Atlanta Braves v. Chicago Cubs Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1971 Network: WGN channel 9 Chicago & WGN Radio 720 AM Fans in Attendance: 18,758 Venue: Wrigley Field Duration: 1 hr, 56 min Daytime game, on grass
Philadelphia Phillies v. Montreal Expos Date: Friday, July 2, 1971 Fans in Attendance: 22,210 (Doubleheader) Venue: Parc Jarry Duration: 1 hr, 56 min (Game 1) 3 hrs, 2 min (Game 2) Nighttime game, on grass
Final score - Game 1 Philadelphia Phillies 2 Montreal Expos 4
WP: Dan McGinn (1-1) LP: Rick Wise (8-6)
Note: Expos ended their 5-game loss marathon.
Final score - Game 2 Philadelphia Phillies 8 Montreal Expos 4
San Diego Padres v. Montreal Expos Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1971 Venue: Parc Jarry Fans in Attendance: 13,512 Duration: 2 hrs, 47 min Nighttime game, on grass
San Diego Padres 3 Montreal Expos 1
WP: Al Severinsen (1-1) Mike Marshall (1-4) SV: Bob Miller (3)
Padres had their only home run by Cito Gaston where the score was 1-0 and it stayed that way until the bottom of the 7th when Bob Bailey reaches home plate to tie the score at 1-1. Two innings later, the tie was broken when 2 runs scored and in the end, the Expos dropped their 5th straight game while San Diego won their 3rd in a row.
Detroit Tigers v. Chicago White Sox - Game 1 Date: Thursday, July 12, 1979 Rescheduled from: Wednesday, May 2, 1979 Fans in Attendance: 47,795 Venue: Comiskey Park Duration: 2 hrs, 38 min Daytime game, on grass
Final score - Game 1 Detroit Tigers 4 Chicago White Sox 1
WP: Pat Underwood (5-0) LP: Fred Howard (1-4) SV: Aurelio Lopez (5)
The 2nd game of that night's doubleheader did not began because of an infamous event known as Disco Demolition Night where a bunch of disco LPs blown up and the fans come pouring onto the field and damage it. In its place, a rerun of The Rookies would be seen that night. Chicago newscasts, the Sun-Times & the Tribune covered the infamous event the very next day.
Detroit Tigers v. Chicago White Sox - Game 2 Date: July 13, 1979 Fans in Attendance: 27,587 Venue: Comiskey Park Duration: 2 hrs, 55 min Nighttime game, on grass
Final score - Game 2 Detroit Tigers 3 Chicago White Sox 1
WP: Dan Petry (1-1) LP: Ken Kravec (8-8)
After the groundskeepers got up at the crack of dawn before the nighttime game and did lots of work to repair the damaged field, the 2nd game of a doubleheader went on as planned without any problems. But the problem is the Sox lost that game too to the Tigers 3-1 when Milt May with his first and only round-tripper in the bottom 3rd where they lead 1-0. That score stayed that way until the Tigers roaring back to score in the 7th, 8th and 9th innings. Not counting Disco Demolition Night, the Sox lost both games to the Tigers.
Oakland As v. Boston Red Sox Date: Wednesday, August 11, 1971 Fans in Attendance: 30,481 Venue: Fenway Park Duration: 2 hrs, 58 min Nighttime game on grass
Final score Oakland As 5 Boston Red Sox 3 F/10
WP: Vida Blue (21-4) LP: Roger Moret (0-1) SV: Darold Knowles (6)
In the first three innings, the 1st place As were leading 3-0 and it stayed the same until the Red Sox came back to score 3 runs in both innings to tie the score until the As added two runs in the 10th to win the game over the Red Sox 5-3. Vida Blue sat down 9 batters, but Darold Knowles with his 6th save of the year sat down only 1.
