78 days to Opening Day, White Sox fans!
White Sox Opening Day No. 78 featured the first Opening Day start in the career of Steve Stone.
The assignment was also the first time a right-handed pitcher started on Opening Day for the Sox since 1968. The next righty wouldn’t start until LaMarr Hoyt in 1983.
In the ’78 Opener, Stone got no decision (two earned runs in seven innings) min the Sox 6-5 walkoff win over Boston before 50,754 at Comiskey Park.