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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Posted 03-18-2018 at 09:57 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 12-19-2018 at 08:39 AM by TommyJohn

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

In 1976, Bill Veeck arrived in town with his usual promotions and ideas to lure people to the ballpark and make the game a fun and enjoyable experience. He delivered on promotions as promised and came up with gimmicks such as installing a shower in the center field bleachers for fans to cool off on hot summer days. There is one idea he came up with that year that has turned out to be his most lasting contribution to baseball.

The story is told...
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May 26,1976

Posted 03-18-2018 at 09:47 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 12-19-2018 at 08:38 AM by TommyJohn

May 26,1976
vs. California Angels
at Anaheim Stadium

The arrival of Ken Brett coincided with a sudden burst of winning. Bart Johnson outdueling Nolan Ryan kicked off a winning streak that saw the Sox take two from Minnesota, following that up with a four game sweep of Chuck Tanner's A's.

Brett made his Sox debut in the first game of the A's series and blanked Oakland for five innings before being relieved by Clay Carroll.

The Sox then swung out...
WSI Church Elder
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