Today in White Sox History: October 9

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1919 — The White Sox unexpectedly lost the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds, 5-3. Sox fans, reporters and some players were totally shocked over the way some games were lost. The questions surrounding this series — one of the greatest upsets in baseball history — would linger for a year before exploding into the “Black Sox” scandal as eight players were put on trial for attempting to deliberately lose games.


1993 — In Game 4 of the 1993 ALCS the White Sox squared the best-of-seven series 2-2 with a 7-4 win in Toronto. Tim Belcher, who was acquired in a July trade, got the win in relief of Jason Bere. Unfortunately this was the last great moment for the “Good Guys Wear Black,” as Toronto closed out the series by winning Game 5 in Toronto and Game 6 at Comiskey Park.

A few years later, Toronto manager Cito Gaston revealed that the Blue Jays knew exactly what pitches were coming from both Sox aces (Jack McDowell and Alex Fernandez), something the Sox coaching staff never picked up on. In fact Toronto beat those pitchers four times, while losing all the other games.

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Mark Liptak is originally from Chicago and has been a White Sox fan since 1960. He and his wife Zoe reside in Pocatello, Idaho where he is the radio voice as part of Idaho State athletics in volleyball, football, women's basketball and softball.

Mark went to the University of Kentucky. He’s been in the sports media profession since 1978 having worked in television sports in three markets between 1978 and 1994. He’s also written for numerous newspapers in addition to his radio duties.

Liptak has covered a Super Bowl, two Kentucky Derby’s, an NCAA woman’s basketball Final Four and worked for CBS-TV during their coverage of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament’s opening rounds held in Boise in 2001.

He is also a Chicago White Sox historian who has written for various web sites over the past 17 years including the Chicago Baseball Museum and Chicago Now / Sox Net, a series of blogs and websites associated with the Chicago Tribune.

He and Zoe have been married for 30 years. Their son, Mason, and his family live in Longview, Texas.

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