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April 18,1976

Posted 03-10-2018 at 09:38 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 12-19-2018 at 08:39 AM by TommyJohn

April 18,1976
vs. Boston Red Sox
at Fenway Park

Wilbur Wood got 1976 off to a good start, blanking the Royals 4-0 on Opening Day. His next start against Minnesota on the 14th was one of the most unusual games he ever pitched. He was on the losing side of a 6-2 Twins win, having given up all six runs. However, thanks to White Sox fielding misadventures-they committed five errors-all six runs were unearned. Wood ended the day with his ERA for the season still at 0.00.
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April 13,1976

Posted 03-10-2018 at 08:52 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 12-19-2018 at 08:37 AM by TommyJohn

April 13,1976
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

Opening Day on April 9 at Comiskey Park was a lovefest all around. 40,318 turned out to greet Veeck as a returning hero. One highlight was a pregame ceremony in which Veeck, Paul Richards and Rudie Schaeffer dressed up as the Revolutionary War soldiers in the famous "Spirit of '76" painting and marched out to the field. Veeck then worked the crowd, meeting and greeting fans during the game. Wilbur Wood blanked...
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