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Today in White Sox History: June 9

One very, very, very, very, very long argument

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Ken Williams broke up a no-hitter late, in the most spectacular way, on this day in 1987.
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Somehow, I can’t see this happening today.

In a game at Comiskey Park against the Yankees, a fan held up the contest for nearly an hour while he argued a call with one of the umpires. That’s right ... a fan!

The Sox would eventually win the game, 9-8, in 10 innings, scoring seven unanswered runs to pull it off. Jake Jones’ single scored Floyd “the Blotter” Baker to win it.


White Sox outfielder Ken Williams hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, breaking up a no-hit bid by the A’s Curt Young.

It would be the only hit on the day for the Sox, who would lose, 8-3.