Tuesday, April 5, 2016

ChiSox Bitten in Butt by Old Friend

June 8, 1981
CHICAGO -- Jim Clancy (2-4), born and bred on the South-Side of Chicago, turned on the team of his youth in their time of greatest need and bit them on the butt. With talk of strike dominating the news, the White Sox desperately needed every win they can get this week, trailing California by 2 1/2 games. Playing the last-place Toronto Blue Jays seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. Clancy had other ideas, he limited the ChiSox to just 2 hits through 7.2 IP. Joey McLaughlin (2) completed the heart-breaking 1-0 shut out. Lloyd Moseby's IF ground out scoring Damaso Garcia in the 1sr proved to be the only run scored. Dennis Lamp (3-1), starting his first game of the year, deserved a better fate.

June 9, 1981
CHICAGO -- Willie Upshaw's (3) 2-run blast in the 7th off Richard Dotson (5-3) was the winning shot as Toronto topped the Sox again, 5-4. Bill Almon's error opened the inning. For the game, the Pale Hose committed 3 miscues leading to 4 unearned runs charged to Dotson. It was not playoff caliber baseball. Luis Leal (5-3) started and won for the Blue Jays. Roy Lee Jackson (9) was nearly flawless in 2.2 innings of relief.

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