"THE WHITE SOX AT COMISKEY"
Here's a nice 25-minute collection of Chicago White Sox B & W news footage from the heart of the "Go-Go" era, 1956-1960! All 13 games have narration to identify all players, and you'll even hear Bill Veeck's exploding scoreboard celebrate a Minnie Minoso home run against the hated New York Yankees! In fact, over half of the games are against the Yanks, and most of the rest are against the Cleveland Indians. All is new footage, never before seen! Here's exactly what you'll see on this tape, in order:
April 17, 1956 - Opening Day at Comiskey Park, Billy Pierce vs. Bob Lemon. Sox beat Cleveland before 16,773. Jim Busby HR for Tribe. Managers Marty Marion and Al Lopez.
June 27, 1956 - Red Sox at Comiskey. Boston wins slugfest, 11-9. Chicago reliever Dixie Howell hits first ML homer! Third baseman Fred Hatfield also connects for Pale Hose!
May 5, 1957 - Red Hot White Sox are 11-2 so far in '57 and over 41,000 pack in to see first Yankee invasion of the year! But Johnny Kucks twirls 3-0 three-hitter vs. Jack Harshman in this 2nd game as Yanks sweep doubleheader.
June 11, 1957 - The Sox are back in first place by five games when Yanks return, and huge crowd witnesses tremendous first inning Mickey Mantle HR to dead centerfield! Sox are in classic "Go-Go" mood, and big argument follows Minoso's attempted steal of home! Despite Sox hustle, Yanks squeak by and win, 3-2.
Sunday, July 14, 1957 (2nd game DH) - Dick Donovan can't hold 4-0 Sox 9th inning lead for DH sweep vs. Yanks and Whitey Ford. With Jim Wilson in relief, Bill Skowron pinch-hits a grand slam homer to bring Yanks 6-4 comeback win!
August 27, 1957 - Sox-killer Moose Skowron drives in three of the Yanks first 5 runs as Yanks beat Sox 12-6 in night game. Nellie Fox and Mickey Mantle shown in close-ups.
August 28, 1957 - After more than an hour rain delay the very next night, Don Larsen and Billy Pierce square off in front of almost 37,000. With Bob Turley in relief, Yanks again win tight game, 5-4, as Sammy Esposito strikes out with the bases loaded in the last of the ninth! Home Run, Earl Torgeson and close-ups of Skowron and Gil McDougald.
May 10, 1959 - Billy Pierce beats Jim Grant and Cleveland Indians 5-4 in front game of DH in 11 innings! Sox third baseman Bubba Phillips is the real hero of the game however, with a homer, plus game-winning hit in the last of the 11th, when never-say-die Sox come from behind after trailing in extra innings!
May 26, 1959 - One the same night Harvey Haddix is pitching his 12 perfect innings some 90 miles to the north, club owner Bill Veeck arranges for "Martians" to land before the game to entertain crowd of over 40,000! But Tribe lefthander Don Ferrarese drives in two runs with two doubles off Donovan and Indians spoil Sox festivities at Comiskey, with 3-0 whitewash!
April 28, 1960 - Al Smith has five straight hits going into this game and collects three more in 3-1 White Sox victory by Billy Pierce over Gary Bell and Indians at Comiskey Park. Pierce tosses 5-hitter. Close-ups of Smith, Nellie Fox and Woodie Held of Cleveland.
Sunday, June 19, 1960 (2nd game DH) - John Gabler vs. Russ Kemmerer. Yanks, with Ryne Duren in relief, beat Sox 5-3. Brand new Sox Left Field Picnic Area is shown! Minnie Minoso's solo HR in the 5th sets off Veeck's new exploding scoreboard!
June 22, 1960 - Just two nights later, Early Wynn beats young Jack Fisher and Orioles 3-1 in night game. Sox score all three runs in the third. Al Lopez argues as Nellie Fox is called out on controversial play.
August 8, 1960 - Three-run White Sox 5th inning is all Billy Pierce and Sox need to beat Whitey Ford and Bronx Bombers 9-1 at Comiskey park. Pierce throttles Yanks on only 4 hits, and strikes out old Sox nemesis Moose Skowron to end the ballgame! Close-ups of Minoso, Fox and first baseman Roy Sievers.
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