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Games and Moments May 28,1973

Posted 10-22-2017 at 02:44 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

May 28, 1973
vs. Cleveland Indians
at White Sox Park

It was late May, the Sox were in 1st place, winning and showing no signs of letting up. Sure, there were still salary dramas going on behind the scenes. You wouldn't know it by the way they were playing. They appeared to be one, big happy family. All was right with the world.

But small cracks began to develop. Carlos May strained his thigh and was assigned the DH position for a few days. A worse injury occurred...
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Games and Moments May 20,1973

Posted 10-22-2017 at 02:20 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

May 20, 1973
vs. Minnesota Twins
at White Sox Park

This day went down in team history as the day that the White Sox rolled straight 5's-as in 55,555.

That was the record number of fans that jammed their way into the ballpark for the Sunday Bat Day doubleheader with the Twins. No one has any explanation for the crowd. It was a popular promotion, sure. And it was the second year in a row that it had drawn a crowd of more than 50,000. But there were years that...
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Games and Moments May 15,1973

Posted 10-22-2017 at 02:15 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-11-2017 at 09:48 AM by TommyJohn

May 15,1973
vs. Oakland A's
at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

The Sox' 9 game streak is snapped by Boston on Monday the 7th. They play the next few games at a .500 clip before heading out to Oakland for a two game hookup with the defending World Series Champions.

The first game sees Ken Holtzman outduel Wilbur Wood 5-1 in a game that lasted a nifty 1 hour, 50 minutes. The second game of the series would go a bit longer than that.

The Sox got down...
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Games and Moments May 6,1973

Posted 10-21-2017 at 05:17 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-11-2017 at 09:44 AM by TommyJohn

May 6,1973
vs. New York Yankees
at White Sox Park

The White Sox continue to play hot. The day after the 6-5 win over Baltimore, Wilbur Wood trots out and throws a shutout-his third in a row. The pitching staff is inspired, as Stan Bahnsen and veteran Eddie Fisher both throw zeroes at the Yankees with relief help from Terry Forster.

The Sox take the field on Sunday afternoon vs. the Yankees having won 8 straight games. Wood goes out in a bid for a 4th straight...
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Games and Moments May 1,1973

Posted 10-21-2017 at 05:15 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-11-2017 at 09:40 AM by TommyJohn

May 1,1973
vs. Baltimore Orioles
at White Sox Park

In earlier entries on Dick Allen, I wrote of how he had flair, panache, a knack for rising to the occasion. I even overdosed on hyperbole by pretty much describing Allen as a cross between John Shaft and Roy Hobbs. That may have overdone it a bit, but the only reason I implied that he was like Shaft and Roy is because, well, he was. On this night Allen once again showed off his knack for rising to a special occasion....
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