In one of the longest games in franchise history, and in the middle of a four-team pennant race, the White Sox shut out Cleveland, 1-0 — in 17 innings! (Now that’s pitching!)
The game lasted over four-and-a-half hours, and was finally finished when Rocky Colavito singled to right driving home Buddy Bradford.
One other note from this game: White Sox starter Gary Peters allowed one hit in 11 innings, striking out seven … but also walked 10! (I wonder what his pitch count was!)
Don McMahon, the fourth Sox pitcher, picked up the relief win.
In a game in Seattle, White Sox pitcher Floyd Bannister fired a one-hitter in winning, 2-0. Harold Reynolds’ two-out single to left in the first inning was the only baserunner on the night for Seattle — and ironically, he was thrown out trying to stretch the hit to a double! Bannister faced the minimum 27 hitters, and struck out 10.
Due to Hurricane Ivan, U.S. Cellular Field hosted the first two games of a series between Montreal and Florida. It was the first time a National League team played a regular season “home” game in an American League park since 1946.