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In honor of actor Andy Garcia and his (unintentionally) hilarious reaction to Sofia (Mary Corleone) Coppola's death scene in "The Godfather, Part III."
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June 20,1976

Posted 03-21-2018 at 09:17 PM by TommyJohn
Updated 08-18-2019 at 10:29 AM by TommyJohn

June 20,1976
vs. New York Yankees
at Comiskey Park

The last-minute loss to the Indians on the 11th seemed to do something to the White Sox. They dropped the next three to Cleveland, two to Baltimore and three to the Yankees to make it nine straight losses going into this game.

It was Bat Day at Comiskey Park, one of the team's most popular promotions. Sure enough, the largest crowd of the season, 40,898, turned out on a nice Sunday afternoon to watch the contest.

Ken Brett, the guy whose near no-hitter had extended the team's winning streak to ten games, now took the mound in an attempt to stop the losing streak from reaching the same number. He would have a hard task ahead of him. His old team, the Yankees, were 5-0 against the Sox so far this year.

He breezed through the first two innings before encountering trouble in the third. Fran Healy opened with a single and a one out single by Fred Stanley put runners at the corners. Mickey Rivers hit a hot smash that eluded Bucky Dent and scored a run. Roy White walked to load them for Thurman Munson, who whacked a single to score Stanley and Rivers. Roy White chugged to 3rd as Brett cut off the throw from the outfield and fired to Orta in an attempt to get White. The throw sailed past Orta, allowing White to score and Munson to take 2nd. A two out single by Chris Chambliss scored Munson to make it 5-0 Yankees. Brett gave up one more run in the 7th to stake the Yankees to a 6-0 lead.

Meanwhile, his mound opponent Dock Ellis had an easy time with it, blanking the Sox until the 7th, when Jack Brohamer reached him for a two run home run.

The Sox struck again in the 8th when Pat Kelly stroked a double that scored Ralph Garr and finished Ellis for the day. Sparky Lyle came on to strike out Jim Spencer to end the inning. He closed out the save by setting the Sox down in order to end the game at 6-3, Yankees.

The "Cinderella Sox" were now turning into pumpkins. Only one month after the high of a 10 game winning streak, they hit the low of a 10 game losing streak. The first streak had lifted them from 9-16 to 19-16, this one dropped them from 27-22 to 27-32.

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