Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9

1983 Donruss Action All-Stars #4 - Greg Luzinski

On this day in 1983, Greg Luzinski hit a home run, completing back to back to back home runs for the White Sox.

Rudy Law may have started the bottom of the first off with a groundout to first base, but the next batter would change the fortunes of the White Sox against Tommy John and the California Angels. Carlton "Pudge" Fisk took John deep. Then Tom "Wimpy" Paciorek took Tommy John deep. Finally Greg "Bull" Luzinski took the battered Angels pitcher deep. When all was said and done, Sox pitcher Britt Burns threw a one-hit gem and the South Siders won the game by a score of 11-0. Those three home runs ended up being the only ones hit out that night.

Bull was purchased by the White Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies on March 30, 1981. Luzinski would spend his final four years in a White Sox uniform. He was chosen "designated hitter of the year" in 1981 and 1983. Greg hit eighty-four home runs with the White Sox.

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