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Games and Moments May 1, 1969

Posted 03-26-2017 at 04:30 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-01-2017 at 12:53 PM by TommyJohn

Games and Moments

May 1, 1969
vs. Kansas City Royals
at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City

Any illusions fans had of the 1969 team being a contender after the thrilling comeback win vs. the Twins had vaulted them into 1st place were quickly shattered over the next four games.

Minnesota slapped them 12-1 on the 26th to kick off the losing streak. Two more losses followed, including their first game against the Royals in Kansas City in the same stadium...
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Games and Moments April 25, 1969

Posted 03-25-2017 at 02:49 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-13-2017 at 07:30 AM by TommyJohn

Games and Moments

April 25, 1969
vs. Minnesota Twins
at White Sox Park

Make no mistake about it, the years 1968-70 were the worst in the history of the White Sox franchise. Sure, the late 20s-early 30s were pretty awful, but when it came to bad baseball, fan apathy, dwindling financial resources, negative press and rumors/threats of relocation nothing tops this three year span.

And yet, there were a few gems to be found and treasured during this...
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Games and Moments April 16, 1969

Posted 03-23-2017 at 09:05 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-18-2017 at 10:05 AM by TommyJohn

Games and Moments
April 16, 1969
vs. Kansas City Royals
at White Sox Park

Owner Arthur Allyn and GM Ed Short took a good long look at the White Sox' incredible shrinking offensive numbers with a growing sense of alarm. The 1966 Sox had hit 87 home runs and sported .231 team batting average. 1967 was not much better, with 89 home runs and a .225 average.

Ed Short thought he had the answer in the winter trades that brought over Tommy Davis, Luis Aparicio...
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Games and Moments April 11, 1969

Posted 03-19-2017 at 11:13 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-18-2017 at 06:34 PM by TommyJohn

Games and Moments
April 11, 1969
vs. Seattle Pilots
at Sicks' Stadium

Major League baseball expanded in 1968, voting to add two new teams to each league, starting in 1969. The National League got new franchises in San Diego and Montreal (nosing out a bid for a new Milwaukee team by used car salesman Allen H. "The Outsider" Selig) and the American League got new teams in Kansas City and Seattle.

The expansion was done thanks in part to Missouri...
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Games and Moments April 9, 1969

Posted 03-14-2017 at 06:31 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-23-2017 at 09:01 PM by TommyJohn

Games and Moments
April 9, 1969
vs. Oakland A's
at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

The Sox take the field for the second game of the 1969 season after having lost 5-2 on Opening Day.

Tommy John takes the mound for his first start since issuing the fateful base on balls to Dick McAuliffe the previous August. John had sustained a torn ligament in the brawl, but refused to undergo surgery for it, perhaps fearing that further damage might be done.
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