Monday, May 25, 2015
ChiSox Shock Royals with Pair of Ws
August 1, 1980 at Chicago – Greg Pryor (2) put together a 6-4-5-3 tag line. It was just one of those games. Everything clicked for the nearly cellar-dwelling White Sox as they pounded the AL West leading Kansas City Royals 18-4. The ChiSox scored in every inning but the last. C Bruce Kimm (1 hit) was the only Sox player not to have multiple safeties in the 27-hit attack. Larry Gura (13-8) was in the showers after 3 innings. Britt Burns (10-6) gathered the spoils on the hill for Chicago. Side Note: Get a copy of the radio broadcast for this one. Harry Carey and Jimmy Piersall were pretty looped up by the end and Hilarious!!
August 2, 1980 at Chicago – Bob Molinaro (6) banged out 4 hits and 2 RBI, including a solo shot in the 3rd to lead Chicago to a 4-3 win. Steve Trout (9-8) tossed 7 innings for the win. Current White Sox broadcaster, Ed Farmer (16) pitched the final 2 for the save. George Brett’s (17) 7th inning solo blast measured 459-feet and just missed hitting the rooftop by a foot.
August 3, 1980 at Chicago – George Brett (18) homered again and the winning pitcher was Paul Splittorff (14-4) as Kansas City salvaged a game in the series with an 8-5 win. Clint Hurdle’s 3-run double highlighted a 6-run 6th for KC. Richard Dotson (9-5) took the loss for Chicago.