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Tuesday August 9, 1977
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

The White Sox smashed six homers, raising their season's total to 144 to break the club record, while mauling the Mariners, 13-3. The former White Sox high for homers in one season was 138, set in 1961 and tied in 1971.

Dan Meyer homered for the Mariners with a man on base in the first inning, but after that the White Sox sluggers took charge with two circuit clouts by Eric Soderholm and one each by Chet Lemon, Oscar Gamble, Jim Essian and Royle Stillman. One man was aboard on each of Soderholm's blows. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 13, Seattle Mariners 3

Game Played on Tuesday, August 9, 1977 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Mariners     2  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 11  1
White Sox    5  0  4    0  2  0    2  0  x  -  13 12  0


Mariners             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Collins lf            5   1   2   0     0   1   .230      Bannister ss          4   0   0   0     1   0   .304
Baez 2b               5   0   1   0     0   1   .260      Orta 2b               4   1   0   0     1   0   .283
Meyer 1b              4   1   2   2     0   0   .280      Zisk rf               3   1   0   0     0   1   .303
Stanton dh            4   0   0   0     0   1   .273        Nordhagen rf        2   0   1   0     0   0   .327
Ruppert Jones cf      4   0   1   0     0   0   .254      L. Johnson 1b         4   1   1   0     1   1   .302
Stein 3b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .263      Gamble dh             2   2   2   3     0   0   .274
Lopez rf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .280        Downing ph,dh       2   0   0   0     0   2   .287
Stinson c             2   0   1   1     2   0   .278      Lemon cf              4   3   3   3     0   0   .285
Reynolds ss           4   0   2   0     0   0   .231      Stillman lf           4   2   2   2     0   0   .212
Wheelock p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Soderholm 3b          4   2   2   4     0   0   .291
  Montague p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Essian c              4   1   1   1     0   0   .277
  Laxton p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Stone p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kekich p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   3  11   3     2   4             Totals               37  13  12  13     3   4

Time of Game: 2:44   Attendance: 12,294
Left on Base: Mariners 8, White Sox 4
DP: Mariners 0, White Sox 1
Errors: Stein
Doubles: Collins (4), Lemon (27)
Triples: Meyer (3)
Home Runs: Meyer (15), Lemon (16), Gamble (22), Soderholm 2 (17), Essian (8), Stillman (3)
GIDP: Baez (3)
Hit by Pitch: Gamble (4,by Laxton)


Mariners               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wheelock L(6-8)         0.1   2   5   4   2   0   1   6   4.59
Montague                2.2   5   4   4   0   0   3  13   4.69
Laxton                  3     1   2   2   1   2   1  12   4.37
Segui                   1     2   2   2   0   1   1   5   5.38
Kekich                  1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5   5.00
Totals                  8    12  13  12   3   4   6  41

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stone W(12-7)           7    11   3   3   1   2   1  31   4.12
LaGrow                  2     0   0   0   1   2   0   7   2.17
Totals                  9    11   3   3   2   4   1  38

Hit by Pitch: Laxton (4)
Wild Pitches: Stone (6)

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Vic Voltaggio, 3B - Marty Springstead


MARINERS 1ST: Collins doubled to right; Baez flied out to
center; Meyer homered [Collins scored]; Stanton flied out to
left; Ruppert Jones made an out to third; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Mariners 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Bannister flied out to right; Orta walked; Zisk
reached on an error by Stein [Orta to second]; L. Johnson walked
[Orta to third, Zisk to second]; Gamble singled to right [Orta
scored, Zisk scored (unearned), L. Johnson to third]; Lemon
homered [L. Johnson scored, Gamble scored]; MONTAGUE REPLACED
WHEELOCK (PITCHING); Stillman singled to right; Soderholm
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Stillman to second]; Essian
grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R (4 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Mariners 2, White Sox 5.

MARINERS 2ND: Stein struck out; Lopez grounded out (shortstop to
first); Stinson grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox 5.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Bannister grounded out (shortstop to first); Orta
flied out to center; Zisk flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox 5.

MARINERS 3RD: Reynolds singled to center; On a bunt Collins
singled [Reynolds to second]; Baez grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Reynolds to third, Collins out at
second]; Meyer grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox 5.

WHITE SOX 3RD: L. Johnson flied out to right; Gamble homered;
Lemon singled to left; Stillman popped to third in foul
territory; Soderholm homered [Lemon scored]; Essian homered;
Bannister grounded out (third to first); 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Mariners 2, White Sox 9.

MARINERS 4TH: Stanton flied out to center; Ruppert Jones singled
to first; Stein flied out to right; Lopez singled to third
[Ruppert Jones to second]; Stinson walked [Ruppert Jones to
third, Lopez to second]; Reynolds made an out to shortstop; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox 9.

WHITE SOX 4TH: LAXTON REPLACED MONTAGUE (PITCHING); Orta
grounded out (first unassisted); Zisk struck out; L. Johnson
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox
9.

MARINERS 5TH: Collins grounded out (shortstop to first); Baez
lined to shortstop; Meyer tripled to center; Stanton struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox 9.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Gamble was hit by a pitch; Lemon made an out to
first; Stillman forced Gamble (second to shortstop); Soderholm
homered [Stillman scored]; Essian flied out to center; 2 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Mariners 2, White Sox 11.

MARINERS 6TH: NORDHAGEN REPLACED ZISK (PLAYING RF); Ruppert
Jones flied out to center; Stein singled to center; Lopez forced
Stein (third to second); Stone threw a wild pitch [Lopez to
second]; Stinson singled to right [Lopez scored]; Reynolds was
credited with a single when a runner was hit by the batted ball
[Stinson out at second (second unassisted)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Mariners 3, White Sox 11.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Bannister walked; Orta flied out to right;
Nordhagen lined to shortstop; L. Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mariners 3, White Sox 11.

MARINERS 7TH: Collins flied out to left; Baez singled to right;
Meyer flied out to left; Stanton flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mariners 3, White Sox 11.

WHITE SOX 7TH: DOWNING BATTED FOR GAMBLE; SEGUI REPLACED LAXTON
(PITCHING); Downing struck out; Lemon doubled to left; Stillman
homered [Lemon scored]; Soderholm grounded out (shortstop to
first); Essian made an out to first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Mariners 3, White Sox 13.

MARINERS 8TH: LAGROW REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Ruppert Jones
grounded out (second to first); Stein made an out to second;
Lopez lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mariners 3, White
Sox 13.

WHITE SOX 8TH: KEKICH REPLACED SEGUI (PITCHING); Bannister
grounded out (third to first); Orta grounded out (third to
first); Nordhagen singled to right; L. Johnson singled to center
[Nordhagen to third]; Downing was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mariners 3, White Sox 13.

MARINERS 9TH: Stinson walked; Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Stinson to second]; Collins struck out; Baez was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mariners 3, White Sox 13.



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