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Chicago White Sox / Re: Today's Game - 2018
« Last post by BillSharp on September 11, 2018, 11:27:20 pm »
the intentional walk in the 5th to Gordon - a .240 hitter - was really stupid.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Around Baseball - 2018
« Last post by Method on September 11, 2018, 03:54:52 pm »
Cubs trying to hold brewers off for the division. Sox play them 9/21-9/23. Might be our world series this year.
Chicago White Sox / Re: Down on the Farm
« Last post by BillSharp on September 11, 2018, 05:37:39 am »
Great Falls plays game 1 in the Pioneer League championship series tonight (Tuesday).
Chicago White Sox / Re: Pale Hose History
« Last post by AndyMacFAIL on September 11, 2018, 12:32:35 am »

    On September 11 in Baseball History...

    1875 - The first baseball game played with women professionals takes place in Springfield, Illinois. The diamond is half-sized and a nine-foot high canvas surrounds the entire field. The uniforms are similar to the male version, except the pants are shorter.

    1886 - At Washington's Capitol Park, backstop Connie Mack makes his major league debut as the Senators edge Philadelphia, 4-3.

    1886 - Roger Connor becomes the first and only player to hit a ball out of the original Polo Grounds (110th Street and Fifth Avenue). The Giants’ first baseman receives a $500 gold watch from stockbrokers and others to honor his accomplishment.

    1902 - John Malarkey, leading off in the bottom of the 11th inning, hits a game-ending homer off St. Louis right-hander Mike O'Neill to give the Beaneaters a 4-3 victory in the first game of a twin bill at Boston's South End Grounds. Malarkey becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to earn a victory by hitting his own walk-off home run.

    1903 - A new National Agreement signed by the National Association of minor league clubs officially organizes professional baseball under one comprehensive set of rules.

    1912 - Eddie Collins steals six bases as Philadelphia beats the Tigers. 9-7. The A's second baseman will swipe six bases again on September 22.

    1915 - Eddie Plank of the Federal League's St. Louis Terriers records his 300th victory when he defeats the Newark Peppers 12-5. The future Hall of Famer (1946) is the ninth player and first southpaw to reach this milestone.

    1918 - In the earliest conclusion of the Fall Classic, Boston's Carl Mays three-hits the Cubs' 2-1 as the Red Sox win the World Series in six games. The regular season was shortened due to World War I.

    1922 - The Yankees play their farewell home game in the Polo Grounds. An estimated crowd of 40,000 overflows the stadium with another 25,000 turned away. Joe Bush beats the Philadelphia A's in the opener, 10-3, and Waite Hoyt takes the second game 2-1. This is the last regular season American League game at the Polo Grounds as the Yankees will open Yankee Stadium in 1923.

    1923 - After leadoff hitter Whitey Witt reaches first on a controversial single, Boston pitcher Howard Ehmke retires the next 27 batters for a 3-0 win. Ehmke has now given up just one hit in his last two games.

    1928 - Yankee shortstop Mark Koenig’s routine catch of A’s pinch hitter Ty Cobb’s pop fly behind third base will mark the last time the ‘Georgia Peach’ swings a bat in the big leagues. The aging 41-year old, who is the all-time hits leader, will announce his retirement six days later ending a 24 year Hall of Fame career.

    1938 - Free admission, bats and peanuts highlight Lefty O'Doul Day for Kids at Seals' Stadium. Between games of the Seals
and Oaks doubleheader, the kids have a chance to scramble for autographed balls thrown by the players.

    1948 - For the 16th consecutive season, the Phillies will have a losing season as the team drops its 78th game to Warren Spahn and the Braves, 13-2. The drought, which began in 1933, is the longest in big league history.

    1954 - Whitey Lockman hits a pinch-hit grand slam. The bases full home run propels the Giants to a 7-5 victory over the Reds at the Polo Grounds.

    1955 - Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams collects his 2000th career hit in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees.

    1955 - In his first and only major league appearance, Fred Van Dusen, entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning for the Phillies, is hit by a pitch thrown by Humberto Robinson of the Braves. The 18-year old bonus baby's career ends with an on-base percentage of 1.000, but without a batting average.

    1956 - Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds tied a rookie record for home runs in a season with his 38th homer of the year. The blow came off Steve Ridzik of the New York Giants and the Reds went on to an 11-5 victory.

