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Offline AndyMacFAIL

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2011, 04:12:58 am »
This Date In White Sox History - May 20th


May 20, 1973 - A Sunday afternoon doubleheader vs. the Minnesota Twins drew the largest crowd in Comiskey Park history, 55,555 for a Bat-Day promotion.  Bill Melton & Carlos May each hit home runs and Wilbur Wood pitched a complete game as the White Sox won game one 9-3.  The Twins shut-out the White Sox 3-0 in the nite-cap.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA197305201.shtml

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2011, 07:48:41 am »
For some reason, I think the 1960 Topps set is my all time favorite. That bottom Early Wynn card is from that set.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2011, 09:55:20 am »
May 20, 1973 - A Sunday afternoon doubleheader vs. the Minnesota Twins drew the largest crowd in Comiskey Park history, 55,555 for a Bat-Day promotion.  Bill Melton & Carlos May each hit home runs and Wilbur Wood pitched a complete game as the White Sox won game one 9-3.  The Twins shut-out the White Sox 3-0 in the nite-cap.

A Wee JohnJeter and JohnJeter the Maternal-Side Elder Male were in attendance for this. Sat WAY back in the left field upperdeck on the CF side, about as far away from home plate as was possible. Pretty sure it was a Dick Allen bat (kinda had to be right?), and a full-sized one (a "28" if I recall). To this day, have never used it once. If only I could find it in JohnJeter the Maternal-Side Elders' Attic.

Goes without saying that, since this was Comiskey Park, there were countless clubbing deaths and injuries.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2011, 10:04:56 am »
This is Tiger Stadium (am amazed I can't find a pic of the Comiskey 73 Bat Day), but you get the idea. Pretty cool to a Wee JohnJeter:





Also, Jackass AndyMacFAIL, you FAILed to mention that a certain off-season acquisition from the Padres came into pinch-run for May in that Game 1 and subsequently scored on a Melton single.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2011, 10:36:55 am »
For some reason, I think the 1960 Topps set is my all time favorite. That bottom Early Wynn card is from that set.

That bottom card is from the 1962 set.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2011, 11:29:41 am »
Bat Day used to be the best day of the year.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #56 on: May 20, 2011, 12:06:43 pm »
There's a pretty credible argument that Early "Gus" Wynn shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2011, 12:07:37 pm »
This Date In White Sox History - May 20th


May 20, 1973 - A Sunday afternoon doubleheader vs. the Minnesota Twins drew the largest crowd in Comiskey Park history, 55,555 for a Bat-Day promotion.  Bill Melton & Carlos May each hit home runs and Wilbur Wood pitched a complete game as the White Sox won game one 9-3.  The Twins shut-out the White Sox 3-0 in the nite-cap.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA197305201.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA197305202.shtml

God, that white exterior was cheesy.  Why did they ever paint it?  It looked so much better in natural brick.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2011, 04:07:38 pm »

God, that white exterior was cheesy.  Why did they ever paint it?  It looked so much better in natural brick.

The blame goes to Bill Veeck.  It was one of his great ideas after the 1959 season along with trading away younger future all-star players like Johnny Callison, Earl Battey, Don Mincher, Johnny Romano and Norm Cash for established aging 'stars' like Gene Freese, Roy Sievers and Minnie Minoso.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2011, 06:59:04 pm »
For some reason, I think the 1960 Topps set is my all time favorite. That bottom Early Wynn card is from that set.

That bottom card is from the 1962 set.

Nope, it is 1960 set, the year after the Sox were in the Series, the Brown framed card is 1962 I believe

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2011, 10:18:41 pm »

Nope, it is 1960 set, the year after the Sox were in the Series, the Brown framed card is 1962 I believe

The bottom card was the brown-framed card. I have a shyte-load of 1962 cards. Wonder what they are worth today. Will be 50 years old next year.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2011, 01:10:03 am »














Ted Kluszewski

Transactions:

August 25, 1959: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Chicago White Sox for Bob Sagers (minors) and Harry Simpson.

December 14, 1960: Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels from the Chicago White Sox as the 51st pick in the 1960 expansion draft.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kluszte01.shtml

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2011, 07:56:13 am »
I saw Wynn win his 299th game in 1962; was the second baseball game I had ever been to.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #63 on: May 21, 2011, 07:57:33 am »
No hitter was eager to bat against Early Wynn (1920-1999). One of baseball's most feared pitchers, he pitched 23 seasons, refusing to quit until he had won 300 games.

