Monday, April 30, 2012

A Piece of Dooley History

I am crazy about genealogy. I love exploring the past but sometimes it is important to stop and look at life today. My son, Jim, recently experienced two history-making events.

Chicago is home to two baseball teams: The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. I am a Cubs Fan. I married a Cubs Fan and raised three Cubs Fans. However in the spirit of baseball, we have been known to appreciate White Sox games as well. Now for some baseball history. . .

On 14 September 2008, our son, Jim, attended a Chicago Cubs/Houston Astros game that was played at Miller Field in the City of Milwaukee. The Houston Astros were forced to play the series in Milwaukee due to  Hurricane Ike's untimely arrival in the City of Houston. The Astros faced a second hurricane that came in the form of Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs pitcher. Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-hitter and Jim saw his first no-hitter.

Jim recently relocated to Washington State. Missing his Chicago roots, he decided to attend the Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox game on 21 April 2012 and was witness to perfect baseball game. This time White Sox pitcher, Philip Humber, made history by pitching a no-hitter and a perfect game. There have only been 21 perfect games in the history of baseball!

Jim also made a kind of history. He may be one of a very select few Chicago baseball fans that were witness to two no-hitter Chicago baseball games . . . one no-hitter Cubs game and one perfect White Sox game!

Chicago White Sox Philip Humber pitches a perfect game - 21 April 2012.

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