Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Congratulations to Dan Holm and the 1964 Chicago White Sox

Dan Holm and the 1964 Pale Hose are our 2014-15 Holiday Festival Champions.  In 6 rounds of action the Sox NEVER once faced an elimination game.  The team finished a remarkable 20-5 during the tournament.  The axiom of "Good Pitching beats Good Hitting" held to form with this team.  Juan Pizzaro (6-0, 2.10) had a perfect tournament.  Fittingly he pitched the clincher.  Gary Peters (5-1, 2.04) was also stingy when it came to giving up runs. Joel Horlen (2-2, 1.29) was the stingiest.  Unfortunately he never really got any run support during his magnificent outings.  Pete Ward (.340-3-18) and Don Buford (.337-1-10-5sb) were constantly on base and getting he big hit.  Moose Skowron's 5 homers all seemed to come at just the right time.  Dave "Swish" Nicholson (.353-3-6) and Mike Hershberger (.417-0-2) were key platoon / bench contributors as this was a total team effort led by some of the most underrated arms in baseball history.

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