66 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!
Home run No. 66 of Dick Allen’s White Sox career was also the 300th of a career which is Hall of Fame worthy.
The blast came off Boston’s Bill “Spaceman” Lee at Comiskey Park on June 9, 1974.
The home run, his 13th of the season, drove in Ron Santo in the first inning of a 10-6 loss on a Sunday afternoon before 16,678 at Comiskey Park. Santo would hit only one more home run for the Sox and in his big league career.
Some other nuggets from that game:
*Santo batted second and started at second base. He hit two homers, marking the last of the 26 multi-homer games of his Hall of Fame career.
*Carlton Fisk started made the fourth start of his career at DH while batting third for the Red Sox. “Pudge” was 1-for-4 with two runs and a double hitting between Juan Benequiz and Carl Yastrzemski.
*Also playing that day for the White Sox (managed by Chuck Tanner) were Rich Gossage, Jim Kaat (who pitched in relief), Bucky Dent, Ed Herrmann, Pat Kelly, Jorge Orta and Brian Downing.