Saturday, April 25, 2015

Comiskey Scoreboard Fireworks After 3 of 4 Games

July 4, 1980 at Chicago – Brian Kingman (4-6) dominated the White Sox through 7 innings with a 1-hit shutout, but Chicago plated 3 on 3 hits in the 8th to steal a victory, 3-2. Kevin Bell’s 2-run triple tied it. Bruce Kimm singled him in with the winner. Britt Burns (7-6) went the distance on the mound for the Sox.

July 5, 1980 at Chicago – Richard Dotson (8-3) fired a 2-hit shutout as Chicago blanked Oakland 1-0. Mike Squires singled in Jim Morrison with the game’s only run in the 2nd.

July 6, 1980 (Game #1) at Chicago – Ricky Seilheimer, in his Major League debut, drove in a pair of runs in a 4-run Chicago 4th inning to lead to a 4-2 Sox victory in the top side of a double header. Steve Trout (6-6) did most of the heavy lifting on the hill for the W. Ed Farmer (13) recorded the 27th out for the save.


July 6, 1980 (Game #2) at Chicago – The Athletics nearly tripled their offensive output from the first 3 games of this series by salvaging a split in the nightcap with an 11-3 victory. Steve McCatty (5-4) went the distance on the bump, while DH Jim Essian drove in 4 with 3 hits. Rickey Henderson also collected 3 safeties, along with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored.

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