Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April 18

1992 Pinnacle #291 - Jack McDowell

On this day in 1991, "new" Comiskey Park opened up across the street from the original building. Jack McDowell was the starting pitcher for the Pale Hose against the Detroit Tigers. The Motor City Kitties trounced the South Siders 16-0 in an Opening Day that will live on in infamy. The Tigers managed to put together a ten run inning in the fourth off of relief pitchers Brian Drahman and Ken Patterson.

McDowell didn't make it out of the third inning, giving up the first six runs for the Tigers. His last pitch was a two-run home run to Rob Deer. Jack would rebound to win the Cy Young Award in 1993, then to catch the ire of New York fans in 1995 by giving them the finger.

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