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Sox Fans'

From time to time we receive Sox fan requests for answers to questions they have about our team.  Though we're not geniuses, we can answer most garden variety questions about the club and its history.  Occasionally we receive something we simply can't handle -- trivia questions too difficult to research or too obscure to find a good source for a reliable answer.  Here's where you come in!

Listed below are some White Sox trivia questions which have stumped us at White Sox Interactive.  If you can answer these questions (and provide us with some sort of reliable third party source as proof) we'll post your name here in  for all other Sox fans to look upon and envy.  Such a deal!

Stumper #1

Dave Debusschere was a Sox pitcher in 1962 and 1963.  He pitched over 100 innings before leaving the Sox and beginning his famous NBA career with the New York Knicks.
Off which pitcher did Debusschere get his only major league hit?

Solved!  Debusschere got his lone hit (a single) off Bennie Daniels of the Washington Senators!

King Xerxes!

King went to and found the answer looking at the box score of July 17, 1963, won by the Sox 8-2.  He also notes the game was played in a snappy 2 hours 37 minutes in front of a crowd of 10,217.  The umpire crew was Al Salenro, Ed Runge, Hank Soar, and Bob Stewart and King X figures Hawk Harrelson will claim he remembers all of it!

Stumper #2

For 16 months ending in January, 1981 American hostages were held in Iran.  Upon their release, one of the newly-freed hostages is known to have asked, "How are my White Sox doing?"
What was the name of the White Sox fan amongst Iran's American hostages?

Solved!  The American hostage Sox fan was Richard Queen.

Brian Beal!

Brian remembered that Bill Veeck made arrangements for Queen to throw out the first pitch at Comiskey later that year.  He made the connection while listening to what sounded to him like a Queen record.  Go figure.

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