COMISKEY PARK CHRONOLOGY

An eclectic selection of events from the 81-year history of Comiskey Park:

July 1, 1910--Before a crowd of 28,000, the White Sox and Ed Walsh, a future Hall of Famer, lose to the St. Louis Browns and Lee Pelty, 2-0, in the park's first game.

July 31, 1910--The park's first homer is hit, inside the park, by Lee Tannehill of the Sox.

Oct. 13, 1917--Behind Red Faber, another Hall of Famer, the Sox beat the New York Giants, 8-5, in the fifth game of the World Series. Two days later, at the Polo Grounds, Faber wins his third game of the Series and the Sox win, 4-2. It clinches their second and last World Series title, the first coming against the Cubs in 1906.

Oct. 9, 1919--Cincinnati beats the Sox, 10-5, clinching the World Series. A year later, owner Charles Comiskey suspends eight of his players for attempting to rig the Series.

April 30, 1922--Sox rookie Charlie Robertson pitches a perfect game, beating Detroit, 2-0.

July 6, 1933--In the first All-Star game, Babe Ruth hits a two-run homer, leading the American League to a 4-2 victory.

June 22, 1937--Joe Louis knocks out James J. Braddock for the world heavyweight championship.

Aug. 14, 1939--In the first night game, a crowd of 30,000 watches the Sox beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-2.

April 16, 1940--In the only opening-day no-hitter, Bob Feller of the Indians beats the Sox, 1-0.

April 28, 1946--Ted Lyons, headed for the Hall of Fame, wins his 260th--and final--game.

July 5, 1947--Larry Doby, of the Cleveland Indians, pinch-hits, becoming the first black to play in the American League.

Dec. 28, 1947--The Chicago Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21, on a frozen field for the National Football League title. The Cardinals played at Comiskey Park in 1922, 1925, 1929-30 and 1939-58.

May 1, 1951--Minnie Minoso becomes the first black to play for the Sox and homers. In the same game, Mickey Mantle of the Yankees hits his first homer.

Oct. 8, 1959--The Dodgers score six runs in the fourth inning and go on to a 9-3 victory over the Sox to clinch the World Series in six games.

Sept. 30, 1971--Bill Melton, the first Sox player to win the home run title, hits No. 33 on the last day of the season.

May 20, 1973--A record crowd of 55,555 turns out for a doubleheader with the Twins.

July 12, 1979--A Bill Veeck promotion backfires when a "Disco Demolition Night" crowd wrecks the field, causing the Sox to forfeit a game to the Tigers.

July 6, 1983--Fred Lynn hits a grand slam and the American League wins, 13-3, in the 50th All-Star game.

Oct. 8, 1983--After winning the American League West title by 20 games, the Sox lose to the Orioles, 3-0, in 10 innings, bowing out of the best-of-five pennant playoff in four games.

May 10, 1984--In the longest game in American League history, the Sox need a second day to beat the Brewers, 7-6, on Harold Baines' homer in the 25th inning. The game lasts 8 hours 6 minutes, longest ever by time.

July 1, 1990--On the 80th anniversary of the park, Andy Hawkins of the Yankees pitches a no-hitter against the Sox, but Chicago wins, 4-0, thanks to three New York errors.

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