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Old 09-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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Default 20 Yrs Ago Today - '93 Sox Clinch AL West Title

Sept. 27, 1993 - Sox beat Seattle at New Comiskey Park to clinch their first division title in 10 years. Bo Jackson's HR lifts the Sox to victory in that game.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...99309270.shtml

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/01/...-al-west-1993/



Unfortunately, the Sox lost the ALCS 4 games to 2 to the eventual World Champs Toronto.

As is pretty much the average in the Reinsdorf era, it'll be another 7 years before they make the playoffs again.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:19 PM
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I was there, sat in the last row of the UD row 29 before the lop off. A great night as the fans were singing and dancing in the aisles and went crazy when the Sox came out for a victory lap.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:48 PM
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I was there that night and Bo's homer makes my top 10 list of favorite Sox moments I have witnessed live. The crowd was delirious when he hit that towering fly that just kept going.

It's an incredible feeling to clinch something at home, especially being part of the crowd. In 2005 the division, the ALDS, the ALCS and the Series were all won on the road. In 2000 they also clinched on the road. They did win the blackout game in 2008 at home, another top 10 moment for me.

The 1993 game was on a Monday night and I remember ordering tickets over the phone with Ticketbastard (no internet obviously). We got there on Monday to pick up the tickets at will call and the line was around the block, a lot of other people had the same idea anticipating a clinch. We missed the first two innings but it was a night to remember. Unfortunately the Jays were a better team in 1993...
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM
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As is pretty much the average in the Reinsdorf era, it'll be another 7 years before they make the playoffs again.
Yeah but the 1994 team was better.
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I've never understood (or heard an explanation) why Lamont had Kirk McCaskill close the clincher rather than Roberto Hernandez. Anyone know?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:37 PM
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Sept. 27, 1993 - Sox beat Seattle at New Comiskey Park to clinch their first division title in 10 years. Bo Jackson's HR lifts the Sox to victory in that game.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...99309270.shtml

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/01/...-al-west-1993/



Unfortunately, the Sox lost the ALCS 4 games to 2 to the eventual World Champs Toronto.

As is pretty much the average in the Reinsdorf era, it'll be another 7 years before they make the playoffs again.
I loved that team. That was my first year of college and remember watching McCaskill pitching and the final out to Ellis Burks in my room. What a pitching staff and remembering how great Big Hurt was just entering his prime.
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Hey a Spike Goldberg appearance at 7:45 LOL!
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I had won tickets to this game from a new sports talk station at 670 AM, but I also had reservations at Disney World. My brother and his pal saw the game in my stead.
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I was there, right field bleachers. Went with a big group of people from work (including my future wife) - I picked the day about 2 weeks in advance after running through the schedule to pick THE day they would clinch. Was sweating it out because they had a double-header the day before and I figured they would split that, which they did. It was a pretty awesome night and watching Bo's homerun was almost surreal. It just kept carrying and carrying...
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Yeah but the 1994 team was better.
Agreed. Even after 2005, I believe the 1994 to be the best Sox team I've seen.
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I was there. Right center field bleachers.

Bo's hr was magical.
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Agreed. Even after 2005, I believe the 1994 to be the best Sox team I've seen.
+2. I'm still pissed to this day about 94.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:41 PM
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After missing the clincher in 1983 there was no way I was going to miss this one. A night for the ages.

Followed by a playoff series that made your bones ache with depression.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:39 PM
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I was 12 years old and away at Space Academy in Alabama, but I got a call from my mom to tell me all about it. That was a good week.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:48 PM
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+2. I'm still pissed to this day about 94.
My dad didn't go to a game for close to ten years after 94. He used to go to 10-15 games a year.

Personally, I'm convinced the Sox and Expos were the two best teams in baseball that year and would have faced off in a classic World Series match. It's even sadder from the Expos perspective.
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