Saturday, January 8, 2011

1962: Chisox sweep Bosox in 4 to head to ALCS

GAME 1 - Comiskey Park - CHW 1, BOS 0
Ray_Herbert Ray Herbert
went the distance tossing a neat 4 hitter vs the potent Red Sox lineup.  Bill Monbouquette started the game, but had to leave after getting 2 outs in the 4th thanks to a blister.  Hal Kolstad would come on in relief and do a great job allowing just a 2 out RBI single to Al Smith in the 5th.  Thanks to Herbert pitching prowess that one run would wind up being more than enough.
White Sox lead series 1-0


GAME 2 - Comiskey Park - CHW 7, BOS 4Floyd_Robinson
Finally some offense in the big ballpark on the south side of the "Windy City".  Boston staked Big Gene Conley to a 4-0 lead, which he protected well until the bottom of the 6th when the hometown heroes got RBI's from Nellie Fox and Al Smith to cut the deficit they faced in half.  The bottom of the 7th would mark the end for Conley and the Bosox.  Mike Hershberger's double made it 4-3 and Floyd Robinson's single would give Chicago their first lead of the day.  Two insurance runs in the 8th put the game away for the Southsiders
White Sox lead series 2-0

GAME 3 - Fenway Park - CHW 5, BOS 0
Early_Wynn Early Wynn
, who has been attacked by many for "hanging around" too long in search of 300 wins, was able to turn back the clock by going the distance in a complete game shutout 6 hitter.  Chicago touched Red Sox starter Earl Wilson for 3 run in the first 3 innings before future South Sider Wilbur Wood would take the hill.  Wilson would be his own worst enemy by walking 2 and uncorking 2 wild pitches in the top of the 2nd.  Back to back errors by Ed Bressoud (SS) and Wilson would allow an unearned run to score on a sac fly by Cunningham.  A sac fly by Jim Landis in the 6th narrowly missed being a homer to dead center.  An RBI single by Nellie Fox locked up the game at 5-0.
White Sox lead series 3-0

GAME 4 - Fenway Park - CHW 4, BOS 2Camilo_Carreon
A 45 minute rain delay in the 3rd chased both starters (Buzhard / Schwall).  By that point Chicago was up 3-0 in their quest ofr the sweep.  After Schwall walked Smith and Landis with 2 outs Fox singled home Smith to make it 1-0.  A 2 run homer by Cam Carreon in the 4th made it 3-0 Chisox.  Boston answered back in the bottom of the inning with a two run pinch hit blast by Pumpsie Green, which made it 3-2.  Boston would get no closer as Eddie Fisher would come out of the pen for Chicago and toss 6 solid innings of relief, including 5 shutout innings after a slow start in the 4th.  Luis Aparicio's lead off homer in the top of the 9th gave Fisher an insurance run and some margin for error.  After Chuck Schilling singled with 1 out in the bottom of the 9th pinch hitter Dave Philley grounded int a tailor made series ending 6-4-3 DP.
White Sox win series 4-0

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