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November 21, 2012

April 22, 1984 - Gobble Gobble

Game #189 - Chicago White Sox, 7 @ Detroit Tigers, 8

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I'm thankful for Statis Pro, baseball cards, and the internet.  And of course, I'm thankful for anyone reading this silliness.

Harold Baines blasted a two run homer in the top of the first to give Chicago the lead.  The Tigers answered back in the bottom of the second with three runs, including an RBI triple by Kirk Gibson and an RBI double from Tom Brookens.  Ron Kittle wasn't having any of that, though, and put up another two run jack for the Sox to retake the lead.

It stayed 4-3 in favor of Chicago until the bottom of the seventh.  Things imploded for the pale hose.  Darrell Evans led off with a solo homer, and a few batters later Chet Lemon cranked a three run job.  By the end of the inning Detroit was leading 8-4.  Aurelio Lopez had a dicey eighth but struck out his final two batters in the ninth to earn the save.

Winning Pitcher - Doug Bair
Losing Pitcher - Salome Barojas
Save - Aurelio Lopez
Player of the Game - Bair.  He pitched an inning and a third without allowing a runner to reach base.
Hall of Famers in the Game - Carlton Fisk

I was going to set up a new poll for the site - any suggestions for a topic?  Leave a comment below...and let me know what you're thankful for this year!

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