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August 11,1973

Posted 11-11-2017 at 03:58 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

August 11,1973
vs. Detroit Tigers
at Tiger Stadium

The Sox limp into August at 52-53 and get more bad news. Dick Allen played in two more games but was limping and in pain. An attempt by Allen to take batting practice on the 3rd ended with him hurting. Tanner finally told him to stay off the leg until it was better, no matter how long it took, saying there was no use jeopardizing his career to rush him back. Ken Henderson had his ongoing knee issues as well. The possibility...
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July 31,1973

Posted 11-11-2017 at 03:56 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

July 31,1973
vs. Kansas City Royals
at White Sox Park

Two players returned to White Sox Park on this night, to very different receptions. The outcome of the game told the story of the season.

Dick Allen was in the lineup for the first time since Mike Epstein had barreled into him on that fateful night in Anaheim. Allen got a warm reception from the crowd when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 1st and rapped a basehit.

By this time the...
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July 29,1973

Posted 11-11-2017 at 03:49 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 11-16-2017 at 08:31 AM by TommyJohn

July 29,1973
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

On the same day that Stu Holcomb parted ways with the team, the Sox went out and lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to the Royals in Kansas City. Steve Stone had pitched a brilliant 7.1 innings of shutout ball, but Terry Forster couldn't hold a 1-0 lead in the 9th; the Royals tied it and won in the 10th. The loss put the Sox at 50-51, the first time they were below .500 since they had been 3-4 in early April.

Two...
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