(79.) "South Gate's Derrington Signs Chisox
Bonus Pact," Los Angeles Times, September 11, 1956.
Thus, for a player like Gamble, he had a better opportunity with the Chisox
The Red Sox, too, had more--and closer--shots than the Chisox
, as Boston lost seven-game thrillers in 1946, 1967, and 1986 before finally climbing atop the baseball world with a sweep of the St.
Robinson, cut adrift by Cleveland and Washington, tied the club home run record of 29, set by Gus Zernial in 1950, and drove in 117 tallies to become the first Chisox
player to scale the century mark in RBIs since Gerry Walker turned the trick in 1939.
The fourth-year star touched Buerhle for four hits in four at-bats, before eliciting a standing ovation from the Chisox
faithful after notching a fifth hit off of major league newbie Jeff Bajenaru in the ninth.
What's interesting is that the Naps outscored the ChiSox
in those 22 games, 107 to 89.
title) and Chicago White Sox (the Chisox
's famed "Hitless Wonders" besting the Cubbies in the first and only Windy City World Series).
"And teams like the Chisox
, Yankees, Indians and Tigers shift their infield on him, bunching their men on the left side of second base, just the opposite of the way they play Ted Williams."
They use the 1917 championship season to reach conclusions as to why the 1919 Chisox
elected to become involved with gamblers and the throwing of the Series.
Lemon's anguish was short-lived; the favored Chisox
were offed by the Baltimore Orioles, who went on to win the 1983 World Series.
In 1917-18, the Chisox
and Bosox, respectively, had won Series crowns back-to-back.
Two other lasting family memories of "Dirty Jack" from this era include visiting with old ChiSox
manager "Pants" Rowland (where have all the great nicknames gone?) out in California and attending the first integrated World Series, as Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers hosted the Yankees of Joe DiMaggio at Ebbets Field.