Wednesday, February 17, 2016

White Shoes Split with White Sox

April 16, 1971
CHICAGO -- Wilbur Wood (2-0) walked 4 and surrendered 7 hits, but still kept the Athletics off-balance enough to ring up a 4-0 shut out. Mike Andrews (1) helped the offensive cause with a 2-run long shot.

April 17, 1971
CHICAGO -- Reggie Jackson's (1) 3-run bomb in the 1st off Tom Bradley (0-1) was the difference maker in a 4-2 Oakland win. Rollie Fingers (2-0) started and pitched 7 2/3 for the win.

April 18, 1971 (Game #1)
CHICAGO -- The white shoes played the pants off the White Sox (Oh wait, that disaster comes 5 years later) in a 15-5 yawner. Vida Blue (2-0) went the distance, yielding 4 runs in the 9th when he was tiring. Joe Rudi missed a cycle by a 2B, but did post a 7-4-4-3 line. Bert Campaneris score 3 times with 3 base knocks.

April 18, 1971 (Game #2)
CHICAGO -- Sox win! Sox win! 5-4 on a two-out Carlos May 2-run single in the B9. But the Sox bullpen actually blew a great story line and nearly the game. Sox starting pitcher Terry Forster (aka, "Big Tub of Goo") left after 6 inning with a 3-0 lead. Despite not getting the W, I will still include the link to his famous David Letterman performance. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL20VgJ7JM8


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