, and the first 1–0 game in any Series game since Game 5 of the 1996 World Series when the New York Yankees shut out the Braves in the last game ever played at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium.

161 Days to Opening Day !!!!

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