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Game of the Year 1971

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:44 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-10-2018 at 01:55 PM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year 1971
April 9 vs. Minnesota Twins
at White Sox Park

How bad were the 1970 White Sox? Try this. Their radio station, WMAQ-AM, did not want them back after four years of falling ratings. Neither did any other station in town. The only stations that would take them were two low wattage stations, WTAQ in LaGrange and WEAW in Evanston.

Newbies Chuck Tanner and Roland Hemond knew they had a near-impossible mission ahead of them for 1971. They went...
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Game of the Year 1970

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:41 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 09-19-2018 at 08:30 AM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year 1970
May 31 vs. Boston Red Sox
at Fenway Park

In Catholic Church tradition, St. Jude the Apostle (not to be confused with Judas Iscariot) is the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes. If you are ever in a situation where the odds are overwhelmingly against you, offer a prayer to St. Jude the Apostle and he will intervene with the Almighty or His Son on your behalf.

St. Jude must've been quite busy in the spring and summer of 1970, what with all the...
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Game of the Year 1969

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:38 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-31-2017 at 12:00 AM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year 1969
June 19 vs. Seattle Pilots
at White Sox Park

Both baseball and the White Sox effected wholesale changes for 1969.

Baseball responded to the vaunted "Year of the Pitcher" (only one AL batter, Carl Yastrzemski, batted over .300 in 1968) by lowering the mound to give hitters a better chance. They expanded by four teams (two apiece in each league) and divided into four divisions. Teams would now have to play a League Championship...
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Game of the Year 1968

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:36 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-31-2017 at 12:00 AM by TommyJohn

Game of the Year, 1968
July 31 vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

I had a tough time picking the game of the year for the year I came into being, 1968. Not because there were so many to choose from, but because when you follow up on a near-pennant year with a 65-97 record, there really aren't very many games that you could say were stand outs, or that defined a season, except maybe the losing ones.

The White Sox decided they needed hitting and more...
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Game of the Year 1967

Posted 01-14-2017 at 10:34 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 07-30-2017 at 11:59 PM by TommyJohn

This is the first of a feature I intend to do if I don't get too freaking lazy, as I did with my ChiCards CallBacks (which I also hope to do more of this football season.)

This is called "Game of the Year" and it highlights one game from each year covered by the group page, 1967-77. I haven't any solid criteria for choosing-just a game that was well-played, maybe the best of the year, or one that had an impact on the team, the season or was not short of dramatics. Like I said,...
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