@SoxNerd Blog for May 20 …
*SUCCESSS! The White Sox continued their strong of modest success with last night’s overtime win in Seattle.
Melky Cabrera’s RBI double in the 10th secured the Sox their fifth win in their last six extra inning games in Seattle.
Included in that run was a 7-5 triumph in 16 innings in 2013 in which the Sox survived a 14th inning grand slam.
*SOX STUMPER: Here is the trivia question I flashed on the scoreboard during the Sox last home game on this date in 2015: Whose first home run of 1993 (regular season or postseason) was the White Sox first-ever home run in League Championship Series play?
*REMEMBER WHEN: The Sox first extra-inning win in Seattle was an 8-3 decision in 10 at the Kingdome on Sept. 15, 1978.
Claudell Washington’s RBI single gave the Sox the lead for good in a five-run 10th. The Sox scored all their runs in the last two innings.
Seattle’s starting left fielder that night? Why, Tom Paciorek of course!
“Wimpy” was 1-for-2 with an RBI before departing.
*MORE MELKY: Cabrera traditionally hasn’t been as good in extra innings as he has been in regular innings.
Cabrera’s double “lifted” his OT average to .238. His career average is .285.
*SOX ALMANAC: On this date in 1973, the White Sox set a Comiskey Park and city baseball attendance record by drawing 55,555 fans for a Bat Day Sunday doubleheader split against Minnesota.
The Sox won the first game 9-3 behind a combined seven RBIs from Bill Melton and Carlos May. The Twins won the nightcap 3-0.
*STUMPER ANSWER: Lance Johnson