    1958 - Del Crandall, after working the count full with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, hits a grand slam giving the Braves a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over Philadelphia. Milwaukee had entered the final frame at County Stadium behind 4-0 before the backstop abruptly ended the game with his 'ultimate grand slams'.

    1959 - The Dodgers end Elroy Face's consecutive win streak at 22 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. The reliever, who will end the season with an 18-1 record, is beaten by Chuck Churn, the winner of only three major league career victories.

    1959 - At Memorial Stadium, two twenty-year old Oriole hurlers throw complete-game shutouts in a twin bill sweep against the White Sox. Jack Fischer wins the opener 3-0, and Jerry Walker pitches 16 innings, beating the Pale Hose in the nightcap, 1-0.

    1964 - At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Braves right-hander Danny Lemaster throws a one-hitter beating the Reds and Jim Maloney, who gives up only two hits, 1-0. The only run of the two-hour and six-minute contest scores on a sac fly by Felipe Alou plating Gene Oliver in the bottom of the eighth inning.

    1966 - Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis becomes the first of Nolan Ryan's 5,714 career strikeouts.

    1966 - In his first major league at-bat, John Miller homers off Lee Strange in the second inning of the Yankees' 4-2 victory over Boston at Fenway Park. The 22 year-old left fielder, whose total of 10 hits in his 32-game career will include just two round-trippers, will become the only player to hit home runs in his first and last major league plate appearance when he goes deep as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers in his final turn at bat in 1966.

    1968 - Tying a dubious major league record, Cubs right-hander Ferguson Jenkins loses his fifth 1-0 decision of the season as the Mets and Jim McAndrew beat Chicago with a lone run at Wrigley Field. The Canadian-born hurler will finish the season with a 20-15 record, but is 20-6 in games in which his team scores a run.

    1969 - Implementing an innovation he conceived, team owner Ewing Kauffman announces plans to start the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy. Syd Thrift, presently a member of KC's scouting department, will be named the director of the academy which will be designed to develop gifted athletes into major-league ready ballplayers for the organization.

    1974 -  At Shea Stadium, Cardinal Ken Reitz's two-strike, two-out home run ties the game in the ninth and sends it into extra innings. Five hours later St. Louis defeats the Mets, 4-3 , with Hank Webb taking the loss after making an errant pick off throw in the top of the 25th inning that leads to the eventual winning run. It took the St. Louis Cardinals 25 innings - 7:04 - to beat the New York Mets. A record 202 batters went to the plate, as Felix Millan and John Milner had twelve appearances apiece.

    1976 - Minnie Minoso comes to bat for the White Sox after a twelve-year hiatus. He goes hitless in his three at bats against Frank Tanana, but his appearance makes him one of a handful of Major League players to play in four decades. His at bat in 1980 will match him with Nick Altrock as a five-decade player.

    1980 - In a 6-5 win over the Cubs, Montreal's Ron LeFlore steals his 91st base of the season and Rodney Scott steals his 58th, breaking the Major League-record for stolen bases by teammates in one season. Lou Brock and Bake McBride set the record with the 1974 Cardinals.

    1985 - At Riverfront Stadium in front of 47,237 hometown fans, Reds' player-manager Pete Rose collects his 4,192nd career hit to pass Ty Cobb becoming the all-time major league hit leader. Padre righty Eric Show gives up the historic hit, a first inning single to left field, as Cincinnati beats San Diego, 2-0.

    1987 - With his 30th stolen base, Mets third baseman Howard Johnson becomes the first National League infielder to become a member of the 30-30 club. The other players in the Senior Circuit to have 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season are outfielders Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Bobby Bonds, Dale Murphy, and Eric Davis.

    1991 - Three Atlanta hurlers pitch the first combined no-hitter in National League history. Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena join forces to hold the opposing batters hitless in the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium.

    1996 - After hitting a home run off right-hander Francisco Cordova earlier in the game, Ken Caminiti goes deep in the bottom of the seventh inning off southpaw Matt Ruebel making it the fourth time this season he has homered from both sides of the plate in a game. The Padres' third baseman breaks his own major league record which he established last year when he accomplished the feat three times.

