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September 18,1970

Posted 06-21-2017 at 07:19 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:51 PM by TommyJohn

September 18,1970
vs. Minnesota Twins
at White Sox Park

The brand new manager of the Chicago White Sox strode into the visitors' clubhouse of Kansas City Municipal Stadium, looking resplendent in his grey road uniform, the first major league uniform he had worn in a while. Outside, the weather perfectly matched the mood of the clubhouse and the franchise in general-dark, gloomy and with a steady, continuous rain.

"I'm here to observe and analyze...
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August 29,1970

Posted 06-17-2017 at 11:26 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:50 PM by TommyJohn

August 29, 1970
vs. Boston Red Sox
at White Sox Park

Just when the Boston Red Sox thought it was safe to pick on the White Sox again...

The White Sox continued to lose, lose and lose some more. Occasionally they would give their fans something to cheer about, but those moments were few and far between.

The team decided to have a little fun with themselves. Soxers Bill Melton, Ed Herrmann and Gail Hopkins restored a broken down 1929 Ford...
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September 1,1970

Posted 06-19-2017 at 07:16 AM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:50 PM by TommyJohn

The Rebuild Begins
September 1, 1970


All summer long Sox fans sent letters to the Tribune begging John Allyn to do something, anything, in order to whip the team into shape. Fire Gutteridge, fire Short; bring back Frank Lane, Eddie Stanky (they were both gainfully employed elsewhere by this time and may not have any desire to go back to the Sox, but no matter). Hire Billy Martin, whose firebrand style got the Twins to the playoffs in 1969 but later cost him his job....
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September 21,1970

Posted 06-22-2017 at 11:06 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:52 PM by TommyJohn

September 21, 1970
vs. Kansas City Royals
at White Sox Park


Bill Melton may have had his comical misadventures afield, but he was proving himself to be a major league hitter. Coming off his rookie year, when he hit 23 home runs, Melt picked up where he left off and was belting them out of the park once again in 1970.

By August, it was apparent that he was on a pace to break the team home run record, set by Gus Zernial in 1950 and tied by Eddie...
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September 25,1970

Posted 06-26-2017 at 06:57 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 06-25-2018 at 09:52 PM by TommyJohn

September 25,1970
vs. Milwaukee Brewers
at White Sox Park

History was made on this night during a doubleheader with the Brewers.

First, after winning the first game, the Sox lost the nightcap, 3-2. This dropped them to 56-100 and marked only the third time in franchise history that the team had hit the century mark in losses; the other seasons being 1932 and 1948.

Second, south side icon Luis Aparicio reached another milestone in his distinguished...
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