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May 17-18,1976

Posted 03-15-2018 at 08:53 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-30-2019 at 10:58 AM by TommyJohn

May 17-18,1976
vs. California Angels
at Comiskey Park

Two names from earlier in the decade starred in the games played in Comiskey on back-to-back nights-one no longer with the Sox, the other trying to come back from injury.

The big story with the first game was Bill Melton's return. The former Sox 3rd baseman and franchise home run king would be making his first visit back to the south side since the trade that sent him to the Angels.

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May 9,1976

Posted 03-15-2018 at 08:49 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-28-2019 at 05:20 PM by TommyJohn

May 9,1976
vs. Detroit Tigers
at Tiger Stadium

The Sox head into May with an unspectacular 5-7 record. The team opened the month on the receiving end of a 10-1 thrashing at the hands of the Tigers.

That evening began on a somber note, as the White Sox retired uniform number 2 in honor of 2nd baseman Nellie Fox, who had died of cancer the previous December 1 at the too young age of 47. Bob Elson emceed the event and Billy Pierce, Fox's best friend and...
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