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Today in White Sox History: September 17th

by Joe Binder

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to some brighter times in White Sox history. On this date in 1983, Harold Baines drove in the winning run on a ninth inning sacrifice fly to give the White Sox a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners, and a clinch of their first ever American League Western Division championship.

This victory by the “Winning Ugly” Sox helped earn the team their first playoff appearance since the 1959 World Series run. How about this 1983 lineup, too!

  • Rudy Law (CF): 1-4, BB, SB (71)
  • Carlton Fisk (C): 1-3, 2 BB
  • Harold Baines (RF): 1-4, HR (18), 3 RBI, run
  • Greg Luzinski (DH): 1-3, BB
    • Chris Nyman (PR): 0-0, SB (2)
  • Tom Paciorek (1B): 2-4, 2B (25), run
    • Mike Squires (1B): 0-0
  • Ron Kittle (LF): 0-3, BB
  • Vance Law (3B): 0-3, RBI
  • Scott Fletcher (SS): 0-2, BB, SB (5)
    • Jerry Hairston (PH): 0-1
  • Julio Cruz (2B): 0-2, 2 BB, 2 runs, SB (53)
  • Jerry Kosman (SP): 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

For complete stats from this game, click HERE for the Baseball Reference box score.


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