    1997 - In a 9-5 Mets victory over the Expos at Shea Stadium, slow-footed John Olerud legs out an eighth-inning three-run triple to complete the cycle. The New York first baseman becomes the seventh player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

    1998 - With a 7-2 defeat to the Braves, the Marlins lose their 100th game to become the first team that has gone from being World Series champions to a 100-game loser. The 'Fish' have the worst record in baseball, 48-100.

    1998 - Kevin Malone is named as the Dodgers' general manager replacing Tommy Lasorda, who is promoted to Senior Vice President of the team. The "new sheriff in town" tenure in Los Angeles will be marked by the signing of high profile players to huge contracts, including Kevin Brown's seven-year deal making the right-hander the first $100 million man in baseball.

    1999 - Twins' southpaw Eric Milton throws a no-hitter against the visiting Angels, 7-0, the fourth since the team moved to Minnesota from Washington, D.C. in 1961. The 24 year-old retires the side in order in seven of the nine innings en route to his 13-strikeout gem at the Metrodome.

    1999 - Facing just one batter, Doug Jones records his 300th career save when he gets the final out in the A's 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. The 42 year-old right-handed reliever, the 11th closer to reach the milestone, will retire at the end of next season with 303 saves.

    2001 - In the wake of terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball cancels all games for security reasons and for the deep mourning for all the lives that have been lost. Yankee Stadium is evacuated as a precautionary measure.

    2002 - Yankee legends Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzzuto unveil a monument dedicated to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The team also has a ceremonial tree planting in Monument Park in honor of the heroes and victims of the horrific events of a year ago.

    2004 - As 36,887 Bank One Ballpark fans hope to see Barry Bonds hit his 699th and perhaps 700th career homer, they watch the Giant left fielder reach a different milestone. The San Francisco slugger receives three base-on-balls from Diamondback pitchers to break his own record and becomes the first major leaguer to walk over 200 times in a single season.

    2006 - Frank Thomas goes yard in his sixth straight game setting an A's franchise record. The 'Big Hurt's' 36th home run, which comes off Twins' starter Carlos Silva, is nearly caught by center fielder Torii Hunter.

    2008 - Jack Cust whiffs in his first two plate appearances and K's again in the eighth inning to bring his strikeout total this season to 176. The A’s outfielder/DH breaks the franchise record previously held by Jose Canseco, who fanned 175 times in 1986.

    2008 - With his sixth-inning double in the 3-2 loss to the Cubs, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols becomes only the third player in history to drive in 100 runs during his first eight major league seasons. The two other big leaguers to reach the plateau are Red sox outfielder Ted Williams, who also accomplished the feat for eight seasons from 1939-42, 46-49, and starting in 1924, fly-chaser Al Simmons did it for 11 years playing for the A’s (9) and the White Sox (2) .

    2009 - Prior to the start of the eighth inning at Comerica Park, a small boy races to the pitcher’s mound and grabs a baseball intended for Tigers' reliever Brandon Lyon. The youngster is helped back into the stands near the visitors' dugout and is allowed to keep the ball after a discussion between the boy's uncle and ballpark security reveals that the six-year old had misunderstood a suggestion to go to the railing to try to get a ball from one of the Blue Jay players.

    2009 - With an opposite-field single in the third inning of a 10-4 loss to Baltimore on a rainy New York night, Derek Jeter becomes the all-time team leader in hits for the historic franchise. The safety gives the Yankees captain 2,722 hits, one more than legendary Lou Gehrig, another 35 year-old team captain, who had held the record for more than 70 years.

    2010 - With MLB's permission, Pete Rose goes on the Great American Ball Park field for the celebration of his record-breaking hit that passed Ty Cobb making him the all-time leader. The banished player is joined by former teammates, including Tony Perez and Cesar Geronimo, and Reds' owner Bob Castellini, who gives him a trophy commemorating the 25th anniversary of the historic 4,192nd hit.

    2010 - Jim Thome connects for career homer No. 587 to pass Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for eighth place on the all-time career list. The Twins DH's historic round-tripper, which he blasts in the top of the twelfth inning at Progressive Field, is the lone run scored in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over Cleveland.

    2010 - For the 10th consecutive campaign, starting with his rookie year, Albert Pujols drives in 100 or more runs. Only Al Simmons, with 11, has more seasons with 100 RBIs to start a career than the Cardinals' first baseman.