Wynn learned how to pitch in an era when managers instructed their pitchers to knock batters down deliberately. That seemed to suit Wynn's temperament perfectly. Mickey Mantle said Wynn was so mean "he'd knock you down in the dugout." Ted Williams called him "the toughest pitcher I ever faced." Wynn made his feelings clear in one interview when he said: "That space between the white lines--that's my office, that's where I conduct my business. You take a look at the batter's box, and part of it belongs to the hitter. But when he crowds in just that hair, he's stepping into my office, and nobody comes into my office without an invitation when I'm going to work


No wonder he never smiles in any of the pictures.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2011, 12:10:18 pm »

Nope, it is 1960 set, the year after the Sox were in the Series, the Brown framed card is 1962 I believe

The bottom card was the brown-framed card. I have a shyte-load of 1962 cards. Wonder what they are worth today. Will be 50 years old next year.
Not sure why we are seeing different bottom cards, I see a 1960 Early Wynn under the 1962 one.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2011, 01:07:44 pm »
Only the 1927 Yankees and the 1984 Detroit Tigers were able to achieve such a feat. Their 11–1 postseason record was tied with 1999 Yankees as the best single post season mark. (Only Cincinnati Reds in 1976 had a better winning percentage by going 7–0.) Also, their 8 game winning streak (the four wins over the Angels and the sweep against the Astros) is tied with the Boston Red Sox (who won 8 games in a row en route to their 2004 World Series championship) for the longest postseason winning streak in Major League History. The White Sox also became the only team to win all three post-season victories on the road.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2011, 10:12:56 pm »
This Date in White Sox History - May 21st

Fifty years ago today. . . .




May 21, 1961 - In game one of a doubleheader, White Sox outfielder Al Smith hits a ninth inning,  two-out, two-run home run to tie the game at Fenway Park.  Smith had three hits in the game.  A two-run home run by Jim Landis in the top of the 10th inning gave the White Sox a 6-4 lead.  Turk Lown got two quick outs in the bottom of the tenth but then gave up a home run to Jackie Jensen and a single to catcher Jim Pagliaroni.  Billy Pierce then came on in relief and got Pete Runnels to fly out to right fielder Al Smith to earn his first of three saves of the '61 season.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1961/B05211BOS1961.htm

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Re: Pale Hose History
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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2011, 12:54:38 am »
This Date In White Sox History - May 22nd

25 years ago today . . .


May 22, 1986 - Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jimmy Key pitched a complete game one-hitter beating the White Sox 5 - 0 at Comiskey Park.  Key walked three and struck out 8 to even his record at 3-3.  The White Sox lone hit was a two-on, two-out single by Ozzie Guillen in the bottom of the fifth inning.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1986/B05220CHA1986.htm

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #69 on: May 22, 2011, 01:20:19 am »
This Date In White Sox History - May 22nd


May 22, 1990 - Sox catcher Carlton Fisk strikes a blow for traditionalists. Fisk gets into a verbal exchange with Yankee outfielder Deon Sanders after the two sport star draws a dollar sign in the batter’s box before an at bat at Yankee Stadium then fails to run out a pop up. Fisk follows Sanders back to the Yankee dugout while shouting, “run the ball out you piece of sh*t.” The next time Sanders comes up to bat he says something to Fisk. Fisk starts to go after him when the umpire intervened. Fisk was asked what else he told him. "There is a right way and a wrong way to play this game. You're playing it the wrong way. And the rest of us don't like it. Someday, you're going to get this game shoved right down your throat."


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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #70 on: May 22, 2011, 02:01:31 am »
This Date In White Sox History - May 22nd

 

May 22, 1977 - A Sunday afternoon crowd of 31,030 saw Richie Zisk become only the second White Sox player in franchise history to hit a home run into the center field bleachers at Comiskey Park. He joined Dick Allen (1972) as the only White Sox players to ever accomplish this feat. Richie Zisk’s blast off Tigers' starting pitcher Dave Rozema in the 8th inning came in a losing effort as the White Sox lost 14 - 3.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1977/B05220CHA1977.htm


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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #71 on: May 22, 2011, 10:47:30 am »
Those 1968 Rookie sets you posted I well remember, I think that was the first set I collected every card, and that is buying packs only and trading (and probably tossing) cards.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #72 on: May 22, 2011, 02:05:32 pm »
That 1968 club was quite the disappointment.  After coming so close in 1967, they traded Tommie Agee for Tommy Davis in the off season to add some pop at the plate.  Then they started the season 0-10 and never recovered, ending 17 straight seasons of winning records.

Agee would of course win a WS with the Mets in 1969.

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #73 on: May 22, 2011, 03:24:25 pm »
That 1968 club was quite the disappointment.  After coming so close in 1967, they traded Tommie Agee for Tommy Davis in the off season to add some pop at the plate.  Then they started the season 0-10 and never recovered, ending 17 straight seasons of winning records.

Agee would of course win a WS with the Mets in 1969.

 

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Re: Pale Hose History
« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2011, 03:57:22 pm »
Since this is our last game against the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, I have to post the most famous 1959 World Series photo:


In Game Two of the 1959 World Series at Comiskey Park, Al Smith retreated to the left field wall in pursuit of a long drive hit by Charlie Neal of the Los Angeles Dodgers. As Smith watched the ball sail into the stands for a home run, a fan accidentally knocked over a cup of beer that was resting on top of the fence, dousing Smith's head and face. Smith estimated that he signed photographs depicting that moment at least 200,000 times. The photograph was taken by AP Chicago Tribune staff photographer John Raymond Gora.



 

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