Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9

1989 Fleer #500 - Barry Jones

On this day in 1990, Barry Jones got the win in the last Opening Day at old Comiskey Park.

Barry relieved Scott Radinsky in the top of the seventh inning with one out and promptly hit Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Glenn Braggs with a pitch. Jones settled down and finished the inning and the next without further incident. The Sox pushed ahead in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Scott Fletcher hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Sammy Sosa and advance Ozzie Guillen to third.

Jones' inning and two-thirds of work was just enough to get the win. Wayne Edwards entered in the ninth inning to retire the first batter. Bobby Thigpen then relieved Edwards for the final two outs and notched his first save of his record breaking season. Barry Jones would go on to win eleven games in 1990, all from the bullpen.

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