California Angels v. Oakland As Date: Saturday, May 16, 1970 Fans in Attendance: 5,653 Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Stadium Duration: 2 hrs, 14 min Daytime game on grass
Final score California Angels 3 Oakland As 11
WP: Chuck Dobson (3-4) LP: Tom Murphy (4-3)
The As packed a wallop on the Angels where Oakland scored 5 runs in the bottom of 4th, three of them are by way of home runs by Dave Duncan who snagged 2 runs and a solo homer by Dick Green. Four innings later, another 4 runs scored and one lead-off home run by Bert Campaneris and the As routed the Angels 11-3. With this loss, the Angels are in a 1st place tie with the Minnesota Twins.
Chicago White Sox v. Cleveland Indians Date: Monday, August 29, 1977 Fans in Attendance: 6,236 Venue: Cleveland Stadium Duration: 2 hrs, 33 min Nighttime game on grass
Final score Chicago White Sox 2 Cleveland Indians 9
WP: Rick Waits (8-5) LP: Steve Stone (13-10)
The 2nd place South Side Hitmen are trying to get their heads back in the game after that blowout loss to the Brewers ending their 3-game win streak when Cleveland showed up with three homers, one of which is being an homer inside the park, giving them 3-0 after the 1st inning. It was 5-0 until Eric Soderholm belts a solo homer putting the ChiSox on the board 5-1. In the Top 9th, bringing in another run is not even enough to catch the Indians as they give the Southsiders their 2nd loss with the final score of 9-2 and with that loss, they're now 3 games behind in 3rd while the Royals sit in 1st place.
Texas Rangers v. Oakland Athletics Date: Sunday, September 17, 1972 Fans in Attendance: 8,541 Venue: Oakland-Alameda County Stadium Duration: 2 hrs, 2 min Daytime game on grass
Final score Texas Rangers 1 Oakland As 4
WP: Catfish Hunter (20-7) LP: Bill Gogolewski (4-10)
The Rangers would score that only run in the game, but it's those Swingin' A's came back a-swingin' where 4 runs were scored in a span of 3 innings gives the A's the 4-1 win. Catfish Hunter sat down 6 batters while Gogolewski fans only 3. With this win, they're still 5 games up front over the 2nd place White Sox who are 5 behind.
Chicago White Sox v. Minnesota Twins Date: Sunday, July 2, 1978 Fans in Attendance: 26,897 (Both games) Venue: Metropolitan Stadium Duration: 2 hrs, 46 min (Game 1); 2 hrs, 51 min (Game 2) Daytime game on grass
Final score - Game 1 Chicago White Sox 8 Minnesota Twins 5
The Southsiders lead 3-0 after Bill Nahorodny's solo home run in the top 2nd, but the Twins would put themselves on the board when Roy Smalley socres a solo round-tripper for himself at 3-1. In the top 3rd, the ChiSox added 3 more runs to their score making it 6-1. The Twins won't go quietly when they try to make a strong bid by Bombo Rivera's 3-run homer, but game 1 ends with the final 8-5 score giving Larry Doby his 1st victory as a manager for the White Sox. By the way, this game was rescheduled from Friday, June 30th where it was called off for rain in the Chicago area.
Final score - Game 2 Chicago White Sox 5 Minnesota Twins 9
WP: Mike Marshall (3-6) LP: Ron Schueler (3-3)
As I said earlier that the Twins won't go quietly when they fell to the ChiSox 8-5, in the 2nd game of this doubleheader, they woke on up where they snagged 6 runs in the first three innings at 6-2. The Sox try to make a comeback where they scored 3 runs and one was a solo home run by Eric Soderholm where the score was 6-5. The Twins pulls away from the Sox when three runs scored, two of them was by way of a home run by Mike Cubbage as the Twins beat the Sox 9-5.
Cincinnati Reds v. Pittsburgh Pirates Date: Sunday, August 24, 1975 Fans in Attendance: 35,598 Venue: Three Rivers Stadium Duration: 1 hr, 53 min Daytime game on turf
Final score Cincinnati Reds 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 5
WP: Jerry Reuss (14-9) LP: Gary Nolan (11-8)
The 1st place Pirates would easily zoom past the Reds with a 5-1 victory and with this win, the Pirates are 3 games up front over the Phillies in the NL East while the "Big Red Machine" Reds stays in 1st with 16.5 games way up front over the Dodgers after the day's game.