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June 29-30,1974

Posted 12-28-2017 at 09:29 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:29 PM by TommyJohn

June 29-30,1974
vs. Minnesota Twins
at White Sox Park

Jorge Orta, the quiet, painfully shy Mexican-born second baseman, was the star of these two games with the Twins.

Orta was beginning to come into his own as a player this season after two seasons of ups and downs, including his first year of 1972, when he had made the club out of spring but was demoted during the season.

The Sox still saw good things in Orta and he began justifying their...
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June 18,1974

Posted 12-26-2017 at 08:04 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:28 PM by TommyJohn

June 18,1974
vs. Cleveland Indians
at Municipal Stadium

The offense was in full flower this night in support of Jim Kaat, who had been struggling in the early part of the season. He hadn't won a game since May 5 and was demoted out of the rotation at the beginning of June. To make matters worse, Kaat, along with other Sox pitchers, were the target of barbs from Harry Caray, who didn't hesitate to tell his audience about the Sox' lack of pitching, again and again. The...
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June 8-9,1974

Posted 12-24-2017 at 01:23 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:28 PM by TommyJohn

June 8-9,1974
vs. Boston Red Sox
at White Sox Park

Ron Santo was displeased. If the union between the North Side icon and the South Side team could be likened to a marriage, then Ronnie at this point was sleeping on the couch.

It didn't start out this way. At first all was love and happiness, as is the case with newlywed couples. Ron boasted about the camaraderie of the team, how they made him feel welcome, the leadership of Dick Allen, the managerial...
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June 7,1974

Posted 12-24-2017 at 01:18 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:28 PM by TommyJohn

June 7,1974
vs. Boston Red Sox
at White Sox Park

Whenever a relief pitcher enters a critical, late inning situation-say, one out, his team up by one run but with the bases loaded and the other team threatening to blow the game open-and gets out of the jam, he is said to have "put out the fire." There was a fire put out in the 8th inning of this game, but the save didn't go to Terry Forster, Rich Gossage or any other member of the Sox bullpen; nor does it appear...
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June 4,1974

Posted 12-23-2017 at 12:26 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-05-2018 at 07:27 PM by TommyJohn

June 4,1974
vs. New York Yankees
at White Sox Park

Chuck Tanner decided a shake-up was in order. He benched Ron Santo, who was hitting .236 with one AL home run, demoted Jim Kaat, who had lost his last five games (prompting Harry Caray's "maybe it's time to retire" crack) to the bullpen, promoted Skip Pitlock to the rotation and called up Bill Sharp, who was hitting .380, from Iowa.

The stars of this game were two standbys that Tanner needn't...
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