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Games and Moments July 9,1973

Posted 11-05-2017 at 10:28 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

July 9,1973
vs. New York Yankees
at White Sox Park

The 1973 Sox were still able to provide some thrills and chills, despite most of their team being hobbled with injuries.

Ken Henderson returned to the now Allen-less lineup on July 1. With his knee still paining him Ken returned as a designated hitter.

Wilbur Wood took the mound for the Sox this night in a tailspin of his own. At the end of May he was 13-3 and considered a mortal lock to win 30...
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Games and Moments June 28,1973

Posted 11-05-2017 at 10:20 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

June 28,1973
vs. California Angels
at Anaheim Stadium

"These are the times that try men's souls..."

It is at this point of writing about the 1973 season that I feel I should be like some "long-suffering" fans of teams that have gone oh, so long without winning it all and have suffered the cruel miseries and caprices of fate along the way. I want to look to the sky and wonder if there is a sentient being out there, in the many-starred cosmos,...
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Games and Moments June 21,1973

Posted 11-01-2017 at 09:56 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

June 21,1973
vs. Oakland A's
at White Sox Park

Stan Bahnsen went into June still unsigned. He wanted a raise of $8,000 after winning 21 games in 1972. Stu Holcomb was offering a $5,000 raise and not budging. It was with the two sides at an impasse that Bahnsen's stress-filled season was compounded by personal tragedy.

At the begining of June Bahnsen's father suffered a stroke and wasn't expected to live. The hurler was granted an emergency leave of absence,...
WSI Church Elder
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Games and Moments June 1,1973

Posted 10-25-2017 at 08:35 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

June 1,1973
vs. Milwaukee Brewers
at Milwaukee County Stadium

"Here is wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the Beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666." -Revelation 13:18 (New International Version)

Pretty frightening, eh? One of the scariest verses in one of the scariest chapters of the Bible. It describes a time in which a huge beast will emerge from the sea to wreak terror, horror, and misery...
WSI Church Elder
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Games and Moments May 31,1973

Posted 10-22-2017 at 06:41 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-11-2017 at 09:59 AM by TommyJohn

May 31,1973
vs. Detroit Tigers
at White Sox Park

Jorge Orta was added to the list of Sox players with aches and pains as he nursed a sore leg. Carlos May still had his achy thigh and Henderson was on the shelf. An event that happened this night typified the luck that was starting to bedevil the team.

It started out innocently enough. The Sox teed off on Tiger starter Jim Perry, whacking him for seven runs in the first three innings of the contest. Rookie outfielder...
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