    2011 - The Mets' request to wear caps honoring police, firefighters and other first responders for their September 11th game against Chicago is denied by Major League Baseball. The hats, which were worn during the pre-game ceremony of remembrance, will be autographed and sold on with the proceeds to be given to charities through the Mets' foundation.

    2013 - At Marlins Park, benches clear when Brian McCann confronts Jose Fernandez as the Miami starting pitcher crosses home plate after hitting his first career home run. The Braves' backstop and third baseman Chris Johnson take exception to the 21 year-old rookie right-hander admiring the home run from the batter box then glaring into the Atlanta dugout as he was rounding the bases.

    Baseball Birthdays on September 11...

    1851 - Golden, Mike
    1858 - DePangher, Mike
    1864 - Daily, Con
    1868 - Brodie, Steve
    1869 - Kitson, Frank
    1881 - Hogg, Bill
    1886 - McDonough, Ed
    1889 - McGraner, Howard
    1890 - Damrau, Harry
    1892 - Koob, Ernie
    1893 - Grimes, Ray
    1893 - Grimes, Roy
    1901 - Mitchell, Monroe
    1901 - Loepp, George
    1905 - Spencer, Glenn
    1911 - Tietje, Les

    1914 - Smith, Clay
    1916 - Clary, Ellis
    1918 - Heflin, Randy
    1919 - Olsen, Barney
    1924 - Grasmick, Lou
    1926 - Miksis, Eddie
    1933 - Davis, Bob
    1934 - Coughtry, Marlan
    1940 - Hernandez, Jackie
    1941 - Bearnarth, Larry
    1944 - Roberts, Dave
    1947 - Cox, Larry
    1948 - Newman, Jeff
    1953 - Gordon, Mike
    1958 - Lesley, Brad
    1958 - Slaught, Don
    1964 - Burks, Ellis

    1965 - Mack, Quinn
    1969 - Penn, Shannon
    1969 - Perez, Eduardo

    1973 - Davey, Tom
    1976 - Guzman, Edwards
    1978 - Herndon, Junior
    1980 - DeSalvo, Matt
    1983 - Ellsbury, Jacoby
    1985  -Cassevah, Bobby
    1986 - Blanks, Kyle
    1986 - Cashner, Andrew
    1987 - Laird, Brandon
    1988 - Moustakas, Mike
    1989 - Spruill, Zeke
    1989 - Turley, Nik
    1990 - Armstrong, Shawn
    1992 - Suarez, Andrew
    1994 - Phillips, Evan

    Baseball Deaths on September 11...

    1905 - McCormick, Jerry
    1915 - Carbine, John
    1920 - Hallman, Bill
    1925 - Duff, Pat
    1931 - Sitton, Carl
    1931 - McCarthy, Jack
    1931 - Marshall, Joe
    1936 - Roth, Braggo

    1943 - Durbin, Kid
    1946 - Morgan, Cy
    1953 - Coulson, Bob
    1956 - Herrmann, Marty
    1960 - High, Charlie
    1961 - Outen, Chink
    1963 - Hyatt, Ham
    1964 - McDermott, Red
    1966 - Cramer, Bill
    1971 - Melton, Rube
    1973 - Baker, Del
    1978 - Gazella, Mike
    1978 - Hansen, Snipe
    1980 - Mann, Garth
    1980 - Hulihan, Harry
    1980 - Ovitz, Ernie
    1983 - McCarren, Bill
    1984 - Carter, Paul
    1986 - Nitcholas, Otho
    1998 - Bradford, Larry
    2001 - Dreisewerd, Clem
    2001 - Ventura, Vince
    2005 - Williams, Charlie
    2012 - Von Hoff, Bruce




Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by Shoeless on September 10, 2018, 10:40:32 pm »
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by BlackSox on September 10, 2018, 10:24:35 pm »
Wish I could come up with a good nickname for him. 

Beer Barrel Palka?    Lame.
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by Shoeless on September 10, 2018, 08:27:19 pm »
Speaking of Palka
Chicago White Sox / Re: 2018 White Sox / Sox Management
« Last post by BlackSox on September 10, 2018, 07:48:01 pm »
Blackie probably thinks its karma for keeping eloy down.

I just file this under "**** Happens". 
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