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Sunday April 24, 1977
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Nine homers punctuated a doubleheader that saw the White Sox win the first game, 12-5, and the Athletics take the second game, 11-4. Chet Lemon and Ralph Garr each homered with two men on and Royle Stillman added a solo swat for the White Sox in the opener. The A's had round-trippers by Dick Allen and Earl Williams.

In the nightcap, Wayne Gross hit a homer, double and two singles for the A's and drove in four runs, while Mitchell Page had a homer and pair of singles to account for three RBIs. Manny Sanguillen contributed a double and three singles to the A's 14-hit attack. Richie Zisk and Eric Soderholm hit homers for the White Sox. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 12, Oakland Athletics 5 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, April 24, 1977 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

White Sox    1  5  2    0  0  4    0  0  0  -  12 15  1
A's          1  1  0    0  2  0    1  0  0  -   5 11  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Garr lf               6   1   2   3     0   2   .343      North cf              3   2   2   0     0   0   .295
Bannister ss          5   1   0   0     1   0   .302        Armas rf            2   1   1   0     0   0   .205
Orta 2b               4   1   3   0     2   0   .350      Page lf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .351
Zisk rf               4   1   2   1     1   1   .340        Alexander lf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gamble rf           1   0   0   0     0   0   .133      Sanguillen dh         4   0   0   0     0   0   .237
Spencer 1b            5   1   1   0     0   1   .250      Allen 1b              3   1   2   3     0   0   .348
  L. Johnson 1b       0   0   0   0     0   0   .133        Newman c            1   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Stillman dh           3   3   1   1     2   0   .313      Gross 3b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .255
Soderholm 3b          4   1   1   1     0   0   .320        Lintz 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .111
Lemon cf              5   2   3   3     0   0   .250      E. Williams c,1b      4   1   3   1     0   0   .262
Essian c              3   1   2   2     2   0   .423      Mallory rf,cf         3   0   0   0     1   1   .278
Knapp p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Scott 2b              0   0   0   0     1   0   .214
  Dal Canton p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        McKinney 2b,3b      2   0   0   0     1   0   .241
                                                          Picciolo ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .200
                                                          Torrez p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Bair p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Coleman p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40  12  15  11     8   4             Totals               35   5  11   4     3   2

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance:  9,187
Left on Base: White Sox 10, A's 6
DP: White Sox 3, A's 0
Errors: Bannister
Doubles: Orta (3), Spencer (4), Page (7)
Home Runs: Stillman (1), Garr (1), Lemon (1), E. Williams (3), Allen (3)
Stolen Bases: Orta (1), Garr (3), North (4)
Caught Stealing: Allen (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Soderholm (1)
GIDP: Picciolo (1), Mallory (1), Armas (1)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Knapp W(3-0)            5     8   4   4   1   2   2  23   3.63
Dal Canton SV(2)        4     3   1   0   2   0   0  15   2.00
Totals                  9    11   5   4   3   2   2  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Torrez L(3-1)           1.1   5   6   6   2   1   2  11   4.44
Bair                    4.1   9   6   6   4   2   1  25  14.85
Coleman                 3.1   1   0   0   2   1   0  13   0.00
Totals                  9    15  12  12   8   4   3  49

Passed Balls: Newman (2)
Wild Pitches: Bair (1)

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Mike Reilly


WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr struck out; Bannister flied out to right;
Orta doubled to right; Zisk singled to center [Orta scored];
Spencer flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: North singled to center; North stole second; Page
struck out; Sanguillen grounded out (first to pitcher) [North to
third]; Allen singled to left [North scored]; Allen was picked
off and caught stealing second (pitcher to shortstop to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Athletics 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Stillman homered; Soderholm flied out to left;
Lemon singled to left; Essian walked [Lemon to second]; Garr
homered [Lemon scored, Essian scored]; Bannister walked; BAIR
REPLACED TORREZ (PITCHING); Orta singled to right [Bannister to
third]; Bair threw a wild pitch [Bannister scored, Orta to
second]; Orta stole third; Zisk struck out; Spencer popped to
third in foul territory; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 6,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Gross popped to third in foul territory; E.
Williams homered; Mallory was called out on strikes; Scott
walked; Picciolo grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 6, Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: MCKINNEY REPLACED SCOTT (PLAYING 2B); Stillman
walked; Soderholm singled to left [Stillman to second]; Lemon
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Stillman to third, Soderholm to
second]; Essian singled to center [Stillman scored, Soderholm
scored]; Garr grounded out (second to first) [Essian to second];
Bannister made an out to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White
Sox 8, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: North grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Page doubled to right; Sanguillen grounded out (third to first);
Allen flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 8,
Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Orta singled to center; Zisk singled to right
[Orta out at third (right to third)]; Spencer struck out;
Stillman flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
8, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Gross singled to center; E. Williams singled to
left [Gross to second]; Mallory flied out to right; McKinney
flied out to center; Picciolo flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  White Sox 8, Athletics 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Soderholm made an out to first; Lemon grounded
out (third to first); Essian walked; Garr singled to right
[Essian to third]; Garr stole second; Bannister flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 8, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: North singled to center; Page grounded out (first
unassisted) [North to second]; Sanguillen made an out to
shortstop; Allen homered [North scored]; Gross flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 8, Athletics 4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Orta made an out to second; Zisk walked; Spencer
doubled to right [Zisk to third]; Stillman was walked
intentionally; Soderholm hit a sacrifice fly to left [Zisk
scored]; Lemon homered [Spencer scored, Stillman scored]; Essian
singled to left; COLEMAN REPLACED BAIR (PITCHING); Garr struck
out; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 12, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: DAL CANTON REPLACED KNAPP (PITCHING); E. Williams
lined to left; Mallory walked; McKinney walked [Mallory to
second]; Picciolo grounded into a double play (third to first)
[Mallory out at third]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 12,
Athletics 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: ARMAS REPLACED NORTH (PLAYING RF); MALLORY
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); NEWMAN REPLACED ALLEN (PLAYING C
); E. WILLIAMS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Bannister flied
out to left; Orta walked; Newman allowed a passed ball [Orta to
second]; Zisk flied out to right; Spencer grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 12, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: GAMBLE REPLACED ZISK (PLAYING RF); L. JOHNSON
REPLACED SPENCER (PLAYING 1B); Armas singled to left; Page
popped to third in foul territory; Sanguillen grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Armas to second]; Newman reached on an
error by Bannister [Armas scored (unearned) (no RBI), Newman to
first]; Gross grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 12, Athletics 5.

WHITE SOX 8TH: ALEXANDER REPLACED PAGE (PLAYING LF); LINTZ
REPLACED GROSS (PLAYING 2B); MCKINNEY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
3B); Stillman made an out to shortstop; Soderholm flied out to
center; Lemon singled to left; Essian grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 12, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: E. Williams singled to center; Mallory grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [E. Williams
out at second]; McKinney flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 12, Athletics 5.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Garr grounded out (second to first); Bannister
flied out to center; Orta walked; Gamble lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 12, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Picciolo singled to center; Armas grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Picciolo out at second];
Alexander lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 12,
Athletics 5.



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