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Saturday May 14, 1977
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Jim Spencer tied the White Sox club record for most RBIs in one game by driving in eight runs with two homers and a single in an 18-2 trouncing of the Indians. The White Sox piled up seven runs in the second inning. Spencer, who batted twice, homered with a man on base in his first trip and plated two more runs with a bases-loaded single on his second appearance.

The White Sox first baseman then capped his slugging spree with the first grand slam of his major league career in the fourth inning. The White Sox record for RBIs was set by Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1920 and was tied by Carl Reynolds in 1930. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 18, Cleveland Indians 2

Game Played on Saturday, May 14, 1977 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Indians      0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  0
White Sox    0  7  0    4  0  1    2  4  x  -  18 17  1


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bochte cf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .296      Garr lf               2   2   2   0     1   0   .301
Duffy ss              4   0   1   0     0   0   .163        Hairston lf         3   0   2   3     0   0   .313
Blanks 2b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .254      Bannister ss          2   1   0   0     1   1   .331
Carty dh              2   0   1   0     0   0   .233        Nordbrook ss        2   0   0   1     0   0   .300
  Thornton ph,dh      2   0   0   0     0   1   .155      Orta 2b               3   2   1   1     2   0   .305
Grubb lf              1   0   0   0     0   1   .351      Zisk rf               1   1   1   0     1   0   .315
  Norris rf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .302        Nordhagen rf        3   0   1   1     0   1   .333
Dade rf,lf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .293      Spencer 1b            3   2   3   8     0   0   .286
Bell 3b               3   0   0   0     0   1   .243        L. Johnson 1b       2   1   1   0     0   0   .156
Melton 1b             3   1   1   0     0   1   .245      Gamble dh             2   0   0   0     0   1   .277
Kendall c             3   1   1   2     0   1   .278        Stillman ph,dh      2   1   0   0     1   2   .222
Bibby p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Lemon cf              4   2   1   0     1   1   .322
  Monge p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Brohamer 3b           5   3   4   2     0   0   .360
  Dobson p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Downing c             3   3   1   1     2   0   .292
  Buskey p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Brett p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Waits p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Wood p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   2   9   2     0   6             Totals               37  18  17  17     9   6

Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 13,923
Left on Base: Indians 4, White Sox 6
DP: Indians 0, White Sox 3
Errors: Brett
Doubles: Lemon (10), Brohamer (3), Hairston (1)
Triples: Zisk (2), Nordhagen (1)
Home Runs: Kendall (3), Spencer 2 (5)
Caught Stealing: Garr (2), Zisk (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Orta (4), Nordbrook (1)
GIDP: Duffy (1), Bell (5), Norris (4)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bibby L(2-1)            1.1   6   5   5   0   0   1   9   5.63
Monge                   1.2   1   2   2   3   1   0   8   4.40
Dobson                  2     3   4   4   2   3   1  11   7.03
Buskey                  2     4   3   3   2   1   0  12   5.23
Waits                   1     3   4   4   2   1   0   8   5.52
Totals                  8    17  18  18   9   6   2  48

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Brett W(5-2)            8     9   2   2   0   5   1  30   4.68
Wood                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3  12.00
Totals                  9     9   2   2   0   6   1  33

Wild Pitches: Monge (1)

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Ken Kaiser, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Bill Kunkel


INDIANS 1ST: Bochte singled to center; On a bunt Duffy grounded
into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Bochte out
at second]; Blanks singled to center; Carty singled to left
[Blanks to third]; Grubb struck out; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Indians 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Garr singled to left; Garr was caught stealing
second (catcher to first to shortstop); Bannister popped to
first in foul territory; Orta grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Dade singled to center; Bell grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Dade out at second]; Melton
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Zisk tripled to center; Spencer homered [Zisk
scored]; Gamble grounded out (second to first); Lemon doubled to
right; Brohamer singled to left [Lemon scored]; Downing singled
to left [Brohamer to third]; MONGE REPLACED BIBBY (PITCHING);
Monge threw a wild pitch [Brohamer scored, Downing to second];
Garr walked; Bannister walked [Downing to third, Garr to
second]; Orta hit a sacrifice fly to right [Downing scored, Garr
to third]; Zisk was walked intentionally [Bannister to second];
Spencer singled to right [Garr scored, Bannister scored, Zisk to
third]; Zisk was caught stealing home (pitcher to first to
third); 7 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox 7.

INDIANS 3RD: Kendall struck out; Bochte grounded out (second to
first); Duffy grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox 7.

WHITE SOX 3RD: NORRIS REPLACED GRUBB (PLAYING RF); DADE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Gamble was called out on strikes; Lemon
grounded out (second to first); Brohamer grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox 7.

INDIANS 4TH: NORDHAGEN REPLACED ZISK (PLAYING RF); Blanks
singled to left; Carty flied to center; Norris grounded into a
double play (shortstop to shortstop to first) [Blanks out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox 7.

WHITE SOX 4TH: DOBSON REPLACED MONGE (PITCHING); Downing walked;
Garr singled to right [Downing to second]; Bannister was called
out on strikes; Orta walked [Downing to third, Garr to second];
Nordhagen was called out on strikes; Spencer homered [Downing
scored, Garr scored, Orta scored]; STILLMAN BATTED FOR GAMBLE;
Stillman struck out; 4 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, White Sox
11.

INDIANS 5TH: STILLMAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); HAIRSTON
REPLACED GARR (PLAYING LF); L. JOHNSON REPLACED SPENCER (PLAYING
1B); Dade struck out; Bell grounded out (third to first); Melton
singled to left; Kendall homered [Melton scored]; Bochte flied
to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox 11.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Lemon grounded out (third to first); Brohamer
singled to right; Downing flied to center; Hairston flied to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox 11.

INDIANS 6TH: NORDBROOK REPLACED BANNISTER (PLAYING SS); On a
bunt Duffy singled to pitcher [Duffy to second (error by
Brett)]; Blanks grounded out (second to first); THORNTON BATTED
FOR CARTY; Thornton popped to catcher in foul territory; Norris
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox
11.

WHITE SOX 6TH: THORNTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); BUSKEY
REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Nordbrook flied to right; Orta
singled to left; Nordhagen tripled to center [Orta scored]; L.
Johnson reached on a fielder's choice [Nordhagen out at home
(second to catcher to third)]; Stillman struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox 12.

INDIANS 7TH: Dade flied to left; Bell struck out; Melton
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2,
White Sox 12.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Lemon walked; Brohamer doubled to right [Lemon
scored]; Downing grounded out (second to first) [Brohamer to
third]; Hairston singled to left [Brohamer scored]; Nordbrook
flied to left; Orta walked [Hairston to second]; Nordhagen
popped to third; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox 14.

INDIANS 8TH: Kendall flied to right; Bochte singled to right;
Duffy popped to first in foul territory; Blanks flied to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox 14.

WHITE SOX 8TH: WAITS REPLACED BUSKEY (PITCHING); L. Johnson
singled to center; Stillman walked [L. Johnson to second]; Lemon
struck out; Brohamer singled to right [L. Johnson to third,
Stillman to second]; Downing walked [L. Johnson scored, Stillman
to third, Brohamer to second]; Hairston doubled to right
[Stillman scored, Brohamer scored, Downing to third]; Nordbrook
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Downing scored]; Orta grounded out
(second to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 2, White Sox
18.

INDIANS 9TH: WOOD REPLACED BRETT (PITCHING); Thornton was called
out on strikes; Norris grounded out (first unassisted); Dade
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2,
White Sox 18.



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